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I have recurring neck pain,that is cyclicle in nature,

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I have recurring neck pain,that is cyclicle in nature, appears after no increased activity or muscle over exertion. Tenderness to palpation in posterior and lateral compartments C2- C6.NO hyper tonus in these muscles increased pressure deep and especially at insertion points of muscles. I had this once mid may again over the summer and now has returned, I fell feverish but low grade only>99*.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

your neck pains could be due to temporary and recurrent herniation of a disk in your neck.

an MRI scan of the cervical spine with contrast can check for slipped disks and pinched nerves from slipped disks.

have you had an MRI scan of your neck before?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I have a different answer for you.

More than likely, if this is a disc problem it is chronic disc degenration in the early stages.

A herniated disc typically would cause acute pain and a radiculopathy...pain radiating to one arm, or the other, or both.

I have never see a recurrent disc problem that goes away on its own and then comes back.

You need to see a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor or orthopedist and have an exam before having your doctor order an MRI.

This will allow an exam based focus on correct levels, and save money.

Degenerative disc disease can be arrested with the correct manual medicine program, which I can go over with you if you like.

To answer your other question which has not been addressed, 99 is not a fever.

It is not really even a temperature.

If this is happening frequently, hyperthyrodism and other problems would need to be ruled out.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Low grade fever and deep tender points suggest myositis or inflammation of the muscles.

Disc disease does not explain that.

Polymyalgia rheumatica is most likely.

Sed rate should be checked.

Treatment with high dose prednisone.

A rheumatologist should be consulted with.

Naturally Turmeric supplements 500 mg twice daily can be tried besides ibuprofen as needed.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

sometimes viral infection can cause muscle aches and pains as well.

autoimmune disorders can cause low grade fevers and muscle aches and pains.

blood testing for ESR and ANA and c reactive protein can check for autoimmune disorders which can cause aches in your neck.

ibuprofen can upset your stomach

do you have a doctor you can see who can run some blood tests and get MRI scans of your neck to check for the cause of your neck pain?

it sounds like you have used alternative agents so far.

and they don't seem to have helped?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Low grade fever and deep tender points suggest myositis or inflammation of the muscles.

Disc disease does not explain that.

Polymyalgia rheumatica is most likely.

Sed rate should be checked.

Treatment with high dose prednisone.

A rheumatologist should be consulted with.

Naturally Turmeric supplements 500 mg twice daily can be tried besides ibuprofen as needed.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

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