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What is the most common cause of neck pain complaints?

What is the most common cause of neck pain complaints?

Perhaps degeneration: Degeneration is the natural aging process that can but does not always cause pain. It has a genetic aspect, so some have it early in life, but everyone gets some if they make it to the 60's and beyond. Muscle strain is another common cause of neck pain. ...Read more

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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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I've been having severe neck pain. MRI of my neck was normal. MRI of shoulder showed a tear in the rotator cuff. Is this common cause of neck pain?

I've been having severe neck pain. MRI of my neck was normal. MRI of shoulder showed a tear in the rotator cuff. Is this common cause of neck pain?

Overlapping symptoms: It turns out that the symptoms of neck and shoulder conditions overlap at least 50%. Paragraph raising the arm over the head and placing it on top of the skull will often relieve nerve type pain and make shoulder conditions feel worse. If the MRI was negative but the shoulder has a rotator cuff tear, make the distinction between a complete tear and partial. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of back / neck pain?

What are the most common causes of back / neck pain?

Sprain/ Strain: Muscle strains & ligament strains are the most common cause of neck & back injuries. There is nothing that causes more missed days from except the common cold. Truthfully, almost everyone in their lifetime will sustain such an injury. These are usually short lived and require no formal medical care. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and my throat hurts. Are these two symptoms related? What are the common causes of these symptoms?

They may be as : An upper respiratory infection can lead to enlarged & painful lymph nodes in neck making neck feeling painful or just muscular pain or myalgias related to the infection or you could have 2 separate issues occurring at the same time such as an infection & neck issue . See your doctor if the sore throat persists more than a day or you have increasing neck pain just to make sure not a meningitis ...Read more

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What may be the cause of neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular, ligament, disc or nerve pain. Please see your pcp for initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Yes: Either acutely as a result of initial loading, or from prolonged loading and resultant degeneration. ...Read more

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Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Long hair: More often than not long hair by itself will not cause neck pain. It is usually due to poor positioning or degenerative changes. We must include trauma and neck strain in there. The long hair (weight) might aggravate another problem. ...Read more

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What is the cause of neck pain getting decreased on tilting head ?

"Pinched Nerve": Neck pain (cervical spine) which improves with tilting the head to one side and not the other side can be a sign of a pinched or compressed nerve, muscle spasms, sprain/strain, as well as other related and unrelated conditions. After your doctor examines your neck, he or she may order an x-ray or another imaging study and may even refer you to another specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause of neck pain, eye pain when I look up or to the sides, but only in one eye, and dizziness?

What could cause of neck pain, eye pain when I look up or to the sides, but only in one eye, and dizziness?

See your doctor: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see an eye doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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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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