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Doctor insights on: Why Does My Back Hurt When I Drink Something Cold Instead Of My Head

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Everytime I drink something cold my back teeth hurts. And my right ear and right side of my throat hurts!

Everytime I drink something cold my back teeth hurts. And my right ear and right side of my throat hurts!

Examination: Have your dentist take a look. You may have a deep cavity or a crack that is affected by the cold liquid and is referring pain along adjacent nerves. ...Read more

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How come my jaw starts to hurt when i eat or drink something cold?

How come my jaw starts to hurt when i eat or drink something cold?

Dental problem?: It could be large amalgam fillings that conduct the cold to the nerves of the teeth, cavities or broken fillings, or gum recession and cervical sensitivity of the roots. See your dentist as soon as possible to find out what's going on and what treatment, if any, is needed. ...Read more

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I am tired and bloated, have jaw and back pain, tender breasts, and gas whenever i drink anything. My tubes are tied so what's going on?

I am tired and bloated, have jaw and back pain, tender breasts, and gas whenever i drink anything. My tubes are tied so what's going on?

See a doctor: Being tired all the time is common. It can be normal having bloating can be a normal symptom from female hormone changes, or something more serious like liver, heart, or gynecologic problems. Burping also points to something wrong with your digestive system. You really need to see a doctor who can examine you and go over all these symptoms to figure out what's going on! ...Read more

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I have been sick with a cold for ten days, my lungs, head, back hurt from coughing for hard. Flem is light yellow or clear. What do I have?

Viral illness: You probably had a viral flu, but since it has lasted ten days, see your doctor to make sure you havent developed a secondary infection. ...Read more

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Severe headaches + mild cold for week. today neck and back pain/stiffness. right shin hurts. no head ache. not aware of fever. meningitis?

Influenza: Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Same reason...: ...As when your hands hurt coming indoors from the cold: rebound from vessels constricting when cold-exposed. ...Read more

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My ear pops an sounds muffled an hear my self breathing usually laying down it goes a way but comes back an now it hurts wen I drink cold or hot?

My ear pops an sounds muffled an hear my self breathing usually laying down it goes a way but comes back an now it hurts wen I drink cold or hot?

Eustachian tube: Studies show that a sense of aural fullness usually indicates a Eustachian tube blockage, infection, or dysfunction. You need a full exam to rule out otitis externa, acute otitis media and tonsillitis/strep throat (do you have pain?), audiology for any hearing loss. Empiric augmentin and prednisone usually does the job. See ENT if no improvement. Last menstrual? Get all your info and see MD. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Hard to say: but the fact that you have kept drinking despite the fact that your back hurts when you drink tells me that I should be concerned that you may have an alcohol problem. It could be inflammation of your pancreas, stomach, duodenum or a problem with your gallbladder. I strongly suggest STOPPING drinking until you get a diagnosis, and see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when i drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

That's a curious one: I've never heard of this so i can only make conjectures...Could it be gall bladder pain coming from mixed drinks with milk or fat products? Perhaps there's an explanation in chinese medicine? I don't even know what kind of regular md i would recommend to see. Perhaps start with your primary care provider and see if any clues come up with standard labs, exam, or history.. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink soda

Why does my lower back hurt when I drink soda

Risk of arthritis!: Soda consumption is associated with increased risk of diabetes & heart disease, but a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (7/2014) found that sugary sodas when consumed regularly can increase by 63% the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. More likely than not however your situational back pain reflects referred discomfort from a distended gut due to the fizz in soda. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink alcahol?

Several possibilites: Your body objects to processing alcohol. Pain is meant to tell us something is amiss. This could be expressed as referred pain from your stomach, liver and/or kidneys. Worth a visit to your doc to get lab work (liver function), physical exam and discuss any other symptoms going on. More diagnostic info is needed to be able to comment in any more detail. ...Read more

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Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Once sign of lymphom: Pain induced by alcohol is one sign of a lymphoma. Should be checked out. However if a behavior causes pain, is that behavior important enough to repeat? ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt every time I go to swollow or drink my food. Its very pain full. Its like on of my vertebra hurts. Does this once in a while.

Why does my back hurt every time I go to swollow or drink my food. Its very pain full. Its like on of my vertebra hurts. Does this once in a while.

Referred pain: Interesting question. You could be having referred pian from an esophageal problem like reflux. Talk to your primary care physician and get a referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my back hurt and now it traveled to my neck and head. Why?

Need help docs! my back hurt and now it traveled to my neck and head. Why?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Why does my chest & back hurt when i move my head a certain way!?

Difficult to tell: You would need to be seen and examined to answer this question appropriately. It could be from a cervical spinal problem, soft tissue issue or other. See a doctor and get better soon. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my upper back hurt when I turn my head to the left?

Why does the left side of my upper back hurt when I turn my head to the left?

Upper back pain: It might be due to straining of left upper back muscle and tendons. Pain is generally in the area between shoulder blade and spines. ...Read more