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I have pain in my neck for the past week?

I have pain in my neck for the past week?

What's her name?: Just couldn't resist that one-:). And if that made you smile and that relaxes those neck mm, you'll do well to smile and relax more. If you didn't smile, you are uptight, and you'll end up with chronic neck pain, or tmj, or chronic low back or headaches. Yes, the underlying prob in many pain syndromes is unconscious muscle tension. Relax, take deep breaths, and lighten up. If > 10 days, see doc. ...Read more

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For the last few days I have had numbness in my left arm - sometimes in my right and a bad pain in my chest, pain now in my neck and jaw?

For the last few days I have had numbness in my left arm - sometimes in my right and a bad pain in my chest, pain now in my neck and jaw?

It's time for a Dr.: Chest pain, with neck and jaw pain, or with shortness of breath, can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An E.R. doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include angina or heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more

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I have acute pain in my lower right back, and just above my pelvis and diarrhoea, and have had for the past week. ?

I have acute pain in my lower right back, and just above my pelvis and diarrhoea, and have had for the past week. ?

Go see a doctor: This could be due to a wide variety of conditions, some of which can be quite severe. Do not delay on this, since correctable illnesses tend to become less so as time goes by. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having horrible pain in my right arm for a week today the pain was in my arm and upper right back?

I have been having horrible pain in my right arm for a week today the pain was in my arm and upper right back?

From the neck?: Your brief history suggests referred pain from your cervical spine, aka cervical radiculopathy or a "pinched nerve." This often gives one pain in the lower neck, around the shoulder blade and down the arm. There is sometimes numbness, tingling or burning. A patient often needs a physician's help to suggest a diagnosis and manage the pain. Steroids and/or NSAIDs can relieve pain in the acute phase. ...Read more

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For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?

For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?

Analgesics?: Your headache could well be referred from neck, and you could have arthritic issues in the spine, but there are several other problems to consider, so you need an exam and a diagnosis. Hard to tell you what meds to use, as different conditions are treated based on cause. Might try localized warmth on neck, and might find benefit in supine position. Regardless, enlist the help of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a few days. The last two days, when I cough, I have sharp pain in both sides of my middle back.

I have had a cold for a few days. The last two days, when I cough, I have sharp pain in both sides of my middle back.

Cough, back pain: With a hard enough cough you could have injured your ribs which would possibly contribute to back pain. Go see your doc for a thorough exam! ...Read more

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I have a pain in the right side if my neck have had it for ten days now and it's getting no better.?

Neck pain: There are a number of possible reasons but most commonly it is a structural issue and not too serious. Check with your doc and he should be able to give you a better answer. ...Read more

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For the past few days after a massage, I have been experiencing a constant pulling in my upper right arm and a constant numbness in my right thumb.

For the past few days after a massage, I have been experiencing a constant pulling in my upper right arm and a constant numbness in my right thumb.

You prob. have: an irritated radial nerve. rest,no massages and see if it gets better over next month(nerves take a long time to heal). If not or worsens,see your dr. ...Read more

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For the past week I have had pain in my right side startin from my hip up to my ribs and i feel sick every day?

Right sided abdomen: Pain could be appendicitis, ileitis, colitis. Or infection in pelvic organs or kidney. Literally 100's of causes, some of them serious. If you have pain for one week, time to see the doctor. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my stomache and the pain traveled to my lower back. I also vommited. This has happened twice in the last week. Is this serious?

I have had pain in my stomache and the pain traveled to my lower back. I also vommited. This has happened twice in the last week. Is this serious?

Stomach pain: A number of conditions can cause stomach pain with vomitting. Since it has happened twice, i would see a doctor who will want to do an abdominal xray if the symptoms continue or are getting worse. ...Read more

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I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?

I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?

Rotator cuff injury: You may have a rotator cuff injury- anything from a chronic bursitis 9inflamed/irritated bursa overriding the rotator cuff), or a partial to small full thickness tear of the actual rotator cuff tendon. Seek orthopaedic surgeon evaluation. X-rays and perhaps an MRI, if indicated, along with a thorough history and examination should lead to a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have suffered with back pain for years and now i get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

I have suffered with back pain for years and now i get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

Radiculopathy: When a stable back pain started to change its nature , it is necessary to see your pcp as soon as possible since it is an indicative of nerve compression or irritation. The exact nature your condition should be evaluated by thorough history , physical examination and possibly mri. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have history of back problems,but for three weeks been experiencing extreme pain in my upper back through to my chest.Excruciating just to cough!Help?

Have history of back problems,but for three weeks been experiencing extreme pain in my upper back through to my chest.Excruciating just to cough!Help?

Back & chest pain: There are several possible causes, some of which are unrelated to chronic back pain. At this age, the most common ones are acute muscle strain from heavy or unusual physical activity and and costochondritis, an inflammation of the joint between the rib and the breast bone If not improved with OTC Motrin et al and rest, medical attention is required. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the middle of my back that wraps around my left side and I have had it for 4 days?

I have a pain in the middle of my back that wraps around my left side and I have had it for 4 days?

Kidney stone?: Is your urine color changed, are you having difficulty urinating or burning or urgency? It could be a kidney stone, get it checked by your doctor, and drink a lot of fluids. ...Read more