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Neck Stiff For Years
Joint arthritis: Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck. The pain frequently refers to the shoulder and even down the arm. Anti-inflammatory medications, and when needed, injections of the painful joints of the neck can help quite a bit. Ask your doctor about these options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch?: With the information given, the first suggestion is stretching. You can use a broom handle and your good arm to push the stiff shoulder to a comfortable limit and hold it. You can also use the hand on the bad side to crawl up a nearby wall to that same comfortable limit. If you are really stiff, a physical therapist may help. Failing this see your primary provider or a sports specialist. ...Read more
Last two months symptoms: tight/tingling shoulders, tight/tingling neck, headache (band type), swollen head. Tmj w/swollen lymph nodes for last 2 wks?
Hi, I have had headaches for over a week now, two swollen lymph nodes in my neck, stiff neck and tiredness. No fever any ideas?
Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: Cervicalgia, is basically a pain in the neck. Most of the time, cervicalgia may be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain. The headaches and general stiffness in the neck, are symptoms of classic cervicalgia. If your discomfort does not go away with rest, NSAIDs OTC, and moist heat packs, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Severe headache and neck pain. Four years ago three disks in the neck fused together. What can patient do for relief?
I've had a bilateral neck dissection for thyroid cancer in 2011. My neck has been swollen for 3 years. Should i see a lymph node specialist?
No: Lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer at age 22 is essentially cureable. In standard radical neck dissections for squamous Ca the jugular vein is taken. While vein resection is not usually a part of the node dissection for thyroid Ca, these veins may have been taken leading to this problem. As such drainage out of the H&N is limited. Warm compresses to the neck on a daily basis may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Progression of TMJ: What could have just been an annoying clicking in a joint could now have progressed to a disk perforation or disk displacement where the cushioning disk of the TMJ has become dislocated and makes that noise when you open too wide. Go get it looked at for a more definitive diagnosis. May need an arthroscopy of the effected joint. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually not. : Crack neck might induce facet joint relax or hypertrophy, not interfere with the neck length or bending. ...Read more
I've had constant lightheadedness and very faint shortness of breath for six months. Past two months stiff neck and a painless lymphnode. Possibility?
Several: possibilities, for different complaints, you need to see your doctor for better evaluation, don't wait for help online, you need to be seen and examined, good luck ...Read more
Suffered whip lash in my neck I had stiffness and pain for three days I've had headaches everyday since and a crackling sound in back of neck and head?
Whiplash: Whiplash has a strong tendence to be a chronic problem. The best way to avoid this is with vigorous and repeated physical therapy or neck exercises with heat. If you get the neck muscles really stretched out and loose (e.g., by stretching exercises, ear-to-shoulder, head rotation each side, and touching chin to chest--several times a day with moist heat or in a shower, you can heal this quicker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having a stiff neck and neck pain as well as nausea, ear pressure, and weak limbs for about a week now.
How can I release extremely tight neck muscles with knots in then? Been so stiff and sore for 1 year now
Massage triggers: Try massage heat muscle relaxants i like tranxene (clorazepate) at night or Soma during the day triggerpoint injections massage is the main stay no strengthening need for pain ful muscles in spasm intermittant use of a soft collar to give muscles a break even at night if you wake up in pain to keep neck in neutral position see orthopedist or physiatrist to rule out significant underlying pathology once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck pain on my carotid artery that spreads to my jaw. On going for five days, 8/10 pain, sometimes get a stiff neck. Difficulty swallowing, no fever.?
See a Doc: You really need to see a doctor immediately. There are many possible causes and a few of these causes can be serious. You should go to an emergency room today if you cannot get in to see a doctor to have this checked out and make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head pressure saw a chiro who helped my head completely adjusted my neck and back now my back is in terrible pain and very stiff neck?
Stop seeing chiro: Why would you go to a chiro when it is clear that they are NOT helping you. I. Bet they charged you each time for 'treatments' There is a good chance they caused the pain you are in Now they will probably recommend additional treatments to treat the pain they caused !! Stop going. Save your money. See a real doctor, preferably one who specializes in spine or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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