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Stiff Neck And Pain In Right Shoulder
Hello... I have a bit of a stiff neck, with some pain running down my right shoulder... I think it might be due to the way I sleep. Any advise on a quick home remedy? Like hot compress?
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
I moved my head the wrong way while getting dressed. I immediately had a stiff neck that goes deep into right shoulder. Shoulder I see a chiropr?
Stiff neck in winter- I get a pain originator g in my right neck, right shoulder and spreads across right back side. Its very painful for 2 days?
Possible nerve pain: This syndrome may be due to inflammation of the muscles of the neck and shoulder or may be due to nerve impingement from vertebral or disc problems in the neck. Try warm and cold applications, wearing a soft cervical collar and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen. If symptoms persist or worsen, an orthopedic surgeon is qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?
Variety of causes: This could be a variety of things. A thorough history and physical needs to be completed by your health care provider. ...Read more
I am 6 weeks and I have a very stiff neck, right shoulder hurt, the pain goes down on my lower back and irradiated in my pelvic area? What I can do?
Why do I feel a tender spot next to my spine and right shoulder blade and coldness? Also stiff neck and muscle aches upper shoulder to upper back?
Neck pain: Sounds like a muscular problem. Heat, antiinflammatories, and muscle relaxers may help. ...Read more
Nerve pain started on right shoulder blade but goes to center of spine and stiff neck and upper shoulders to front edges of breast. Causes? No shingle
Evaluation: The pain could be neurologic, musculoskeletal or possibly visceral in origin. Please have a doctor do a physical assessment and see if more testing is needed. ...Read more
Intense dull achy right shoulder & arm, dull achy legs l &r, achy wrists and ankles l & r, chest pain on both sides, tender ribs, stiff neck, anxiety?
Doubtful: You are describing diffuse arthralgia. If there's visible swelling, it would be termed polyarticular arthritis. There are many causes. Some are nasty -all are treatable. Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are just 2 examples -there are many more. You should see your family doc - you may need a rheumatologist's consultation. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain and stiffness in right shoulder and neck what could it be? Hurts to turn my head and move my shoulder
Muscular pain: The pain occurs with movement to one side along with stiffness this is more indicative of muscular or tendon pain of shoulder. ...Read more
Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board, work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference. Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read more
I am getting pins and needles between my shoulder blades and have a stiff neck. What could be wrong?
Several things: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
2 months ago I woke up with stiff neck. Тhe pain fade out, but since than, I have pain between the shoulder blade with tingling. It feels like muscular?
I've been having pain under my left shoulder blade for almost 1yr. At first it's on and off. I suffered frm stiff neck 3x in 2 yrs. What cld b d cause?
See details: It could be referred pain from the neck or it could be a separate issue. Have the program evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.
I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?
Neck pain: At your age, a stiff neck is most commonly due to degenerative changes, meaning aging changes. For now, your symptoms should be well treatable with simple conservative measures such as stretching, range of motion exercises, and anti-inflammatory meds (such as ibuprofen, naproxyn). See an md if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have a headache problem. I tend to get headache on weekends, especially after getting some nap. Before getting a headache, I tend to feel stiff neck and shoulder first and then feed headache. I have been feeling this way for more than 10 years. This sy
Look for cause: Check with PCP to rule out common causes. If nothing is found look fir environmental causes like food allergy and nutritional deficiencies like magnesium deficiency. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how we propose to treat the cause. If interested you can make appointment for evaluation. ...Read more
I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??
Shoulder pain: Clearly this is not "normal". You have injured yourself somehow. Perhaps you were lifting something that was too heavy for you ar you repeatedly exerted yourself to 100% with the shoulder and have and overuse problem. Ice it 20 minutes 4xday, take some anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen 600mg 4x day) and rest it. If its not better in a week OR it gets worse (Red/hot/more painful) see a doc. ...Read more
Dizziness lasting a few minutes at a time. This has been happening throughout the day for a week. Stiff neck. Shoulder pain and nausea?
Occipital neuralgia: (ON) involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more
I was hit on the head with a box that wasn't heavy. Before this I had stiff neck, shoulder, & back. What sign should I worry and should I see doctor?
Knocked out.: If the box you and you were knocked out it is much more likely you may have a significant injury. We look for neurologic findings such as mental confusion, upset stomach, eyes focusing properly, ambulating properly. You could also have pain in your arms or loss of function in your arms. ...Read more
I get a stiff neck/shoulder about once a month. The pain decreases lasts a week. Changing pillows has not helped. What other reasons can cause this?
Neuritis: Sometimes there can be nerve irritation in the spine, in this case the cervical region. May want to see your doctor and have x-ray/MRI to see if there is possible disc/pressure on nerves coming out from that part of your spine. Also could be due to tension /stress that will give upper back/ neck spasms ...Read more
No stiff neck, but if I touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts. A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when I turn also. What is this?
Hi I've had a stiff neck with lumps for the past 3days with sharp pulsating pain in my lower neck/top shoulder/ collarbone area?
Just started today livalo (pitavastatin) and losartan my head felt heavy all day and stiff neck shoulder area I do have ged so is this normal?
Give it time: It's almost certainly a coincidence. Give the medicines a fair trial - at least a few weeks. If you're still convinced that you're having side effects, they should be stopped as a trial and reintroduced one at a time to see which one may be responsible, if either. More likely you're just having some understandable reservations about being on new medicines. Try to concentrate on the benefits. ...Read more
Right side of my body is inflammed. I have tight shoulder, tight lower back, stiff neck just on the right side, tight thighs, etc. What's wrong?
Hard to say: It really hard to say based upon info. For example, what does it mean to say right side of body is inflamed? There are simple things, such as a viral respiratory infection that can be associated with aches in the muscles and joints. There are more serious conditions, such as meningitis, that can cause similar complaints and is life threatening. You should probably be checked. Thank you. ...Read more
I have a stiff neck, like a spasm or pinched nerve over my left shoulder. Eating causes a shooting pain down my neck. How can I alleviate the pain?
Esophagus: If it is related to swallowing a food, it can be very serious, like an esophageal diverticula, see a gastroenterologist ...Read more
Nerve or muscle: This could be due to a nerve entrapment or inflamed muscle. If the pain is worse on turning your head toward the pain, a pinched nerve is likely; if worse turning away from the pain it is probably muscular. Try rest, intermittent moist heat, an antiinflammatory medication (like Ibuprofen if you can take them) and using a neck brace. It may take 5 to 10 days to resolve. ...Read more
What are causes of episodes of coldness across middle of back to front of chest. Stiff neck & tingling shoulder blade /rt. Arm when I wake up.?
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