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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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What to do if I have pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

What to do if I have pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

Need more info.: This could be a muscular pain or one related to nerve compression, but we'd need more information to be sure. Is this new, or have you had this for a long time? Any trauma involved in its onset? Any numbness of weakness of the right arm or hand? How did it start exactly? ...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

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I think I've been suffering from food poisoning which now seems to be clearing, however, I now have pain in the my right side, neck, shoulder and arm?

I think I've been suffering from food poisoning which now seems to be clearing, however, I now have pain in the my right side, neck, shoulder and arm?

Referred pain: When a person has pain along the side/neck/shoulder related to an abdominal problem we usually think the diaphragm is involved.The diaphragm is the muscle which aids breathing (inspiration/expiration). Abdominal inflammation or partial bowel obstruction causes pressure on the diaphragm which is referred to the shoulder. It should resolve as your abdominal symptoms improve. Rx OTC pain killers:) ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a week and a half and a pain on the left side of neck and shoulder, what could be causing this?

I've had a headache for a week and a half and a pain on the left side of neck and shoulder, what could be causing this?

Need more info: There are many reasons why you might be having the symptoms that you are reporting- pitched nerve, infection, tmj/tmd, etc. Are the symptoms chronic or acute, trauma related, change through the day or just upon awakening...? Should see a doctor to discuss the history and have a thorough exam. ...Read more

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1 side of neck and shoulder blade or upper back on one side feels stiff.Think I slept wrong.No pain,just discomfort.What to do?

LOPSIDED NECK PAIN.: I tend to agree with you but other cases can be ear, tooth or other local infections. My favorite cause of vague discomfort is temporomandibular dysfunction. This means your jaw joint is out of whack due to improperly meshing teeth or many absent back teeth. If this is the problem check that the jaw opens straight up and down, and the joint just in front of your ear may be tender and even click., ...Read more

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I'm having neck discomfort in left side of neck and shoulder spreads to the lower left throat worse when walking. Thoughts?

Neck sprain/strain: Sounds like a neck strain or sprain. Other more serious problems like a herniated disc or pinched nerve are much less likely. Most strains respond to a couple days of rest and anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If the pain doesnt resolve after a few days, have it looked at by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Nerve Problem?: The two may or may not be related and represent separate problems or different manifestations of a common problem such as a problem in your neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in your neck can be one possible cause but i would recommend you see your doctor to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more