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Voltaren Gel Chronic Neck Pain
Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more
Can I use voltaren gel for my neck when taking ritalin (methylphenidate) and faverin (luvox)? Is it harmful?
No problem: There should be no problem with this combination. ...Read more
Sure: Just don't get it near eyes. Wash hands after applying. ...Read more
What can I do about neck pain that's been lasting about a week now? I've tried heat pads and ice and even hotcold gel? Nothing seems to work
I have severe neck pain and have used voltarol gel. Can I take 600 mg ibruprofen for the pain and zoplicone to assist my sleep?
You can certainly: Try it. Mineral ice is good as well. ...Read more
How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!
Voltaren: I am not sure if you used patch or just gel/solution. Maximum it can work for 14-20 hours with single application. ...Read more
I am using Voltaren gel 2g twice daily on ankle/calf area... is it safe to consume alcohol while using or should it be avoided? Thank you
ETOH ok with NSAID: You should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was standing from the ground my right knee had a Pulled hamstring I took diprofos needle and miscerol3 capsules and used voltaren gel is this enough?
Hamstring: Yes. That is enough medicine. Don't forget to stretch as well. ...Read more
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain after knee surgery 2 5/325 mg/day, is safe to use Voltaren gel for inflammation while on Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? Any other suggestion to reduce swollen?
See below: Chronic neck pain is often related to abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). This is develops over time and is often the result of posture, occupation, genetics, and normal wear and tear. Often symptoms develop over time or can occur suddenly. Prevention including smoking cessation, proper ergonomics, and posture are the best ways to avoid pain. ...Read more
Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more
Cancer is: Low down on the list of possibilities. Please see your doc who can check you out for things like. Pinched nerves in the neck and disk problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends on person: There is no best drug in general. People tend to like and benefit from various things. If your neck pain is very bothersome perhaps you should see a pain management doctor for help. Other things that work include physical therapy. If you have tried all these things then you may want to see a spine surgeon for options. All the best! ...Read more
Can pituitary malfunction be caused by whiplash or other neck injuries? Can the malfunction cause chronic neck pain in and of itself?
Chronic neck pain after car accident- I'm only in my 20's. Should I go ahead and the radio frequency ablation? Concerned bc of my age. Thanks!
34 yo m w/ chronic neck pain/ headaches since 2000. I think that I hurt myself "head banging" at heavy metal concerts. Neck "popped." thoughts?
Have cervical kyphosis and chronic neck pain. Can that affect your back and cause back pajn as well. Mild cervical stenisis and Degen disc in neck.
I have severe chronic neck pain at the base of my skull and when it hurts I have red blotch in the exact area that hurts what would cause the blotch?
See a neurologist: Sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). The pain associated with SMP can be continuous with an aching, burning quality that is sometimes accompanied by a continuing background discomfort and tissue swelling, or it can occur spontaneously. Blocking the sympathetic activity by anesthetizing the Stellate Ganglion may stop the pain. Take care. ...Read more
A few possiblities: C1 or C2 (or both) could be 'stuck', causing pain. Several nerves in the region could be inflamed. Tiny muscles around vertebrae could be chronically contracted. Disc injury/herniation. Tears of suboccipital tendons. A good history & osteopathic hands-on exam can differentiate such causes. Manipulation may fix or may need prolotherapy for ligaments, neuroprolo for nerves, or studies to rule out disc inj ...Read more