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What is the best way to manage recurrent neck pain?

What is the best way to manage recurrent neck pain?

Stretch and exercise: Since this is a recurrent problem, evaluation by a physiatrist can help determine the cause and guide you to the best specific treatments (depending if the pain is coming from the bones, nerves, muscles, or fascia). Balancing the postural muscles, stretching, and strengthening neck/shoulders and evaluating the ergonomics of your work station are important. Massage/ice/heat/acupuncture= temp relief. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to manage pain for gout?

What is the best way to manage pain for gout?

Prevent it : The best medication is prevention. Staying on Allopurinol or uloric for life will accomplish this. Joint injections, steroids, and nsaids are helpful for gout flares. Colchicine can be helpful if taken right at the beginning of a flare. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sever tmj?

What is the best way to treat sever tmj?

Need proper eval.: Tmd, temporomandibular dysfunction, is a complex problem involving the actual joint at times, but more often the muscles and other soft-tissue attachments as well as the complex of nerves around the face and head. You need to be seen by a specialist who knows how to evaluate these types of problems. Not all dentists know how. Ask around. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve severe back pain with over-the-counter medicine?

What is the best way to relieve severe back pain with over-the-counter medicine?

Anti-inflammatories: Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be very effective in relieving back pain when used regularly for a short period of time. These are usually paired with stretching and strengthening back exercises. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

Knowledgeable physic: Avoid narcotics, improve quality of sleep and find knowledgeable physician - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic pain in the neck, and back?

Pain/Neck/Back: It depends on the cause of the pain, you need exam, xrays/mri if indicated it can be treated with combination of physical therapy, muscle relaxants, non steroidal anti inflammatory pain killers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure back pain without pain meds?

Fitness: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cfs and pain related to this?

What is the best way to treat cfs and pain related to this?

CFS: Or chronic fatigue syndrome involves a number of factors, both physical and mental, coming together to create the syndrome. Hence, you need both your family doctor and a psychiatrist knowledgable in this area working with you to get you better. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address muscle pain?

What is the best way to address muscle pain?

Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises.Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at.Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage resist persistent reflux?

What is the best way to manage resist persistent reflux?

Reflux: Management of reflux will include Life style modification--> weight loss,avoid alcohol, citrus fruits, tea , coffee. Avoid large meals and wait for 2-3 hours after a meal and before sleeping Medications-->Antacids like gaviscon . Other medications like omeprazole and Ranitidine ( Prescribed by your doctor) Surgery--> this is the last resort ...Read more

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What is the best way to self-diagnose headache triggers?

What is the best way to self-diagnose headache triggers?

Keep a log: Each time a headache happens, log the previous 48 hours: food, sleep, medications, activities, schedule, work, etc etc. More detail is better, and written logs are necessary--memory is too untrustworthy. Over time you may see comon patterns emerge--those are the likely triggers. Eliminate them and you may eliminate your headaches. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

NSAIDs : There aren't a lot of options over the counter, but NSAIDs such as Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products are the traditional non prescription medications used to treat back pain, moist heat can also help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific cause to your pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating pain due to gallstones?

What is the best way of treating pain due to gallstones?

Cholecystectomy: The most definitive way to treat the pain of gallbladder disease is to have one's gallbladder removed. This is a very safe, straightforward operation with few side effects. During an actual gallbladder attack, taking a narcotic pain medication may actually "break" an attack; we see this quite often in people who are seen in the er. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent exertion headaches?

What is the best way to prevent exertion headaches?

Hydration: Try drinking a couple of glasses of water before exertion. It may help to have a light meal before the exertion. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve a headache?

What is the best way to relieve a headache?

Uncover etiology: First, is your headache due to migraine or other problems, such as dental or tmj, or occipital neuralgia, or sinusitis, or tension headaches? If migraine, you could abort headache with a triptan medication. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

Exercise: A hep and stretching with neck strengthening is the best. You need to balance the anterior neck muscles with the posterior neck muscles. Often , the posterior muscles are a lot stronger. Stretching also helps with warm moist heat to relax the posterior, tighter muscles. Sometimes, you may benefit from traction as directed by a therapist. This depends on the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

See below: Very serious condition that needs aggressive treatment. Pain is treated like any pain as an adjunctive condition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of severe shoulder pain?

What is the best way to get rid of severe shoulder pain?

See an orthopod: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to diagnose why you are having severe pain in shoulder- could be rotator cuff tear. Tendinitis, arthritis, bursitis etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate a tension headache?

What is the best way to alleviate a tension headache?

Home remedies: You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples and green tea. Advil or Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might also provide you some relief. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

Why is the neck sore: The best approach would be to determine the cause of soreness and address the etiology. You may try warm compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Regular aerobic exercise is generally good for maintaining the health of muscles, ligaments and bones and is a good preventive measure against musculo-skeletal pain. ...Read more

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