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Neck Upper Back Crack Without Trying
Slept on my neck weird last week. Sill cannot look over left shoulder without pain shooting down right neck and upper back. Advice?
Neck Pain: This is very common! do not apply heat to it. Actually do not apply anything to it. Stretching the muscles in a gentle, slow manner will help. If the pain persists, go and see your physician. After giving a good history of your symptoms and undergoing a proper examination, your doc will be able to tell you whether this is a muscular, vascular, or bone problem. ...Read more
Is upper back pain, seeming to come from under the shoulder blade, actually shoulder (not back) pain?
Crack my neck alot. Turned head to left side to crack, intense sharp shooting pain down side of neck to upper back.Could I have injured something?
Possible: Sounds like you may have pinched a nerve when "cracking your neck". It is also possible that a muscle has also been injured or is in spasm and your neck movement may make it worse. Something is out of balance - ? 4 ekgs in 4 months at your age? What does your chiropractor say about pain and spasm and anxiety/depression? ...Read more
Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest. ?
19 yrs old. Popping back and neck for years. Sudden spinal pain upper back hurts to touch and hurts the most when lying down. Almost unbearable pain?
Severe pain: Pain whether in your back or elsewhere is your body's way of telling you something is wrong and unbearable pain needs attention ASAP either from your PCP, an urgent care clinic or an emergency room. X-Rays in addition to more history and an exam may be necessary for a proper diagnosis. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.
First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. ...Read more
I feel down stairs backwards 5 steps 6 mons ago i hit back of head neck and upper back still hurts to turn neck all the way what could be causing pain?
See someone: You should see your primary physician or a spinal specialist. You may have a fracture that did not heal or an injury to one of the joint. While it could be muscular, a thorough history, exam, and testing is a good idea since it is stll bothering you. You definitely should see someone if you have other issues like numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble using your hands or walking. ...Read more
Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.
Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?
When I sit and slump my back and flex neck chin towards chest it hurts all the way down my spine. When try stretch legs more pain. Neural tension?Why?
AWKWARD POSITION: Sitting in a chronic awkward position can cause pain. Stretching exercses can be helpful to alleviate any stress from you position. Try standing head back arms out to the sides and then arch you back and hold. Arms over your head stretch on your toes as high as you can go toward touching the ceiling and hold. Now bend down and get as close as you can to palms on the floor with legs straight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not. : Crack neck might induce facet joint relax or hypertrophy, not interfere with the neck length or bending. ...Read more
My shoulder is hurting started spontaneously. Hard to lift arm straight out to the side without pain in my shoulder ball joint maybe? Feels muscular..
Sprain/tendinitis: rest and ice and gentle shoulder exercises can be found online ...Read more
Off balance , neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth ..it aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas ? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine
Neck and back pain: The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you have neck pain radiating to upper back area. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: If you have previously seen a bone specialist that is where you should go. The alternative is for you to first see you primary doctor about back pain. The doctor could send you immediately to the Radiology area and see if there are problems with your neck and back. Hope all goes welll - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?
I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.
Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more
Burning pain back of my neck. Forehead/scalp tingling, neck cracks when I turn my head any direction. Pain down my forearms to my wrists. Shingles?
I have a servere pain from my left ear down my neck to under my shoulder blade.I can't more my neck or head in any direction without really bad pain?
Another idea: While a problem like a disc is clearly possibile, there are other ideas. With flu (and vaccine) season, i've been seeing lots of people with "parsonage-turner syndrome", aka "inflammatory brachial plexopathy." sometimes triggered by vaccines, not always. Causes severe shoulder pain, arm pain, weakness. Acts like multiple pinched nerves or nerve roots. Not rare, as mistakenly believed. Google it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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