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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

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Neck pain while yawning at surgery area of acdf4-5-6 at scar from plate removal?

Neck pain while yawning at surgery area of acdf4-5-6 at scar from plate removal?

Traction neuritis: I f your surgery was relatively recent (within 6 months) it should be considered a normal part of post op healing. When you yawn there is enormous stretch and strong contractions of various neck muscles that don't get this range of motion except when yawning. If you try yawning more frequently the scar tissue at the surgery site will loosen over time leading to less pull on the nerves causing pain. ...Read more

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I was doing arobics n started to yawn....now I have a bad headache feels like vomiting neck pain and still yawning what's wrong eith me?

I was doing arobics n started to yawn....now I have a bad headache feels like vomiting neck pain and still yawning what's wrong eith me?

Exertional headache: Exercise headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. It is relatively uncommon headache syndrome and visit to your PCP is warranted. ...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?

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?

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

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I'm curious as to what is good for relieving neck pain?

I'm curious as to what is good for relieving neck pain?

Stretching: Stretching and otc nsaids (motrin) are the first steps. You can also try warm, moist heat. If these do not help in a week or two, you need to seek counsel from a spinal specialist. ...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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How to help neck pain from computer?

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

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What can headache and neck pain mean?

Headache from neck: Neck pain can comes from a number of disorders and diseases. Examples of common conditions producing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash. Associated symptoms are often result of nerves becoming pinched in the neck. For example, compressing the nerve of sensation to the back of the head, which comes out of the neck, causes headaches in back of head. ...Read more

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How can you relieve severe neck pain?

How can you relieve severe neck pain?

See below: 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 n-saids (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 can I do about severe neck pain?

What can I do about severe neck pain?

See Osteopathic Dr.: Lots of poss causes:tumors, tight muscles, meningitis, vertebral problems, torn tendons & ligaments, etc. If it's short-term, new onset w/ no fever or other symptoms-try otc pain relievers like Motrin and add heat/stretching. Otherwise, an osteopathic dr, is trained like an md to know all the other disease causes, but is also trained to do a hands-on exam to find/fix muscle/skeletal causes. ...Read more

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I have cervical neck pain, what to do?

I have cervical neck pain, what to do?

See below: 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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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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What to do if I have severe neck pain!?

Spine specialist: Aside from excruciating neck pain that would require an emergency visit to the er, get a thorough evaluation by a spine specialist.

A physiatrist or anesthesiologist with fellowship spine/pain training is a great option. If surgery is found to be likely needed, they can refer to a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Yes: 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 and/or headaches. These are called cervicogenic headaches and are different from true migraines. ...Read more

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Hydrolysate collagen helps in neck pain?

Hydrolysate collagen helps in neck pain?

See below: I am not aware of this being a proven treatment for neck pain. Be sure to see your physician before starting any over the counter supplements for pain. ...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