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My Neck Aches
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
Yes: The aching comes from injury not from the movement, the movement will increase the pain. ...Read more
Bad bedtime habits: It could be a number of things. But, in my experience it is best to start with simple things: bad pillow, bad mattress, stress, poor sleeping habits, or poor posture throughout the day are often causes of neck pain when someone wakes up. Try changing some of your before bed routine, eliminate bad habits, and try basic stretching of your neck muscles prior to going to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"A pain in the neck": ...Is is a common medical condition. The reason producing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, stress and neck injury. Other causes of neck pain and muscle spasm. Investigation is required to identify an underlying cause and source of the condition to get the right solution. Rec.: see pain management physician for investigations and further assessment. ...Read more
So everyday the top of my neck aches and from the back of my head to all over my head hurts. My head feels foggy and simple task are difficult. Ideas?
Restless sleep: 23 yo female has chronic mental fogginess associated w. upper cervical pain radiating "all over head". Chronic superior trapezium muscle spasms beget tendonosis at occiput & muscle tension headaches; often misdiagnosed as "chronic migraines". Chronic pain interferes with restorative rem sleep; leading to daytime fatigue, depression & termed, when associated with fibromyalgia, "fibrofog". ...Read more
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