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Severe Neck Pain After Lumbar Puncture
I had my 10th Lumbar Puncture on May 31st. Blood patch a week later. Now I have severe neck pain and my neck is extremely stiff. Should I worry? Help?
Had my 10th Lumbar Puncture on May 31st. Blood patch a week later. Now I have severe neck pain and stiffness. Should I be worried? What can I do?
Maybe not, but: The lumbar puncture was in a different site from your current complaints, BUT it is possible that you acquired an infection from the lumbar puncture. If that's the case, your symptoms could be meningitis. You need to see your PCP ASAP or go to the ER, especially if you have a fever. You'll probably need another tap to assess for microbes. ...Read more
Neg CT and lumbar puncture but still painful headache bodyaches neck pain and cold sweats and pain in shoulder blades and ribs?
Arachnoid cyst: The symptoms that you describe are not associated with an arachnoid cyst. The body aches and cold sweats are indicative of a body system problem. Further tests including blood work and imaging can provide answers. Please see your primary care physician to address these symptoms. ...Read more
Many things: 30's female bemoans neck & low back pain. Assuming no more than chronic soft tissue problem, absent acuity, urgency & infection, then thought of primary pelvic sacroiliac joint injury; type commonly associated with chronic muscle spasms of contralateral posterior shoulder girdle (trapezius, rhomboids & latissimus dorsi). Rocky pelvis supports tilted spine tower with spastic muscle-cable supports. ...Read more
My neck is have very severe neck pain. My neck is very stiff. It lasted for 3 days. Went to the chiropractor and it went back to pain. What do I do?
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. 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
Having severe neck pain and back. I'm however uninsured. What are some over-the-counter medicine that may be helpful?
NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more
Severe neck pain radiates down arm. 5 days now. Much less pain when walking. Most pain when sitting. Little to no pain when laying on back.
Herniated disk: This may be the sign of a herniated disc with nerve compression. You should see your pmd to have yourself evaluated with a neurological exam to see if you need imaging and also to help you with the pain. Many of these cases resolve on its own with just some time and therapy. ...Read more
Severe constant upper back pain and severe neck pain with a knot or something there. Have MS. Neuro said it was musculoskeletal what could it be?
5 yrs ago had a surgery on 5&6, have a metal plate. Once again -severe neck pain that radiates down back & arms w/ numbness, do I need another surgery?
I have severe neck pain and the back of my head is also in pain more on the right side than the left. Swollen glands constant feeling of pressure?
Sounds like your neck muscles that extend up into your scalp are irritated. This may have been triggered when the lymph nodes rapidly enlarged. Why is another question - they respond to perceived threats to your body like infection. Moist heat, mild stretching and some ibuprofen might help. Massages good too. If continues or worsens see your MD.
http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/neck-shoulder ...Read more
Everyday my mom has numbness in all four extremities, severe neck pain and back pain. She is unable to move and her doctor doesn't know what he's doing, ?
Severe neck pain in the right back area when I move. Flowwed by ear popping mininum numbness in arms and a little nausea. What can this be?
Many things: See your doctor for complete evaluation asap, as this could represent a significant problem, since symptoms involve the head, neck, upper back, and extremities. ...Read more
I have severe neck pain right back side when I move it around. When the pain comes my right ear pops. And minimum arm numbness. Its not sore?
Urgent severe neck pain (back front & sides) & on & off migraines cause? Hist: htn pcos lisinopril hctz & provera (medroxyprogesterone)
No fever, severe headaches, sore throat, mild cough, mild runny nose, severe neck pain and nausea. Went away for one day yet came back. 3 days strong
Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. You also have seasonal flu. ...Read more
5yo w/ fever 103.5 + severe headache. No stiff neck, no rash, no vomiting. Sent to ER by ped, no lumbar puncture done. 2nd opinion about meningitis?
See answer: Fevers are known to be accompanied with headaches and other symptoms like abdominal pain etc. The fact that child has been examined and has no symptoms to suggest meningitis (no neck rigidity, no vomiting, no rash) should put you at ease. Another important fact that can reassure is the sensorium - if child is responding well and sensorium is not altered. If worse in 12-24 hours go back to ER. ...Read more
I get severe neck pain after chain smoking, it feels the same as aseptic meningitis but it's not. Why the pain and should I be conserned? I have UCTD
My sentiments: Exactly! Listen to your body. Chain smoking constricts your blood vessels, lowers your blood's oxygen saturation, increases your blood pressure & makes your heart beat faster. Not great for anyone, especially for someone with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. See http://www. Nationaljewish. Org/healthinfo/conditions/uctd. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
It is most likely: Muscular in origin although inflamed or swollen glands can also be a source as well as a disc or joint problem in the cervical spine or neck. If muscular or even from a disc or joint issue, they tend to get better with time, otc medication, heat, massage ; some activity restriction. If not or if worsening or accompanied by any neurologic issues like numbness or fevers, chills or sweats, see doc. ...Read more
Not always: There are many causes of neck pain, even severe neck pain. They include pinched nerves, arthritis in the neck, poor posture, fractures, muscle pain as well as more serious causes such as spinal cord compression, tumors etc. Most neck pain is benign, meaning it will not kill you but it can certainly ruin your quality of life. See your doctor and if you do not have one try to find a doctor. ...Read more
Several options: First, see a spine specialist. There are physiatrists, who are M.D.'s that don't do surgery but manage non-operative care (start there) and there are spine surgeons. You will have 3 or 4 options. Medications and injections, physical medicine (chiro's, acupuncture, physical therapy, etc.) and surgery. The neurological problems suggest that surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Is it okay to take meloxicam (for severe neck pain) & amoxicillin (since I'm sick) at the same time?
Yes: No interaction between the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do I have severe neck pain from being sick? Went to the doctor and they didn't know what was wrong.
It may be or may not: Be related. Your neck pain may have been coincidental and related to a neck problem directly like a disc issue. Sometimes, myalgias or muscle pains may develop as related to a viral illness. Occasionally, diseases that are autoimmune can be triggered by a illness or even be directly related to an infection like lyme disease. You should get another opinion and evaluation & ask about these. ...Read more
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
Severe neck pain and headache. Had to leave work early. Extremly light sensitive. Vommited all over myself. Feel better lying down. No fever.
Seek medical care: You should be evaluated by a doctor. If you have a history of headaches, migraines you could be having one, but if symptoms are severe, different from your previous migraines or vomiting with headache, go to the ER. You need a neurologic exam and perhaps imaging of your brain, called a CT, to rule out more serious medical problems. ...Read more
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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