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Stiff Neck Can T Look Up
Heat & exercises : Without more information, it is not possible to try to determine the cause of your pain. Would recommend trying an otc NSAID along with stretching exercises. If the pain persists then you need to see your pcp. ...Read more
Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?
What are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook
Hot water: Definitely! The Japanese knew about this centuries ago — hence their tradition of onsen. A hot bath or shower will do wonders! Of course rest and stretching of tired muscles even with some massage thrown in can do wonders. Best to 'listen' to your body... Pain is the language it uses to tell you 'stop doing' this or that. It helps to pay attention sometimes. Now I recommend taking it easy. ...Read more
Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?
Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training. ...Read more
Week+ of a stiff neck. Can't look left/right or down. Tried different pillows and sleeping different, no luck. Pain was gone yesterday back today?
It is pesky: Often a stiff neck results from sleeping awkwardly, particularly in a cold or drafty room. It is good news that the pain improved and not surprising that it returned. Continue to sleep in comfortable position, use moist heat and then do gentle range of motion stretching 2-3 times daily. You can take ibuprofen. Avoid further injury. It will be gone, I predict, in another week. Best wishes:) ...Read more
I woke up in the middle of the night in pain, stiff neck, can't move my head much, shoulders and back hurt as well. What do I do?
For the last month, I wake in the morning with a very stiff neck (can't turn to left) and my face and body are extremely swollen. No change in diet.
Hard to say: Your swelling concerns me the most. Whole-body swelling can be caused by heart-failure, liver damage, kidney failure, and certain medications, among other causes. With the combination of neck pain and swelling, nothing specific comes to mind. Please see a provider who will do a good physical exam and ask you more questions to try to figure this out. You deserve an answer! ...Read more
I have aspergers syndrome. I now I got stiff neck, can't feel sleepy, twitching, increased heart pulse, body tempreature can I have sporadic fatal insomni?
See a doc: A stiff neck can be many things, I would advise you see your doc just to be sure. Especially if you are having a headache or a fever (>101.3 F), Nausea or Vomitting, or eye pain or ear pain. It might be as innocent as muscle soreness; but a stiff neck with other symptoms like the ones I described should be looked at by a physician. ...Read more
Heat: The Best treatment that I know of for a stiff neck is heat either in the form of hot showers or baths or moist heat pack applied several times per day. Massage can be extremely helpful as well. If it does not get better or if you have any symptoms such as severe headache, visual problems, nausea, vomiting you should see your doctor urgently. Usually a stiff neck is benign and will go awayin a few days. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a stiff neck that is painful all around. Can't turn it either side or tip forward without a sharp pain?
Got a stiff neck for two weeks after I hit the shoulders workout in the gym & can't turn my head to the right side properly. How long will it to heal?
Neck Pain: Arthritic symptoms typically cause stiffness with inactivity that seems to loosen up as the day gets rolling. Don't waste money, but trying a couple different pillows could help. Taking an otc anti-inflammatory at bedtime could also help. Mckenzie pt, nsaid's, are reasonable as a first step. Md eval next. ...Read more
Neck pain in young: Based upon your age, serious problems are very unlikely without trauma. I would suspect you are feeling muscle aches or pains. Less likely is a disc herniation. Without further studies, only able to guess. Nonetheless, exact diagnosis not necessary to treat. Try some tylenol/nsaid's, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt book available online for $10ish. If pain persists, see a doc. ...Read more
Let me help you: Perform range-of-motion and strengthening exercises while pain symptoms are present, move on to low-stress exercises (e.g. Walking, swimming or cycling) after pain symptoms have improved (typically two to four weeks), avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and uncomfortable positions, use medication as directed maintain normal activity, consult your doctor. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more
Stiff enck causes: There are several muscles in the neck area and the ligaments over the cervical spine and the neck stiffness can be from any of these. The cervcial spine has discs and probelms wiht the disc themselves can cause the muscles around the neck to go into spasm as well. Auto accidents can cause this form the sudden jolt to the soine and the neck and upper back muscles. See you doc if it persists. ...Read more
See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. All of these can cause stiffness and/or pain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Neck pain: Neck pain is due to muscle strain, disc problems, or facet joint pain. As long as there are no arm pain, numbness or weakness, you need to treat it conservatively: heat/cold, nsaids, physical therapy, brief course of cervical collar for a few days only. Posture is very important for neck. Also, I assume you keyboard a lot (obviously!), take frequent breaks, stretch, adjust the level of the screen. ...Read more
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