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my trapezius or the region has a sharp pain whenever i lift or turn my head. is there anything i can do to resolve it?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Trapezius pain: Sleep flat in bed without a pillow. Use either a heating pad set on low or an ice pack, whichever is more comfortable for you. In addition, see a physical therapist for exercises.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Muscle strain: Can act like this. Occasionally a disc problem. Rest, ice early on, heating pad later. Once relieved, stretches and toning can reduce recurrence. If persistent be seen.

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