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Dr. Lydia Collins
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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

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 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