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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Neck pain on my right side? Recently I've had a stiff neck cause by a lot of shoulder tension. I put some ice on my neck it burns and is very tender.

Neck pain on my right side? Recently I've had a stiff neck cause by a lot of shoulder tension. I put some ice on my neck it burns and is very tender.

Muscle spasm: Sounds like some spasming of the muscles. Ice is a good choice. Try some icy-hot cream or patches. See your chiropractor as soon as possible and take ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. A massage therapist may help as well. ...Read more

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What can be used against stiff neck pain?

Neck pain: You cannot basically "get rid of stiff neck pain." stiff neck pain is typically associated with arthritis and degenerative spine disease. Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication can alleviate neck pain. Avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous physical/work activities are also important in preventing neck injury. ...Read more

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Howcan I get rid of stiff neck pain?

Howcan I get rid of stiff neck pain?

Rest: I would rest for a day or so. I would recommend anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain persists see your orthopedic spinal specialist and get involved in a physical therapy program. ...Read more

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Stiff neck & pain when i press on vertebrae. What could be wrong?

Stiff neck & pain when i press on vertebrae. What could be wrong?

Arthritis : Arthritis causes joint pain and stiffness. Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Gentle range of motion exercise should help too. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent stiff neck/neck pain after lifting weights?

What can I do to prevent stiff neck/neck pain after lifting weights?

Modify your : Technique as well as look to change your amount of weight and reps or look to use a bench to support your upper back , neck and head or even change from free weights to machines or vice versa. It may be a good idea to due a light cardio warmup and stretching before and after while not overdoing it as well. If issues persist, see your doctor for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, pain in neck when head is moved side to side. Headaches, cold sensations in head. Symptoms come and go ?

Exercise: It may help to exercise enough so that you sweat, that will raise core body temperature and relax the muscles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?

I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?

Soft tissue: At your age, the pain is most likely due to soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis) or deconditioning or possibly early degenerative disc. If you have had symptoms > 6 weeks i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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Chronic stiff neck/neck pain and pain often goes to the back of my head and i get dizzy when i move my head in certain ways. +neuro problems. Help?!

Chronic stiff neck/neck pain and pain often goes to the back of my head and i get dizzy when i move my head in certain ways. +neuro problems. Help?!

Stiff neck: Any old trauma or whiplashes. You are welcome to check with the neurologist first to exclude rare but serious problems but most cases are helped by an osteopath, physiatrist or chiropractor. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more