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Doctor insights on: Sore Neck And Shoulder For A Year

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I stretched yesterday got very sore neck and shoulder any tips to combat pain?

I stretched yesterday got very sore neck and shoulder any tips to combat pain?

Ice ;NSAID's: Consider using ice but place a cloth between ice pack ; skin to avoid frostbite. Also take advil or aleve (naproxen) both the ice and the pills will help to reduce inflammation. Time will be the best cure, usually the 2nd day is most uncomfortable. Avoid additional stress, being careful for a few days. If still a problem after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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4 weeks of burning pain on right side of head and face. Throbbing gums on right side. Sore neck and shoulder blade all on right side. Nothing relieves?

Burning pain: Possible causes are viral infection (shingles), fungal infection, nerve irritation (trigeminal neuralgia).
Check with your dentist, oral surgeon and physician for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Taking listeria, sore neck shoulder headaches, is this normal?

Taking listeria, sore neck shoulder headaches, is this normal?

Taking Listeria?: I can't think why you'd be 'taking listeria, ' which is a potentially dangerous bacteria. If you're taking it, you should stop! ...Read more

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I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore neck. I feel like I have a pinched nerve on the top of my shoulder and it hurts to breath.?

I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore neck. I feel like I have a pinched nerve on the top of my shoulder and it hurts to breath.?

Muscle strain: Wakiing up with a sore neck can often be due to sleeping in a uncomfortable posture which results in a muscle strain. For starters try applying ice for 4-5 minutes followed by warm application over the painful area of the neck. Also, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen could help. ...Read more

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Woke up with crick (stiffness & sore) neck & shoulder. Have no illness, temp, or swelling. What can I do to make it better & prevent in future?

Woke up with crick (stiffness & sore) neck & shoulder. Have no illness, temp, or swelling. What can I do to make it better & prevent in future?

Try this: These usually get better with nsaids, gentle stretching, and alternating ice / heat packs. Get a good cervical pillow. If symptoms are not improving see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get leg and feet cramps at night that makes them acke all day and feel like it will happen at any minute. I've had a sore neck & shoulder blades too?

I get leg and feet cramps at night that makes them acke all day and feel like it will happen at any minute. I've had a sore neck & shoulder blades too?

Be seen: You may need to be seen for an accurate diagnosis which can include multiple possibilities from metabolic and electrolyte abnormalities, to vascular problems, to even spinal cord compression in the neck. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause and then specific treatment options. ...Read more

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I've been having symptoms which I think is anxiety. Chest discomfort but not localized, sore neck, shoulders, shoulder blades and numb jaw last 9mth?

I've been having symptoms which I think is anxiety. Chest discomfort but not localized, sore neck, shoulders, shoulder blades and numb jaw last 9mth?

Rule out heart: First rule out life threatening conditions like coronary artery disease, a condition for which you are not too young. Then see if you have lung, neck or muscular issues causing the soreness. Only after these are ruled out can you assume symptoms are anxiety-related. ...Read more

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1 1/2 years ago I got really bad headaches and all the symptoms of meningitis. So did my 21 year old daughter no tap. Beginning of this year started with small headaches. Now I have had severe headaches stiff sore neck no fever. Had spinal tap not meningiti

1 1/2 years ago I got really bad headaches and all the symptoms of meningitis. So did my 21 year old daughter no tap. Beginning of this year started with small headaches. Now I have had severe headaches stiff sore neck no fever. Had spinal tap not meningiti

Consider location: To be considered as you and your daughter had headaches Is if extended family members and/or remote in years family members have had similar headaches as migraines can be familial and come and go depending on triggers. When you and your daughter had problem initially had you traveled or been in wooded areas? An infectious consideration is Lyme disease if in these areas. Both see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Dr. Can check throat: Infections of the tonsils, throat, neck lymph nodes, or sinuses, can cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. For some people, ear pressure or ear pain can also cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. A primary care doctor can check to see if it is a routine problem such as strep throat, which needs antibiotics. For pain, there is Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin, and other OTC cold medicines. ...Read more

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Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

See his doctor.: It sounds like he needs to be examined by his doctor. Even though he doesn't have fever, and this may be a viral illness, he should be seen to rule out strep or other treatable illness. Meanwhile you can give him ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain, if he has no medical contraindication to doing so. Also, make sure he is drinking fluids. ...Read more

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Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Night sweats: You should be evaluated by your doctor or hematologist with a complete blood test as well as a chest xray to determine the cause of your night sweats ...Read more

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I have had a sore neck and shoulders upon awakening for more than 10 years?

I have had a sore neck and shoulders upon awakening for more than 10 years?

Neck and Shoulder: You should see your primary care physician. There may be numerous causes for your neck and shoulder pain. There may also be numerous treatments available seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 6 years straight, and I have a sore neck as well, what is the cause and what can be done? Muscle exercises do not help. Ty

I have had a headache for 6 years straight, and I have a sore neck as well, what is the cause and what can be done? Muscle exercises do not help. Ty

Chronic headache: That sounds terrible. Please see your doctor and ask what medical and alternative therapies you can use to help reduce your pain. Muscle exercises are a good start, but some lifestyle changes, especially diet and sleep can help. Medications may be used judiciously, but I'm guessing that Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve have not been helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?

I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?

Not likely: Cancers are generally painless. If the lump is sore it may more likely be a staph infection, which needs to be looked at urgently and treated accordingly. Feel better☺️ ...Read more

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After taking my 3rd 500 mg tablet of acetaminophen (one every 4hr) I develop a severe headache, neck ache and shoulder ache.?

After taking my 3rd 500 mg tablet of acetaminophen (one every 4hr) I develop a severe headache, neck ache and shoulder ache.?

Drug reaction?: Assuming you are only taking this and nothing else it could be a drug reaction. You also have to consider your age. If you take it every 4 hours that means you are taking a daily dosage of 3, 000 mg or 3 grams of Acetaminophen a day. Make sure this is okay with your physician. Acetaminophen is heavily cleared by your liver. ...Read more

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I am on celexa (citalopram) for 3 years, can celexa (citalopram) cause sore neck, sore jaw and pressure in ears?

I am on celexa (citalopram) for 3 years, can celexa (citalopram) cause sore neck, sore jaw and pressure in ears?

Unlikly but possible: Severe dry mouth or xerostomia can be a side effect of any medication. However the degree would have to be so severe that something like a parotid gland stone has formed which is causing the problem. Additionally your would have many other anticholinergic symptoms and probably more than just the Celexa (citalopram) is involved if at all.
In other words it is possible but an ENT specialist may best to check it. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest above my right breast and towards the centre. The pain comes and goes. I also have slight neck ache and shoulder ache.?

I have a sharp pain in my chest above my right breast and towards the centre. The pain comes and goes. I also have slight neck ache and shoulder ache.?

Uncertain: Nonspecific symptoms have multiple possibilities from stress to structural problems of nerves, muscles, tendons or bones. Sorting it out requires evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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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

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Left forearm burning and left hand aching, right arm pain, shoulder pain and into right side of my neck. I am 54 years old.

Question??: I am not sure what information you are looking for. Do you need advice on possible causes, who to see for evaluation, or have you been evaluated and need more details? Please restate your question. Sorry I could not be of more help ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a sore neck from coughing?

Is it bad to have a sore neck from coughing?

Depends......: Coughing can lead to musculoskeletal pain including neck discomfort from muscle strain/sprain. Once the cough resolves, the neck pain should also resolve so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the cough. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

Why is the neck sore: The best approach would be to determine the cause of soreness and address the etiology. You may try warm compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Regular aerobic exercise is generally good for maintaining the health of muscles, ligaments and bones and is a good preventive measure against musculo-skeletal pain. ...Read more