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What Does Neck Pain Along With Fever Indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 8 Nov 2017
Question: I am having pain in my right side/middle back. it is going up into my neck. I have a slight fever.

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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Rule out a slipped disc

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

I generally see many cases like this at my clinic.I give them rest,analgesics,anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then I get an Xray and if necessary an MRI done to find out the exact reason.

In your case,there are 3 possibilities-

POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement,only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain

POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY- there may be a partial or complete inflammation of the nerves in that region that may be the root cause of such kind of pain.

POSSIBILITY 3. DISC PROLAPSE-there may be a compressed a nerve in the spine that might be causing radiating pain in those regions.Possibility of a disc prolapse should be kept in mind.

I suggest you get an Xray as well as an MRI done to find out the exact cause.
Physiotherapy,analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs should help till then.
Do get back to me after ur reports are ready.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

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What Does Neck Pain Along With Fever Indicate?

Brief Answer: Rule out a slipped disc Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting the question. I have gone through your medical history in detail. I generally see many cases like this at my clinic.I give them rest,analgesics,anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then I get an Xray and if necessary an MRI done to find out the exact reason. In your case,there are 3 possibilities- POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement,only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY- there may be a partial or complete inflammation of the nerves in that region that may be the root cause of such kind of pain. POSSIBILITY 3. DISC PROLAPSE-there may be a compressed a nerve in the spine that might be causing radiating pain in those regions.Possibility of a disc prolapse should be kept in mind. I suggest you get an Xray as well as an MRI done to find out the exact cause. Physiotherapy,analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs should help till then. Do get back to me after ur reports are ready. I hope the answer was useful. Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have. Thank you. Kind regards.