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Head and neck pain after massage, too rough or wrong type?

Head and neck pain after massage, too rough or wrong type?

Go easier: Have your therapist "go easier" when doing the massage. Remember, you are in control of how hard or soft the massage is done; if it is too rough, let the therapist know. You should always feel better after a massage. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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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 ...Read more


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Mild neck pain after hairdressers (neck massage) is this anything I should worry about it came on gradually, I googled it lol now I'm freaked out!

Mild neck pain after hairdressers (neck massage) is this anything I should worry about it came on gradually, I googled it lol now I'm freaked out!

Neck pain & massage: Perhaps your hairdresser applied too much pressure during the massage. Given your age it is unlikely that you have anything broken, but if pain persists, is accompanied by numbness, tingling or extremity weakness, seek emergency medical care. Also, a lot of hair and nail salons offer "massage." In general, I would go to a professional for massage. ...Read more

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How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

Some: It depends on what is causing the neck pain. If it muscular then it has a better chance of helping then if the pain is due to a disc problem or arthritis. ...Read more

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Is icy hot safe to use on a regular basis? I have constant neck pain and its the only thing that relaxes the tension! Beside a massage

Is icy hot safe to use on a regular basis? I have constant neck pain and its the only thing that relaxes the tension! Beside a massage

Side effects: There may be side effects to "icy hot" use including but not limited to allergic reaction, rash or blistering. If you are not experiencing side effects than you should be able to use it chronically. Talk to your doctor about it as she would know you better as a patient.. ...Read more

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Are neck massages good for someone with severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Soft tissue massage particular to the cervical spine region can alleviate the intense muscle spasm and thus reduce neck pain. Engage in aggressive neck manipulation without MRI of the cervical spine should be voided. ...Read more

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How come I get severe neck pain when my shoulders are massaged?

Positioning: The position that you are placed in while having your shoulders massaged can make a big difference. Try sitting with your chin flexed forward towards your chest slightly to lessen pressure on spinal and musculoskeletal structures while having your shoulders worked on. ...Read more

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Why might someone get severe neck pain when their shoulders are massaged?

Why might someone get severe neck pain when their shoulders are massaged?

Muscle spasm: As to why massage arouses "severe neck pain", many people are unaware of their chronically spastic superior trapezium muscles, major muscles involved in maintaining upright posture, support of the head, while at the same time elevating the shoulders. Squeezing a spastic superior trapezius in the shoulder region can arouse exquisite pain that is experienced in the neck region. ...Read more

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Does muscerol help with neck pain (when you need massage)? And how to take it?

Does muscerol help with neck pain (when you need massage)? And how to take it?

It helps muscle pain: Muscerol is a combination medicine that contains paracetamol 450mg, orphenadrine citrate 35mg, caffeine 15mg per tab. That combination gives some pain relief and muscle relaxation that will reduce discomfort and crampiness of the muscles involved.
So, if your neck is painful due to tension or other muscle strains; stretching, heat ; cold, massage, traction etc of the neck all may help also. ...Read more

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Feeling neck pain and felling better when massaged what's actually wrong I feel pain when I rub my hands over my neck nerves?

Feeling neck pain and felling better when massaged what's actually wrong I feel pain when I rub my hands over my neck nerves?

Neck muscle pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It sounds like you might experience muscle train. You might benefit from heat pads, exercise, massage.
If your pain is not improved, you should seek help from a pain management doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Had chronic neck pain. Now mainly in jaw left side. Pulls tongue to side. Aggravated. Self massage not helping. Laying down either. What should I do?

Had chronic neck pain. Now mainly in jaw left side. Pulls tongue to side. Aggravated. Self massage not helping. Laying down either. What should I do?

See dentist or M.D.: Sounds like you may have TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome). You can try taking some anti-inflammatory medications regularly for a few weeks, but it would also be a good idea to see your doctor or dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain refer pain to the face? I have bilateral face pain and it eases with neck massage! I have tight muscles on neck and face.

Can chronic neck pain refer pain to the face? I have bilateral face pain and it eases with neck massage! I have tight muscles on neck and face.

Yes it can: Especially if that neck pain comes from nerve pain (neuropathy) and not muscle pain (myopathy). If your neck muscles are rigid and taut all the time, then the pain is most likely myopathic and will require a combination of anti-inflammatory medicines, muscle relaxant medicines, and manipulation/masssage. Heat application also helps. If it is neuropathic pain, then you need xrays of neck. ...Read more

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Leftside neck pain & where neck meets skull after masseuse massage a day ago. Mostly when tilting-moving neck. Normal? Neck did ache B4 the massage.

Leftside neck pain & where neck meets skull after masseuse massage a day ago. Mostly when tilting-moving neck. Normal? Neck did ache B4 the massage.

Well, ...: I can not tell you whether it is normal of not, but "it is what it is." Since you had the pains before the massage, it probably means the massage was unfortunately just not therapeutic. Neck sprains and muscle tension in the posterior cervical area can be hard to treat, and may take time. See the Doctor if you do not get well soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Neck pain/migraine past 2 yrs. "whiplash synd." went to neuro. Tried rhizotomy, cortisone, pt, chiro/massage. Still suffering. Any idea on next steps?

Neck pain/migraine past 2 yrs. "whiplash synd." went to neuro. Tried rhizotomy, cortisone, pt, chiro/massage. Still suffering. Any idea on next steps?

Post-traumatic HA: Patients with a previous history of a primary headache (e.g. Migraine) disorder have a probability of developing a post-traumatic headache. Trauma may involve the cervical spine, especially in an acceleration-deceleration (whiplash) injury. The muscles may develop trigger points that are capable of referring pain to the head triggering migraine.
Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Shoulder & neck pain for long time (years). Looks only muscle pain, tried physical therapies &massage, helps sort period. Looking for long term solutio?

NSAID: I suspect that you may be having muscle and shoulder pain as a consequence of referred pain arising actually from some arthritis changes in the neck. There are no cures. OTC NSAIDs such as Naproxen and Ibuprofen may give you upwards of 30 to 60% relief of your symptoms. If you have no problems that would prevent you from using them them consider a NSAID trial for 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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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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How to cure neck pain?

How to cure neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Woke up with neck pain?

Woke up with neck pain?

Strain?: Proper sleep posture including pillows may be the culprit if no other strains involved prior to sleep. Consult ur primary is persistent over 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do I have neck pain?

Evaluation: The best way to understand your pain is to be seen by a spine/neck specialist. A good history and physical examination, possibly with imaging studies, is necessary to understand and treat your neck pain. ...Read more

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How to remove neck pain?

How to remove neck pain?

Posture: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Ways to deal with neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain may result from numerous different reasons. Some more serious than others. I would recommend trying heat alternating with ice (20mins on for each alternating). An over the counter anti-inflammatory would be helpful. Massage and or acupuncture if you prefer to avoid medications. If the pain does not subside see a physiatrist, a doctor that specializes in musculoskeletal medicine. ...Read more

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How can I relieve neck pain?

How can I relieve neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hunching cause neck pain?

Can hunching cause neck pain?

Yes/No: 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. ...Read more

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I am suffering from neck pain?

I am suffering from neck pain?

See MD: Neck pain not normal. If acute, try massage, moist heat, OTC pain meds. If chronic or persists, see your MD. ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain be healed?

Can chronic neck pain be healed?

See below: Chronic neck pain is often related to abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). This is develops over time and is often the result of posture, occupation, genetics, and normal wear and tear. Often symptoms develop over time or can occur suddenly. Prevention including smoking cessation, proper ergonomics, and posture are the best ways to avoid pain. ...Read more

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How can you cope with neck pain?

How can you cope with neck pain?

Seek Doctor's Help: You will need to be examined to rule out any significant problems or red flags, and to reach the correct diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain. For most etiologies, anti-inflammatory medications (if not medically contraindicated), physical therapy, home exercise programs can significantly help you in managing neck pain symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain.

Causes Neck pain: Neck pain can be caused by several of many structures in the cervical spine. They include: muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, discs, and nerves.

Neck pain can also radiate from other structures like the heart, trachea, esophagus, and blood vessels.

If you're suffering see your primary care and they will begin to work things up to help you. ...Read more

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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