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Occipital pain, c spine pain , more intense when head tilts back?

Occipital pain, c spine pain , more intense when head tilts back?

This is a typical : Pattern for pain arising from a cervical spine problem that could be muscular, facet joint related or even of a disc source. If no improvement with time, activity modification, local treatments like heat or massage and the use of otc medication if not contraindicated, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...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

Dr. William Gaya Dr. Gaya
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Neck (back) (Tip)

Stretch legs, arms, back and neck before, during and after any workout routine. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Is it fibromyalgia? Neck pain- front & back near skull, shoulder, si joint,anxiety, worse when sleeping awkardly. chiro said tight muscles everywhere

Is it fibromyalgia? Neck pain- front & back near skull, shoulder, si joint,anxiety, worse when sleeping awkardly. chiro said tight muscles everywhere

There R specific-: -physical & historical that R used 2 diagnose fibromyalgia. All these factors must B met 2 consider that as a diagnosis. See a rheumatologist, not a DC 4 definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but i would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap pain: Try wearing strapless bras for now and get resized; the strap may be causing some pressure and this in turn can cause the pain you have experienced - if that does not work, see a competent doctor for a complete history and clinical exam. ...Read more

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Dizziness comes with neck movements,no neck pain,stiffness maybe,have tinnitus,no ear pain/infection.Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Dizziness comes with neck movements,no neck pain,stiffness maybe,have tinnitus,no ear pain/infection.Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Few possibilities: You may have some allergic reactions, sinusitis, labyrinthine dysfunction such as bppv or meniere's disease or something similar to this. Go and get seen. ...Read more

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Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Okay, I'll play: I'll see your dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness and raise you fever nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Seriously, you must think doctors have truly superhuman powers of divination to expect an answer to a 7-word post that doesn't even contain a verb. Thank you for the compliment, but it isn't true. Read some of the posts here that got real answers to learn how to post a real question. ...Read more

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Tender lumps in trap + tight neck. 3 year weights injury. Cervical MRI shows ok. Shoulder blade uncomfortable when sitting, poss winging?

Tender lumps in trap + tight neck. 3 year weights injury. Cervical MRI shows ok. Shoulder blade uncomfortable when sitting, poss winging?

Hmmm lumps? masses: Are not normal from a weight lifting accident. This suggests adenopathy or swollen nodes or worse a real neck mass. You can't cure this yourself. See a doctor - see what they recommend. Winging of your scapula is unrelated - they can also examine you for this. ...Read more

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Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Neck issues: Have you had a good exam of your neck with possibly radiologic studies to check if you have pinched nerves that could cause these symptoms? Could also be a migraine. ...Read more

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25 m,hypothroidism-12.5 mcg throx,earthquake feeling and throbbingin back of head,in legs sometimes,stiffness in neck , cracking sound in back of skul?

25 m,hypothroidism-12.5 mcg throx,earthquake feeling and throbbingin back of head,in legs sometimes,stiffness in neck , cracking sound in back of skul?

Thyroxine dose: I don't know what is causing your symptoms. However, if you are truly hypothyroid, 12.5 mcg of thyroxine will not do much of anything. It is very low and will not replace what your thyroid is supposed to make. ...Read more

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Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

MSD: or musculoskeletal disorders disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system: neck, back, TMJ. See a pain management doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder and ribs neck and back?

Pain in shoulder and ribs neck and back?

Can't diagnose: with the available information. If these are the only symptoms - it may be a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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Why does cervical spondylosis cause tight muscles in upper back, neck, shoulders? Isn' it just another type of arthritis?

Why does cervical spondylosis cause tight muscles in upper back, neck, shoulders? Isn' it just another type of arthritis?

It could cause: All the stuff that you listed, as it could refer pain to those area. That is inflammation in the facet joints in your neck can lead to pain referred to all those areas. ...Read more

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Pain in collarbone, neck and very tight jaw muscles. All due to tmd?

Pain in collarbone, neck and very tight jaw muscles. All due to tmd?

Maybe, maybe not: Pain in the collarbone area is not a common sign or symptom in tmd. However, very tight jaw muscles and neck pain are commonly seen in tmd. It sounds like you may be suffering from myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (mpds), which is one of several forms of tmd (temporomandibular disorders). Treatment for this is usually nonsurgical, involving medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Bad back to start-carried furniture now bend neck forward=severe middle spine pain.carried furniture? Crunchy neck rolls+numb thumb and pointer.

Bad back to start-carried furniture now bend neck forward=severe middle spine pain.carried furniture?
Crunchy neck rolls+numb thumb and pointer.

Cervical spine.: Two thoughts. (1) could be muscular strain from moving the furniture. (2) the numbness in the fingers makes me think there may be some cervical spine disc swelling from the effort. There are some medications which could help in either case, but you really need to be evaluated, maybe in an urgent care center perhaps. ...Read more

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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain pushing chin back base of skull Slight swollen sternocleidomastoid muscle enlarged lymph node top of jaw, crackling noise in neck ?

Much more is needed-: -larger on both sides? Painful, age, node tender or just there? Also any co-morbidities. All is important 2 even hazard a guess. Best 2 C Ur PCP, 4 a hands on exam & history taken. ...Read more

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Could there be a cause for lower /neck back tickle (not tingling) feeling? It is painless.

Could there be a cause  for lower /neck back tickle (not tingling) feeling?  It is painless.

Usually: Usually caused by minor skin irritation. Could be from particular shirt collar, necklace, bag strap, ingrown hair, fungal infection to name just a few. Sometimes ensuring that the skin is adequately hydrated is enough to relief the tickle. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad pain in my neck/back?

What to do about really bad pain in my neck/back?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury to the spine which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

Probably infection: Understanding that it is impossible to diagnose on the internet, you describe a condition called tinea versicolor. It is a fungal infection of the skin that is very indolent. Treatment is with shampoo or lotions containing selenium. ...Read more

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What could cause me to wake up with really bad pain in my neck/back?

Nerve Impingement: can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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My neck, back, sholder, spine often makes scary cracing. What should I do?

My neck, back, sholder, spine often makes scary cracing. What should I do?

Conditioning: This sounds muscular and condiitoning can be helpful. This is a painful condition and this sounds like fibromyalgia with widespread chronic pain; tender muscular - myofascial pain sites, poor exercise, poor sleep and poor stresscontrol can be part of the picture. Improving muscle tone and exercise is a key as well as control of the other issues. ...Read more

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What can cause warm and/or tingling sensation in neck/back after cracking it?

What can cause warm and/or tingling sensation in neck/back after cracking it?

In "cracking" it: you may be PINCHING a NERVE in your neck (at the C1-C2 levels ) thus causing abnormal sensations ("parasthesias")
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The top of my spine on my neck/back really hurts when i move what could it be?

The top of my spine on my neck/back really hurts when i move what could it be?

Neck pain: For the best answer to your question, medical evaluation is needed. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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How to deal with chronic, severe neck/back pain while attending classes when medications aren't working?

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How to deal with chronic, severe neck/back pain while attending classes when medications aren't working?

Neck and back pain: The neck and 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 exercise, massage, therapy, medication, injection, surgery ... I recommend you seeing help from a pain management doctor. You would benefit from a comprehensive treatment. ...Read more

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I’m really worried about two lumps either side of my neck (back) where the soft spots are. I haven’t been ill. What could this be?

I’m really worried about two lumps either side of my neck (back) where the soft spots are. I haven’t been ill. What could this be?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine your neck to be sure, but as a rule if the 2 lumps feel identical and are located in the same areas, the structures you note are probably normal ones. Malignant masses or pathological lymph glands usually differ somewhat in size,shape and consistency. Still, for peace of mind, have the examination. ...Read more

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Starting 2 develope a hunch on the back of the neck/back area from bad posture. Is there anything i can do 2 correct it, its really bothering & hurts?

Starting 2 develope a hunch on the back of the neck/back area from bad posture. Is there anything i can do 2 correct it, its really bothering & hurts?

"Dowager's hump": Not a medical diagnosis, but the folk term for such a hunch, and yes, it is related to bad posture but also can be familial (does your mother/GM have one?), from an injury, or could also indicate early osteoporosis. Practice better posture, get a clavicle brace to keep those shoulders back or wear a well padded backpack to do the same. Rolled towel between shoulders to sit or sleep. Attent-HUT!! ...Read more

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Is it true that years of computer overuse can cause chronic neck/back pain?

Is it true that years of computer overuse can cause chronic neck/back pain?

Yes!: If you are not careful about your body mechanics while using a computer (keeping your head up, chin back, shoulders down and back, wrists properly neutral, low back straight, legs uncrossed, etc), you can begin to have chronic pain from misalignment of various body parts. Getting some pointers from a physical therapist and taking frequent breaks are your best bet for prevention. ...Read more

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Half ago and my neck/back is killing me and i want to take my hydrocodone, is this okay?

Half ago and my neck/back is killing me and i want to take my hydrocodone, is this okay?

Not clear: Unfortunately, your question might have been truncated. For muscle pain, would consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory first - like Ibuprofen ( genereic for motrin, aleve). ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Be careful: Suggest working with a licensed physical therapist. To avoid injury, please do not attempt any neck exercises without trained supervision. ...Read more

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