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My neck has a rash on my neck and now my neck muscle hurts?

My neck has a rash on my neck and now my neck muscle hurts?

Rash: on neck with pain makes one think of shingles. But I can't be sure without an examination. Since there is a treatment to shorten the course of this disease you need to get in right away to be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have back pain and body aches head ache?

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Have back pain and body aches head ache?

Generic: Those are very generic symptoms, and you didn't specify how long they've been going on. This could range from the flu to anything else. ...Read more

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My arm and neck and throat pain?

My arm and  neck and throat pain?

Gp to the E.R.: Often times these symptoms can be signs of more serious cardiac issues. See your doctor or go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, congestion, ear pain swollen glands on my neck and armpits, and severe neck pain.

Fever, chills, congestion, ear pain swollen glands on my neck and armpits, and severe neck pain.

Fever and glands: What is duration? Most likely viral syndrome such as ebv although should stil seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

Go to ER: Go to the emergency room. Now. These can be symptoms of meningitis, a life threatening and contagious condition. There are other conditions that are less common for a 27 year old. Infections like cat scratch fever and some other serious infections and inflammatory conditions can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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My neck back and lower muscle pain?

My neck back and lower muscle pain?

See details: You have not asked a question. If these issues concern you, see a doctor and have them evaluated. ...Read more

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For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.

For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.

Aching upper body: Would check for strep throat, even if not symptomatic, or mycoplasma infection may also be TMJ or bruxism ( grinding teeth at night ), reflux check for h pylori as well, check ESR, CBC, CPK, ANA for autoimmune process, though less likely check EKG, troponin, check CXR and for lymph nodes / thyroid would follow up with doc ER today. ...Read more

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Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Pain: There are many possibilities for this group of symptoms. Several rheumatologic conditions come to mind including fibromyalgia. I would suggest you see a rheumatologist or a pm&r doctor to help sort all this out. ...Read more

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I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

Strain: Could be several reasons, anything from a cervical sprain/strain to pain because of a disc herniation, or spinal stenosis or myofascial neck pain. Without a more detailed history and physical examination it's hard to determine. I would advise you seek the advice of a local physiatrist, who would be able to help you. ...Read more

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Left side upper back of neck aches & feels tense. I can move neck around but that area aches plus my ear aches off & on . Stuffy. Ideas ?

Left side upper back of neck aches &  feels tense. I can move neck around but that area aches plus my ear aches off & on . Stuffy. Ideas ?

Broad differential: Includes cervicogenic headache, myofascial pain syndrome, hemicrania continua, and other causes. I'm available for a HealthTap virtual consult to take a history and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Pain and aches in my left shoulder blade, neck and arm. Feels like my arm muscles are pulling, when i turn my neck or rotate my arm.?

Time for a massage: Sounds like your trapezius and rhomboid muscles are strained and spasming. This is an unhappy feeling because the nerves that course through these muscles get pinched and result in the feeling of pain. Not to fear, these symptoms can be remedied by a little bit of intense therapy, and perhaps medication. It is best to see your doctor to get an idea of this or email me! ...Read more

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Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Muscle contraction : There are many things we need to know. Do you have a fever? If you do you need to see if physician. If it is a muscle contraction headache it may improve with heat. You could have a sinus infection too. You would best see your physician to clarify this ...Read more

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Neck pain pimple like rash on neck and face achy and tired?

Neck pain pimple like rash on neck and face achy and tired?

When you are ill: It sure sounds like you are ill. You have a series of symptoms that do not fit one pattern. Based upon the variety of your symptoms i believe you need to be seen by your family physician soon. However, if the neck stiffness worsens or if you have a fever you need to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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My bones ache, I have a persistent pain under my armpit, I have headaches and get random nausea my leg bones ache the most, glands on my neck hurt?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. All your symptoms may or may not be related to one medical condition like firbromyalgia, or you may have several underlying conditions. See a Dr. and get a good check up, Best wishes. ...Read more

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Head aches fatigue pain in neck and now diarhea. What can I do?

See a doctor: Only a full detailed exam will answer this question. Get evaluated and feel better. ...Read more

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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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Too much partying last night, and now my neck aches what can I do to relieve it?

Too much partying last night, and now my neck aches what can I do to relieve it?

Party neck: Firstly rest and do stretches and perhaps get massage. Secondly do not party too much. ...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?

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

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9.5 weeks prego. My neck aches when i stretch it towards the back left. Is this a bad sign? Dangerous? Is it related to pregnancy even?

9.5 weeks prego. My neck aches when i stretch it towards the back left. Is this a bad sign? Dangerous? Is it related to pregnancy even?

Not likely: If it only hurts when you stretch it a specific way, and there are no other symptoms, that tells me your pain is more musculoskeletal in nature and not likely caused by something serious like meningitis, a herniated disk, or really not likely to be related to the actual pregnancy. Maybe you slept on it oddly or hold your head in a certain way. I don't think it is dangerous. Try massage and stretch. ...Read more

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My body aches all over the back of my neck aches and i been feeling drowsy mild headaches for the past week and a half. Almost 2 weeks what's wrong?

My body aches all over the back of my neck aches and i been feeling drowsy mild headaches for the past week and a half. Almost 2 weeks what's wrong?

Anti inflamatory/h20: You sound like you may have some type of a viral syndrome. I would see my internist and check my temperature twice a day. You should go to the ed if you have severe neck stiffness (can't touch your chin to your chest) especially with any temperature, or chills. Check how your lying while you sleep at night as well. The fact that this has been going on for two week makes it less likely meningiti. ...Read more

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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?

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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If the back of my head hurts and my neck aches when I turn it. Is this just a pulled muscle?

If the back of my head hurts and my neck aches when I turn it. Is this just a pulled muscle?

Probably not: Back of the head pain with neck pain associated with no other symptoms is usually due to a neck vertebra that's 'out of whack'.Could also be due to an inflamed nerve or swollen lymph node.A good history & physical exam, incl. osteopathic hands-on exam should find the cause.Manipulation may resolve it.If other test/treatment is necessary, your dr. should be able to determine that. ...Read more

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Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Viral URI: Most likely early symptoms of viral infection or Upper respiratory Infection. These can manifest in many different ways, including runny nose, increased mucous production, sore throat and/or ear pain. Treat symptoms with OTC throat lozenges. Should run usual course in 5-6 days. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 7 to 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I am wondering if I have a pinched nerve. My arms get numb, my neck aches and face numbness. What do you think?

Hi, I am wondering if I have a pinched nerve.  My arms get numb, my neck aches and face numbness.  What do you think?

See a neurologist : Can't tell from the above info, but a neurologist can help find the answer. Call one for an appointment today. Additional testing will be necessary. ...Read more

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Had a bad throat for about 3 weeks not necessarily sore but aches inside when I swallow and my neck aches pain gets worse through day I'm exhausted?

See your doc: 3 weeks and haven't seen a doctor yet? Get going now! Sinus, bacterial, viral, fungal infections all could be causing this as well as Gastric reflux ( less likely). Fatigue may lend more to viral pathology, or poor sleeping due to throat pain. You need correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I have moderate arthritis in my neck, dr said in ten years.  I probably won't be able to move it.what can be done for this? In pain a lot my neck aches const

I have moderate arthritis in my neck, dr said in ten years.  I probably won't be able to move it.what can be done for this? In pain a lot my neck aches const

Neck pain: It should be avoidable. Check your vit.D level and your autoimmune status to rule out rheumatoid. If there is positive finding, seek appropriate physician's help and get treatment accordingly. If no abnormal findings, find a physical therapist or rehabilitation physician to teach you neck exercise and perform routinely. ...Read more

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Worried that my back shoulder neck aches is masking as breast cancer. Read story on woman who had those symptoms and had stage 4 mets breast cancer.

Worried that my back shoulder neck aches is masking as breast cancer. Read story on woman who had those symptoms and had stage 4 mets breast cancer.

Not so difficult to: It is not difficult to tell the cause of your pain. If you have good insurance, then your doctor can order tests besides doing a good examination of your breast by physical exam and mammography. Bone scan is a good test to make sure that your bones are free of cancer. Please discuss these options with your doctor and get over this anxiety! ...Read more