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Sore Neck And Upper Back
For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.
Aching upper body: Would check for strep throat, even if not symptomatic, or mycoplasma infection may also be TMJ or bruxism ( grinding teeth at night ), reflux check for h pylori as well, check ESR, CBC, CPK, ANA for autoimmune process, though less likely check EKG, troponin, check CXR and for lymph nodes / thyroid would follow up with doc ER today. ...Read more
Tired, sore throat, soar and stiff neck, lump in back of neck on the right side, pain in mid upper back and mid stomach for 3 days now ... ?
Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more
Headache, slight sore throat and an ache in upper shoulders and arms traveling to thighs, upper and lower back and legs? Cold? Or something serious!?
Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense
Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?
MFP: Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms: increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present. See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more
Have lower back pain that is causes pain in my legs stomach chest upper back neck jaw and head when I try to lay down at night on my sides. Also nausa?
Be seen: Multiple potential causes. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
U may have some arth: U may very well have some minor arthritis in ur neck & tspine. Coughing is quite violent if severe and increased intradickal pressures rise, as well as some flex/ext 2 these areas also. If it goes away when ur cough stops no worry. Wait it out, and c ur pcp if coughing up yellow/greenish junk as it may b bacterial and treatable. The muppet guy died from a treatable pneumonia. I think it was pplo. ...Read more
Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more
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
Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot . It aches .ears are stuffy , neck tense . Why the neck ache?
I have had a cough about a week that has gotten a little better but still phlegm, sore muscles in neck and upper back and on and off sinus pressure. ?
If I have a sore neck how long should I wait to go back to swimming? Is it okay to swim with a sore neck?
Wait till resolves: Swimming involves a fair amount of extension and rotation of the neck, both of which can potentially aggravate it. The safest thing would be to wait until your neck soreness resolves and only then gradually resume your swimming. If symptoms persist, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
I have been waking up with a sore neck and back for the last 3 weeks. It's not my bed cause I have slept in another bed in this 3 weeks. ?
I slept "wrong" and woke up achy with a sore neck/back. What can I do for relief & to ensure that I sleep more comfortably?
Neck/ back pain.: Some things you can try at home for back pain include a warm shower with the water aimed at your back, a heating pad (insure that you don’t get burned), stretching & Tylenol or NSAID’s. If your pain is severe or chronic, a medical evaluation would be prudent. Acupuncture & massage can be beneficial for some types of back pain. ...Read more
Everyday I wake up with a sore neck and back and when I do my neck excersies I hear crunchy sounds in my neck what can cause this???
Neck pain: try doing pull ups-----this exercise uses the muscles most likely to cause the neck pain-----neck pain is usually related to poor upper body posture--or repetitive work such as typing etc------pull ups are hard at first but when you see the results you will like it---the crunching sound is no big deal--minor sounds of tight articulating cervical joints ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i cut the back of my head open friday its minor and just on the scalp at first it didn't hurt intill sunday now I have a stiff/sore neck ?
Hi i was told I have anxiety and i keep having pains in my left rip some times in the chest and I have a really sore neck at the top of the spine?
Stress related: Anxiety and stress can lead to tightening of the trapezius and elevator scapula muscle that will result in neck stiffness and pain in the upper back / chest area and occasional headache. Hot shower, neck exercises , and meditation or other relaxing techniques will help . If you have persistent numbness or other neurological symptoms please see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I fainted yesterday and hit my head on the floor I have a bump on the back of my head and I woke up today with a sore neck. Nothing else was hurting?
Should look into it: It’s not normal for a 17 year old to faint. Much more info is needed before you can get a more specific answer. Did you lose consciousness, how long did it last, anyone witnessed it, are you taking any medications that could cause this, was it the first time etc. It can be a sign of a serious condition such an abnormal heart rhythm or as simple as being dehydrated. Discuss this with a physician. ...Read more
I've had a sore neck for 3 mos & can't turn it far to either side. I also get a weird electric shock up the back of the rt side of my head. Any ideas?
Torticollis: Muscle of the neck develop spam.Get a more detailed answer ›
This could be any: number of infections, either viral or bacterial. You need to be seen by your doctor or go to the ER if it's after hours, to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
It's end of week 1 with recurrent shingles on gluteal cleft. Now have a sore neck and back both on same side as my shingles.Can it be related?
Not likely: Shingles is usually not recurrent and affects the area supplied by only one spinal nerve root. Therefore the gluteal lesions and neck are not related. Please consult and infectious disease specialist for proper diagnosis and care. You may wish to get consultation with a pain specialist as well to forestall the chronic that can some times result form shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: It has not real benefit and stinks. Other that that, it is fine to use. ...Read more
Hi, have found a lump on the back of my head to the right, I've had a very sore neck for the last few weeks, 1yr ago had complete thyroid removal is it all connected? The lump is the size of a coin
Head Lump: The thyroid gland is low in the front of the neck, almost into your chest. It is not likely related given a couple of factors: 1. your thyroid surgery was over a year ago, 2. any problems from the thyroid would likely present in the front of the neck or upper chest. A lump in the back of the neck or head is most commonly a lymph node, but you should probably have it examined to make sure. ...Read more
Sharp and bad left chests pains, sore neck and the left back and feel numb in my left arm and left shoulder side must i be worried?
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