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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


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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?

Neck pain: Neck pain is a common symptom from multiple condition. some are sinister and some are common an not so harmful. Please follow the link on non specific neck pain, it may help to answer your question as there are no specifics in the question. http://patient.info/health/nonspecific-neck-pain ...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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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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