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37 yr husband woke up w/stiff neck 2 weeks ago. Since then pain in the neck is better.. Now it is shooting pain in right shoulder & shoulder?

37 yr husband  woke up w/stiff neck 2 weeks ago. Since then pain in the neck is better.. Now it is shooting  pain in right shoulder  & shoulder?

Go see your doc: One of the things you have to rule out is if he is having symptoms consistent with cervical radiculopathy/radiculitis. This is an irritation of the nerves arising from the neck which may be due to a leaking disc or stenosis. Bring him to a physician so that he could be examined and diagnostic studies could be ordered such as x-ray or even an MRI of the cervical spine & emg-ncv of the upper ext. ...Read more

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I get a shooting pain across my right shoulder. It happens at anytime even just sitting and watching tv. ?

I get a shooting pain across my right shoulder. It happens at anytime even just sitting and watching tv. ?

Many Possibilities: Right shoulder pain can come from many sources from nerve irritation to gall stones. You may want to schedule a consult with one of the Health Tap docs. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I have shooting pain inside my right shoulder and it can happen at anytime ?

I have shooting pain inside my right shoulder and it can happen at anytime ?

Need X-ray: you may need a x Ray and shoulder exam by physician. It can be related to arthritis, synovitis or muscular pain; it can also be radiating pain from cervical spine disease. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
Once
Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
Once
See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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I'm having this shooting muscle pain near my right shoulder blade on my back. It's exacerbated when I turn my neck. Anything I can do to relieve pain?

I'm having this shooting muscle pain near my right shoulder blade on my back. It's exacerbated when I turn my neck. Anything I can do to relieve pain?

Muscle pain: Brandon, seems like you have a "pulled muscle" which can cause sharp pain when used (turning your head). At your age, it should recover completely. Use heat (like in a hot shower) and stretch. Find rhomboid muscle stretch on youtube or some site and you will be fine. Nothing to worry about if you had no injury or accident and there are no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
Once
Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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I get pain that shoots from my right shoulder down my arm. What could that be?

I get pain that shoots from my right shoulder down my arm. What could that be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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