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I Have Bronchitis And 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
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
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
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
Both orthopedic: And neurosurgeons perform back and neck surgery. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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