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I brought side sleeper pillow and my neck and shoulder pain has gotten worst. I can't raise my arm or lower it with feeling pain.

I brought side sleeper pillow and my neck and shoulder pain has gotten worst. I can't raise my arm or lower it with feeling pain.

Shoulder pain: There are many possible causes of neck and shoulder pain including pinched nerve and rotator cuff injury. Since this seems to be getting worse so that now your range of motion is limited, you need further in-person evaluation. Try your primary care doc first. If no success, see a PM&R doctor next. PT or massage may help, but get the right diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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What is the cause of my neck and shoulder pain?

What is the cause of my neck and shoulder pain?

Too numerous: Too complex. You need a good evaluation to determine if your pain is from your neck, shoulder or both. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are causes of neck and shoulder pain?

Please tell me what are causes of neck and shoulder pain?

Sit up straight.: The most common, poor posture, head forward, rounded shoulders. Sleeping with too many pillows will cause pain. Common activities of daily living like driving a lot, long periods of sitting (computer work), telephone work, etc. There are physical diseases that might lead to pain, if there were an actual growth, or gallbladder disease, but these are rarer. See a doc, finish this talk there. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain due to stress?

Neck and shoulder pain due to stress?

Stress relievers: I am right there with you! that is where i feel my stress. Make sure to carve out time during your day (at least 45 minutes) just for you. Read, take a walk or a hot bath. You can also try moist heat while you watch your favorite show on television. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid caffeine. Exercise (play) also helps! ...Read more

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How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

Several ways: This is a common problem after stroke caused by paralysis of the arm. A physician evaluation is necessary to determine what the contributing factors are. Medications for spasticity (muscle spasm), pain medications, bracing, and physical therapy are all options to be considered and tailored to the specific needs of the person. ...Read more

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What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

Neck is related too: When you open your jaw you hold your head in place with the muscles of the neck and upper back. Therefore, if you have a problem with your jaw joint it also relates to additional problems with your neck and upper back. All of these situations will need to be addressed in your treatments if you are going to fully recover a normal function and be able to manage the problem. ...Read more

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How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

Prevent or treat?: To prevent it you need to limit the weight lifting or limit the repetitions. To treat it i suggest heat and massage. You could consider adding a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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Head, neck and shoulder pain along with stiffiness. What do you suggest?

Orthopaedic Surg: I would find a good orthopaedic surgeon in your area and get evaluated. A variety of things could be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do about my neck and shoulder pain as a result of a car accident?

What should I do about my neck and shoulder pain as a result of a car accident?

Neck pain: Try a heating pad, massage, and an anti inflammatory. If pain does not go away then you will need to seen an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can i go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16

Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can i go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16

Tension and Anxiety: I would suggest having your dr. Check you out first. If it is only anxiety exercise will help. Working with a psychologist who does neuroptimal neurofeedback would help reduce anxiety sxs. You can contact zengar.Com for a therapist near you or for rental of a home training unit. Besides helping the anxiety neurofeedback can help in school and sports. ...Read more

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Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Yes it can: Absolutely, as stress builds people tend to have it manifest in increased muscle tension in the neck and trunk. This can easily translate to the trapezius area and therefore shoulders. Heat, cervical stretches, can be helpful. Meditation can be helpful as can exercise to relieve stress. Core workouts such as yoga increases flexibility and decrease stress as well. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

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

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What should I do about neck and shoulder pain?

Try to find out: The cause of this pain by obtaining a good diagnosis from a physician based on thorough physical exam. See a pain physician in your area. ...Read more

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How can I ease intense neck and shoulder pain?

How can I  ease intense neck and shoulder pain?

Try simple things: I would try tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatory medications (eg ibuprofen, aleve, etc) as well as modalities (e.g. Ice and heat). I would try heat first. It might be postural, especially if you sit at a computer/desk all day. Try paying attention to your posture. If it does not improve in 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain, i don't know what it is. Help?

Need history: If you injured your neck or shoulder , you need to see a doctor to find out where the origin of the pain. It could be a sprianof the neck , a tendinitis or bursitis of the shoulder and something totally different . Need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of neck and shoulder pain?

What is the most common cause of neck and shoulder pain?

See http://rearmyour: See http://rearmyourselftexas.Com/specialties/shoulder/rotator-cuff-tendinosis/.

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Can having your neck bent down at work cause neck and shoulder pain?

Can having your neck bent down at work cause neck and shoulder pain?

Yes...: Take a break when you can, move your head and neck around and stretch up. You can also use gentle heat and nsaids (aspirin or Ibuprofen or naproxen) after work for some relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you give me some suggestions to relieve neck and shoulder pain?

Could you give me some suggestions to relieve neck and shoulder pain?

See your Orthopod!: Get properly investigated and diagnosed so that appropriate treatment could be started, to get rid of the problem. Hence see your orthopod. ...Read more

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Extreme neck and shoulder pain. Could they be related and how do I get it treated?

Possibly: 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

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Neck and shoulder pain that's more intense when I am laying down. How do I fix this?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more