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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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Hard hit to head 3 weeks ago. Ct scan 2 hours after hit was clear of bleeding. Having bad head and back of the neck pain now. Worried about stroke.

Hard hit to head 3 weeks ago. Ct scan 2 hours after hit was clear of bleeding. Having bad head and back of the neck pain now. Worried about stroke.

Take reassurance: A stroke isn't likely to be causing head and neck pain; they tend to manifest with motor/sensory problems or speech issues.If you suffered that significant/traumatic a blow to the head this could be post-concussive symptoms. You really should see your primary care doctor as they should be able to help minimize some of the symptoms and make sure nothing more worrisome is going on. ...Read more

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How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

Several ways: This is a common problem after stroke caused by paralysis of the arm. A physician evaluation is necessary to determine what the contributing factors are. Medications for spasticity (muscle spasm), pain medications, bracing, and physical therapy are all options to be considered and tailored to the specific needs of the person. ...Read more

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I am experiencing left neck pain while turning head left & a spinning sensation. I also staggered after waking this morning. Could this be a stroke?

I am experiencing left neck pain while turning head left & a spinning sensation. I also staggered after waking this morning. Could this be a stroke?

If a stroke: You need immediate medical attention - this is FAST F-face drooping- ask person to smile and see if one side is drooping A-arm weakness ask person to raise both arms S-speech slurring T- time to call 911 Also given the symptoms you are describing needs followup with a physician ...Read more

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Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

No: Chiropractic medical treatment can be very beneficial. It is very effective in conservative treatment of facet sydrome. Studies have shown that short term treatment to as effective & in some cases more effective than physical therapy for back pain. If there is disc herniation with compression of a nerve root, then adjustments may be counter intuitive. ...Read more

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How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

U should B Cn by- : -a neurologist, the important thing is 2 rule out it Bing a transient vascular event. An MRA of the brain will pick up a narrowing of a vessel or an aneurism . ...Read more

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4 months post pontine stroke in a previously healthy 44yr old male. Orgasm causes severe neck pain, nausea and dizziness lasting 2-4 hours.

4 months post pontine stroke in a previously healthy 44yr old male. Orgasm causes severe neck pain, nausea and dizziness lasting 2-4 hours.

Worrisome: So the stroke victim is apparently not you. Something about this case smells to me like the stroke was due to a top-of-the-basilar occlusion or basilar artery dissection or both. My advice is to lay off the whoopee pending a thorough reassessment by a neurologist including possibly repeat imaging studies viz. MRI and MRA. ...Read more

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Right side neck pain & feeling like something in right eye.Lasted 30 sec.Then ache @ base of head-neck w/ feeling of something in eye.Anxiety?Stroke?

Right side neck pain & feeling like something in right eye.Lasted 30 sec.Then ache @ base of head-neck w/ feeling of something in eye.Anxiety?Stroke?

Not stroke.: The right neck pain could be caused by tension . At your age, i think stroke would be unlikely however, to alleviate your concern, consult your pcp to rule out other medical problems that could cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke ?

Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, 
pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke ?

CVA: Brain stem is considerably higher than where you were injured. Brain stem stroke could be traumatic but more usually a vascular phenomenon. I note you are on warfarin, this would make you a little higher risk if involved in trauma. ...Read more

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Neck pain behind my ear that radiates to my shoulder is it sign of stroke or hert attack?Had normal 2d echo, ecg, threadmill stresstest, endoscopy, xray

Neck pain behind my ear that radiates to my shoulder is it sign of stroke or hert attack?Had normal 2d echo, ecg, threadmill stresstest, endoscopy, xray

Not likely: I would start with your primary care physician for an examination of your ear, nose, and throat. He or she may recommend additional imaging to diagnose you. ...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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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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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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What may be the cause of neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular, ligament, disc or nerve pain. Please see your pcp for initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck pain and stuffiness when i yarn?

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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I have neck pain how to heal that pain?

I have neck pain how to heal that pain?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. This can also lead to muscle spasm which limits range of motion in the neck. See your physician if these symptoms don't improve in 1-2 weeks or sooner if you also have headaches and/or fever. ...Read more

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Causes of neck pain and dimming vision?

Causes of neck pain and dimming vision?

Migraine?: All signs of possible migraine headache. Would recommend seeing a headache specialist to see if they may help. Sometimes pain may emanate from the neck and if not better may consider a neck evaluation. Typically though neck pain will not affect the vision. ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain what might be wrong?

I'm having neck pain what might be wrong?

Could be several : There can be cervical or neck issues that can cause pain in that area such as disc, muscle or joint issues as well as ear or mastoid problems. Problems related to the occipital nerves which are there can cause pain. Tmj issues can cause pain there as well as vascular problems. Tension can cause pain there as well. Infections from head ; neck region can present as neck pain get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have right neck pain, what could it be?

Neck pain: It could be from several tissues. Any thing form the muscles to the discs in the spine can cause pain. How the pain started is important to know. Trauma can damage the small joints in the spine or the discs. Muscle spasms can occur from simply lying down in a wrong position to a whiplash type of injury. Additional symptoms would be important to know. ...Read more