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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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Any suggestions relieve pain from neck & head pry due to tension and old spine injury besides lying down? Have cpl stretches but they don't work.

Any suggestions relieve pain from neck & head pry due to tension and old spine injury besides lying down?  Have cpl stretches but they don't work.

Stress relief: According you your self diagnosis, stress, which is an overly common issue, I have some recommendations. Stretching, use of hot/cold packs, consider massage, yoga, physical therapy, even chiropractic. Look at reducing stress - important. Consider a traction trial at pt, which you can self administer at home if effective. Look at changing your pillow, and try to sleep on your back. ...Read more

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Pain radiating from neck to head causing headaches and inability to concentrate. They come while im doing any level of critical thinking.

Pain radiating from neck to head causing headaches and inability to concentrate. They come while im doing any level of critical thinking.

I am wondering: if you tense the muscles of your upper back and neck when intensely thinking. If so, that might trigger a tension headache. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Adam. Im having serious pain shooting from my neck to my head. I can't make any quick turns and barely can get any sleep?

Hello Dr. Adam. Im having serious pain shooting from my neck to my head. I can't make any quick turns and barely can get any sleep?

Calling Dr. Adam: For acute symptoms like you describe, a virtual consult with review of additional info. is desirable than a quick response without any background info or medical history. Let's know if we can assist you. ...Read more

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Morning time head back side neck pain?

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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What should I do I had a neck pain and head at the same time?

What should I do I had a neck pain and head at the same time?

Focus on the neck : Depending on the severity i would do pt on the neck. Headaches are likely cervicogenic. ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain, can't turn head right. What might it be?

I'm having neck pain, can't turn head right. What might it be?

Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. It could also be a muscular issue or even a symptom of an infection about the head ;/or neck. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for head/neck pain to come up every time I exercise?

Is it normal for head/neck pain to come up every time I exercise?

No: You should be able to exercise without pain. If your head/neck hurts wtih exercise you may want to see your md for an x-ray. You may have some arthritic changes in your spine leading to the pain. ...Read more

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My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain , why is that ?

My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain , why is that ?

See below: Sounds like a fever. Is neck just sore or also stiff? Any sore throat, sinus pain/pressure, headache? Have you been immunized against meningitis? Use cool cloths to cool head; NSAID (aleve/advil/motrin/etc) or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever & pain. See pcp soon to be evaluated & treated or, if neck is stiff & fever high, go to er. ...Read more

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