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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good choice to treat chronic neck and shoulder pain?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good choice to treat chronic neck and shoulder pain?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is a good choice specialy if the pain is related to a nerve root compression. Not as good if the pain is secondary to arthritis in the spine. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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How long can I take the combination of Myonal, Feldene and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Frozen Shoulder pain management?

How long can I take the combination of Myonal, Feldene and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Frozen Shoulder pain management?

Frozen shoulder: Needs PHYSICAL THERAPY and sometimes LYSIS (BREAKING) of adhesions (scarring) with examination under anesthesia!!!!!
Continued use of these medications (especially in COMBINATION) is NOT a good idea!

Hope this helps
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I'm starting immunotherapy shots, and I have chronic neck & shoulder pain. So can I get the shots somewhere other than the arm?

I'm starting immunotherapy shots, and I have chronic neck & shoulder pain. So can I get the shots somewhere other than the arm?

Try a saline shot: Ask the allergist to administer a subcutaneous injection of saline into the area of the upper arm where you will be receiving immunotherapy. You can then assess whether such injections will add to your chronic neck & shoulder pain. I rather suspect that they won't. Thigh injections are possible but they are inconvenient and some would say a little riskier than upper arm injections. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain?

What are some exercises for chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain?

For home exercises,: I would recommend seeing a physician first to make sure there are no disc problems or other issues. If it is just sore muscles, I would recommend stretching exercises. See:
http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-exercises-neck-pain
strengthen neck muscles as well as work on posture and desk set up for ergonomic corrections. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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

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Which specific doctor do you go to for chronic neck and shoulder pain?

Which specific doctor do you go to for chronic neck and shoulder pain?

Orthopaedic Surg: Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in treating this area. There are also subspecialist who specialize in one area or another. ...Read more

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I was a transverse birth, may this be connected with my chronic restricted movement & neck &shoulder pain? Many thanks. Lesley.

I was a transverse birth, may this be connected with my chronic restricted movement & neck &shoulder pain? Many thanks. Lesley.

No: Those problems would be more likely visited upon your mom. Sorry for your discomforts. You don't say what you are doing for your pains but hope they are working. Keep moving. That really helps. All the best. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and shoulder pain on my right side. I wake up feeling sore and tired. Any idea what to do or who to go to fix this problem?

Msny possibilities: There are muscles, such as supraspinatus, that can cause neck and shoulder pain. Poor neck support while sleeping may also cause. Your pcp can evaluate you and treat or refer as they see fit. ...Read more

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Back pain shoulder pain neck pain pain I'm my right arm can not breath good and tight chest pain under my right are and and leg pain all together?

Back pain shoulder pain neck pain pain I'm my right arm can not breath good and tight chest pain under my right are and and leg pain all together?

Chest pain: This type of symptoms in young female may represent possible viral pericarditis or pneumonia, since you have leg pain, blood clots also possible. If symptoms are chronic, it may be due to fibromyalgia. You may need at least chest x-Ray and possible echocardiogram and some blood work, please seek medical care if symptoms worsen or severe. ...Read more

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Chronic r arm/shoulder pain x6yrs. 2 wrist surgeries & radial nerve release gave zero relief. Current CT angio neck report said modest cervical spondylosis. Could this be the cause of my arm pain?

Chronic r arm/shoulder pain x6yrs. 2 wrist surgeries & radial nerve release gave zero relief. Current CT angio neck report said modest cervical spondylosis. Could this be the cause of my arm pain?

Absolutely: Cervical spondylosis is a much more common cause of radiculopathy and nerve pain than thoracic outlet syndrome, a cervical rib, a brachial plexopathy or shoulder impingement syndrome, particularly with confirmed cervical spondylosis. Have a spine specialist consult. The history is extremely important and the patterns. Emg/ncv' s are sometimes helpful, but not always. ...Read more

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I'm 16. What are some ways to releve severe neck and shoulder pain and tension. Its stiff too?

Exercise: Like yoga and pilates. Ice or heat. Stretches. Don't carry your backpack on one shoulder but evenly in both shoulders. Try to avoid looking down a lot. Watch slumping and try to walk and sit with good posture! ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain due to stress?

Neck and shoulder pain due to stress?

Stress relievers: I am right there with you! That is where I feel my stress. Make sure to carve out time during your day (at least 45 minutes) just for you. Read, take a walk or a hot bath. You can also try moist heat while you watch your favorite show on television. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid caffeine. Exercise (play) also helps! ...Read more

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How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

Several ways: This is a common problem after stroke caused by paralysis of the arm. A physician evaluation is necessary to determine what the contributing factors are. Medications for spasticity (muscle spasm), pain medications, bracing, and physical therapy are all options to be considered and tailored to the specific needs of the person. ...Read more

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What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

Neck is related too: When you open your jaw you hold your head in place with the muscles of the neck and upper back. Therefore, if you have a problem with your jaw joint it also relates to additional problems with your neck and upper back. All of these situations will need to be addressed in your treatments if you are going to fully recover a normal function and be able to manage the problem. ...Read more

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How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

Prevent or treat?: To prevent it you need to limit the weight lifting or limit the repetitions. To treat it I suggest heat and massage. You could consider adding a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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Head, neck and shoulder pain along with stiffiness. What do you suggest?

Orthopaedic Surg: I would find a good orthopaedic surgeon in your area and get evaluated. A variety of things could be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have really bad neck & shoulder pain, how do I know if its dislocated?

Too much pain: If it is dislocated you could not even move it and the pain is unbearable if you have doubt see a doctor for X ray ...Read more

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What should I do about my neck and shoulder pain as a result of a car accident?

What should I do about my neck and shoulder pain as a result of a car accident?

Neck pain: Try a heating pad, massage, and an anti inflammatory. If pain does not go away then you will need to seen an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have intense shoulder pain, around the shoulder & lower neck area. Any effective cure for it would be appreciated?

"Cure". .. Need to: Be examined. No one can 'cure' your neck and shoulder pain or even diagnose it properly w/o a more detailed history, and then a physical exam. X-rays and other studies would be obtained if needed based on your history and phys. Exam. So, if you're neck/ shoulder pain continue see your pcp for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can I go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16

Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can I go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16

Tension and Anxiety: I would suggest having your dr. Check you out first. If it is only anxiety exercise will help. Working with a psychologist who does neuroptimal neurofeedback would help reduce anxiety sxs. You can contact zengar. Com for a therapist near you or for rental of a home training unit. Besides helping the anxiety neurofeedback can help in school and sports. ...Read more

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Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Yes it can: Absolutely, as stress builds people tend to have it manifest in increased muscle tension in the neck and trunk. This can easily translate to the trapezius area and therefore shoulders. Heat, cervical stretches, can be helpful. Meditation can be helpful as can exercise to relieve stress. Core workouts such as yoga increases flexibility and decrease stress as well. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis be the cause of my neck, back and shoulder pain?

Can candidiasis be the cause of my neck, back and shoulder pain?

Probably not: Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common. The pain and discomfort would be more related to the skin area, and would be distinguishable from true muscle and joint pain of the "neck, back and shoulder" I assume that you are referring to. If you ant to know the true cause of your issues, see the Dr for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left neck, clavicle, and shoulder pain all at once?

What could be wrong if my left neck, clavicle, and shoulder pain all at once?

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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Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches. Why?

Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches. Why?

Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck muscles become spastic to prevent painful cervical tilt; a cervical self-preservative splinting process. The trick is to resolve muscle spasm to prevent muscle deconditioning and weakness from disuse. Few weeks of disuse can further weaken muscles. ...Read more

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What could cause neck/shoulder pain every time I swallow?

What could cause neck/shoulder pain every time I swallow?

The most common is: Gastroesophageal reflux disease

gastroesophageal reflux disease gastro-oesophageal reflux disease gastric reflux disease, or acid reflux disease is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux in the oesophagus.
Achalasia and other diseases of auto immune nature. ...Read more

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What could be a common cause of neck and shoulder pain in a college student?

What could be a common cause of neck and shoulder pain in a college student?

Common activities: Heavy backpacks. Working at a computer for long hours. Lack of sleep. Poor posture. ...Read more

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One side of my face is numb is it because I have neck and shoulder pain?

One side of my face is numb is it because I have neck and shoulder pain?

Go to the hospital: Herniated discs in your neck can cause some facial numbness, but so can a stroke or lyme disease, or multiple sclerosis or many other potentially serious conditions. Please see your doctor, or go to the hospital to be fully evaluated, you need to have this evaluated fully! ...Read more