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Had neck injury previously, now having upper back pain, severe itching, also have migraine. Inter-related?

My wife has a previous neck injury, incurred in an auto accident, and now, at age 54, and post-menopausal, she has recurring and movement-dependent searing upper back pain and bouts of what she describes as severe itching, unrelieved by anti- histamine lotions, cortisone lotions etc. I am assuming this is all related to some degree of cervical spine degeneration, stenosis , etc. and have told her that she needs to have her neck X-rayed, or an MRI, but she is adverse to health care. Also, she is a migraineur and I wonder if the two are in someway related. What would you recommend?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Post-traumatic muscle ache is common and sometimes it is quite annoying. Regular stretching and exercise of the muscle help in preventing further episodes. I would definitely advise C-spine xary / may be MRI to rule any significant spinal problem. Thanks.
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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