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Back and neck pain, radiating to face, jaw, increases on eating, head pain. Treatment?

Hello, we would like some advice please. My husband has had sever upper back neck pain which seems to radiate into left hand side of his face an jaw. Gets worse when he eats causing pain on top of his head. The neck pain has persisted for more than a year, he has jus had an ex ray which dr will see in a few days. Look forward to your reply. Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
Firstly I wants to know your age and occupation. This pain might be due to Cervical Spondylosis or OA of Temporomandible joint. Can be rule out by X-ray. To get rid of it use Cervical collar as much as you can, do regular cervical exercise as advised by by your physiotherapist, Don't lift weight, while working on computer etc change your posture of neck after every 1 hr., use hard bed to sleep and no pillow, in worse condition take analgesics, anti-inflammatory and apply locally diclo gel and take rest.
Eat only those food which are easy to chewing until you get to a diagnosis.
Hope this will help you,
Best Wishes
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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