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I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

Joint arthritis: Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck. The pain frequently refers to the shoulder and even down the arm. Anti-inflammatory medications, and when needed, injections of the painful joints of the neck can help quite a bit. Ask your doctor about these options. ...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


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I have had pain in my spine for over a year and now it is getting worse and spreading to ribs and shoulder blades. Pain to breath,headaches,seizures.

I have had pain in my spine for over a year and now it is getting worse and spreading to ribs and shoulder blades. Pain to breath,headaches,seizures.

Spine-related pain: This is a difficult symptom to evaluate and it sounds like it is painful. It is important to have an office evaluation for a symptom like this because it is likely that testing will be needed. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old.I have pain in my left shoulder and shoulder blade since 3 years. I have done MRI,NCS,CRP, all are clear.I have myofacial pain.

I am 22 years old.I have pain in my left shoulder and shoulder blade since 3 years. I have done MRI,NCS,CRP, all are clear.I have myofacial pain.

Injection: Consider an ultrasound-guided injection of either a steroid or a regenerative biologic injection such as platelet-rich plasma or an amniotic membrane allograft that could be diagnostic and therapeutic. Also, consider referred pain from the spine. Don't give up. Continue to seek the advice of a musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing, lower back right side, pain for about 2 weeks. I have also been experiencing headaches and neck pain. ?

Rule out meningitis: If any fever or chills also, u should go to the er to be evaluated for meningitis. Especially if you've had any recent spinal injections. ...Read more

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I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?

I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?

Rotator cuff injury: You may have a rotator cuff injury- anything from a chronic bursitis 9inflamed/irritated bursa overriding the rotator cuff), or a partial to small full thickness tear of the actual rotator cuff tendon. Seek orthopaedic surgeon evaluation. X-rays and perhaps an MRI, if indicated, along with a thorough history and examination should lead to a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain in my chest and shoulder. Lately I have experienced a lot shooting or pressure pain in my left chest/shoulder. Is it serious?

It can be: It may or may not be serious i will recommend you have it checked by your doctor or go to er it may be from your heart and that is serious.It may just be musculoskeletal pain it surely needs to be checked consult your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent chest pain for a few weeks with sometimes radiating to right neck and shoulder should I be concerned? I'm 42

I have been having intermittent chest pain for a few weeks with sometimes radiating to right neck and shoulder should I be concerned? I'm 42

Evaluate: It has features or both cardiac pain and non cardiac pain. Be checked with investigations to determine the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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28 year old female and I have anxiety issues..Lately I have been having random shooting pains in the back of head, neck and left temple. Any ideas?

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28 year old female and I have anxiety issues..Lately I have been having random shooting pains in the back of head, neck and left temple.  Any ideas?

Anxiety/pains: Could be anxiety symptoms or effect of medications if u r prescribed any, or there have been recent changes. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe neck and back pain. Recently, the neck painhas gone down to my right shoulderblade. I also have pain and burning in my head. What should I do?

I have severe neck and back pain. Recently, the neck painhas gone down to my right shoulderblade. I also have pain and burning in my head. What should I do?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I am 49 years old and female. I have been severe headaches for the past 4 days. I had chest discomfort earlier and now pain left shoulder?

I am 49 years old and female.  I have been severe headaches for the past 4 days.  I had chest discomfort earlier and now pain left shoulder?

Time to see ur: doc.If the chest pain radiates to your left shoulder,this is suspicious for cardiac pain,like from Angina or a Heart Attack.Other symptoms can include shortness of breath,profuse sweating,nausea,palpitations,dizziness,and a sense of impending doom.Remember,in women,these symptoms aren't always present.Go to the ER if your sick,or call your doc. ...Read more

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I have had chronic neck pain for about a year. If I lay or sit wrong, I get pain in my upper arm and I get tingling in my wrist and thumb?

I have had chronic neck pain for about a year. If I lay or sit wrong, I get pain in my upper arm and I get tingling in my wrist and thumb?

Pinched nerve?: It sounds like you might have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest finding a local do for some omm. Osteopathic manipulation can be very effective in treating symptoms such as you are describing. You will likely also need an x-ray to make sure there isn't something more ominous happening. If the symptoms persist, see you physician for a complete neurological workup. ...Read more

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