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How To Get Rid Of Pain In Neck Shoulder And Upper Back
Pain management: I would recommend consulting pain management; mass general would be a good option for you. There are several strategies for pain management ranging from medications, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, relaxation therapy, meditation, exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?
Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: Specific treatment will depend on the exact cause of your symptoms. It could be for example a muscular issue versus a spinal issue. Either way, conservative management like anti-inflammatory medication (if okay with your primary care physician), physical therapy can be very helpful in addressing some of these symptoms. Your doctor will guide you through appropriate treatment(s). ...Read more
Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Going to a chiroprac for 2 mon from upper back, shoulder and neck pain. After adjust; i tend to crack my back from habits. Could this be y no relief ?
Back cracking: It could be. Go see a doctor of osteopathy(do) who does osteopathic manipulative therapy (omt) for a second opinion. Go to the website: www.Aoa-net.Org and click on the link for find a do. Good luck. ...Read more
From a chiropractor, is it bad to crack your back while still going to a chiro and getting adjusted? Suffer from upper back, shoulder, neck pain.
Too much: Self manipulation on top of chiro manipulation can cause unwanted laxity in the joints of your spine. If you have not had a course of formal physical therapy, i would recommend that as your next step. You need to address the muscular component of your pain as well. I would recommend pt outside of where you are getting your chiro care. It is good to get a different approach. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more
I'm a smoker for 15 years I'm 30 years old I have upper back pain on my shoulder blades and neck pain can it be lung cancer ?
Sounds muscular, but: I would still see your PCP to discuss cancer screening possibilities, have a full physical, and discuss smoking cessation options. The sooner you quit, the lower your chances of cancer, and the more likely your lungs will return to pre-smoking health! Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?
Worth a shot: The first question is where are you getting all of this information? Have you had an mri? It would be very uncommon to have a cervical kyphosis. Chiro treatments can be very effective, but just be weary of the hard sell. I would not recommend more than 6 treatments if you are not seeing any benefits. Bulging discs do not necessarily cause pain. You are young and should get better! see pcp. ...Read more
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