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I took prednisone 20mg for 9 days, for neck pain and inflamation, will it come back?

I took prednisone 20mg  for 9 days, for neck pain and inflamation, will it come back?

Neck pain: Difficult to determine. The factors that cause the pain to recur include the severity of the offending problem and whether the work/sport that you are participating in is contributing to the neck pain. An MRI of the cervical spine will better define the problem and provide a prognosis for recovery and the possibility of recurrence. Discuss with a spine specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

Uncertain ? Diagnosi: Need to know the diagnosis. We see this kind of problem in a lot of situations that you need a better diagnosis to clarify your therapy. It depends on examination the range of motion of your neck and even the muscle tone in myofascial tender points. You may well need imaging, x-rays and even injections. ...Read more

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I'm 42 actively crosstraining. Developed severe neck pain fingers tingling. Doc put 3 days prednisone and 5 days indomethacin. Fingers still tingling?

I'm 42 actively crosstraining. Developed severe neck pain  fingers tingling. Doc put 3 days prednisone and 5 days indomethacin. Fingers still tingling?

Get an MRI: Sports related spine injuries are common. These are usually from herniated disks. If your symptoms don't respond to rest, steroids, and pt you need an MRI and consultation with a neurosurgery. Fortunately, most of these will not require surgery. ...Read more

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Slowed metabolism,not burning fat, have good diet.given 1week prednisone for unrelated neck issue.in 3days fat around middle melted away,got lean.why?

Slowed metabolism,not burning fat, have good diet.given 1week prednisone for unrelated neck issue.in 3days fat around middle melted away,got lean.why?

No Explanation: it is unusual for one to have rapid changes like this and never from prednisone. You likely need to see you doctor to check your thyroid as a cause of this sudden change, or get a new mirror. ...Read more

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How long does it take for face and neck fat to disappear once finally off Prednisone?

How long does it take for face and neck fat to disappear once finally off  Prednisone?

It depends: What were you on it for and how quickly were you tapered off. Are you cushingoid? Do you have Cushing's disease? Need more info. ...Read more

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..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?

..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?

Time and cause: Unfortunately, the duration of the problem and the cause of the pinched nerve will determine the duration of suffering and whether it can resolve on the treatment that you are undergoing right now. Knowledge of the source of the problem is imperative. Neck problems may also have a tmj/tmd componet and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more