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I recently had clavical surgery and now I have neck pain, what can I do?

I recently had clavical surgery and now I have neck pain, what can I do?

Therapy: The neck and shoulder are connected by several muscle groups and it's not uncommon to have pain in the neck after shoulder surgery and vice versa. Once you have healed from surgery you can start physical therapy to work on improving your range of motion, strength, and posture. This should improve the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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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 extreme clavicle and neck pain due to cancer. Is there any strong pain meds that can help?

I have extreme clavicle and neck pain due to cancer. Is there any strong pain meds that can help?

Pain: A consultation with a pain management expert would be very helpful here - they have a wider experience in dealing with cancer pain. ...Read more

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Lump on right clavicle had CT scan checked out ok. But now i'm having neck pain around lump.?

Lump on right clavicle had CT scan checked out ok. But now i'm having neck pain around lump.?

Sounds like the lump: Might be an arthritic joint at one end or the other of the clavicle leading to localized pain. See an orthopedic surgeon for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be as simple as trapezius or rotator cuff sprain or as complex as a herniated cervical disc with pain radiating to the shoulders and upper back. You need to see your P ...Read more

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Front neck pain into clavicle area burning pain to tip of shoulder. Top wisdom teeth out a week ago any correlation

Front neck pain into clavicle area burning pain to tip of shoulder. Top wisdom teeth out a week ago any correlation

Evaluation Needed: It could be connected but it could not be connected as well. I'd go back to the doctor to be evaluated to at least see if the surgery caused the pain. ...Read more

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I have a severe neck pain on the left side?

I have a severe neck pain on the left side?

See below: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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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What to do if I have severe neck pain and can't look to the left!?

What to do if I have severe neck pain and can't look to the left!?

Disc Herniation: This is probably caused by a disc herniaaiton in the neck. When you tunr to the left the disc is pinching the nerve and causing your pain.

Try ibuprofen/naproxen, heating pad or moist heat, try massage.

If it lasts more than a few days you should be examined by a spine specialist for prescription medications (like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack), physical therapy, and maybe an mri. ...Read more

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I woke up with left side neck pain and stiffness. What could this be?

I woke up with left side neck pain and stiffness. What could this be?

Wry neck: Sounds like you have a wry neck, from sleeping in an awkward position. Sleep with a heating pad set on low, flat in bed, without a pillow and take Ibuprofen for pain. It should take about a week to improve. ...Read more

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Left side neck pain that causes headaches and has been going on for over a couple of months. What could be the cause of this?

Left side neck pain that causes headaches and has been going on for over a couple of months. What could be the cause of this?

Cervical Headaches: Cervical headaches are commonly caused by nerve compression (spinal stenosis) in the neck. The cervical nerve can be pinched by disc herniations which travel to the muscles in the back of the neck and cause headaches.

This can be confirmed with a cervical MRI ...Read more

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I noticed come and go left side neck pain hurts last like 5 minutes its a sharp pain help what can I do is it consider an emergency help?

I noticed come and go left side neck pain hurts last like 5 minutes its a sharp pain help what can I do is it consider an emergency help?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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 was in accident bout 1.5mo ago. Ever since I have been having neck pain and i can turn my head to the left normaly but rt <90° it hurt to turn rt?

Common : Such injuries are common after accidents and can take months to resolve. However, if your symptoms last 6 or more weeks as you note, you should get an MRI and dynamic flexion and extension xrays to ensure a more serious condition such as a disc herniation is not present. ...Read more

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Could tendinosis ( tendonosis ) be causing my chronic neck pain? It's almost always down the left side. The pain / discomfort is very hard to describe

Possible: Tendinosis is a chronic micro tearing of ligaments. Typically these need to heal to get better. Sometimes prolotherapy and/or prp/stem cell therapy might be helpful in healing these tissues. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for neck pain, i can't turn to the left ?

What's the best thing for neck pain, i can't turn to the left ?

Wry neck: Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep . Use either an ice pack or a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself. Take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Neck pain in the left side of my neck that won't go away. Help?

Ligament weakness: Neck ligaments are weak and are inflamed. Prolotherapy can help heal this problem.


Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor to help you get full lasting relief. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain at the back of my neck on the MY right side only, it hurts to look up and right but not when I look down or left. ?

I am experiencing  neck pain at the back of my neck on the MY right side only, it hurts to look up and right but not when I look down or left.
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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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Doctors can you tell me why do I have excruciating neck pain left side?

Doctors can you tell me why do I have excruciating neck pain left side?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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'm having neck pain since yesterday on the lower left side of my neck near shoulder. Only 19 yo male?

I'm having neck pain since yesterday on the lower left side of my neck near shoulder. Only 19 yo male?

Acute Neck Pain: Recent onset of pain in the absence of major injury is typically muscular and benign. Trial of rest, ice, nsaid's should help. If not improving then pt including mckenzie exercises could be recommended buy you'll need a doctor's prescription. Usually, symptoms that resolve relatively quickly after onset indicate a benign problem. Give it a couple weeks, and if no better (or if worse) get help. ...Read more

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I have had chronic neck pain on my left side for over 5 years, and i'm only 21. Is it possible that this could come about just from bad posture?

I have had chronic neck pain on my left side for over 5 years, and i'm only 21. Is it possible that this could come about just from bad posture?

Get evaluation: By osteopathic physician who regularly performs osteopathic manipulative treatment to determine the causation and improve your state of health. The american academy of osteopathy website has physician search engine. ...Read more

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Im suffering from neck pain its hurting but when i touch my neck it feels like my left side of my neck in the back feels swollen what does this mean?

Muscle strain: This may be a muscle strain but with your many condition you need to discuss with your physicians. Consider heat, a neck pillow, physical therapy. You will need to consider imaging in addition the history and physical. ...Read more

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What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

Multiple causes: Without knowing your history, it is difficult to give you a direct answer. Usually neck pain is caused by irritation of a spinal structure-e.g.-disc, facet joint, nerves. These in turn lead to muscle spasms. Other structures that reside in the neck may also be responsible for the pain-esophogeal inflammation , carotid artery dissection, myocardial infarction, etc. Bottom line, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Unusual neck pain along left side of neck after choking and coughing hard. Why?

Unusual neck pain along left side of neck after choking and coughing hard. Why?

Choking and coughing: Please set up an appointment with your Primary doctor.

Let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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Neck pain/lower headache pain on left side after exercise been like that since Friday. is it dangerous?

Neck pain/lower headache pain on left side after exercise been like that since Friday. is it dangerous?

Probably Okay.: Please see your primary care provider far evaluation with a specific history and exam. Please call us for further evaluation if you prefer. Meanwhile try local measures as if you have a muscle strain. ...Read more

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I had mono about 2 months ago, the only thing left is the neck pain. Does this mean i can never kiss anyone again?

I had mono about 2 months ago, the only thing left is the neck pain.  Does this mean i can never kiss anyone again?

No!!: Mononucleosis is spread by kissing, and sharing drinks, like many viruses. When you are well, without fever, you can participate in your usual activities as tolerated. Certainly, you can kiss someone. There is always a risk of getting a virus this way, but no worse than usual! do avoid sharing cups and utensils with others. ...Read more

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Front left neck pain. Very intense for a couple mins then goes away. No lumps no chest pain associated. Has been going on for past 4 days?

Muscle: My first choice is muscle but you need a full evaluation to make the diagnosis. There can be other causes of this like disc, joint. You need to see your physician. ...Read more