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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 relieve 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?

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")
Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Have really bad should, neck, back and hip pains, have had them for years. What kind of things can I be taking for the pain?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the pain. It sounds as if fibromyalgia could be the issue. If that is the case, pain meds are not warranted and specific therapies are available. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have a gone to sleep feelining that turns into a feeling of something pulling down on my shoulder. Starts on the left side of my neck back and chest?

I have a gone to sleep feelining that turns into a feeling of something pulling down on my shoulder. Starts on the left side of my neck back and chest?

Need to rule out: Heart problem. Some patients have atypical symptoms due to heart disease, especially women. Do not know your gender, age, or your health status. If heart disease is even a remote possibility, get yourself checked out asap. ...Read more

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When I have my neck in upright position and move the neck back slightly i get pain between my neck and shoulder (upper trap), have tight right shoulde?

When I have my neck in upright position and move the neck back slightly i get pain between my neck and shoulder (upper trap), have tight right shoulde?

Possibly: Analyze your activities, exercises, and sleep positions to figure what is setting this off. Also figure out what helps the most (stretches, message, ice etc). this will give you insight into what causes it and how to manage it. If possible avoid those positions until the soreness leaves you. If the pain is out of control, you will need to see a doctor. Hope it resolves easily. ...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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What can I do about neck/back pain after car crash?

Plenty: You need a good physical and neurological exam and some sophisticated imaging reviewed by someone who specializes in back problems. ...Read more

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Subsequent to workout felt a pop in my neck/back of head?

Subsequent to workout felt a pop in my neck/back of head?

Neck pop: This could be many things such as a muscle popping over a bone, a cracking of one of the joints in the neck, or - while more unlikely - could even be a herniated disc.

If it only happened once then you should't need to worry about it.
If it is painful and/or keeps happening then you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Just had a UTI now my neck back and head hurt what do I do?

Just had a UTI now my neck back and head hurt what do I do?

Separate issues: if you suddenly have headaches and myalgias during flu season, there's a good chance of that diagnosis. Watch for some nausea and possibly vomiting and or diarrhea, but not necessarily. Your complaints could also be a side effect of the antibiotic used for the UTI. If you still have the UTI, and didn't seek treatment, the UTI could have gone to your blood stream causing your complaints. ...Read more

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How often should you stretch neck, back or leg muscles per day?

How often should you stretch neck, back or leg muscles per day?

It's up to you: Stretching is good for you, but there's no "should" here, since this isn't the kind of thing that gets studied in a clinical trial. Stretching once a day is great...More is fine, too. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis be the cause of my neck, back and shoulder pain?

Can candidiasis be the cause of my neck, back and shoulder pain?

Probably not: Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common. The pain and discomfort would be more related to the skin area, and would be distinguishable from true muscle and joint pain of the "neck, back and shoulder" I assume that you are referring to. If you ant to know the true cause of your issues, see the Dr for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck/back?

How can you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck/back?

Hold neck still: You put one hand on either side of the head to stabilize the cervical spine, and proceed with cpr. The chest compressions are more important than the respirations but hold the neck in the midline and stabilize the spine while doing CPR unless the neck is not centered- do not attempt to center the neck if it appears dislocated. Just keep it immobile. ...Read more

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Can snapping your neck back in a chair cause throbbing in the rear of head?

Can snapping your neck back in a chair cause throbbing in the rear of head?

Occipital neuralgia: Involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. Although there is no epidemiological data available, on is regarded as a common cause of protracted or severe headache.
Rec.: see a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for neck/back/shoulder pain from whiplash to go away?

How long does it usually take for neck/back/shoulder pain from whiplash to go away?

2-8 weeks: If there are no structural injuries symptoms should resolve with stretching & strenghening exercises in 2 to 8 weeks depending o degree. ...Read more