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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Overview)

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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Dr. Craig Morton
1,544 doctors shared insights

Neck Pain (Overview)

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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Neck pain (Tip)

Did you know that trauma to the neck increases the risk of developing fibromyalgia? ...See more

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

Use 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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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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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Neck pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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Neck pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Please name the treatment for neck pain after sleep?

Please name the treatment for neck pain after sleep?

Change Pillow: You should try different pillow that will keep your neck in a more comfortable and less irritated position when you sleep. This is very personal and depends on how you sleep. Try very flat, contour pillow, etc until you find the best one for you. This should help significantly. ...Read more

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Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

No: Chiropractic medical treatment can be very beneficial. It is very effective in conservative treatment of facet sydrome. Studies have shown that short term treatment to as effective & in some cases more effective than physical therapy for back pain. If there is disc herniation with compression of a nerve root, then adjustments may be counter intuitive. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Neck pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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How can I cure neck pain forever?

Hard to say: Much depends on the cause of this pain, anying from acupuncture, physical therapy, postural correction or even for some cases surgery may help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of neck pain after long flight?

How do you get rid of neck pain after long flight?

Neck pillow: Try a neck pillow especially if you are a frequent flyer. Try topical muscle creams for local pain relief. Take an Ibuprofen if pain more intense. Warm compresses or massages rock too! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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