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Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

No: A strain is an injury to muscle or tendons. The throat is an internal structure. Two very different things. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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I have a sprain in my neck. What is the best remedy? Is a doctor visit necessary?

I have a sprain in my neck. What is the best remedy? Is a doctor visit necessary?

Maybe: Would try otc Motrin two three times daily with food. Give about a week. Hot towels and gentle range of motion. If the pain and stiffness worsens see physician. If it lasts more than a week to ten days or you develop fever call your doctor.. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain after playing tennis. I have been told this is a neck sprain. What should I do?

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 more

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Right side of neck sprained, healing techniques? And hurts when I swallow, struggle to have drink and eat, what to do?

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

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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?

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

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How are neck sprains treated?

How are neck sprains treated?

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 more

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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained neck?

What are the typical symptoms of a sprained neck?

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 more

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What is the physical therapy for a neck sprain?

What is the physical therapy for a neck sprain?

Physical therapy: Progressive stretch, strengthening, rom, modalities, stabilization.

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What will they do at physical therapy for a neck sprain?

What will they do at physical therapy for a neck sprain?

Stretching and heat/: They will do range of motion exercises and stretched as well as application of ultrasound, heat or cold as indicated. ...Read more

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What do they do at physical therapy to treat a neck sprain?

What do they do at physical therapy to treat a neck sprain?

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 more

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Can neck sprains give you tension headaches and make you feel dizzy?

Can neck sprains give you tension headaches and make you feel dizzy?

Yes: Yes, neck sprains with discl and facet injury can cause headaches arising in the back of the head and radiating into the temple. Also there are symptoms of dizziness associated with neck sprain or whiplash injuries. ...Read more

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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 isn't 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

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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?!

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?!

Need workup: Neck pain which radiates must be diagnosed properly. No quick answer. An MRI may be helpful. The jaw must also alert to possible temporo mandibular joint injury. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

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

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Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?

Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?

Yes: With severe asthma attacks, the work of breathing is significantly increased and you are forced to use the accessory muscles which include those in your neck. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Need more info: Having intense burning pain in your wrist 10 months after spraining it is a bit unusual, as is intense burning in your neck and hip.

If symptoms persist best to have an exam with your physician. Any opinion offered here would be only a guess. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sprain the neck can the neck be sprained? If so, how is it treated? .

Yes: Sprains usually refer to injuries of the ligaments around a join where strains are in reference to muscle and tendon units. Most strains and sprains are treated with rest, ice or heat, compression where applicable, antiinflammatories and therapy. ...Read more

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Can moving the. Neck to quickly or popping the neck kill you or break your. Neck or sprain it?

Can moving the. Neck to quickly or popping the neck kill you or break your. Neck or sprain it?

Not likely: You would have to have a significant defect in the cervical bones for them to break by moving your neck on your own. Popping your neck is unlikely to break it or kill you. You may be forceful enough to sprain it. ...Read more

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I have sprained my neck and im in severe pain, what can cure the strain and what can alleviate the pain?

I have sprained my neck and im in severe pain, what can cure the strain and what can alleviate the pain?

There are many: Nerves, muscles, ligamentous sources of pain in the neck...it is easily strained. Early on neck pain seems to respond better to ice. Use a bag of frozen peas/ice pack; apply 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a day. Later. Heat. Stretching/gentle massage may help. Avoid aggravating activity. Try ibuprofen 600 mg 3-4 times daily (with food). If this doesn't help significantly in 3-4 days, see Doc for eval/Rx ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could comfortably fly following a neck sprain with periodic headaches and vertigo?

Can you tell me how I could comfortably fly following a neck sprain with periodic headaches and vertigo?

Prepare: Before you go see your massage therapist or chiropractor. Take your medications with you. Get a travel pillow that surrounds and supports your neck. Consider asking your doctor for the scopolamine patch to prevent vertigo. During flight practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques ...Read more

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Am I correct when I say a neck sprain would be tender to the touch and a pinched nerve would be all internal pain down nerve path?

Am I correct when I say a neck sprain would be tender to the touch and a pinched nerve would be all internal pain down nerve path?

Good thinking, but: Real bodies are less likely to perform 100% logically. Both could bring a bit of both pain pictures you draw quite well. It may also not be a perfect division, but the relief patterns may tell you some more. If it's pinched nerve, topical Tx will have less effect, not none but less. Sprain should improve if rested, pinched not so much. Try an exam/eval too. Best! ...Read more

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Was drug behind dirt bike 1/4 mi abt 10yrs ago. Now finding back, neck, nerve probs. Could that have caused the damage? Only burns, sprained ankle at time

Was drug behind dirt bike 1/4 mi abt 10yrs ago. Now finding back, neck, nerve probs. Could that have caused the damage? Only burns, sprained ankle at time

More evaluation: If the only injuries 10 yrs ago were burns & sprain, then highly unlikely that injury is the cause. Would recommend that you get more evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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I am a nurse and while moving a pt a heavy one the doctor said I sprained my neck left shoulder and elbow how long will this take to heal?

I am a nurse and while moving a pt a heavy one the doctor said I sprained my neck left shoulder and elbow how long will this take to heal?

Couple of weeks: It sounds like you strained some muscles in
the cervical spine, upper back and arm
with rest, ice and possibly nsaids, you should
improve over 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Car accident 3 weeks ago, doctor in the ER diagonest neck sprain but now the pain in my neck just is getting worse every day, is that normal?

Yes: With the adrenaline still running through your body after the injury, that can dull the pain. As the days go by, it is very common to have increased pain, then as you treat it, it will slowly start to improve. Good luck, get well soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible I sprained my neck getting out of bed?

Is it possible I sprained my neck getting out of bed?

Yes: That's quite possible. It usually takes a few days (2-5) to subside. Ibuprofen and a muscle relaxers would help.
You could do this by sleeping with neck in an odd position, and the pain waking you in the morning. ...Read more

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Could passenger claim for whiplash for a minor neck sprain?

Could passenger claim for whiplash for a minor neck sprain?

Yes.: Yes. Anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision should be evaluated for whiplash. Even 5mph accidents are enough to cause challenges. 1 in 4 people end up with chronic pain due to whiplash and cervical spine injuries. ...Read more

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What kind of stretching would be a good treatment for a neck sprain?

What kind of stretching would be a good treatment for a neck sprain?

See below: The best way to stretching is not pulling from your neck, it's levering your shoulders with the end of a bed (or bench) and trying to put the mandibleat 90 degrees. ...Read more

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Hi. I have been have neck pains, and pains mostly from the shoulders up, but also in the lower back. Could it be an infection or just a sprain?

Neither likely: Almost certainly not infection. Sprain is injury to ligaments. Also unlikely. More likely is strain of back and or shoulder and neck. Check if you are doing inappropriate exercises or overly stressful activities at work. If there is no neurological involvement (numbness, shooting pains, weakness, electric like shocks) this is likely muscular. If not improving with rest, NSAID see your pcp. ...Read more

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My back getting pain after fell down in sitting position. Severe pain at below inf. Scapula when I do Lt. Trunk rotation. My neck also getting sprain?

My back getting pain after fell down in sitting position. Severe pain at below inf. Scapula when I do Lt. Trunk rotation. My neck also getting sprain?

Be seen: If you are in pain after a fall, particularly when it involves your spine, it would probably be good to be seen, just to make sure your injury is not serious. ...Read more

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Been more than 2 weeks since I sprained my neck in exercise. Still stiffness is there. Help pls. Can you let me know what type of doctor to consult?

Been more than 2 weeks since I sprained my neck in exercise. Still stiffness is there. Help pls. Can you let me know what type of doctor to consult?

Primary care: Start with a primary care doctor and they can evaluate and treat this effectively. If not, then they will be able to refer to the correct specialist who can help further ...Read more

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I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when I turn my head a certain direction I feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when I turn my head a certain direction I feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

Get evaluated: Symptoms of nerve damage can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician. ...Read more

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I seem to wake up with a stiff/sprained neck on the right side each morning and the pain lingers on whole day. What do you suggest?

Dx: Torticollis, if: Its been going on for a short time, like a week only, then it should improve with nsaid's, ms relaxers, stretching exercises/massage. If its been going on for longer, or getting worse or having neurological symptoms, then get it investigated by an orthopod or a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I sprained my neck almost two months ago and I've experiencedlong. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?

What do you advise if I sprained my neck almost two months ago and I've experiencedlong. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?

See Spine Specialist: Often it takes more than one epidural injection to help with pain. Also you could be having pain from your facet joints so consider evaluating these as sources for your pain and treatment options such as facet joint injections or radiofrequency ablation. Lastly although not covered by insurance stem cell therapies have been helpful in healing tissues as well. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more