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How to relieve stiff neck pains?

How to relieve stiff neck pains?

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

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more


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Headache neck pain swollen neck sore throat?

Headache neck pain swollen neck sore throat?

Viral infection: It sounds like the common cold which is likely a viral infection. Drink plenty of fluid and get some rest. ...Read more

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Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Okay, I'll play: I'll see your dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness and raise you fever nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Seriously, you must think doctors have truly superhuman powers of divination to expect an answer to a 7-word post that doesn't even contain a verb. Thank you for the compliment, but it isn't true. Read some of the posts here that got real answers to learn how to post a real question. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but i would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and sinus infrction?

Stiff neck and sinus infrction?

Go see your Doc!: Unfortunately, your question is vague, but potentially dangerous. A stiff neck may mean you have a muscle spasm- or a meningitis. More information is needed and is best done in the purvue of a physician rather than on the internet. ...Read more

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Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tension headache: The combination of headache, stiff neck and pain behind the eye would often signify a tension, or stress, headache. The history of the development of the symptoms would be most helpful in determining this diagnosis. Naturally other entities should be entertained and anything from glaucoma to meningitis could be the cause of these sympoms. A visit to your doctor is in order if it persists. ...Read more

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How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

Some: It depends on what is causing the neck pain. If it muscular then it has a better chance of helping then if the pain is due to a disc problem or arthritis. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain neck. Shoulder.And shoulder blade. My arm is tingly. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice heat massage rest and a neck pillow have not helped i can't sleep!

Sudden severe pain neck. Shoulder.And shoulder blade. My arm is tingly. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice heat massage rest and a neck pillow have not helped i can't sleep!

See below: This could be a sign of a pinched nerve in the neck. I would advise that you see your doctor if you have one who can examine you and then suggest the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Pain: There are many possibilities for this group of symptoms. Several rheumatologic conditions come to mind including fibromyalgia. I would suggest you see a rheumatologist or a pm&r doctor to help sort all this out. ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Manipulation: Gentle indirect osteoapathic manipulative techniques can be very helpful. Most of these will resolve by themselves without intervention given a few days. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read more

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Stiff, sore, and tight neck/ will chiropracter, masseuse or pt help?

Stiff, sore, and tight neck/ will chiropracter, masseuse or pt help?

Any May Help: Any of these folks may help.But only try 3-4 sessions. If it does not help by then, it probably will not. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractic neck adjustment cause throat tightness sensations?

Can a chiropractic neck adjustment cause throat tightness sensations?

Yes: Chiropractic massage/adjustment is strenuous and should never be allowed on the neck. The back is strong enough usually to withstand it. There have been a number of cases of paralysis, fracture and stroke at the hands of chiros overdoing it on the neck. If your neck troubles you, see an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Headache,stiff neck: Any time you have a stiff neck and headache, you need to be seen immediately to rule out meningitis. It may be that you are coming down with a cold or other viral infection. Please be seen right away by a doctor. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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