A 41-year-old female asked:
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what can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? i have ehlers danlos sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Musculoskeletal: 40's female w. anterior neck pain & focus at clavicle likely has soft tissue spasm. Etiology: compensatory soft tissue splinting of sterno-clavicular joint subluxation due to ligament laxity of Hypermobility Syndrome. Perhaps ergonomic concerns & repetitive stress involved. If fever, sick feeling, dizziness or arm numbness seek urgent care. Osteopathy & P.T. evaluation & treat?
Answered on Mar 24, 2015
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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Get imaging: With increased joint flexibility and pain/swelling around several joints, I recommend a visit with your doc and imaging. A CT scan of your chest will also evaluate your ascending aorta, which has some risk for dilation. Be well.
Answered on Mar 24, 2015
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