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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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Very serious condition that needs aggressive treatment. Pain is treated like any pain as an adjunctive condition. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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