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Severe neck and back pain after hearing cracking in neck, can't move it without severe pain down neck, pain still there without movement.

Severe neck and back pain after hearing cracking in neck, can't move it without severe pain down neck, pain still there without movement.

Pinched nerve, slipp: You need an evaluation to be given a diagnosis. This could be slippage or a tumor, or a fracture, or a disc, Sicne this type of pain persists you should be evaluated. It may not be more than a pulled muscle but I can't tell and feel you need evaluation ...Read more

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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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neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction. sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction.  sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I have lump in throat causing right ear pain nausea head and neck pain severe fatigue and problem wirh my balance no health insurance chokeing on food as well hard to breathe laying down?

I have lump in throat causing right ear pain nausea head and neck pain severe fatigue and problem wirh my balance no health insurance chokeing on food as well hard to breathe laying down?

Go to Doctor : Going to the family doctor is not an expensive proposition. Especially when you consider urgent care center or the er, you need to be seen by a physician. Please get to the local family clinic today. ...Read more

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Lt neck pain today(none in rt) then rt neck pain(none in lt)tomorrow.Its been this way for 2months.Facet jt pain?Hnp?What could this be?Pain severe

Lt neck pain today(none in rt) then rt neck pain(none in lt)tomorrow.Its been this way for 2months.Facet jt pain?Hnp?What could this be?Pain severe

Need exam: A good history and physical exam needs to be done to determine the pain generator. When it switches from side to side, it is often muscular. Just because there are changes on an mri, it does not mean that there is necessarily a painful condition. Facets and discs have fairly specific patterns that include the activities that make them better or worse. Muscle pain is less predictable. ...Read more

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I been dealing with dizziness off balance neck pain severe depression seen 16 professionals no one can help I'm getting worse. Lost job, husband?

I been dealing with dizziness off balance neck pain severe depression seen 16 professionals no one can help I'm getting worse. Lost job, husband?

Depression: Confusion about diagnoses and treatment often occurs if docs miss something-do you have a trauma history? ? Trauma (physical injury can produce psychological trauma also) needs to be treated by a trauma expert. Please don't give up, there is always an answer! ...Read more

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June 20 experienced sharp shooting pain on R side of neck below the base of the head. Ear pain/severe headache. Felt neck pain earlier in the day.

Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultrasound (or go to the emergency room) as soon as possible. If there's a dissection, then antiplatelet or anticoagulant (often for 3 months) is treatment to lower your risk of stroke. If no dissection, likely nothing dangerous. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause tooth pain? Severe headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, tooth ache, feeling lightheaded

Can a migraine cause tooth pain? Severe headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, tooth ache, feeling lightheaded

Yes, but: It is just as likely, or more, that the tooth has caused the other distress. See your dentist if this has happened before or if it continues past a normal 'migraine' for you. Migraines are a very specific thing and don't usually impact teeth or jaw. Rather the temple(s) are most common. Have a dental exam. Best! ...Read more

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