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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Have 4 bulging disc in the neck and kyphosis . Upper back, neck and shoulder pain, had it for 6 months, could this be a cervical strain or?

Have 4 bulging disc in the neck and kyphosis . Upper back, neck and shoulder pain, had it for 6 months, could this be a cervical strain or?

Neck, back, shoulder: It would be difficult to say without an exam. A cervical strain tends to dissipate over time and resolve within a few weeks. It usually does not last for months. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Yes, : Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup. ...Read more

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I am having abdominal cramps with back, neck and shoulder pain. What is this due to?

I am having abdominal cramps with back, neck and shoulder pain. What is this due to?

Any number of things: Any number of things can cause this - the abdominal cramping can cause somatic complaints and therefore does not help narrow this down. You really need to see a physician and get a thorough history and physical exam to figure this out. ...Read more

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Can back of neck and shoulder pain cause headaches? Been hurting for 2 days, need relief:/

Can back of neck and shoulder pain cause headaches? Been hurting for 2 days, need relief:/

Neck problems do -: cause a headache, referred to as Tension headaches. Get yourself seen to by your PCP to get evaluated. Try Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim ( if no hx of having side effects), plus a Muscle relaxer would be beneficial. Check with your PCP if no relief. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain?

What are some exercises for chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain?

For home exercises,: I would recommend seeing a physician first to make sure there are no disc problems or other issues. If it is just sore muscles, i would recommend stretching exercises. See: http://www.Spine-health.Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-exercises-neck-pain strengthen neck muscles as well as work on posture and desk set up for ergonomic corrections. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I've had back/neck/shoulder pain and muscle spasms for the last 5 years. What could be wrong?

Several things: You need a thorough work up for this pain. There could be a variety of problems that could be causing your pain. I would seek out a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get an appropriate workup and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had a first rib resection 4 months ago and have significant pain in upper back/neck/shoulder pain. Is it possible it is muscle spasms from surgery?

I had a first rib resection 4 months ago and have significant pain in upper back/neck/shoulder pain. Is it possible it is muscle spasms from surgery?

Prolonged Post op pain: 4 months post surgery could be spasm. But, usually after 4 months it's probably scar tissue pulling on nerve roots at your brachial plexus or healing at that site ...Read more