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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


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Had 3 spine fusions. radiculopathy, D.D.D and now they say I have cervicalgia isn't that just an over used term for they don't know what's wrong with n?

Had 3 spine fusions. radiculopathy, D.D.D and now they say I have cervicalgia isn't that just an over used term for they don't know what's wrong with n?

Yes, and no: I agree with you that cervicalgia is an nonspecific term for your neck pain. You may need an MRI to see if the source of the pain is the joint, nerve, muscle or soft tissue. ...Read more

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Which doctor is best suited to treat post traumatic cervicalgia due to whiplash?

Which doctor is best suited to treat post traumatic cervicalgia due to whiplash?

Physiatrist: Generically, could see a rehab doc, but a good osteopath may be miraculous. Need to make certain that your problem is "soft tissue in origin", as some pts have experienced disc ruptures, and many pts with delayed recovery really have thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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Could lifting affect or add strain to my injury? I was diagnosed with cervical disc degeneration, cervicalgia, arthropathy of the neck and head, and radiculopathy. My last job i did a lot of lifting on heavy items such as furniture on a daily basis and w

Could lifting affect or add strain to my injury? I was diagnosed with cervical disc degeneration, cervicalgia, arthropathy of the neck and head, and radiculopathy.  My last job i did a lot of lifting on heavy items such as furniture on a daily basis and w

Neck pain : Any kind of strain always affects an 'injures' body part worse than a healthy spine, arm, or leg. If you had degeneration already, additional strain can certainly make this feel worse, although no changes in imaging or exam are identified. For arthritic spine, 'motion is lotion' with gentle daily stretching+no over exertion. If needed, take some preemptive anti-inflammatories before you start! ...Read more

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What causes neck pain?

What causes neck pain?

Too many to say: Neck pain is a very common complaint. Improper support of the neck while sleeping is common. Trauma of course is a cause. As we age or due to occupational reasons, the neck can degenerate and cause neck pain. Rheumatologic conditions can cause neckk pain. Too much to cover here. If a problem, you need a good evaluation, history and exam and nperhaps x-rays and other testing and then treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure neck pain?

How to cure neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Woke up with neck pain?

Woke up with neck pain?

Strain? : Proper sleep posture including pillows may be the culprit if no other strains involved prior to sleep. Consult ur primary is persistent over 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do I have neck pain?

Evaluation: The best way to understand your pain is to be seen by a spine/neck specialist. A good history and physical examination, possibly with imaging studies, is necessary to understand and treat your neck pain. ...Read more

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How to remove neck pain?

How to remove neck pain?

Posture: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Ways to deal with neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain may result from numerous different reasons. Some more serious than others. I would recommend trying heat alternating with ice (20mins on for each alternating). An over the counter anti-inflammatory would be helpful. Massage and or acupuncture if you prefer to avoid medications. If the pain does not subside see a physiatrist, a doctor that specializes in musculoskeletal medicine. ...Read more

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How can I relieve neck pain?

How can I relieve neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hunching cause neck pain?

Can hunching cause neck pain?

Yes/No: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. ...Read more

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I am suffering from neck pain?

I am suffering from  neck pain?

See MD: Neck pain not normal. If acute, try massage, moist heat, OTC pain meds. If chronic or persists, see your MD. ...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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How can you cope with neck pain?

How can you cope with neck pain?

Seek Doctor's Help: You will need to be examined to rule out any significant problems or red flags, and to reach the correct diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain. For most etiologies, anti-inflammatory medications (if not medically contraindicated), physical therapy, home exercise programs can significantly help you in managing neck pain symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain.

Causes Neck pain: Neck pain can be caused by several of many structures in the cervical spine. They include: muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, discs, and nerves. Neck pain can also radiate from other structures like the heart, trachea, esophagus, and blood vessels. If you're suffering see your primary care and they will begin to work things up to help you. ...Read more

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How can I cure neck pain forever?

How can I cure neck pain forever?

Hard to say: Much depends on the cause of this pain, anying from acupuncture, physical therapy, postural correction or even for some cases surgery may help. ...Read more

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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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How can I relieve neck pain fast?

Stretch / meds: Warm moist heat on the back of the neck, take 800 Motrin with 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) three times a day for a day or two and stretch the neck with local massage. ...Read more

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What is a person do for neck pain?

What is a person do for neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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