Searching the Internet/how to word searches


     How do I word my google queries in order to get the results i want? I am wanting to find answers about medical questions, such as "what causes nerve pain in the back when swallowing something cold" Is google advanced search the best way?

Rick, sorry for the delay since I just now was informed your question was waiting in the system.  Happens sometimes.  OK, totally understand what you want, but re the nature of the search I must warn you from personal experience with my own health issues that you can drive yourself nuts trying to find answers, go in the wrong direction, becoming hyper seeing someone else's symptoms, etc.  With that said search on keywords like: pain in back when swallowing liquids.  As you read through the exchanges, please keep my warning in mind.  Also, watch for other keywords and symptoms that could lead to another keyword search.  No, I don't think Google Advanced would help in this case.  I hope you get some insights and resolve the issue.  A doctor would certainly not like the patient using the Internet for help.  Be sure to consult a doc if the pain persists, but that's your call.  All the best!  Patrick, ex-PAer  

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My expertise is searching the Internet for answers to almost any question or topic imaginable. I know how to ask the right questions. Just want to help others to try to find answers. The least I could do is try. I enjoy "the hunt."


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