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i regularly suffer from severe pain in the muscle just to the base of the left my neck. what exercises would be best to loosen this up?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Pain in the neck: Arthritis, disc diseases/joint diseases, strained muscles/tendons etc..Can cause pain--muscle spasm often makes a 'stiff" neck and at times can be quite painful. If you have radiating pain to arms etc..Likely a pinched nerve. Since u gave limited info, it is hard to tell. Because your pain is severe, i advise getting it checked out before specific therapy/exercise can be given. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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