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My back has been hurting for about 4 months now. Its just a dull sore ache all the time. What could be the.Cause?
Depends: Need to make sure that you have no red flags such as unexplained weight loss, trauma, night pain. If you have none of these, then this is usually non-specific low back pain. Most of the time we do not know the etiology of that problem. Continue to stay active but if it doesn't get better, then go see your physician. ...Read more
What would be the best herbs to calm in overactive immune system? I have mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and chronic soreness, aching in my body.
Not aware: I don't know of an herb (s) which would calm your autoimmune reaction enough to make any difference. However there are effective drugs which can be very helpful. ...Read more
I have had a tension/mild soreness/ache in my left shoulder/neck for the past 10 years, starting with a sneeze on a bicycle. How can I fix it?
Eliminate the pain: First thing is to try to determine cause to check for any fracture, calcium deposits with xrays and medical checkup with bloodwork to look for arthritis/gout. If it turns out to be muscular/tension/bursitis of shoulder neck, then first eliminate pain with ice packs, antiinflammatories, rest and after pain relieved begin physical therapy/myofascial/stretching and finally strengthen muscles. ...Read more
I had a very big sneeze and a lot of mucus got ous of my left nostril. When I sneezed, I also got some suddlen sore ache. Now I have horace. Why?
Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?
Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy vs PAD: Nerve damage aka neuropathy can bring about numb, tingly, burning hot, icy cold electrical shock-like pain. Peroneal nerve injury (http://goo.gl/R3DxrJ) is also associated w/foot drop. Meralgia paresthetica (http://goo.gl/AxYsOJ) occurs higher up in thigh. Peripheral artery disease is poor circulation in extremities, similar to chest pain or angina. If you smoke, stop. Then see Family Doc for eval ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer