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Cause Of Neck And Shoulder Pain
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: They would be separate issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having Ear pain and pressure. Jaw pain, Tense muscles and pain in neck, head and shoulder on right side. Dizziness and fatigue. Possible causes?
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
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
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
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