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Why does my neck hurt when I cough?

Why does my neck hurt when I cough?

Neck pain and cough: You probably pulled a muscle in the neck when you strained to cough. Take some Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and put some warm compresses on the areas that hurts take some over the counter delsym to suppress your cough. Feel better! In good health. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I laugh, cough and breathe deeply?

Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I laugh, cough and breathe deeply?

Herniated Disk: Coughing and laughing that results in pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read more

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Why does my neck hurt when I shoot baskets?

Why does my neck hurt when I shoot baskets?

Muscular strain and: Spasm. May be reloated to form and I suggest a routine cervical xray. ...Read more

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Why does my neck hurt when I tip my head back?

Why does my neck hurt when I tip my head back?

Muscle pain: The most likely reason is that when you tip your head back your are using extensor muscles. Most people when using computers, televisions, books use their flexion muscles. We do these activities frequently, but most of us do not do frequent activities that tip our heads back. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my neck hurt when doing handstands?

Please explain why does my neck hurt when doing handstands?

Extending Neck?: Not sure how you do handstands, but maybe your extending your neck too much. Alternatively your whole body is now pushing down onto your neck and shoulders as gravity places it hold on you. This could result in compression of some lower neck spinal discs. ...Read more

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Why does my neck hurt if I hit my head?

Don't know your: Mechanism of injury but neck injuries often go hand in hand with head injuries. Recommend med eval. ...Read more

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Why does my neck hurt when I sleep on my back?

Why does my neck hurt when I sleep on my back?

Get examination: If this has been going on for an extended period of time I would suggest that you get examined to find the reason. Most likely it just muscular in nature. It could be as gimle as the pillow you use or the position you sleep in. Try placing a towel wrapped around your neck, secured by a pin and se if the extra support stop your pain. If do then try getting a pillow with a neck contour for support. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I am doing crunches?

Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I am doing crunches?

Flexing Your Neck: Causes discs to bulge out more and pinch nerves and spinal cord in your neck. If this is not improving after trying different positions or proper form for your sit-ups, consider seeing a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I tilt it to the right?

Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I tilt it to the right?

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 arm 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 neck hurt when my head hurts or the other way around? And I have a fever now for about 2 days is that connected to my fever

Muscle spasm.: Headache and neck pain are both usually due to muscle spasms, mainly the thin muscle that covers the scalp (occipitalis and occipitofrontalis.) yes, possibly connected to the fever - many infections can cause headache/neck pain. ...Read more

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Can my neck hurt because I slept on the couch?

Can my neck hurt because I slept on the couch?

Yes: Sleeping on the couch puts your head/neck in a different position than when you sleep in your bed/usual position. This can cause muscular pain. ...Read more

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Can cavities make your neck hurt?

Can cavities make your neck hurt?

Cavities stress: Stress, clenching, and grinding your teeth can... And it may mimic a cavity or tooth pain. Go to the dentist and get evaluated you may just need a night guard. ...Read more

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Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when I yawn?

Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when I yawn?

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 would one side of my husband  neck hurt when he touches the arterie?

Why would one side of my husband  neck hurt when he touches the arterie?

Carotidynia-: There are a variety of reasons for pain when touching parts of the neck, like an inflamed lymph node, a growth, pressure on a nearby nerve. However, there is a condition called carotidyina where pressure on the main neck artery (the carotid artery) causes pain. The pain is continuous, dull and throbbing, may stretch to the same side jaw, eye, ear and cheek. Cause unknown. Treat with nsaids. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulders and neck hurt especially after I wake up? Then I feel weird beating sensations in different parts of my head.

Why do my shoulders and neck hurt especially after I wake up? Then I feel weird beating sensations in different parts of my head.

Needs evaluation: Your symptoms may be stress, or bad posture during sleep.It is difficult to tell without a history and examination. If this is bothering you, you may want to see a doctor.
Live video with a doctor in HealthTap Prime, or do an intro consult with a new doctor in HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more

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I have a big knot on the bottom of neck more on my shoulder could this be sitting on a nerve and causing my back and neck hurt all the time?

I have a big knot on the bottom of neck more on my shoulder could this be sitting on a nerve and causing my back and neck hurt all the time?

Trigger points: A "knot" near the bottom of the neck (lower cervical spine) or in between the shoulder blade is commonly do to a muscle spasm. The descriptors provided indicates that this is likely a myofascial or muscular trigger point, which is a form of muscle spasm. "a pinched nerve" in the neck can commonly cause the described symptoms as well. Effective treatment can be started once diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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What could of bit me that made a part of my l/s swell about 3 inches and about the size of a nickle that would make my shoulder and neck hurt 2 move

What could of bit me that made a part of my l/s swell about 3 inches and about the size of a nickle that would make my shoulder and neck hurt 2 move

Possible infection.: If it is swollen and hurts to move, you could have an early infection, because insects frequently introduce bacteria into your skin when they bite or sting. I suggest having your doctor take a look, and if necessary, do a culture. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulders and neck hurt every time I wake up? What can I do to reduce or stop this

Why do my shoulders and neck hurt every time I wake up? What can I do to reduce or stop this

Sleep right: Poor positioning while sleeping commonly causes pain such as this. This may be aided by a pillow or roll that maintains the natural curvature or lordosis of the cervical spine. Even rolling up towel and placing it in the pillow case with the pillow can do the same. ...Read more

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I am a smoker and I smoke cigarette butts I want know y my neck hurt on my left side like someone stabbed me there?

Many Reasons: Your neck could be hurting for many reasons. See your doctor to find out. Your smoking, however, is by far the more serious problem, as it can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, laryngeal cancer, chronic pain, depression, and early death, as well as decreased quality of life. Please quit!!!!!! ...Read more

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The right side and right back side of my neck hurt really bad what's the matter with my neck? And how can I fix it?

The right side and right back side of my neck hurt really bad what's the matter with my neck? And how can I fix it?

Depends..: Did you suffer and injury? Did you do any erratic movements? It is important to know how pain started and what other symptoms you are experiencing at this time. If you didn't suffer any injuries or recent accidents, let's say you just woke up like that;icing the area 15-20 mins three times a day helps. However, it is always good that you visit your doctor. Ask your caregiver to take you for check up. ...Read more

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The right side of my chest & neck hurt could it be anxiety?

The right side of my chest & neck hurt could it be anxiety?

Anxiety: Symptoms on one side, as you described, are unusual for anxiety. Consult your pcp for workup to be on safe side. ...Read more

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My head killing me one side of my head my neck hurt when I try to move it from side to side?

Is it: Pounding or throbbing? Does light or sound make your headache worse? Are you nauseated? If so you have a migraine headache. 80% of migraines are associated with neck pain. If it is not a migraine then it could be a terrible headache from the spasm in your neck. For a migraine take 3 excedrinrs and lie in a cool dark room and sleep it off. For the other take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen), ice or heat, md. ...Read more

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Yesterday I slighty bumped my head then my neck hurt a little bit. I just woke up amd my neck doesn't hurt. I'm fine right? I have anxiety too.

Yesterday I slighty bumped my head then my neck hurt a little bit. I just woke up amd my neck doesn't hurt. I'm fine right? I have anxiety too.

Anxiety is normal: It's normal to feel anxious over this kind of brief pain condition. If anxiety gets to be too high and interferes with your daily routines, counseling could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Hi my neck hurt and the back of my head hurt when I touch it or lay down my head hurt all over and it feels like something is crawling across it?

Neck and head pain: From what you are describing it sounds like you are having muscle spasms in the muscle in the neck up into the back of your head. These spasms can feel like something crawling across your neck/back of head. Without more information its tough to be more specific - Try moist heating pad and some advil or aleve (naproxen). If it continues or you have numbness in the arms please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Migraines, can get rid of and back and neck hurt?

Migraines, can get rid of and back and neck hurt?

Not unique: Not unusual for neck pain to be associated with migraine episode, but also problems in neck can be triggers for migraine events. Have not clue as to whether this helps, as am unsure of what question you raise, but ask again if this is not what you need. ...Read more

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Why does my artery on the right side of my neck hurt?

Why does my artery on the right side of my neck hurt?

I don't think you: Can be sure that it is your artery, because it could be muscle, lymph node, or vein, or even pinched nerve. Unless you had an injury, it could be something serious. Please show it to a doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more