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Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck  and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem. ...Read more

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Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

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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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?

What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?

Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read more

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What could cause severe pain between shoulder blades on both sides of spine along with both shoulder pain and neck pain, also severe constant headache?

What could cause severe pain between shoulder blades on both sides of spine along with both shoulder pain and neck pain, also severe constant headache?

Cervical facets : Cervical facets could cause this type of pain pattern. Also improper biomechanics and myofascial pain can cause this. ...Read more

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Can shoulder and neck pain cause chest tightness?

Can shoulder and neck pain cause chest tightness?

Possibly: Shoulder and neck pain dont really "cause" chest tightness, but a herniated disc in the neck can sometimes cause all these problems, including chest pain/tighteness that can seem like a heart attack. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain and neck stiffness and cracking in the neck what could that be?

Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis. ...Read more

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What could be some causes of pain in arm and back shoulder blade?

What could be some causes of pain in arm and back shoulder blade?

Many causes: From the start, this could either be a neck problem or a shoulder problem. From the neck, common causes include muscle spasm, pinched nerves, and arthritis. From the shoulder, common causes include rotator cuff problems, arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. There are other problems that can cause scapular pain as well. If it is bothering you, it is best to get it checked out by a doc. ...Read more

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Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more

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Can back of the neck pain cause headache and dizziness?

Migraine?: Migraine headache can have symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, neck pain, problems with light or sound, and aura. The neck pain may not cause for headache but the headache may be a cause of the neck pain. ...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?

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 causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Causes of intermittent hand and shoulder pain together?

Some ideas: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome can give hand and shoulder symptoms- usually more symptomatic at night. With trauma you can injure your neck and have referred pain that you feel in shoulder and hand. It is a common combination for those who suffer paralysis from a stroke - but not usual in someone your age. You will need a Neurologist or Physical Medicine Doctor to sort it out if it persists- Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain in arm and neck?

What can cause sharp pain in arm and neck?

Nerve Injury or: possibly nerve entrapment such as from a vertebra gone out of whack or disc inj.Strangely, if an upper rib become dysfunctional, it too can cause sharp or achy pain in arm & neck.I recommend a good history & physical including osteopathic hands-on exam to figure out cause.Treatment could be as simple as manipulation, but if other treatment is necessary, your D.O. will be able to do it or refer. ...Read more

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What could cause back of shoulder pain extending to neck?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more