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Two fractures in neck from injury over 15 years ago causing severe pain in right side of neck and shoulder blade. Hard to turn head. What can he do?

Two fractures in neck from injury over 15 years ago causing severe pain in right side of neck and shoulder blade. Hard to turn head.  What can he do?

Facet injections: you have degenerative changes in your neck, likely accelerated from your accident. A significant pain generator can be the facet joints. These can be treated via medial branch nerve blocks. If the pain is reduced by these blocks, then radiofrequency lesioning can be performed giving pain relief of up to a year or more ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on right side of neck and shoulder yesterday , now today my lung hurts?

Pain and swelling on right side of neck and shoulder yesterday , now today my lung hurts?

See a doctor: This concerns me. Do you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath? Do you smoke? Without knowing more history, it's hard to know what's going on, but i would be concerned about a problem in your lung. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right side of neck radiates down the shoulder to forearm. Pain in neck has eased but still severe in shoulder and arm. What could it be?

Severe pain in right side of neck radiates down the shoulder to forearm. Pain in neck has eased but still severe in shoulder and arm. What could it be?

Radiculopathy: Neck pain that radiates down the arm is known as radiculopathy. Similarly, sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. This can occur in the neck as well. In common terms...A pinched nerve. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

What could cause pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Depends on history: If you had a trauma (fall, car accident, etc) then a fractured bone is possible and you should get an xray or ct scan asap. If no trauma, you could still have a pinched nerve and evaluation with health care provider and imaging is still a good idea. ...Read more

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I have severe pain through right side of head, neck, shoulder and arm. How can I get over this?

I have severe pain through right side of head, neck, shoulder and arm. How can I get over this?

Cervicogenic HA: Cervicogenic headache is any headache which is caused by the neck disorder. The pain is dull, aching, and moderate to severe and radiates between the shoulders, down one or both arms, and toward the head (headache). The treatment is conservative, nonsurgical and reversible. I recommend: see a pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Burning severe Pain radiating in right side...neck, head, jaw, shoulder and down arm. Woke me up from a dead sleep...what's wrong?

Burning severe Pain radiating in right side...neck, head, jaw, shoulder and down arm. Woke me up from a dead sleep...what's wrong?

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