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My neck aches - I turn to the other side - it still aches? Still too

My neck aches - I turn to the other side - it still aches? Still  too

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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Could I have whiplsah if my neck aches when i don't move it?

Could I have whiplsah if my neck aches when i don't move it?

Yes: The aching comes from injury not from the movement, the movement will increase the pain. ...Read more

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Why could my neck ache when I wake up?

Why could my neck ache when I wake up?

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 more

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I've had a neck ache for three years. My neck ache starts when I do hard work.

I've had a neck ache for three years. My neck ache starts when I do hard work.

"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

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I have a high fever and my neck aches?

I have a high fever and my neck aches?

Go to ER asap: It could be nothing but one of the things to consider is a meningitis process. The physician needs to get a good a history and get some lab w/u and possibly consider brain and or neck imaging. In addition, a lumbar tap might need to be entertained. ...Read more

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What to do about my neck-ache and headache?

What to do about my neck-ache and headache?

See your doctor: See your doctor to rule out any significant pathology. Most neck pain and headaches could be benign, but some could be due to life threatening causes-- which will hence need emergent treatment and intervention. ...Read more

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How do tennis balls in a sock help heal my neck ache?

Less Muscle Tension: Applying pressure with the tennis ball or rolling across tense areas can lessen tension in the neck muscles and improve blood flow to the area. ...Read more