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Sore bone on uppers back lower neck . What is the diagnoses and what caused it? Should i see a doctor?

Sore bone on uppers back lower neck .  What is the diagnoses and what caused  it?  Should i see a doctor?

Sore neck/back: Usually related to muscle strain. If not responding to rest and anti-inflammatory medication, it is reasonable to visit doctor. If there are related symptoms that are worrisome (pain radiating down back or arm), it might be more urgent. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise.  What could it be?

All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more

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How to help a sore upper back, shoulders and neck? I sit and work at laptop all day.

How to help a sore upper back, shoulders and neck? I sit and work at laptop all day.

Use a standing desk: Recent studies show that it may be better for your posture to stand rather than sit at a desk. Also standing may make you live longer. Check out the following links: (www.Wired.Com/gadgetlab/2012/05/ditch-your-office-chair-for-a-new-standing-desk/) and (www.Lifehacker.Com/5735528/why-and-how-i-switched-to-a-standing-desk). ...Read more

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My neck and upper back is always very stiff. And I turn my neck a lot to "crack" my bones to losen the stiffness. Will there be any bad effect for such habit?

My neck and upper back is always very stiff. And I turn my neck a lot to "crack" my bones to losen the stiffness. Will there be any bad effect for such habit?

No : There will be no issues with this and you are just self manipulating your neck causing a temporary reflex relaxation of the muscles. Keep on crack in'. ...Read more

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Who do I get these tingily and shocking pain in y upper back it kills me goes into my shoulders and on upper spine back bone by the neck ?

Who do I get these tingily and shocking pain in y upper back it kills me goes into my shoulders and on upper spine back bone by the neck ?

Varies: There are numerous potential causes of back and neck pain. Some can be muscular, others more neurological such as a pinched nerve. I would not hesitate to be seen and fully evaluated. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the specific cause. ...Read more

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Can having a headache, stiff neck and sore upper back be related to one another?

Can having a headache, stiff neck and sore upper back be related to one another?

Headache: Headache, stiff neck, and sore upper back may all be part of the same complex. However the symptoms may be also associated with very serious conditions such as meningitis. ...Read more

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Rubbed right side upper back & felt something twitch/throb that same side of neck . side of neck felt sore for days. What was that about?

Rubbed right side upper back & felt something twitch/throb that same side of neck . side of neck felt sore for days. What was that about?

Muscle spasm: The symptoms described (sore back muscles, twitching/throbbing) are likely muscle spasms. Things to consider include posture modification, sleeping position and gentle stretching. If pain persists or worsens it is advised that you be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more