Upper back and neck pain

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I have just finished travelling but I took a backpack that could turn into a suitcase so I never really had it on my back but I did have a small backpack on my back quite often and I have been back for just over a week now and my upper back and neck and causing me so much discomfort, I don't remember it hurting much while travelling. I have been getting head aches quite a lot too and I feel like it's from the pain. I can still do daily things and exercise but I can always just feel it. I was worried a few weeks back while travelling that I had gotten rabies but I am quite sure I don't, I was scratched by a stray cat and it drew blood but I sanitised it and cleaned it out then it turned out that the cat wasn't stray and it didn't look or act like it had rabies so I'm not sure if headaches and a back upper back is a side effect of rabies? Please say it isn't. It just feels like a bad stiff neck that has spread a bit down my back and it gets worse throughout the day.

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    Hi why not google the symptoms of rabies as that will tell you?  I do think you need to go to your doctor and tell them what's happening as it could be any number of things.  x


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      I'm having problems sending reply to your last message. I bought the posture support in a chemist which sold a lot of back pain accessories. I think some larger Boots chemists sell them. ( it was £40). I only suffer middle/ upper back pain. They also sell support belts foir lower back. It was well worth the money and it makes such a difference. Hope this helps.

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    Hi I just googled it and this came up.  Note it does say seek immediate healthcare in case of rabies.

    The early symptoms of rabies in humans include irritability, itching at the infection site, and fever. As the disease progresses, muscle spasms in the throat and respiratory tract affect breathing, and a person may have difficulty swallowing, the combination of which can produce the well-known symptom of foaming at the mouth. Following these signs, hallucinations, convulsions, seizures, paralysis, and eventually death occurs. Since the incubation for rabies can take months, anyone who is bitten by a possibly rabid animal should seek healthcare assistance immediately whether symptoms are present or not.


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