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Why do I have severe neck pain from being sick? Went to the doctor and they didn't know what was wrong.

Why do I have severe neck pain from being sick? Went to the doctor and they didn't know what was wrong.

It may be or may not: Be related. Your neck pain may have been coincidental and related to a neck problem directly like a disc issue. Sometimes, myalgias or muscle pains may develop as related to a viral illness. Occasionally, diseases that are autoimmune can be triggered by a illness or even be directly related to an infection like lyme disease. You should get another opinion and evaluation & ask about these. ...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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Broke coccyx 10 yrs ago-constant neck/back pain since.Sick of spending $$ on manipulation etc only for it to return. Horrible migrains - what can I do?

Broke coccyx 10 yrs ago-constant neck/back pain since.Sick of spending $$ on manipulation etc only for it to return. Horrible migrains - what can I do?

Different Problems: Firstly, your two problems probably not related. Coccyx pain can be very difficult to effectively treat. Migraines also are difficult to treat, but more options including (1) abortive therapy, (2) preventative therapy. However, you probably want your primary doctor to rule out more sinister reasons for your headaches before just assuming migraines. A MRI of the brain indicated. ...Read more

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Neck pain experienced, patient became very sick and taken by ambulance to hospital, r/o meningitis or brain bleed. What could it be?

Hopefully not: Certainly, there a number of things that can cause this from benign, to more serious things (as you mentioned in your question). I would hope that if you were taken to the hospital they did the proper work up to rule out those more serious things. ...Read more

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Ive been sick with virus, bronichitis over a month but feeling better, however neck pain/stiff has worsened recently. Can that be from the virus?

Ive been sick with virus, bronichitis over a month but feeling better, however neck pain/stiff has worsened recently.  Can that be from the virus?

Yes, if you are: coughing a lot, the neck muscles can be strained. If you are having any change in sensation in your arms or having changes in your thinking, it could be more serious and a doctor visit would be in order ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been having mild headaches with neck pain accompained with back pain, ill feeling and weakness for 3 day?

What do you suggest if I have been having mild headaches with neck pain accompained with back pain, ill feeling and weakness for 3 day?

Get to Dr.: Hard to say, but start by going to your Dr. You could have a variety of ailments- herniated disk, pinched nerve, flu, etc. Need a thorough history of potential triggers and an exam ...Read more

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Last year I had chiari malformation surgery, which helped but recently I've been getting very sick, and also have bad neck pain. Are they related?

Last year I had chiari malformation surgery, which helped but recently I've been getting very sick, and also have bad neck pain. Are they related?

Possible : Probably you should first discuss your issues with the surgeon who did your Chiari surgery. You need to see your physician for an evaluation to be certain there are not other medical problems that may be playing a role here ...Read more

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Can stress make you feel sick like neck pain teeth pain?

Can stress make you feel sick like neck pain teeth pain?

Absolutely: We all go through stressful periods in our lives. Often times this leads to sub-conscious tooth grinding/clenching or posturing of the head/neck. Over time, the muscles involved become over worked and can develop tiny trigger-points (knots) that can be quite painful. Stress-relief and relaxation exercises can help. See a massage therapist, dentist, chiropractor to see what can be done. ...Read more

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Wednesday played soccer landed on my head, headache, felt sick, saw doc that day got sent home, now have neck pain, what should I do ?

Wednesday played soccer landed on my head, headache, felt sick, saw doc that day got sent home, now have neck pain, what should I do ?

Concussion/whiplash: While a headache after a head injury isn't definitely a concussion, it should be treated as such until followed up by a qualified physician. Your neck pain is likely due to a strain from whiplash injury, which can also cause a concussion. Do not play any contact sports until you follow up with the physician that can clear you. ...Read more

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I have been sick for three weeks with cough congestion off and on fever headaches and sever neck pain right now i feel like im drowning while i breath?

I have been sick for three weeks with cough congestion off and on fever headaches and sever neck pain right now i feel like im drowning while i breath?

Seek attention: You need immediate medical attention and evaluation. Your symptoms could represent an infection that requires treatment asap. ...Read more

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I was ill and had chest tightness two weeks in succession. Ever since i've had back+neck pain, joint pain, tingling, twitching. Answers?

You probably had a -: Viral infection, causing all the symptoms you have described. Muscles aches/pains are common after such an illness. It can last for 2-3 weeks. See a pcp to get some blood works, and nsaids, bed rest till you feel better; also to ensure you don't have something else.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can depression make you sick like headaches, stomach pain, neck pain tired all the time?

Can depression make you sick like headaches, stomach pain, neck pain tired all the time?

Depression: Often depression can manifest in physical symptoms, which should be checked by your GP. If no problems are found by the GP, have you considered psychotherapy? Meds take the edge off symptoms, but by themselves do not solve problems. The real problem solving of emotional issues takes place in the psychotherapist's consulting room. ...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?

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?

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