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Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?

Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?

Neck pain: Not sure you need to see a doctor at all. If just happened use ice on the muscle. Can use otc pain relievers. Also use a good cervical support pillow. Expect to be improved in 5-7 days. If worsening pain or tingling or numbness into arm see you primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 neck pain that is worsened when turning head either way, with headache. Also pressure in lower back of head. Any ideas?

I have neck pain that is worsened when turning head either way, with headache. Also pressure in lower back of head. Any ideas?

Cervical: It could be multiple reasons but musculoskeletal cevical pain is likely. It means it can be related to increased tension of your neck muscles or it could be due to a problem with the anatomy of your cervical spine. Start with over the counter anti inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. See your primary MD if not better. ...Read more

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I recently have been having severe neck pain and difficulty turning my head. I have been getting dizzy with any exercise?

I recently have been having severe neck pain and difficulty turning my head. I have been getting dizzy with any exercise?

Be seen : I would not heditate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. It may be facet based, and thee are things that could potentially be helpful, it is just it would take an exam and probably an X-ray to accurately diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Neck pain worse at night. Turning head makes it sharp feeling and when I lie down it throbs on right side of neck and head. Feels better after sleep?

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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R sided migraine x 3days, neck pain, photophobia and pain worsens when standing or turning head to right. 10/10 pain and worst HA ever. ?

R sided migraine x 3days, neck pain, photophobia and pain worsens when standing or turning head to right. 10/10 pain and worst HA ever. ?

Visit the MD: It sounds like you have symptoms that are persistent and serious, so you should visit a doctor. If migraines are a recurrent thing for you, there are therapies and strategies to avoid them. With these symptoms, you need a full physical exam with neurological focus. Please read this: http://tinyurl.com/6a2anpl ...Read more

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19days back i had whiplash injury, my neurosurgeon examined says no problem. only neck pain.NOW my head is SHAKING ABIT when turning left and right.

Muscle spasm: The good news is you didn't hurt yourself worse. You are probably having muscle spasms. Just give it time and these symptoms should improve. ...Read more

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R sided migraine x 3days, neck pain, photophobia, nausea and pain worsens when standing or turning head to right. 10/10 pain and worst HA ever. ?

See your GP: The "worst" headache is a red flag and warrant imaging (MRI) and further workup to rule out secondary headache, See your GP for evaluation. ...Read more

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During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. while turning. Advice?

During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. while turning. Advice?

Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated. ...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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