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Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Disc problem?: Sounds like a disc problem in your neck, your history says you have degenerative disc disease, so that is probably the cause of your pain. Moist heat, stretching, avoiding lifting or reaching over your head, and ibuprofen should help. If not see your doctor. You may need an MRI and/or physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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When I sit and slump my back and flex neck chin towards chest it hurts all the way down my spine. When try stretch legs more pain. Neural tension?Why?

When I sit and slump my back and flex neck chin towards chest it hurts all the way down my spine. When try stretch legs more pain. Neural tension?Why?

AWKWARD POSITION: Sitting in a chronic awkward position can cause pain. Stretching exercses can be helpful to alleviate any stress from you position. Try standing head back arms out to the sides and then arch you back and hold. Arms over your head stretch on your toes as high as you can go toward touching the ceiling and hold. Now bend down and get as close as you can to palms on the floor with legs straight. ...Read more

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Left sholder painful when i pick up arm and move it backwards pain in sholder please help?

Left sholder painful when i pick up arm and move it backwards  pain in sholder please help?

Rotator cuff tear: You are the right age to tear or partially tear your rotator cuff. You should see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnostic test and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in neck that causes headaches. Loud crack when I move my neck side to side. Sometimes feels still when I wake up.

I'm not sure: what you're question is. Can you re-submit and ask an actual question, please? Then one of us can properly answer. Neck pain can often lead to headaches; the sound may not be related to any underlying problem. Please see your doctor if you haven't already and as I said re-submit your question. ...Read more

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My neck hurts when I lean it back to look up like at ceiling?

My neck hurts when I lean it back to look up like at ceiling?

Facet arthrits: Facet arthritis or just letting you know not to stay in this position or don't lean back farther this can be normal for many humans your end range of motion all joints let you know the comfortable end range of motion fingers shoulders why would your neck be any different. ...Read more

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Chest pain that goes to my shoulder blade and up my neck, very uncomfortable, hurts while trying to lay down,sit, and stand.

Pain: Two choices: 1: Real bad pain - have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. 2: If you can wait a bit get an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pain on right back when bending down to the right like when I want to pick something and back pain when bending my neck backward plus leg pain..

Pain on right back when bending down to the right like when I want  to pick something and back pain when bending my neck backward plus leg pain..

Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Left mid back hurts up to shoulder blade when i bend over or stand up sharp stinging pain ?

Left mid back hurts up to shoulder blade when i bend over or stand up sharp stinging pain ?

Muscular Pain: It seems you have pain in the muscles either due to strained muscles or an inflammation in the muscles.You need to take a combination of non steroidal pain medication arond the clock like naprisyn 500 mgm twicw a day or Ibuprofen 400 mgm every six hours.And muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprin 3 times a day. So check with your doctor and find out exactly what you need. ...Read more

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how fars cervical spine go up back of head,have neck prob,alotof headaches,an fell,it feels like my spine but it goes half way up back of head/skull,?

how fars cervical spine go up back of head,have neck prob,alotof headaches,an fell,it feels like my spine but it goes half way up back of head/skull,?

That's about right: The neck or cervical spine is a common source of headaches, especially headaches that are bothered by moving the head, or headaches that originate in the back of the head. The cervical spine reaches up to about the ear or jaw level in the back. Hopefully this helps you consider this possibility a bit. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months. Could this be my lungs? Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?

Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months. 
Could this be my lungs?  Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?

Chest pressure: Impossible to tell without significantly more detailed history;BUT it is vital to obtain an accurate diagnosis so do promptly be evaluated by your physician or via a Health Tap Concierge consultation. ...Read more

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Pulsating pain in right shoulder and neck, mostly neck up into ear?

Pulsating pain in right shoulder and neck, mostly neck up into ear?

Muscle strain: You most likely have muscle strain (trapezius?). Applying local heat will help. Meanwhile, an NSAID like naproxen if safe for you, can give pain relief, and less so with acetaminophen. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.

Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm.  Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.

I PAIN: You need ct scan/mri of cervical spine to see disc, vertebra, nerve compression, osteoarthritis, fasciae and muscles. The appropriate management depends on correct diagnosis. Please see your doctor. Thanks. ...Read more

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Lower back pain (kidney area) when laying down, recedes after i get up and move about?

Sometimes kidney: If there is obstruction to fluid coming out of kidney there maybe less drainage when lying down. In erect position because of gravity kidneys drain more effectively.This may depend on how long in lying down position. This can be assessed by seeing doctor and imaging with ultrasound or nuclear study.Other musculoskeletal causes of pain in this area should be excluded. ...Read more

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