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I have regular neck pains on my left, probably from gym. I have tried stretching and exercising the neck to no avail. Any suggestions?

I have regular neck pains on my left, probably from gym. I have tried stretching and exercising the neck to no avail. Any suggestions?

OTCs and rest: If you feel that you have a muscular strain to your neck you can try Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6-8 hours, use IcyHot with lidocaine for topical application also should help with your strain. Be sure you have no allergies to the above listed medications before using them. This would be suggested in an otherwise healthy 34 year old male. ...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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Two weeks ago I had tonsilitis for the first time in 13 years. Recently I have headaches and neck pains. I hate my job. I struggle to turn my neck. When I exercise I am better. Today I got suspended from my job.

Two weeks ago I had tonsilitis for the first time in 13 years. Recently I have headaches and neck pains. I hate my job. I struggle to turn my neck. When I exercise I am better. Today I got suspended from my job.

Many stressors: I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with all of this. I am not quite sure what your question is. I do encourage you to continue exercising. It is an outstanding (and healthy) way to manage your stress. Take care. ...Read more

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Left ear pain that's off and on. Left neck pain that comes and goes. Sharp pains in throat. Ent and 3 drs. Tell me I'm fine. Wont give me a ct/pet scan?

Left ear pain that's off and on. Left neck pain that comes and goes. Sharp pains in throat. Ent and 3 drs. Tell me I'm fine. Wont give me a ct/pet scan?

Rational Testing Rec: As physicians we recommend and advise Rational use of diagnostic tests. A detailed history of present symptoms and physical examination lead to possible diagnosis and their odds of being detected by various means. In your case the odds of finding an abnormality are very low, so your doctors have opted to observe and examine you in follow up to see If these symptoms go away or progress (do CT/PET the ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain and back pain (side: lower).

I am experiencing neck pain and back pain (side: lower).

Check up: Need to go for a doctor visit. Bacterial meningitis can cause neck pain and is very serious. Consult a doctor a lot more information is needed. ...Read more

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How can one avoid neck pain and headaches during long tests like act and sat?

How can one avoid neck pain and headaches during long tests like act and sat?

Simple ways: Get a good night sleep before and take a hot shower in am and stretch neck and then take tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or ibuprophen if you have no issues taking these medications before test to control or minimize any symptoms and do stretching when on breaks from tests as the short answers as some may just be the stress of the test and test length which are not necessarily avoidable. ...Read more

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I havw been having head pain and neck pain on the right side sometimes on the front of my head aswell?

I havw been having head pain and neck pain on the right side sometimes on the front of my head aswell?

Couple possibilities: 1-sided headache, esp if throbbing is often associated with 'migraines'. If this type of pain is new to you, though, consider sinus problems (causing 1-sided pain with referral to remainder of side of head and neck.)more commonly, cervicogenic causes, ie coming from neck muscle, upper rib, or vertebral dsyf tightens down muscles in neck, up side of head into face. Osteopathic manipulation can help. ...Read more

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Can Flexiril make me tired / fatigued next day? I have been taking 10mg before sleep for neck pain for few days now.

Can Flexiril make me tired / fatigued next day? I have been taking 10mg before sleep for neck pain for few days now.

Grogginess from Rx: Flexeril is a muscle relaxer which can help with neck pain from muscle spasms. It can be associated with drowsiness and sleepiness. Be sure to get a full night of sleep when taking Flexeril and tell your doctor if you do not tolerate it in the daytime due to sleepiness so they can consider other options to help your neck pain. Avoid driving or operating machinery if groggy from any medication. ...Read more

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Stiff neck - 3 weeks back - went to chiropractor - was ok - after 3 weeks again stiff neck pain. How long it would be? How to treat or best method f

Stiff neck - 3 weeks back - went to chiropractor - was ok - after 3 weeks again stiff neck pain. How long it would be? How to treat or best method f

Needs evaluation: There are many causes for a stiffness of the neck. You should see a neurologist or rheumatologist for evaluation. NEVER let a chiropractor manipulate your neck. NEVER. There are many severe injuries from chiropractic manipulation of the neck. ...Read more

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Can upper rib fractures cause neck pain?

Can upper rib fractures cause neck pain?

Yes: Most traumatic rib fractures cause chest pain and 'rib pain' but 'upper 'rib fractures T2, T1 can cause neck pain.Also if the diaphragm has been injured or if you have 'bruised ' your collarbone neck pain is common as pain can be referred there or muscle attachments can be affected. See your physician for examination to rule out other sources for your pain. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between sinus drainage and back neck pain? Every time I sniff in I feel a pain in the back of my neck.

Is there a relationship between sinus drainage and back neck pain? Every time I sniff in I feel a pain in the back of my neck.

Yes: The body is related. Sinus drainage is not normal. Xcess drainage goes down the back of the throat or out the mouth or nose. See a ENT doctor to get better faster. ...Read more

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Temp 37, severe NEW head/neck pain for 6 days, no other symptoms. Don't feel unwell in myself. Have Pseudotumour cerebri. Could this be meningitis?

Temp 37, severe NEW head/neck pain for 6 days, no other symptoms. Don't feel unwell in myself. Have Pseudotumour cerebri. Could this be meningitis?

Probably not meningi: This is probably not meningitis, although it could be theoretically. It could also be influenza for example. Or something similar to meningitis.

The best way to determine if meningitis is present is to look at the cerebrospinal fluid. Although you may not need this test, if you were ill this should be considered. If you are otherwise alright, perhaps a check in to your local medical is good ...Read more

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Can rubber band for braces cause head aches and neck pain?

Can rubber band for braces cause head aches and neck pain?

Yes: Tooth pain from the band can cause pain felt in the head. Neck pain is not typically associated with this, but if there is associated worry or stress. .. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling cold, fast heartbeat, neck pain, shivers, leg pain?

Woke up feeling cold, fast heartbeat, neck pain, shivers, leg pain?

Get in & see your-: -PCP. Not to cause a panic but meningitis can be a cause. Call now, if no time today go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

Neck pain and HA: I can't see how it would hurt, but if you do not have a history of trauma, or migraine or other headache, you need evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain. The following also describe me: Neck strain, Headache, and Shoulder pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing neck pain. The following also describe me: Neck strain, Headache, and Shoulder pain. What should I do?

Seek evaluation: First, talk with your regular physician to ensure that these problems are not from something serious. Then, you and your doctor can formulate a plan: medications, physical therapy, referral to pain management, etc. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also.?

I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also.?

The neck pain may: Be a result of these nodules or even secondary to metabolic issues related to these nodules. The pain may also be independent of the thyroid issue as well but this should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

Tension signs: With meningitis one also sees a positive kernig sign. The patient is on their back and the leg is lifted up and straightened. This stretches the dura. If it is inflammed from meningitis lifting the the leg will cause neck pain while in a neck strain it should not. If there is fever, chills, light sensitivity oyou would also suspect meningitis. If present take this person to the er. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain. Was diagnosed with cervical stenosis and mild degeneration, have extreme weak spells in both arms. What could cause this?

I have severe neck pain. Was diagnosed with cervical stenosis and mild degeneration, have extreme weak spells in both arms. What could cause this?

Stenosis: Cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal which produces pressure on the spinal cord. This causes arm weakness. It is a condition that requires some type of intervention. Steroid injections may work temporarily but surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer. THis sound like correct approach? Anything else I should ask?

Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer. THis sound like correct approach? Anything else I should ask?

Yes: Ask yourself based upon your entire past dental history if this makes sense to you and if you trust the dentist who is advising this course of treatment. Is he/she highly recommended and is someone who has extensive experience and training treating patients with TMD/TMJ dysfunction? If yes may be a reasonable approach. If not why net get a second opinion before making your decision. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from frequent headache (vertigo) with severe neck pain and ear pain, my eyes are also paining a lot. What causes this kind of pain?

I'm suffering from frequent headache (vertigo) with severe neck pain and ear pain, my eyes are also paining a lot. What causes this kind of pain?

Complex presentation: You need to be evaluated to determine clearly what is going on. Headaches, vertigo, neck pain, ear pain may have common dysfunctions or multiple layers needing to be addressed. Cervical, temporal bone dysfunctions for example contributing structurally to your problems. ...Read more

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What is severe headaches cold feet chills tremors then vomiting light headed sweating neck pain?

What is severe headaches cold feet chills tremors then vomiting light headed sweating neck pain?

Migraines: Migraines can cause feeling of lightheaded (aura) preceding a headache. You could have all the symptoms due to migraines. You could consult a neurologist or a headache specialist or a pain physician. ...Read more

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Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

UnpleasantSideEffect: All these symptoms started after you started taking Luvox. That means you are not able to tolerate the drug. I will call the prescribing doctor/psychiatrist and discuss your symptoms and may be a change of medication ...Read more

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Temp of 101.4, chills, feeling hot, horrible headache, thirsty, neck pain, fatigue, shaking, sensitive to light, throat pain, high heart rate?????

Temp of 101.4, chills, feeling hot, horrible headache, thirsty, neck pain, fatigue, shaking, sensitive to light, throat pain, high heart rate?????

Flu like illness: This sounds like it could be the flu - and I would try to get that diagnosed 'yes or no' - as there is anti-viral treatment for the flu if that's what you have. You are certainly dehydrated (from the fever) which is adding to the headache/thirst. Your heart rate is responding to the fever and dehydration (as well as the infection!). You probably need to go to Urgent Care now. Hope you feel better. ...Read more