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

I've 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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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What is a person do for neck pain?

What is a person do for 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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Could neck pain be posture related?

Could neck pain be posture related?

Maybe: Without a history of trauma, neck pain can be caused to 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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What can I do reliefe my neck pain?

What can I do reliefe my neck pain?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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Neck pain really bad cant move it?

Neck pain really bad cant move it?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (ie 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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What could cause back and neck pain?

What could cause back and neck pain?

MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, I would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve neck pain?

What should I do to relieve neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: 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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What should I do to relieve neck pain?

What should I do to relieve neck pain?

Neck pain treatment: Chronic neck pain without an underlying surgical cause is difficult to treat. Seek the advice of a spine specialist (surgeon or physiatrist) to make sure all reversible causes of the neck pain have been evaluated and treated. If they have then the mainstays of treatment are strengthening, stretching and rarely chronic pain medications. Other treatments can be chiropractor and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Will hunching or slouching cause neck pain?

Will hunching or slouching 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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What to do if I have a really bad neck pain?

What to do if I have a really bad neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. 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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Please describe a good solution to my neck pain?

Neck pain: ...Can have many reasons. Please see a good orthopaedic spine surgeon and have yourself evaluated for the diagnosis. You may have degenerative disc disease, a herniation, or maybe bad facet disease... Treatments vary, and can include neck strengthening and traction which usually works great, unless something else is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neck pain?

Neck Pain: 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 referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have lots of symptoms from neck pain. Please help?

I have lots of symptoms from neck pain. Please help?

Depends-: If you are neurologically intact, then you may have DJD in your facet joints of your neck. You should try nsaids at full dose and have someone give you an alternative pain drug like Cymbalta (duloxetine) and an antispasmodic like generic flexeril. ...Read more

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I am having a neck pain and I can't turn my neck clockwise. What should I do?

I am having a neck pain and I can't turn my neck clockwise. What should I do?

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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How do I rid of neck pain?

How do I rid of 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 my neck pain cause anxiety?

Can my neck pain cause anxiety?

Anxiety: Any pain can cause anxiety. This is evident by the fact you are concerned enough to ask this very important question. Pain is probably one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical attention. Whether, a practitioner agrees or not with pain being a fifth vitals sign, listening to your patient and carefully assessing their needs is most important to prevent anxiety or other problems. ...Read more

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Neck pain with mild spondylosis?

Neck pain with mild spondylosis?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint (spondylosis) 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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Is neck pain associated with strep?

Is neck pain associated with strep?

Swollen nodes can: Be painful. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain when yawning?

What causes neck pain when yawning?

Extension: It's probably not the yawn but more so the extension of the neck associated with it which may irritate the facet joints. ...Read more

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How to help neck pain from computer?

Physical therapy: Constant neck flexion from repetitive computer work results in chronic neck extensor muscle fatigue. Strengthening and postural reeducation will alleviate this chronic condition. ...Read more

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What is causing my severe neck pain?

What is causing my severe neck 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 shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more