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Extreme neck and shoulder pain. Could they be related and how do I get it treated?

Extreme neck and shoulder pain. Could they be related and how do I get it treated?

Possibly: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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I've had mild to extreme shoulder blade/neck/shoulder pain for four years, pain increased with caffeine beverages, what could this be?

I've had mild to extreme shoulder blade/neck/shoulder  pain for four years, pain increased with caffeine beverages, what could this be?

Possible Migraine: It's possible that this may be a migraine variant. It's possible to see pain in the neck and shoulder area with some folks. Another possibility is a pinched nerve but that wouldn't explain the caffeine connection. Our bodies never read the textbooks, so anything is possible. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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What could be causing my head, neck and shoulder pain and extreme fatigue I have two stents, hbp, cardiovascular disease and angina .

What could be causing my head, neck and shoulder pain and extreme fatigue I have two stents, hbp, cardiovascular disease and angina .

Check heart first: While head , neck and shoulder pain is most often musculo-skeletal and non-life threatening, anyone with a significant cardiac history should always have a new onset of symptoms evaluated promptly by their doctor.Heart problems do not always present as typical chest pain esp. in patients who have a prior history of cardiac issues. This should be ruled out first before accepting another diagnosis. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more

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What should I do about neck and shoulder pain?

What should I do about neck and shoulder pain?

Try to find out: The cause of this pain by obtaining a good diagnosis from a physician based on thorough physical exam. See a pain physician in your area. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my neck and shoulder pain?

Too numerous: Too complex. You need a good evaluation to determine if your pain is from your neck, shoulder or both. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain, i don't know what it is. Help?

Need history: If you injured your neck or shoulder , you need to see a doctor to find out where the origin of the pain. It could be a sprianof the neck , a tendinitis or bursitis of the shoulder and something totally different . Need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are causes of neck and shoulder pain?

Sit up straight.: The most common, poor posture, head forward, rounded shoulders. Sleeping with too many pillows will cause pain. Common activities of daily living like driving a lot, long periods of sitting (computer work), telephone work, etc. There are physical diseases that might lead to pain, if there were an actual growth, or gallbladder disease, but these are rarer. See a doc, finish this talk there. ...Read more