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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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There are certain areas on my head that feel tender or sore. I also have shoulder and neck pain. What could this be?

There are certain areas on my head that feel tender or sore. I also have shoulder and neck pain. What could this be?

Head and neck pain: Hard to say without examination. Some possibilities are folliculitis in the scalp or sebaceous cyst, shoulder neck pain most probably musculo skeletal pain. Have it examined to get more help ...Read more

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Going on about 8 months I have had a aching pain between my shoulder blades that causes neck pain & constant headache. No OTC helps the pain.

Going on about 8 months I have had a aching pain between my shoulder blades that causes neck pain & constant headache. No OTC helps the pain.

Headaches/Cerv disc: Persistent pain deserves an evaluation. Based upon age, I would suspect a disk herniation, or occipital neuralgia causing muscle spasm/tension. This may then create the muscle tension headache scenario. Nsaid's may actually cause headache in some. Try tylenol (acetaminophen). Pursue cervical pt. Robin mckenzie book "treat your own neck" is $8.32 online. Formal spine or neurology eval if no better. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night.?

Musculoskeletal: Your description is of musculoskeletal pain - myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, muscular strain, stretch, or pull. Simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) rest, heat, massage, and time should help you feel better. If not, you'll have to see your doctor for more advanced therapy. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant neck pain? A dull aching mainly in the back of my neck that sometimes comes down to my shoulder and down my arm.

Why do I have constant neck pain? A dull aching mainly in the back of my neck that sometimes comes down to my shoulder and down my arm.

Dull Ache Neck: Hello. How far down your arm does your symptoms travel? Any history of trauma to your neck (falls, motor vehicle accidents, etc.). Would not expect narrowing around your spinal cord b/c of your age. It's possible that you could have some bulging pressure in a disc fueling your neck, shoulder, and arm symptoms. Might benefit from short course of Toradol 5 days or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack 7 days for pain. ...Read more

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Slight scoliosis with shoulder, back, and neck pain. Along with this I started getting leg spasms and aching, wondering if these are all connected.

Slight scoliosis with shoulder, back, and neck pain. Along with this I started getting leg spasms and aching, wondering if these are all connected.

I do not think so: Usually slight scoliosis in your age is not painful, if you have pain must something else.
Please check it with spine surgeon.
Good luck. ...Read more

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A couple weeks ago I woke up with neck pain an shoulder pain...like I slept wrong stiff neck....neck sore for a couple days an went away...but the dull aching nerve wracking pain is still hurting off an on in my shoulder....not a sharp pain but a dull irr

Possibly normal but?: In most cases it can be a pain which will persist for several weeks. The pain in the shoulder comes and goes so probably does not mean something bad but should gradually get better. If it persists then the area needs to be evaluated and need to see your Dr. Use heat and gentle range of motion with some NSAID like Ibuprofen if not contraindicated. I hope this is helpful for you. ...Read more

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Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out?

Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out?

Muscular strain/ER: This does sound like strain of the poster neck muscles (sternocleidomastoid) and the inter scapular muscles from overuse or overloading; however head and neck pain with associated severe neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, or weakness should be evaluated in the ER-ASAP-an examination is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I have muscle aches, shoulder pain, back pain, and neck pain while sleeping?

Why do I have muscle aches, shoulder pain, back pain, and neck pain while sleeping?

Consultation: It may be due to a pinched nerve, muscle disorders or bruxing at night. Sometimes obstructive sleep apnea can have similar effects. See your doctor for full work up ...Read more

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I have left side neck pain under my jaw. The pain feels like cramping, a dull ache. I get red flushing and pain sometimes in my shoulder.

I have left side neck pain under my jaw. The pain feels like cramping, a dull ache. I get red flushing and pain sometimes in my shoulder.

Pain/jaw: In your age group. Especially if there is a heart history in your family. Make sure this is not atypical chest pain. Other wise it could be dental or parotid gland problem. Check with your Doctor ...Read more

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Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

NSAID and position: This sounds like irritation to a nerve coming out of your neck. This can occur from a herniated disk or a bone spur. I suggest you take Ibuprofen at 600-800 mg per dose 3 times per day. Additionally it often helps if you try different positions with your head and arm. Tucking your chin back helps some control pain as well as having the affected arm over the head. Try traction with a therapist ...Read more

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I have skin rashes, headaches, lethargy, neck pain & shoulder aches. Ongoing now for 2 years, not getting any answers from my doctors or specialists! What could it be?

I have skin rashes, headaches, lethargy, neck pain & shoulder aches. Ongoing now for 2 years, not getting any answers from my doctors or specialists! What could it be?

Food allergies.: You need to have igg food allergies tested for wheat/gluten/casein/egg and many of the other common causes to rule it in or out. Ige or skin testing is not complete. ...Read more

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My friend has had a 100 dg fever for 3 days, neck pain, shoulder pain- headache, body ache. No conjested or vomiting? Could this be meningitis?

My friend has had a 100 dg fever for 3 days, neck pain, shoulder pain- headache, body ache. No conjested or vomiting? Could this be meningitis?

See below: What you describe could be aseptic meningitis, most often viral. She should be checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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4 months of off balance feeling, sore arms, shoulder and legs, pain in neck. Tingling feeling when sleeping at times. Doctor didn't know. Do you?

4 months of off balance feeling, sore arms, shoulder and legs, pain in neck. Tingling feeling when sleeping at times. Doctor didn't know. Do you?

Off Balance: Chris, I would see a neurologist to check. This problem could be coming from your head or neck, and they would know how to discover the source. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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I have severe gas right now, might be ibs, also shoulder and neck pain on left side. Yesterday had dull ache In left breast. Is it heart related?

I have severe gas right now, might be ibs, also shoulder and neck pain on left side. Yesterday had dull ache In left breast. Is it heart related?

Probably note: This does not sound like it is coming from your heart, I would want to know if this symptoms were worse when you grow up a flight of stairs or when you are exercising ...Read more

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Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

UnpleasantSideEffect: All these symptoms started after you started taking Luvox. That means you are not able to tolerate the drug. I will call the prescribing doctor/psychiatrist and discuss your symptoms and may be a change of medication ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have excruciating pain in neck and shoulder help!?

What to do if I have excruciating pain in neck and shoulder help!?

Spine specialist: Shoulder problems can occasionally cause pain in the neck, but neck pathology very commonly cause pain in the "shoulder". With that knowledge, it's best to see a spine specialist to get this fully evaluated.

Cervical facet joints can be felt in the shoulder area. Pinched nerves in the neck (radiculopathy) can shoot into the shoulder. Trigger points can be felt in both areas. Numerous others. ...Read more

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Bent over to get stuff off floor. Sneezed and lot of pain in neck and shoulder blade area.

Bent over to get stuff off floor. Sneezed and lot of pain in neck and shoulder blade area.

Neck pain: The best scenario is mucle pull causing spasm, should improve in a few days, use heat and mobilize. Worst scenario is a damaged disc in the neck. Watch for any tingling, numbness, weakness in fingers, difficulty swallowing, headaches etc. See a doctor for getting an MRI if these symptoms exist. Good luck ...Read more

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I have pain in neck and shoulder when ingesting alcohol. Pain hits immediately and lasts a half hour. Not a frequent drinker. Gallbladder removed 10 yrs?

Abstain completely!: You may have some anatomical abnormality if the pain is immediate. Go see a good ENT and may need an MRI of head a neck area. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood CPK test 600 up from 300 few mons ago had rabdo now walks 3 flights of stairs and has pain in neck and shoulder can these make CPK raise?

Blood CPK test 600 up from 300 few mons ago had rabdo now walks 3 flights of stairs and has pain in neck and shoulder can these make CPK raise?

Discuss with your: Doctor. Give them a chance to investigate: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003503.Htm. ...Read more

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Severe electric jolt down arm. Numbness. Extreme pain in neck and shoulder. Extreme exhaustion. Fatigue easily. Any ideas?

Severe electric jolt down arm. Numbness. Extreme pain in neck and shoulder. Extreme exhaustion. Fatigue easily. Any ideas?

See neurologist: There are many explanations but the first one coming to mind is multiple sclerosis if these symptoms have been present for long. Consult a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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Severe pain near ear, jaw, throat on right side. Pain in neck and shoulder.?

Neck pain: You need to be evaluated for cervical lymphadenitis or other acute infections that will need antibiotic therapy ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?

Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?

Probably not cancer: Given those set of symptoms, would think more about GI origin and musculoskeletal, but definitely should be evaluated further.
A ct of chest would rule out or rule in lung pathology which may be considered. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder and neck pain?

Depends on the cause: It depends on why you have this pain. If its from excercise, you may need a good stretching routine. If its from hunching over a desk all day, it could be a question of improving your posture. For acute pain however, I have found heating pads with or without ibuprofen/motrin/aleve to be helpful. Acupuncture & chiropractic are also helpful. For chronic pain, physical therapy may be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Heart?: At your age, the thing I would worry about the most is angina or heart attack. See MD or ER NOW. ...Read more

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I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

Joint arthritis: Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck. The pain frequently refers to the shoulder and even down the arm. Anti-inflammatory medications, and when needed, injections of the painful joints of the neck can help quite a bit. Ask your doctor about these options. ...Read more

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I do data entry and have shoulder neck pain what can I do?

I do data entry and have shoulder neck pain what can I do?

Ergonomics: Evaluate your posture and mechanics while you are at work. You may need different chair, props, elbow, wrist, etc. Positioning devices, or a new posture, or a new job if you can't find comfortable positioning. ...Read more

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What could cause neck pain that is radiating into shoulder?

Several things: Muscle spasm is the first thing that comes to my mind. It could be a disc herniation in the cervical spine. See your pcp as a starting point. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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