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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...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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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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What to do if I have severe neck pain!?

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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What is it like to have severe neck pain?

It hurts: I am lucky enough to have never experienced severe neck pain myself but patients tell me it hurts a lot. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm. ...Read more

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I have a severe neck pain on the left side?

I have a severe neck pain on the left side?

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 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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How should I treat severe eczema on my neck?

How should I treat severe eczema on my neck?

Eczema: It is important to determine the cause of your neck eczema. Could it be the constant irritation of the shirt's tag? Necklace? Eliminating the cause may just be the only treatment you need. Anyway, emollient (thick moisturizing) creams/ointments are the treatment of choice. If severe, a short-time application of steroids can speed up its recovery. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment (s) can be considered. I hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain for 3weeks now, what's wrong?

Severe neck pain for 3weeks now, what's wrong?

Could be many: Causes, that's why the best thing is to see a doctor for physical exam. It could be a problem with the muscles, joints, disks or nerves in the neck. ...Read more

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How to resolve once and for all severe neck pain?

How to resolve once and for all severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Only after proper diagnosis following a thorough musculoskeletal/neurological exam will proper treatment be effective. Not all treatment for 'neck pain' is the same. The cause of the pain needs to be diagnosed to guide appropriate treatment (whether it be physical therapy, injection treatment, medications or surgery). Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you ease the pain of severe neck cramping?

How can you ease the pain of severe neck cramping?

Neck cramps: Start off by using bengay patches or tiger palm directly to the area to increase blood flow, take an otc aleve (naproxen) or advil (if ok with your doctor) and try hot showers or heating pads. If nothing helps, massage or active muscle release. Still no relief, go visit the doctor for further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain on one side. What can I take for it?

Severe neck pain on one side. What can I take for it?

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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What could be causing me to have this severe neck pain?

See PMD: Many things can cause pain, but severe pain is always alarming. Please see your pmd for history, physical, and possible imaging. Unfortunately many things could cause this and to give an intelligent answer I would need much more information. ...Read more

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What is causing severe neck pain at age 18 and healthy?

Neck pain: You must obtain MRI of the cervical spine without contrast in order to evaluate the cause of severe neck pain. ...Read more

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Are neck massages good for someone with severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Soft tissue massage particular to the cervical spine region can alleviate the intense muscle spasm and thus reduce neck pain. Engage in aggressive neck manipulation without MRI of the cervical spine should be voided. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain when turning to the right. What is wrong?

Severe neck pain when turning to the right. What is wrong?

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

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Why do I keep getting severe headaches and bad neck pains?

Well neck pain and: Headaches are sometimes related and then again sometimes not related. The issue is if you have any other signs or symptoms which might be important. If for instance your friends notice you are weak or dizzy or have an unequal pupil or you have double vision these are all signs that you might need to see a doctor. If you have any changes in consciousness or seizures - definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe back pain around the neck area for three days?

More specific: Your question needs to be more specific to obtain a reasonable answer. For example is it neck or back pain? Is there associated arm or leg pain? Is this new pain related to a new exercise or activity? (in which case stop that activity). Do you have any other health issues such as arthritis, cancer, vascular disease, etc. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix my chronic severe neck pain?

What are good ways for me to fix my chronic severe neck pain?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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If I have severe neck pain does that mean it's a pitch nerve?

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

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How come I get severe neck pain when my shoulders are massaged?

Positioning: The position that you are placed in while having your shoulders massaged can make a big difference. Try sitting with your chin flexed forward towards your chest slightly to lessen pressure on spinal and musculoskeletal structures while having your shoulders worked on. ...Read more

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Please answer! Could severe neck pain make the whole body hurt?

Please answer! Could severe neck pain make the whole body hurt?

Of course.: Usually, if you have one place severe pain, you would feel the whole body discomfort. However, if you takes short acting narcotics, between the peak of the medication level, you will feel whole body pain due to you decreased your own endorphine secretion or your endorphine receptors not able to response to your usual dose of endorphine. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my neck and face. Also crawling sensations?

I have severe pain in my neck and face. Also crawling sensations?

Emergency?: If the pain is truly severe and unbearable I am concerned for you, especially if the pain in your neck is limiting the motion of your neck. It sounds like you could have a nerve impingement and am wondering if this is bad enough for you to be seen in an emergency department tonight?? If not, please be seen first thing by your primary care doctor in the morning as these symptoms are concerning. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe neck pain and can't look to the left!?

What to do if I have severe neck pain and can't look to the left!?

Disc Herniation: This is probably caused by a disc herniaaiton in the neck. When you tunr to the left the disc is pinching the nerve and causing your pain.

Try ibuprofen/naproxen, heating pad or moist heat, try massage.

If it lasts more than a few days you should be examined by a spine specialist for prescription medications (like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack), physical therapy, and maybe an mri. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

Exercise: A hep and stretching with neck strengthening is the best. You need to balance the anterior neck muscles with the posterior neck muscles. Often, the posterior muscles are a lot stronger. Stretching also helps with warm moist heat to relax the posterior, tighter muscles. Sometimes, you may benefit from traction as directed by a therapist. This depends on the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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How long should rf denervation last. I still have severe pain in neck?

RF denervation: I usually tell patients 6-12 months. Is the pain in your neck muscle spasm? How long has it been since rf?

Looking at your medications you are taking I do not see either a muscle relaxer or an anti-inflammatory medication. Either or both may be a help to you. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with headache and severe pain in back of neck!?

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 that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about a severe stiff neck and back? Take OTC or go see doc?

What can I do about a severe stiff neck and back? Take OTC or go see doc?

Other symptoms?: Good question. If a fever is associated with you complaint, see a doctor immediately, to rule out a serious infection. If the pain is seriouly affecting your activities of daily living, see a doctor to help determine the cause and provide you some relief of your symptoms. Otherwise, a warmshower and over the counter pain medication may help. ...Read more