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Pain Around Neck And Shoulders
Any cause?: Has there been any injury? Do you do heavy or repetitive work with your arms/shoulders? I would start with the basics - adjust your activities to minimize further pain, go to a good chiropractor, ibuprofen. If that doesn't help or if you get numbness, tingling, weakness of the arms then you need to see your physician. ...Read more
Massage, yoga, supps: Many people develop tension in the neck & shoulder in response to stress, poor posture etc. A good massage can help, as can acupressure & doing yoga.Magnesium & b complex can help, as can herbs like valerian, passionflower & kava. For preventing this from recurring practice stress-reduction techniques like meditation & exercise. See http://stress. About. Com/od/generaltechniques/tp/toptensionacts. Htm. ...Read more
See specialists: Often times shoulder and neck pain can go together, meaning that you could not only have a pinched nerve in your neck, but also a legitimate shoulder problem. Shoulder pain does not radiate below the elbow. Any pain that you feel shoots down the arm to the fingers can be coming from the neck area. ...Read more
Shoulder, neck pain: The problem may be a pinched nerve in your neck with pain radiating toward the shoulder. If the pain is affected by neck motion rather than by shoulder maneuvers, it favors that diagnosis. If pain is mostly on arm, shoulder motions tendonitis of the shoulder is likely. Your physician or orthopedic surgeon can evaluate and advise you as needed. ...Read more
See Dr: Balance issues can be tough to deal with and you want to assure you do not fall and injure yourself. See a dr. For an eval and get the issue resolved. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Cervical strain: Sound like you strained your right para-cervical muscles. Possibly from sleeping wrong or injury or heavy lifting. When these muscles are tense they can compress nerves that exit the neck to your shoulder and arm, causing radiating pain down shoulder. I recommend taking ibuprofen or naproxen, moist heat and a cervical pillow, along with neck massage, Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Neck ; Shoulder Pain: Neck and shoulder pain can be caused by many things. The most common causes are shoulder problems such as tendonitis or rotator cuff tears. Neck pain is most commonly due to simple strains but can also be caused by bone spurs or herniated discs, which can also pinch nerves in the neck causing the pain to travel to the shoulder. ...Read more
Shattered shoulder 5 months ago having serious pain both shoulders could of there been injury to neck or back
Every time when im done eating I get this small pain in my shoulder close to my neck. Wat could it possibly be?
Gall bladder: If it's on your right side, then it might be your gall bladder. Gall bladder problems can cause pain on your right side, which can radiate to the right shoulder. ...Read more
When I lift fairly heavy objects, I get a pain between my shoulder and my neck. Doesn't happen at any other time?
Is there any dangers in one shoulder being higher then the other? I've noticed this recently also around my neck area
Asymmetry: Different heights of shoulders or other limb parts are not necessarily indicative of skeletal abnormalities, but if this is a recent observation I recommend that you be examined by an orthopedic specialist to look for spinal curvature or any other skeletal disorders. ...Read more
I've been having a lot of neck and shoulder spasms. I can't stretch my neck that much because it feels too stiff. What can I do?
My shoulder has been in pain for weeks and it sometimes travels up to my neck and causes pain and other times it travels down my none?
Hi, I have a scratch on the back of my shoulder next to my neck. I don't know how it could be a scratch so could it be some kind of bug bite?
Bites: Bug bites generally don't look like a scratch. They are usually circular, raised and either painful or itchy. If you are in doubt send a picture here or to your doctor. Keep it clean and apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Make sure you are up to date on your tetanus booster. All the best. ...Read more
My neck is always stiff, not in the lower neck shoulder area but like a narrow strip at the upper and middle part of my neck. What would help?
My neck and shoulder are pain when I get up from bed in morning. It happen twice a week. I took no medicine for it. What can I do for the problem.
I have a knot in the bs k of my neck that hurts so bad all the time an sometimes I get these pains in top between my shoulder blades what can this be?
Muscular: It sounds muscular in nature with the geograhic spread of the pain. Reasons include a dusc herniation, degenerative changea, a possible late instability due to a prior injury or related to progressive degenerative chsnges. You should get it evaluated. ...Read more
How do you stop getting neck and shoulder crams nearly every time you move shoulders/neck? And what could be causing it? (got worse in the last week).
Muscle spasms: In a young person, the most likely cause is muscle spasms. This may have occurred from some injury or overstretching or improper lifting or straining. The treatment is with heat, massage, muscle relaxation, mild anti-inflammatory agents. Physical therapy may also help. If it does not improve, see your doctor as it may be more serious. ...Read more
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 more
See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more
Muscle pain: Many times neck and muscle pain is due to weakness and inhibition of the lower terapezius muscles causing excessive tightening of the upper trapezius muscle and of the neck muscles. Scapular stabilization retraining exercises are very helpfu. Avoid the drugs especially muscle relaxants as they are only sedatives for the most part and don't address the cause of the problem. ...Read more
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