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Neck And Shoulder Discomfort
See an internist: Many vague constellation of symptoms require a good physical. ...Read more
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
Possible: Any dose of a cholesterol medication can cause muscle issues but is less common than reports in the media. Your doctor can do some lab work to make sure the medication is not causing a harmful side effect for you that would need you to stop it. Don't stop your medicine without speaking to your doctor first .There are other choices to help cholesterol if needed ...Read more
No: The signs of meningitis are severe head ache, stiff neck, fever and in bacterial meningitis altered mentation and some times seizures. Your symptoms don't sound like meningitis. If you have a fever with your "chills" get checked out by a doctor for other infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have neck/shoulder pain that wont go away. I've had it for weeks and when I slightly pinch or press on it it hurts a lot. What could be wrong?
See an orthopedist: Neck pain commonly is due to muscle spasms, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disks etc. Shoulder pain can be referred from the neck or it could be locally from the shoulder. Common local problems include but not limited to spasms, arthritis in the ball and socket or ac joint, bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff tear, labral tears, biceps problems, stiffness, and instability. See an orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can I eliminate neck and shoulder pain? Boss makes me work 14 hours 6 days every week and I need work
Ergonomics: Use good body mechanics and posture principles. Try to vary tasks. Do flexibility and strengthening exercises. ...Read more
Move it: This is a little of a generalization, but... Most people with shoulder pain from a nerve problem in the neck will not hurt to move their shoulder and often the pain is improved by raising the shoulder. Most people with a shoulder problem hurt to move their shoulder, particularly to raise it. Also pain running down the arm into hand suggests nerve as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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