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 Help with a ache in my legs. It starts around my waist and pain shots down my legs? Can anyone help?
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 Ear ache...?
Everytime I press my cheek next to my ear I get a pain in my eardrum that I don't normally get..
Does anyone know what it could be?
(Don't say "well don't press it then&...


 I have a sore throat, pain while swallowing, and it hurts to turn my neck?
Ok so heres the thing, im pregnant right now about 5 months, and a couple of days ago out of nowhere i got the worst sore throat ever. It hurts really bad when i swallow, and right underneith my chin ...


 Is cutting the tendon in the wrist bad?
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 Can u walk across roads barefoot without it hurting?
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 I've had Chronic Migraines every day for 3 years, help?
Anti-depressants
Anti-psychotics
Anti-inflammatorys
All the triptans
Vikadin
Butalbitol
Muscle Relaxers
Chiropractic work
Injected Visteril and Torodol
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 What home remedy can I use to decrease my sore throat?
I am really in pain. When I talk my throat hurts and especially when I swallow. I need a home remedy, please do not suggest a doctor....


 Why does american boys like british girls?
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 How do you get rid of a head ache?
I have tried tylenol every time and I still have my head ache. I was wondering is there anything that works?...


 Any tips for curing sciatica??
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 Ibuprofen vs paracetamol?
Can anyone tell me when its best to take ibuprofen and when its best to take paracetamol?...


 If you wake up and feel weak what do you think is wrong?
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 Oxycontin withdrawals?
I have been taking oxycontin for severe pain for 2yrs.
Because they are monitored I,m only allowed 30tabs for 30 days.
The problem is for the last three weeks they dont seem to be working ...


 Back pains when jumping on trampoline?
I just got a trampoline. I used it almost all day on monday, none yesterday since it was raining. Today when I go on it, it hurts to jump and do any tricks! It is in my upper back, and I can'...


 I am having problems with cramping in my feet, mostly in my toes can anyone tell me whats causing it?
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 I have pain in my face. ihave been to the dentist and he said there is nothing wrong with my teeth . whats cau
i have pain like toothache and have been to two different denists and they both say there is nothing wrong with my ...


 Whats wrong with me?
I have a terrible throbing head ach. im either freezing my butt off or sweating bullets! all my musles are cramped and ach i have a terrible sore throat. no cough just its so bad i can barly swallow.<...


 I accidentally took 2000 milligrams of Tylenol?
Should I be worried?
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I usually take 100o mg of Tylenol and another of Ibuprofen for a chronic pain disorder. The bottles were next to each other and in my pain induced ...


 I get Migraines more than anyone I know, and headaches everyday?
I get Migraines every month to the point where I have to stay in bed for 3 days straight. I get headaches every day too, I take medication for them but it doesn't seem to work. I've had a ...


 Are there any tried and true home remedies for a headache?
I am dying here, and I am out of Advil....



Pusspuss Geroux
Pulled a muscle in my back...heat or cold?
It is so painful I can't sneeze or cough or even take a deep breath...Robaxacet hasn't even touched it..Please help...No way I'm sleeping tonight.
                     




Island Queen
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Ice. Ice will numb the pain almost completely and reduce swelling and inflammation. If you can, take 600mg of Motrin too or some other anti inflammatory drug.

People always say to use heat. You always see athletes icing their muscles not heating them up which will do nothing to reduce pain or inflammation and will actually inflame the muscles even more and cause even more pain. Try ice for twenty minutes once an hour.

Lay flat on your back with a pillow or two under your knees to take all the pressure off your back muscles too.

When your back is better some, you can stand in a hot shower to help relax the muscles some, but then wait a while and ice them again.


smed
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i went to a physical therapists for sore muscles in my arm and she told me to use both. alternate the hot and cold. i always thought the same about just use heat on sore muscles but the hot and cold really did help.


mother of 2
heat feels better,, but it also causes inflammation, so my chiropractor told me 20 minuets cold 40 minuets off, then you could switch to heat for 20 minuets then 40 off,,, see what i mean? go to the dr. as soon as you can.


burn420schwag
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heat for sure. i have always found the best cure to have a person walk on youre back. im about 215 pounds but i used to get my brother about the same weight to walk around on my back and it would finally make a loud crack. instant pain relief. it really is the best


ravin_lunatic
Use both heat and cold. Ten minutes heat, ten minutes cold. And see a chiropractor. A doctor can't do anything for you but take your money. My doctor couldn't see in an xray that my rib had popped out of its socket. I couldn't sleep for weeks and was in constant pain 24/7. Finally, I went to my chiropractor and he saw a little bump on my back (hmm, wonder how the doc missed it?) and popped it back into place. Instant relief! The only thing I could think of that might have happened was extreme coughing due to bronchitis. All better now, and I fired the doctor! LOL


Robin W
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Use heat never cold that will make it worse.


Katherine Blackthorne
COLD! COLD! COLD!

OK, here's how it works:

Your back is injured. It wants to swell, which will make more pain for you. Heat will increase blood flow, which will increase swelling... which will mean it hurts about 10x worse tomorrow than it does now.

Cold will DECREASE the swelling, which is what you want right now.

Take an anti-inflamatory, too. (Ibuprophen, naproxene {Motrin, Advil, Aleve}) It will help bring the swelling down, which will decrease the pain.

If you can get someone to recommend a good chiropractor or (better still!) traditional Acupuncturist, they can be a great help.

Until then, ice it. And try to spend as much time as you can flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet near your butt. (This position helps relieve all pressure on the back, so it's just being supported by the floor. Less pain.)

If you must lie on your side (and I know sometimes you gotta!), bend your knees up in front of you and put a pillow between them.


I hope you're better soon!


country m@m@ luvs you!
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With a pulled muscle you always use heat. You only use cold when there is swelling. It may also help to use a heat wrap


nonyerbusiness
HEATTTT!!!! never cold on muscles


tatron6803
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if under 72-96 hours ice it; if over that use heat because heat right away after an injury will only increase inflammation which will increase the pain and ice will help the inflammation in the area and deaden the nerves for a little bit.


Kenteman
Apply ice to your back. Ice will help with the inflammation. I have back issues and see a chiropractor regularly. I strained it BADLY a month ago and she prescribed ice, as well as aspirin. I was back to normal in about a week.

By all means, visit a chiropractor. Your back may be out of alignment and in need of an adjustment. It would definitely be worth the visit. A good chiropractor can also give you exercises to strengthen your back and abdominal (very important) muscles, to lessen (or even greatly reduce the possibility of this happening again) the pain should this happen again. Good luck!


Zorlinda
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Try alternating heat and cold. My chiropractor told me to soak in a hot bath- but not so hot that I can't relax- and then put an ice pack on my back after I get out, but not longer than 15 minutes or so because the muscles get cold and start to tense up. And to take an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Motrin. I have tried it, and it does help. The pain usually eases enough so that I can sleep, at least. I hope this is a help to you.


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