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A 20-year-old male asked:

would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. dr. : stress and back spasm?

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Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management 21 years experience
Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out.

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