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Doctor insights on: Swelling Right Shoulder Neck Back For 2 Months

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you: Injure it? Are you left handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

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What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?

What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?

Various: 44y female w. spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, loss cervical lordosis & history shoulder surgery w. severe unilateral Superior trapezius painful muscle spasm, esp. Shoulder blade. POTENTIALLY CAUSAL: crossed Trapesium muscles, see below, large breasts, anterior sloped shoulders, swan neck, asymmetric shoulders, tilted head, thoraco-lumbar scoliosis & repetitive stress on computer looking left. ...Read more

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I have pain from my neck to shoulder blade and swelling in the shoulder arm and hand with massive pain in my shoulder blade I have no strength in arm?

I have pain from my neck to shoulder blade and swelling in the shoulder arm and hand with massive pain in my shoulder blade I have no strength in arm?

Could be bad: I don't like the sound of this at all. The swelling could suggest a venous of lymphatic blockage, plus minus infection The complete lack of strength is worrisome as well. I hope you read this soon as I really think you need immediate medical attention in an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have been in pain since Monday with my neck and left shoulder blade. I have a swelling at top of spine which is very tender and painful?

Exam: I suggest the use of OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to these medicines. I strongly recommend OTC BioFreeze to relieve muscular pain. You MUST BE EXAMINED ...Read more

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I hurt my shoulder at work its really sore from the bottom of my shoulder blade around to my clavical and a bit up the back side of my neck. Ice helps but it still hurts. Minor swelling. What do I do?

I hurt my shoulder at work its really sore from the bottom of my shoulder blade around to my clavical and a bit up the back side of my neck. Ice helps but it still hurts. Minor swelling. What do I do?

Good exam: I think you first should get a thorough exam of
your shoulder, back and cervical spine areas
You may have an injury to the shoulder but some
of your symptoms may be of a cervical etiology
I think there is an overreliance on mris
Often the mri may show abnormalities which are
not even causing symptoms ...Read more

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My mother has swelling on her left shoulder almost near the neck and it is going towards her back. She has no pain. What can this be?

My mother has swelling on her left shoulder almost near the neck and it is going towards her back. She has no pain. What can this be?

Needs evaluation: This needs to be properly evaluated. Your description fits a simple lump of fat called a lipoma, or cancer spread from somewhere else in the body to a lymph node. You should encourage and support her to seek proper help. If it is nothing, it can end up being ignored. Or, getting prompt treatment might be life-saving. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?

What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?

See a physician: This could represent swollen lymph nodes, or benign lipomas, or could even be just your body morphology (just the way you were born). See a physician to get it looked at for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

Let me try to help: Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease.
I would recommend visit to primary care and have do exam and lab work to see what is going on.
Are healthy other wise? If you are this what I would recommend. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I turn my neck right...

I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I turn my neck right...

Pinch nerve in neck: If the pain in shoulder only comes when you turn your neck, that means the pain is coming from pressure on the nerves originating in neck. That can cause pain in the shoulder and the arm
get it checked as you need examination and may need imaging like MRI and/or nerve condution study. ...Read more

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Stiff neck in winter- I get a pain originator g in my right neck, right shoulder and spreads across right back side. Its very painful for 2 days?

Stiff neck in winter- I get a pain originator g in my right neck, right shoulder and spreads across right back side. Its very painful for 2 days?

Possible nerve pain: This syndrome may be due to inflammation of the muscles of the neck and shoulder or may be due to nerve impingement from vertebral or disc problems in the neck. Try warm and cold applications, wearing a soft cervical collar and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen. If symptoms persist or worsen, an orthopedic surgeon is qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I have been training for a boxing fight for charity and have pains on the right side of my neck and in/on my right shoulder blade. What is the issue?

I have been training for a boxing fight for charity and have pains on the right side of my neck and in/on my right shoulder blade. What is the issue?

Being a boxer @u/WI,: I can tell you that it is very hard training. Using a speed bag as well as a heavy bag really wears you down. Especially if you are not used to it. I am 74 now &i a short workout on either is hard on the shoulders, triceps as well as your neck. You actually really tighten you neck with each punch. I am a righty, jab with my left and punch with the right. Still very tiring even if youn. Esp if new ...Read more

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Hi I'm in so much pain it's been about 9 days I've got pains in my right shoulder, neck and the back of my head, it's a consent pain, I've been having s?

Hi I'm in so much pain it's been about 9 days I've got pains in my right shoulder, neck and the back of my head, it's a consent pain, I've been having s?

It's time for exam: By your doctor or orthopedist. It could be a pinched nerve in your neck or cervical sprain or strain. Sometimes an adjustment by a chiropractor may be helpful. OK to take iburofen or naproxen for pain and reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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When I turn my neck to the right, I get a sharp pain next to my right shoulder blade. No other time?

Nerve pain: You probably have a pinched nerve in your neck which causes radiating pain into your shoulder. Get an X-ray of your neck and evaluation by an orthopedist. You may also need a mri ...Read more

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Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

It can be one of: Several possibilities ranging from: muscular, cervical disc origin, shoulder issue, even gi, respiratory and cardiac etiology. If it does not resolve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Without any change in activity I start having pain in neck started first infront now its back going down right shoulder &up head no injury advice?

Without any change in activity I start having pain in neck started first infront now its back going down right shoulder &up head no injury advice?

Need physical exam: By a physician. It could be pain in the constantly strained trapezius muscle due to poor posture at your workplace or it could be a nerve problem due to disk or bone degeneration in the neck. You would need imaging like x-ray and possibly an MRI if your doctor suspects #2. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right shoulder blade, neck, and above right ear?

What causes pain in right shoulder blade, neck, and above right ear?

Neck Pain: This can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common would likely be pain from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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My lower back is hurting on my right side making me very restless. Along with my neck and right shoulder. What could this be?

My lower back is hurting on my right side making me very restless. Along with my neck and right shoulder. What could this be?

Muscle pain: This could be a simple as muscle spasm. Muscle spasms can come from stress, or muscle strain from lifting heavy things or strenuous activity. Something that might relieve the pain of muscle strain or spasm are warm compresses, Epsom salt soaking baths, home stretching exercises, massage therapy, and over-the-counter pain relivers. However, if this pain does not resolve on its own, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shoulder is constantly pulling?

I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shoulder is constantly pulling?

Neck & shoulder pain: You need a diagnostic work up to know what is happening. Please start by seeing your family doctor. He/she may refer you to a specialist if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shouldst is constantly pulling?

I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shouldst is constantly pulling?

Neck, shoulder pain: May be cervical disc disease/ muscle strain, . Cervical spine MRI can determine the pathology. Steroids short term, motrin like products (if not allergic), muscle relaxants like Flexeril, and nerve meds like gabapentin as well as kinesiotape, and PT (once you know pathology) may help resolve he pain. Vit D l, tumeric (1/2 teaspoon/ day), fish oil 2000 mg /d help as well. F/u/ w/ ortho ...Read more

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6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks. Help?

6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks. Help?

It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I'm 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :)?

I'm 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :)?

MRI w/without Gad: Depending on how high or low on your shoulder blade, this area localizes to either the C4 or t2 nerve roots. An entrapped neurofibroma at one of these levels may be producing the burning pain. An MRI of the cervical spine extended to the high cervical region with and without gadolinium should show any abnormalities in these regions. You would then need to decide surgery or pain management. ...Read more

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I cracked my neck and I think I may have done something wrong because my back/spine started hurting right by my right shoulder blade. What did I do?

I cracked my neck and I think I may have done something wrong because my back/spine started hurting right by my right shoulder blade. What did I do?

Hard to say: It is hard to say and there are a number of possibilities, from a simple muscular strain to a disc herniation irritating a nerve in your spine. If it does not resolve, consider being checked. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies will determine the use and whether any treatment is needed. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of this pinched nerve in my neck/right shoulder blade?

What can I do to get rid of this pinched nerve in my neck/right shoulder blade?

Physical therapy.: Don't know if you tried physical therapy. The nerve may be pinched in the shoulder region, or in the neck. You may benefit from cervical traction, and manual therapy. ...Read more