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-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
I have shoulder pain after playing tennis. I have been told this is a neck sprain. What should I do?
Stretch / PT / Yoga: Pain in a shoulder or arm can be the result of muscles or nerves being "pinched" higher up. We all tend to spend too much time on the computer (typing this answer!) - repeated use and underlying tension (not to mention disc disease) minimize the space through which nerves and muscles travel. Good "soft tissue work" either by stretching, getting physical therapy can help a lot. Yoga is terrific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right side of neck sprained, healing techniques? and hurts when I swallow, struggle to have drink and eat, what to do?
Be seen: If you are "struggling" to eat and drink, I would recommend you be seen just to make sure there is not something more going on than a strain to your neck. ...Read more
I sprained my neck on monday and was prescribed vicodin for the pain. I took 2 pills at 11 pm tonight. Can i drink alcohol tomorrow starting at 1pm?
Neck Shoulder Sprain F/age 62. NP at clinic said m spasm. 2 weeks later still inner nerve type quivering from neck to left outer upper bicep all night?
Spine consult: You need a referral to a spine surgeon for X-rays of your spine to rule out vertebral fracture common in your age group and also a bone spur that can irritate the spinal nerve running from your spine to your bicep=radiculopathy. SSRIs and gabapentin good for this pain but if you have weakness surgery may be indicated for a herniated disc or compressed nerve. Stay calm and see spine surgeon. ...Read more
Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and massage can help. Physical therapy can be prescribed to work on posture, gentle exercise, traction and modalities such as heat and ultrasound. See your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Symptoms of a neck sprain can include pain, limited or painful movements, muscle spasm, and stiffness. Pain which radiates down an arm to your fingers might be something more like a pinched nerve. Sprains usually improve with time, anti inflammatory medications and therapy. Whenever concerned, please be evaluated by your favorite orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch/Strengthen: Most physical therapy is directed to improve range of motion and muscle function. Exercises are designed to improve posture, and decrease pain and stiffness. Injuries are often the result of limited flexibility. Physical therapy can help teach new habits, decrease inflammation, pain, and improve quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had neck pain for the last 4 to 5 months and its getting worse the ER says its a cervical sprain so why isnt it heal then?
See specialist: If you had an accident of some sort months ago and were diagnosed w/ a sprain in the e .R . And are continuing to have pain then see your spine specialist for examination and further studies. I see in your history you have already had back surgery... You may want to see him/ her for evaluation. Good luck.! ...Read more
On 9-26-12, my neck was injured and i heard it crack. The pain is getting worse after a sprained neck was diagnosed. Jaw and back now hurt. Why?!
I was a passenger in a car crash Thursday. Nothing broken. Sprained neck & shoulder In lots of pain. 2 buldging discs in neck. When to go to er 4 pain?
Neck strain: should get better in 6 weeks; see you GP instead ER; ER will have no help to you ...Read more
Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?
Neck and Shoulder : Lower back pain does not usually cause neck and shoulder pain. They may be related to a common problem or completely separate issues. Best to be evaluated to determine. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament holds bone to bone. Injuring one ligament does not cause a sprain to another ligament unless there is trauma to both. ...Read more
Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?
I went thru a wood deck (fell) & sprained ankle. 2 days later my back and neck hurt (no xray on back yet). estimate of how long will back will hurt?
Varies: Back injuries and their recovery vary tremendously based upon the more specific aspect of what was injured. A simple lumbar strain would be expected to be better by 7-14 days. If it does not improve, or if you start developing pain or numbness that runs down the leg, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sprain wrist 10 mon ago. Still having intense burning pain. Last night, without warning, the intense burning pain started in hip and neck. Related?
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more