A 29-year-old female asked:
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i have had left sided neck/shoulder pain with decreased range of motion for 3 days. massage, tens unit, and acetaminophen help only a little. i am breastfeeding so medication choices are limited. no fever. had laryngitis 1 week ago. ?

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Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neck pain: Continue ten's unit and massage and try ibuprofen instead of tylenol which is also safe to take while breast feeding. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water because dehydration makes muscle cramps worse. Stretch your neck and shoulders regularly throughout the day. If pain does not improve, you should see a doctor. Feel better soon
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
Dr. Roy Berenholtz
18 years experience Anesthesiology
Trigger point: Hi, From the symptoms you're describing and the limitations you have of oral pain meds because of breast feeding ; you may most benefit from interventional pain management. Although it's hard to make a definitive diagnosis without a physical exam, i think a Trigger point injection to the area of spasm would help.
Answered on Feb 25, 2020

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