Doctor insights on: Pain at base of neck between shoulders

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Fatty hump at base of neck between shoulder blades, could this be from bad posture. I have always walked with a slouch?

Fatty hump at base of neck between shoulder blades, could this be from bad posture. I have always walked with a slouch?

Buffalo hump: Hi. That is called a dorsocervical fat pad, or colloquially and to us simple endocrinologists, a buffalo hump (BH). Have you been treated with a lot of prednisone? An uncommon condition that commonly causes a BH is Cushing's Syndrome. Like I said it's rare except for cases caused by chronic high dose prednisone. Do you have any hirsutism or amenorrhea? Fractures? Diabetes? High blood pressure? ...Read more

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I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press.?

Neck/back pain: Pain in this area may be due to strain/sprain especially if induced after a heavy weight lifting set. Consider heat/ice/massage. If persists consider eval by a physician for possible meds or imaging to fully determine etiology. An osteopathic physician may offer manipulation if appropriate to help in your recovery. Meanwhile, cut back on the weights until improved or cleared by ur doc. ...Read more

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Her shoulder continuously up to the base of her neck on her left side. Should I take her to the ER?

Her shoulder continuously up to the base of her neck on her left side. Should I take her to the ER?

Not a question!: ALso, you need to provide more information about the patient to help determine the likelihood that this could be an emergency. ...Read more

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I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?

I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?

Yes: Anything that causes strain or spasm of the muscles can cause pain in those muscles or muscle groups. The area your talking about is probably the second most common area of the body to experience this, the first being lower back. ...Read more

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I have cronic pain in my neck/ shoulders. The pain seems to move from the base of my scull to between my shoulder blades. I have spasms and I'm stiff.

Abnormal position: This can also be casued by abnormal head positioning if doing extensive computer work or even a need for help for eye strain. This can be age dependent. ...Read more

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What is between the shoulder blades and base of the neck (nerves, muscles etc.) that produces pain esp. When one has whiplash..

What is between the shoulder blades and base of the neck (nerves, muscles etc.) that produces pain esp. When one has whiplash..

Nerves, muscles: Trapezius muscle, paraspinals, greater occipital nerves. Heat, gentle massage, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications e.g. Ibuprofen around the clock for 3-4 days usually help. Did you get this worked up after the injury? You do not want to miss a spinal injury. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?

I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?

Muscle spasm.: Absent injury, of which you made no mention, is probably muscle spasm from awkward neck posture while sleeping. Is common in people in thirties and in springtime for some reason. Some think is from cold air coursing over neck while sleeping. Use heating pad while awake to relax neck muscles. Wear a turtleneck to bed. If continues see an osteopath. ...Read more

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Pain above bellybutton just 2 the right, pain in my right neck & shoulder w/ ntermittent pain in neck like jabs? I get h/a on r side of base of skull

Pain above bellybutton just 2 the right, pain in my right neck & shoulder w/ ntermittent pain in neck like jabs? I get h/a on r side of base of skull

Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain and truly how long it has lasted. If it has been consistent (non-stop) pain after 2-3 days then I would go see a doctor. If it woke you up at night and hasn't went away by morning then I would go see a doctor. It really depends on how you are feeling and what you feel is the best time. ...Read more

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I have had some swelling at base of neck, going into shoulder (trapezius). I recently felt a small lymph node in that area - what are potential causes?

I have had some swelling at base of neck, going into shoulder (trapezius). I recently felt a small lymph node in that area - what are potential causes?

Get it checked!: Swollen lymph nodes can be secondary to a viral or bacterial infection or other sources of inflammation, 0. Of greatest concern (admittedly unlikely) is cancer or lymphoma. While it is not likely, it is scary and should be checked. ...Read more

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Random quick stabbing pains and burning pains mid back and at base of neck and in between shoulder for a few days. Comes and goes. Musculoskeletal?

Nerves w or w/o arth: This distribution covers the diamond shaped Trapezius muscle with others tightens with tension. After a while accumulated lactic acid makes it sore until you relax. This phenom is often with mild cervical arthrosis. Take a mild analgesic and relax till it goes away. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. Upper trapezius inflamed an around the base of my neck, like my chest is pulling everything forward. Neck injury also. Help please.....

Shoulder pain. Upper trapezius inflamed an around the base of my neck, like my chest is pulling everything forward. Neck injury also. Help please.....

Pain: Muscle tightness int his region is what you are describing. However, you need to see a doctor to find out what the underlying source is that caused this in the first place. Then you would be able to receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Trapezius muscle pai: Trapezius muscle pain with spasm. Are you sleeping on only one side? Do you do a repetitive job? You need a mild muscle relaxant and a good massage. Physical therapy will help you strengthen the muscles that are weak. Warm compresses and stretching will help as well. Good luck! Feel better. ...Read more

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I have been having a pressure/throb on and off near the right temple and base of my scull. Sometimes my right shoulder/ neck by spine hurts. Not stiff

I have been having a pressure/throb on and off near the right temple and base of my scull. Sometimes my right shoulder/ neck by spine hurts. Not stiff

Stiff muscle?: I would see a doctor about this if it is bothersome. A lymph node could be irritating the area, or you could have a muscle issue or a pinched nerve in the neck. A good primary care doctor can help you sort it out. ...Read more