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What is causing my severe neck pain?

What is causing my severe neck pain?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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What to do if I have severe neck pain!?

What to do if I have severe neck pain!?

Spine specialist: Aside from excruciating neck pain that would require an emergency visit to the er, get a thorough evaluation by a spine specialist.

A physiatrist or anesthesiologist with fellowship spine/pain training is a great option. If surgery is found to be likely needed, they can refer to a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have this severe neck pain?

See PMD: Many things can cause pain, but severe pain is always alarming. Please see your pmd for history, physical, and possible imaging. Unfortunately many things could cause this and to give an intelligent answer I would need much more information. ...Read more

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Can strep cause severe neck pain?

Yes it can: Yes it can either directly from the inflamed throat or from the enlarge lymph nodes in the neck that could accompany strep
when the infection is treated the pain slowly will go away
if not see your physician. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and my neck grinds which causes headaches?

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Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
I suspect that your headache might come from the degeneration of facet joint in your neck.
I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and was wondering if this could cause migraines?

I have severe neck pain and was wondering if this could cause migraines?

Could well trigger: Problems within neck, especially rupture disks can trigger headaches, but nearby issues such as thoracic outlet, and likewise cause headaches, and migraines not uncommon. ...Read more

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How can you relieve severe neck pain?

How can you relieve severe neck pain?

See below: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of n-saids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe neck pain?

What can I do about severe neck pain?

See Osteopathic Dr.: Lots of poss causes:tumors, tight muscles, meningitis, vertebral problems, torn tendons & ligaments, etc. If it's short-term, new onset w/ no fever or other symptoms-try otc pain relievers like Motrin and add heat/stretching. Otherwise, an osteopathic dr, is trained like an md to know all the other disease causes, but is also trained to do a hands-on exam to find/fix muscle/skeletal causes. ...Read more

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What is it like to have severe neck pain?

It hurts: I am lucky enough to have never experienced severe neck pain myself but patients tell me it hurts a lot. ...Read more

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I have a severe neck pain on the left side?

I have a severe neck pain on the left side?

See below: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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

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Severe neck pain for 3weeks now, what's wrong?

Severe neck pain for 3weeks now, what's wrong?

Could be many: Causes, that's why the best thing is to see a doctor for physical exam. It could be a problem with the muscles, joints, disks or nerves in the neck. ...Read more

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How to resolve once and for all severe neck pain?

How to resolve once and for all severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Only after proper diagnosis following a thorough musculoskeletal/neurological exam will proper treatment be effective. Not all treatment for 'neck pain' is the same. The cause of the pain needs to be diagnosed to guide appropriate treatment (whether it be physical therapy, injection treatment, medications or surgery). Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain on one side. What can I take for it?

Severe neck pain on one side. What can I take for it?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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

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What is causing severe neck pain at age 18 and healthy?

Neck pain: You must obtain MRI of the cervical spine without contrast in order to evaluate the cause of severe neck pain. ...Read more

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Are neck massages good for someone with severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Soft tissue massage particular to the cervical spine region can alleviate the intense muscle spasm and thus reduce neck pain. Engage in aggressive neck manipulation without MRI of the cervical spine should be voided. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain when turning to the right. What is wrong?

Severe neck pain when turning to the right. What is wrong?

It is most likely: Muscular in origin although inflamed or swollen glands can also be a source as well as a disc or joint problem in the cervical spine or neck. If muscular or even from a disc or joint issue, they tend to get better with time, otc medication, heat, massage ; some activity restriction. If not or if worsening or accompanied by any neurologic issues like numbness or fevers, chills or sweats, see doc. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix my chronic severe neck pain?

What are good ways for me to fix my chronic severe neck pain?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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If I have severe neck pain does that mean it's a pitch nerve?

Not always: There are many causes of neck pain, even severe neck pain. They include pinched nerves, arthritis in the neck, poor posture, fractures, muscle pain as well as more serious causes such as spinal cord compression, tumors etc. Most neck pain is benign, meaning it will not kill you but it can certainly ruin your quality of life. See your doctor and if you do not have one try to find a doctor. ...Read more

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How come I get severe neck pain when my shoulders are massaged?

Positioning: The position that you are placed in while having your shoulders massaged can make a big difference. Try sitting with your chin flexed forward towards your chest slightly to lessen pressure on spinal and musculoskeletal structures while having your shoulders worked on. ...Read more

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Please answer! Could severe neck pain make the whole body hurt?

Please answer! Could severe neck pain make the whole body hurt?

Of course.: Usually, if you have one place severe pain, you would feel the whole body discomfort. However, if you takes short acting narcotics, between the peak of the medication level, you will feel whole body pain due to you decreased your own endorphine secretion or your endorphine receptors not able to response to your usual dose of endorphine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe neck pain and can't look to the left!?

What to do if I have severe neck pain and can't look to the left!?

Disc Herniation: This is probably caused by a disc herniaaiton in the neck. When you tunr to the left the disc is pinching the nerve and causing your pain.

Try ibuprofen/naproxen, heating pad or moist heat, try massage.

If it lasts more than a few days you should be examined by a spine specialist for prescription medications (like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack), physical therapy, and maybe an mri. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

Exercise: A hep and stretching with neck strengthening is the best. You need to balance the anterior neck muscles with the posterior neck muscles. Often, the posterior muscles are a lot stronger. Stretching also helps with warm moist heat to relax the posterior, tighter muscles. Sometimes, you may benefit from traction as directed by a therapist. This depends on the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Why might someone get severe neck pain when their shoulders are massaged?

Why might someone get severe neck pain when their shoulders are massaged?

Muscle spasm: As to why massage arouses "severe neck pain", many people are unaware of their chronically spastic superior trapezium muscles, major muscles involved in maintaining upright posture, support of the head, while at the same time elevating the shoulders. Squeezing a spastic superior trapezius in the shoulder region can arouse exquisite pain that is experienced in the neck region. ...Read more

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I moved my neck and I heard a pop noise. Please help! I have a severe neck pain?

I moved my neck and I heard a pop noise. Please help! I have a severe neck pain?

Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. See doc if persist. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain as if I slept on it wrong multiple nights in a row. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the pain?

I have severe neck pain as if I slept on it wrong multiple nights in a row. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the pain?

Nsaids heat massage: Good massage do chiro can atl elast give you a diagnosis it rezolves in six weeks regardless of treatment. ...Read more

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Could an earache cause severe neck pain?

Not likely: I'm a spine specialist, not an ENT doctor, but I've never run across any data to show that an ear problem can cause any severe neck pain.

On the flip side, problems in the neck can cause pain to be felt around the ear.

I'd suggest seeing an ENT doctor in your area to evaluate the ear. If normal, then find yourself a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can earache cause severe neck pain?

Probably not: If you do not have a hearing loss associated with the earache, it is unlikely that you have an ear infection. There are other structures at the side of the face including the jaw joint, jaw muscles, teeth, lower jaw that may refer pain to the neck. See either an ENT doctor or your dentist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more