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Chronic Stiff Neck And Shoulders
I have got a numbness in left jaw area for about one month ago and i already have neck stiffness which lead to shoulder and muscle pain what to do?
Nerve or muscle: This could be due to a nerve entrapment or inflamed muscle. If the pain is worse on turning your head toward the pain, a pinched nerve is likely; if worse turning away from the pain it is probably muscular. Try rest, intermittent moist heat, an antiinflammatory medication(like Ibuprofen if you can take them) and using a neck brace. It may take 5 to 10 days to resolve. ...Read more
Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working.. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board , work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference .Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stiff neck in winter- I get a pain originator g in my right neck, right shoulder and spreads across right back side. Its very painful for 2 days?
Possible nerve pain: This syndrome may be due to inflammation of the muscles of the neck and shoulder or may be due to nerve impingement from vertebral or disc problems in the neck. Try warm and cold applications,wearing a soft cervical collar and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen. If symptoms persist or worsen, an orthopedic surgeon is qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
I get a stiff neck/shoulder about once a month. The pain decreases lasts a week.Changing pillows has not helped. What other reasons can cause this?
Neuritis: sometimes there can be nerve irritation in the spine, in this case the cervical region. may want to see your doctor and have x-ray/MRI to see if there is possible disc/pressure on nerves coming out from that part of your spine.Also could be due to tension /stress that will give upper back/ neck spasms ...Read more
No stiff neck, but if i touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts..A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when i turn also. What is this?
Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.
I moved my head the wrong way while getting dressed. I immediately had a stiff neck that goes deep into right shoulder. Shoulder I see a chiropr?
I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?
Neck pain: At your age, a stiff neck is most commonly due to degenerative changes, meaning aging changes. For now, your symptoms should be well treatable with simple conservative measures such as stretching, range of motion exercises, and anti-inflammatory meds (such as ibuprofen, naproxyn). See an md if symptoms persist. ...Read more
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