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Managing Neck Pain
See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is spine cancer diagnosed. Are pain along spine, upper back pain, headaches, arm pain, chest bone pain symptoms ?
Muscle pain: Many times neck and muscle pain is due to weakness and inhibition of the lower terapezius muscles causing excessive tightening of the upper trapezius muscle and of the neck muscles. Scapular stabilization retraining exercises are very helpfu. Avoid the drugs especially muscle relaxants as they are only sedatives for the most part and don't address the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Possible: Your symptoms may be related to TMJ. It is likely that there may be other things going on. Is your life stressful? Poor ergonomic work conditions? Traumatic events? You may need a multifaceted treatment, working with a TMJ dentist, primary care, massage, PT to help you. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Having neck pain with shoulder pain and upper backache. left hand pain. on methotraxate 15mg and nasids. explain.
Possible nerve: The symptoms you describe are consistent with, Amon other things, degenerative disk disease and cervical radiculopathy. If you have arthritis or disk herniations in your neck, overtime the nerve roots can become irritated and or compressed, resulting in pain in the shoulder, arm and hand. Numbness and tingling may also occur. See your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more
Would vertebral artery dissection cause very localised specific pain in back of neck worse with movement plus awful headache? Pain meds not helping.
No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Always start conservative with any chronic pain, if you can, depending on the severity of the symptoms. If over-the-counter medications, short rest, ice/heat, stretching/exercise, doesn't relieve the problem, seek professional advise. You might need different prescription meds, injections into the pain generators of the spine, physical therapy, to help decrease the pain. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers