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I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

Neck pain and HA: I can't see how it would hurt, but if you do not have a history of trauma, or migraine or other headache, you need evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

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


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Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Both: Both medications can be effective for neck pain. Trying each one separately for a few days would better help you chose which one to take. ...Read more

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Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and use voltaren gel?

Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and use voltaren gel?

Yes.: Voltaren is a topical gel, and Coumadin (warfarin) works internally (blood thinning effect). ...Read more

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How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

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

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How long after using Voltaren gel, would it be safe to take Ibuprofen? Thanks.

How long after using Voltaren gel, would it be safe to take Ibuprofen? Thanks.

1 day: If you stop the Voltaren gel you should be OK to take the ibuprofen the next day.
Since they are prescription meds best to follow doctors prescribing as they know alot more about you and your condition. ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain be healed?

Can chronic neck pain be healed?

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

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What can cause chronic neck pain?

What can cause chronic neck pain?

Cervical spine: Alot of things, muscle spasm, nerve compression, fascial irritation, instability. Be cautious about someone recommending surgery for neck pain alone. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve chronic neck pain?

What are some ways to relieve chronic neck pain?

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

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Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Yes: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain and/or headaches. These are called cervicogenic headaches and are different from true migraines. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix my chronic severe neck pain?

What are good ways for me to fix my chronic severe neck pain?

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

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What kind of doctor could address my chronic neck pain!?

What kind of doctor could address my chronic neck pain!?

FP: Your Family Doctor would be the first person to see about this. Specialist doctors that deal with chronic neck pain are called 'physiatrists' and a consult with one might be helpful. You can also see a chiropractor. ...Read more

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Feeling dizziness and chronic neck pain. Is because of any cancer? .

Feeling dizziness and chronic neck pain. Is because of any cancer? .

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

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What is the best over-the-counter or prescription drug for chronic neck pain?

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

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What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

Several: Treatment for neck pain/occipital headaches may include: physical therapy, massage, accupuncture, trigger point injections, chiropractic and occipital nerve blocks. You may want to start with the least invasive treatments first. ...Read more

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Can pituitary malfunction be caused by whiplash or other neck injuries? Can the malfunction cause chronic neck pain in and of itself?

No and yes: It cannot cause injuries by definition in terms of whiplash. However, it can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal presentations in terms of muscle pain or even fractures secondary to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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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!

More information: In order to provide an answer for you, more information is needed. Best to discuss these factors with your primary care Dr., neurologist or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Degeneration: May be related to chronic disc degeneration or early arthritis in the neck. You should see a spine md for an evaluation. This can be a physiatrist or spine surgeon- orthopedic spine or neurosurgeon. Most often this is effectively treated nonoperatively. ...Read more

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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.

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.

NO question: This can cause the symptoms you ask about. You need to see your doctor for more advice in this regard. Make sure it is only mild and does not need surgery. Many times surgery can be avoided.
Best wishes ...Read more

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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

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What can cause chronic neck pain, upper right side, c-1 or c-2?

What can cause chronic neck pain, upper right side, c-1 or c-2?

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

Dr. Craig Morton
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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. Sheila Smith
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Voltaren (Definition)

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