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Cervical Rib Neck Pain
Can cervical radiculopathy cause pain in shoulder, arm, side of chest and sometimes hand? But no neck pain? Most pain is inner arm. Mostly when I move.
Strange but true: Cervical radiculopathy occasionally can be present without the presence of significant neck pain. That is a little odd when we see it and for that reason deserves to be looked at in detail to make sure something else may not be causing neurological symptoms such as a mass lesion, nutritional deficiency, etc. Emg studies often help answer this question as well. A good neurologist can help with this. ...Read more
I had extra cervical rib I m 30 yrs old I had very bad pain in my neck I can't move my neck help me?
Neck pain: Cervical lordosis is normal curvature of the cervical spine. It looks like a bow from side. If one loose lordosis aka straightening of cervical spine head translates forward causing increased load on muscles on back of your neck. If not treated one can suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches and shoulder pain. ...Read more
I have chronic, severe cervical (neck) pain with neurological problems too. Where can I get help for both?
Neck and Neuro: Depends upon your neurological problem as to which doc to see. Physiatrists (pm&r specialists) can often deal with this mixed bag very nicely. Provide therapy, pain management, address spasm/contractures, bracing, etc. Neurologists may also help from the standpoint of nonsurgical care. An ortho spine or neurosurgical specialist should be seen if neck surgery is contemplated. ...Read more
Cervical median branch block relieved my neck pain for 2 days then pain again. Did mbb again. Same result. Now it's time for ablation?
What is the cause: Medial branch blocks (mmb) of nerves anesthetize few hours, proving nerves carry pain signals to brain; ablation also temp (few mo). But what are actual peripheral pain transducers? Mbb does not reveal. Are pain transducers myofascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves pinched at spine? True cure requires id of pain generator (s). See osteopath ; rule in/rule out candidate transducers. ...Read more
Neck pain for 1yr had c3.4.5 cervical facet inj which relieved pain for 2days then pain came again had another facet inj a week later same result. Help?
See below: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Have cervical kyphosis and chronic neck pain. Can that affect your back and cause back pajn as well. Mild cervical stenisis and Degen disc in neck.
I have pain around the area of lower left rib cage, radiating pain, diffused. At the same time and side, left dull shoulder & neck pain. What is it?
Many causes: There are numerous causes of left shoulder arm chest neck pain in the most serious one can be heart attack in older patients, or it could be a simple sprain or overuse syndrome or inflammation of the ribs or muscles of the chest, simple viral infections can cause diffuse muscle pain and aches. In a young person like yourself most likely it is activity related based on over use of some kind, . ...Read more
Attacks of pain in right anterior rib cage and right sided neck pain. Pain is sharp and seems to be alleviated by pressing with fingers at about the c1area?
Severl possibilities: You should see a Spine specialist as soon as possible for a thorough history and physical exam which would likely include xrays and a MRI.Diagnoses can range from muscle spasm to Thoracic Outlet to cervical radiculopathy or costochondritis for starters. Treatment may include a muscle relaxant, neuropathic agent, possible block and/or Physical Therapy. Cardiac workup and reflux eval may also be nec ...Read more
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
Cervicalgia w/ rad: First. An MRI is needed to make sure you do not have spinal stenosis. something that can go on to have serious side effects if not surgically corrected. There are many causes of neck pain and the cause needs to be ascertained in order to treat properly. Muscle spasm responds well to PT, heat, stretching. Other structural defects needs to be addressed by a qualified nuero or orthopedic suregeon. ...Read more
I have had neck pain for the last 4 to 5 months and its getting worse the ER says its a cervical sprain so why isn't it heal then?
See specialist: If you had an accident of some sort months ago and were diagnosed w/ a sprain in the e. R. And are continuing to have pain then see your spine specialist for examination and further studies. I see in your history you have already had back surgery... You may want to see him/ her for evaluation. Good luck.! ...Read more
If conervative tx are tried for a year and symptoms got worse, is op the only option? Diangosis cervical hnp 184.108.40.206 neck pain arm pain numbness. I'm only 30 yrs old
Depends: If you have significant compression on the nerve roots based on the MRI scan and your symptoms are limited to the same involved nerve roots, then surgery will help you and is a good idea. If how ever your symptoms can not be explained, based on the nerve roots involved on x-rays then, surgery may not be helpful. I hope that helps good luck. ...Read more
Is it possiable to have neck pain and back pain after a acdf 7 months after? I have cervical sponilosis as well? Levels c 5-c7
All things are: Possible and the fact that you have ongoing neck pain needs to be evaluated to see if your fusion healed and if there are no adjacent level issues in the neck. The same process that caused your neck pain cold also be at work in your lower back. See your spine surgeon to have these issues evaluated. ...Read more
Yes: Most traumatic rib fractures cause chest pain and 'rib pain' but 'upper 'rib fractures T2, T1 can cause neck pain.Also if the diaphragm has been injured or if you have 'bruised ' your collarbone neck pain is common as pain can be referred there or muscle attachments can be affected. See your physician for examination to rule out other sources for your pain. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Periodic pain in head, different locations, facial and neck pain @ times, had cervical MRI - degenerate disc disease?
Cervical via: Ddd usually causes pain in the same distribution, does not affect facial region, . ...Read more
I had a cervical epideral for left arm and neck pain and the following week an emg same aera would that make the test normal?
I had cervical ep. For radiating severe neck pain. Sugar "hi" high, huge weight gain (20 in a week). How long do these side effects last?
What are signs of symptoms of cervical cord compression Cuz I'm really scared. Sever neck pain shooting arm pain and weakness getting worse?
Cervical medial branch block with DEXA lidocaine gave me 1 day of neck pain relief. After 1day neck pain again. Ok to Proceed to radiofreq ablation?
Be patient. Some times it takes a few weeks for DEXA to get effect. Ablation is a serious procedure with some side effects and no warranties. Rec. See your pain management specialist for medication adjustment (e.g. tramadol, relafen, (nabumetone) Lidocaine 20% patch, etc.)
Also cognitive behavior therapy. East-West integration medicine.
Take care. ...Read more
Went to a chiropractor today because I was having neck pain and said I have a reverse cervical curve. She wants to do a lot of treatments. Should I?
Second Opinion: Is always a good thing when considering medical treatment. Your chiro may be honest and accurate but another pair of eyes is always helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Pain under my ribs along with shoulder/neck pain, both right side. Sharp/stabbing pain, doesn't hurt to touch. Any idea what may be causing it? Thanks
Go back to basics!: Your profile says you have celiac disease, and so if no trauma is involved at the time of symptoms starting, you need to look at your diet & gut since then. What did you eat? What were you doing (activity, trauma)? There are referred pain patterns from the gut, gallbladder, colon, liver that needs to be investigated further by your doctor. Get seen and examined soon! ...Read more