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Hump Back Of Neck
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more
Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.
Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) are caused by tight neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. The C6/7 level is a common area for pain due to a herniated or degenerated disc. Moist heat, ice and massages can reduce the pain. If it persists see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Mri of back and neck only shows 4 bulging disc and kyphosis lordosis in neck. When my back is flexed , get pain in left shoulder blade, what is this?
Heavy head/ base of head back of neck discomfort/ weakness in arms/ lower back discomfort/ lower legs weakness. What could this be?
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Make appt: I would make appointment to see your dr. for workup including cortisol levels. Elevated levels or long use of prednisone can cause sleep disturbances and buffalo hump. Do you have puffy face and weight gain? The chest pain may not be related. A good doc will help you sort these out! ...Read more
I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Can kyphosis lordosis cause upper back pain? Or is the cause of neck, upper back and shoulders due to disc bulges in the neck? Only 18
Mri showed 4 bulging disc and kyphosis lordosis in neck. Have sharp pain in the upper back and shoulders. Now when back is flexed one side hurts?
Need an orthopedic: Or neurological consult.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have a stiff neck knot in the back of my neck . Tingling in the center of my back to my lower of my head. Minor headaches vision blurry?
Tingling in my face, back of neck, and arms. Stiff and sore joints all over. Difficulty walking. Symptoms of my bulging cervical disc?
Bulging disc: and/or pinched nerve can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more
See your physician: These symptoms may represent a headache, neuralgia, other neurological condition, muscle strain/spasm, etc. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more
Tension: Number one cause for pain radiating into neck from back is stress and tension in neck and upper back muscles. Differential is much more than can be answered here. Reduce caffeine esp energy drinks and develope stress relief exercise for neck and upper back. Drink more water and look into getting a better nights sleep. ...Read more