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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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I have head and neck pain that seems to ony come one when i'm standing. Once i lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

I have head and neck pain that seems to ony come one when i'm standing. Once i lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

Standing neck pain: Usually pain while standing is mechanical in nature. Nerve pain for example can occur regardless of position. Muscles are more likely. Also your neck [position while standing can be the culprit. Weight bearing can be painful if there is a disc problem. Lying down relieves this pressure. You should see a physician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm getting head and neck pain that seems to only come on when i'm standing. Once i lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

Muscle activation: When you are standing the muscles of the neck are active but if you lay down they will relax and not hurt. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son complains of upper neck pain after sitting on ipad for 5 mins or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min..

My 4 year old son complains of upper neck pain after sitting on ipad for 5 mins or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min..

Decrease I-pad time: At this tender age, his body and neck muscles are still growing. Typically people lean forward which can put the neck muscles under strain. The American academy of pediatrics recommends no more than 2 hours total on media devices per day. This will require rest & finding other activities that engage other muscle groups.However do take him in to see the pediatrician for a checkup just to make sure. ...Read more

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Morning time head back side neck pain?

Uncertain: Is this a chronic problem? If you just woke up this way - it may be related to how you were positioned when you slept. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Yes: Either acutely as a result of initial loading, or from prolonged loading and resultant degeneration. ...Read more

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What should I do I had a neck pain and head at the same time?

What should I do I had a neck pain and head at the same time?

Focus on the neck : Depending on the severity i would do pt on the neck. Headaches are likely cervicogenic. ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain, can't turn head right. What might it be?

I'm having neck pain, can't turn head right. What might it be?

Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. It could also be a muscular issue or even a symptom of an infection about the head ;/or neck. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for head/neck pain to come up every time I exercise?

Is it normal for head/neck pain to come up every time I exercise?

No: You should be able to exercise without pain. If your head/neck hurts wtih exercise you may want to see your md for an x-ray. You may have some arthritic changes in your spine leading to the pain. ...Read more

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My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain , why is that ?

My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain , why is that ?

See below: Sounds like a fever. Is neck just sore or also stiff? Any sore throat, sinus pain/pressure, headache? Have you been immunized against meningitis? Use cool cloths to cool head; NSAID (aleve/advil/motrin/etc) or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever & pain. See pcp soon to be evaluated & treated or, if neck is stiff & fever high, go to er. ...Read more

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Im having back neck pain very much pain. I am unable to move my head. What should I do?

Im having back neck pain very much pain. I am unable to move my head. What should I do?

Warm it: You may have pinched a nerve. Try a warm compress or warm bath to relax the muscle. Then also try ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I was in accident bout 1.5mo ago. Ever since I have been having neck pain and i can turn my head to the left normaly but rt <90° it hurt to turn rt?

I was in accident bout 1.5mo ago. Ever since I have been having neck pain and i can turn my head to the left normaly but rt <90° it hurt to turn rt?

Common : Such injuries are common after accidents and can take months to resolve. However, if your symptoms last 6 or more weeks as you note, you should get an MRI and dynamic flexion and extension xrays to ensure a more serious condition such as a disc herniation is not present. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, pain in neck when head is moved side to side. Headaches, cold sensations in head. Symptoms come and go ?

Exercise: It may help to exercise enough so that you sweat, that will raise core body temperature and relax the muscles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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4 yr old son gets upper neck pain sitting on ipad for 5 min or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min..Is this normal?

4 yr old son gets upper neck pain sitting on ipad for 5 min or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min..Is this normal?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?

Muscle spasm. : Absent injury, of which you made no mention, is probably muscle spasm from awkward neck posture while sleeping. Is common in people in thirties and in springtime for some reason. Some think is from cold air coursing over neck while sleeping. Use heating pad while awake to relax neck muscles. Wear a turtleneck to bed. If continues see an osteopath. ...Read more

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Should i seek medical attetion now about a month ago i fell and hit the back of my head and I have an on going head acke a week or so after i started having neck pain that never goes away and nausea along with the neck pain i can't make a sudden turn with

Should i seek medical attetion now about a month ago i fell and hit the back of my head and I have an on going head acke a week or so after i started having neck pain that never goes away and nausea along with the neck pain i can't make a sudden turn with

Hello. : Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. I do recommend that you be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more

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