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My son jolted his neck back to break a fall. I have been using heat last 3 days applied ice tonight. Help...which is better for whiplash/wry neck?

My son jolted his neck back to break a fall. I have been using heat last 3 days applied ice tonight. Help...which is better for whiplash/wry neck?

Be seen: I would recommend that he be seen just to make sure he did not seriously injure his neck. That being said, moist heat is usually good for relieving the spasm and muscular pain that can be associated with a cervical strain. Ice can be helpful if the area is superficial and tender to numb it and reduce superficial swelling. So...either is ok to try, in my experience, heat is more effective. ...Read more

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Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?

Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?

First suspect muscle: I would first suspect muscle, or tendon, slippage but there are other considerations we need. You will need an evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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What treatment for neck disc problem?

What treatment for neck disc problem?

See below: Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If you still have pain see your physician as there are many other non-surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a possible pinched nerve in neck?

What is the treatment for a possible pinched nerve in neck?

A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the treatment for pain in back of neck ?

Help please? What is the treatment for pain in back of neck ?

Neck Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for painful spondylosis of the neck?

Cervical spondylosis: 24 year old lady with a concern about neck pain. You should have a full evaluation by an orthopaedic spine surgeon in clinic. Typically, rest, physical therapy, NSAIDS, ice/heat, modalities, or bracing are used. Other degenerative problems in the cervical spine related to spondylosis require imaging/surgery. See this link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for the electric sensation that goes through the body when i suddenly bend my neck?

What is the best treatment for the electric sensation that goes through the body when i suddenly bend my neck?

Need diagnosis: This is a definitive sign of a problem involving the posterior columns of your spinal cord. This can be seen in multiple sclerosis, pernicious anemia, and even spinal stenosis. You absolutely need to evaluate why it is present, and get the underlying problem treated! ...Read more

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My wife has been detected with reactive lymphadenitis in her left side neck. What does it mean and what is the treatment ?

My wife has been detected with reactive lymphadenitis in her left side neck. What does it mean and what is the treatment ?

Lymphadentitis: This common problem is an infection or inflammation of the lymph node. This usually comes after one has been fighting off an infection. In general these situations require antibiotics and time to heal. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment when you awake with a bad pain in your neck radiating down your back? I know i slept twisted. Will pain go away on its own?

Whats the best treatment when you awake with a bad pain
in your neck radiating down your back? I know i slept twisted.
Will pain go away on its own?

It will go away: This answer is just from one human to another. I obviously don't know your medical history. The things that come out of nowhere tend to go away with time. I have notice that it is very easy to tweak the spine can cause pain that may last for weeks or longer but don't represent damage. If your intuition tells you that something is really wrong, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why when i try to look up and behind of my neck will pain? Any treatment? I have try to apply some medicine but it not working.

Neck pain: Neck pain that is brought on by extending and turning your neck may represent soft tissue inflammation or inflammation of the facet joints in the cervical spine. I would see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. X-rays may be needed and physical therapy will likely be very useful. If you develop a fever and stiff neck, seek immediate evaluation as that could be a dangerous infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neck injury?

What is the treatment for neck injury?

Medication.: Generally medication and physical therapy are indicated, as long as there is nothing that requires injections or surgery. ...Read more

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Treatment for schwanoma coming out of sixth vertibre in my neck?

Treatment for schwanoma coming out of sixth vertibre in my neck?

Surgery verse not: There is really no nonsurgical treatment. So if small and not causing symptoms, then simple observation. If large and symptomatic, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

Separate problems: Just because u have cervical spondylosis, it does not mean you have osteoporosis. There r separate treatments 4 each. There is no 1 treatment 4 both. C ur internist 4 eval 4 osteoporosis ; a ortho or spine specialists. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of choice for a pinched nerve or disc problems in the neck?

What is the treatment of choice for a pinched nerve or disc problems in the neck?

Evaluation : Proper evaluation is needed by a physician who deals with these problems. An MRI is indicated to insure that the syptoms are not masking more serious problems. The other medical choices can then be discussed and decided. ...Read more

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I'm having neck problems and limited movement. Is there an effective treatment for this?

I'm having neck problems and limited movement. Is there an effective treatment for this?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is there any treatment and medicine to take to remove the neck and shoulder pain?

I wanted to know is there any treatment and medicine to take to remove the neck and shoulder pain?

Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for pinched neck nerve w/pain extending to shoulder blades, etc?

Not pinched nerve: Neck pain (disc or facet joint mediated) will often refer pain to the shoulder blades. Pinched nerve roots in the neck will usually cause pain down the arm. Upper neck levels will cause nerve pain radiation to the shoulder or into the head. Unless you have concerning neurological compromise (ie weakness, myelopathy/spinal cord injury signs), then pt is appropriate first step. ...Read more

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I developed globus phayrangis threeeks ago. I feel some sensation in neck. I used some medicines but i still have the sensation.What is its treatment?

I developed globus phayrangis threeeks ago. I feel some sensation in neck. I used some medicines but i still have the sensation.What is its treatment?

Cause: Causes can be multiple diagnosis must be made before treatment rendered. You are providing a symptom with many causes. ...Read more