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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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Clear very thin, water like, liquid out of one side of nose bend over, light sensitivity, constant headache, stiff/sore neck and upper spine down back?

Clear very thin, water like, liquid out of one side of nose bend over, light sensitivity, constant headache, stiff/sore neck and upper spine down back?

Virus or injury?: Are there any symptoms that suggest you have a viral infection? All of these things can be caused by a viral infection, like the kind that causes colds. There are other causes too. If you were in an accident and you hurt your head, an injury can cause symptoms like this. ...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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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

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I have pain in my neck & back of my shoulder blades, whenever I swallow it hurts in my neck & upper back.. my throats isn't sore.

I have pain in my neck & back of my shoulder blades, whenever I swallow it hurts in my neck & upper back.. my throats isn't sore.

See your doctor: I'm sorry, but this is an unusual complaint that doesn't easily fit into any particular pattern of disease that I can identify. In this case, it may be reasonable to do some stretching and flexibility work, like yoga, before going to doctor to see if that helps. That will give the doctor some valuable data as she considers treatment options. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Out of nowhere my neck, upper back, and jaw muscles have gotten sore. I haven't laid down or strained them. It has even moved to my cheeks. What is it?

Out of nowhere my neck, upper back, and jaw muscles have gotten sore. I haven't laid down or strained them. It has even moved to my cheeks. What is it?

Bruxism: Hard to say without more information. Your symptoms often result from bruxism - clenching and grinding of the teeth. See your DDS or oral surgeon for assessment. If negative, see MD. ...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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