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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible referral to a specialist.

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What causes neck pain?

What causes neck pain?

Too many to say: Neck pain is a very common complaint. Improper support of the neck while sleeping is common. Trauma of course is a cause. As we age or due to occupational reasons, the neck can degenerate and cause neck pain. Rheumatologic conditions can cause neckk pain. Too much to cover here. If a problem, you need a good evaluation, history and exam and nperhaps x-rays and other testing and then treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Tip)

Managing Neck Pain

Neck pain from paraspinal spasms can cause problems like dizziness and mild nausea. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Best way to treat neck pain  that worsens as day progresses?

Neck Pain: This pain may be due to improper positions, maneuvers, or postures that you do on a daily basis. For example, if you work a certain job that requires you to type on the computer, hold the phone, or position yourself in a particular way for extended periods of time, then a change in life style could help. Otherwise, you need to follow up with a physician and may be obtain some radiologic tests. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Tip)

Managing Neck Pain

Do: exercise, work on posture (tuck your chin back), change you pillow, use heating pad, use nsaid's. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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How should be viral meningitis treated? ( got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)

How should be viral meningitis treated? ( got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)

Go to hospital now: Viral meningitis can't be diagnosed online so you need to get evaluated immediately to be sure it's nothing worse. Don't wait until your family finds you unconscious. Have them drive you there. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, which started with some over done self treating for neck pain, using mckenzie method-assoc with some ear press on left side/tingling?

I have neck pain, which started with some over done self treating for neck pain, using mckenzie method-assoc with some ear press on left side/tingling?

Prolotherapy: Find a prolotherapist to do work on your neck to stabilize the damaged ligaments and relieve your pain permanently. Visit www. Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor and for information about the excellent treatment. ...Read more

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