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A 47-year-old member asked:

I'm having neck discomfort in left side of neck and shoulder spreads to the lower left throat worse when walking. thoughts?

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Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Neck sprain/strain: Sounds like a neck strain or sprain. Other more serious problems like a herniated disc or pinched nerve are much less likely. Most strains respond to a couple days of rest and anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If the pain doesnt resolve after a few days, have it looked at by an orthopedist.
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