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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
19M people helped
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What causes neck pain?

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
19M people helped
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. William Forsythe
Board Certified
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Dr. Brian Le
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
1M people helped
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For almost 2 weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds, sometimes dark brown or black. What does this mean? Headache, neck pain, lost 90 lbs in 6mo unintent

Dr. Brian Le
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
1M people helped
For almost 2 weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds, sometimes dark brown or black. What does this mean? Headache, neck pain, lost 90 lbs in 6mo unintent

Black stool: It sounds like you might be experiencing bleeding from the GI tract. Please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
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Living with Fibromyalgia (FMS) (Tip)

Living with Fibromyalgia (FMS)

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

Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Walid Osta
Board Certified, Pain Management
14 years in practice
34K people helped
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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Dr. Walid Osta
Board Certified, Pain Management
14 years in practice
34K people helped
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. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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I have a lump just below my earlobe for 2 weeks. It started out painful but now not. Ear ache off and on, neck pain on front of neck. What's this?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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I have a lump just below my earlobe for 2 weeks. It started out painful but now not. Ear ache off and on, neck pain on front of neck. What's this?

Be seen: It could be many things. You should be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

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

Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
25 years in practice
72M people helped
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How should be viral meningitis treated? ( got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)

Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
25 years in practice
72M people helped
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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Dr. Alvin Stein
Board Certified, Pain Management
55 years in practice
1M people helped
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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?

Dr. Alvin Stein
Board Certified, Pain Management
55 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

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

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