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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Severe Pain In Neck Muscles

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Left side neck pain, left neck muscles extremely tight, pain/twitching/weakness/shakiness in left arm. A very sore spot around c5/c6. 34 female. Tips?

Left side neck pain, left neck muscles extremely tight, pain/twitching/weakness/shakiness in left arm. A very sore spot around c5/c6. 34 female. Tips?

You may have a: pinched nerve in the neck.The weakness is concerning and requires a work up.See a Neurologist or start with your family doc.The twitching goes along with weakness when the nerves to a muscle are compromised( fasciculations).This requires prompt attention and could be from a herniated disc in the neck or another process that has compromised the nerves.Good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in neck help please?

What to do if I have severe pain in neck help please?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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How long should rf denervation last. I still have severe pain in neck?

RF denervation: I usually tell patients 6-12 months. Is the pain in your neck muscle spasm? How long has it been since rf? Looking at your medications you are taking I do not see either a muscle relaxer or an anti-inflammatory medication. Either or both may be a help to you. ...Read more

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Developed scapular winging & grinding 2 yrs ago. It progressed and now have severe pain in neck and have thoracic outlet syndrome. Any theories?

Developed scapular winging & grinding 2 yrs ago. It progressed and now have severe pain in neck and have thoracic outlet syndrome. Any theories?

Cervical rib: In 22 year old, no history of neck trauma, cervical rib, anomalous first rib, or congenital band compressing brachial plexus is most likely cause. Long thoracic nerve compression can cause winged scapula, which is rare with cervical rib, but could occur. Plain neck x-ray for rib abnormality is next step. If there is neck trauma, scalene scarring can explain winged scapula and tos symptoms. ...Read more

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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