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I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when i turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when i turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

See below: Neck pain with stiffness usually comes from degenerative changes to the disc or joints. The pain can commonly refer to the head, shoulders, or even shoulder blade. If there is a "pinched nerve" in the neck this can also lead to shoulder blade pain. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Bronchitis 3+ mos pain - left on neck; Dr said was gland, 6+ mo ltr, still pain off/on @pulse on neck+ shoulder pain; have cfs & mvp; shld I go to ER?

Bronchitis 3+ mos pain - left on neck; Dr said was gland, 6+ mo ltr, still pain off/on @pulse on neck+ shoulder pain; have cfs & mvp; shld I go to ER?

Your call: Inflammation and infection often cause enlargement of lymph nodes which, if in certain spot, will cause some specific musculoskeletal issues. Talk to your doctor assuming you have one. Would recommend potentially seeing either a pulmonary/cardiac specialist or rheumatologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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Dry mouth, lips, throat. Knee/shoulder pain. Negative Ro/SS-A, La/SS-B and ANA and Rosa bengal test. Normal US parotid gland. Can still be Sjogren?

Dry mouth, lips, throat. Knee/shoulder pain. Negative Ro/SS-A, La/SS-B and ANA and Rosa bengal test. Normal US parotid gland. Can still be Sjogren?

Yes: Stop the phenylbutazone as this can cause an aplastic anemia. Make sure your thyroid function tests are normal as well. That said, you can treat the dry eyes with meds suck as Salagen or Evoxac (cevimeline) and see if they help. Dry mouth alone makes Sjogrens unlikely but still possible, even with negative blood tests. In this situation, a lip biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but i would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ slight shoulder pain. next day w/ excruciating shlder pain & swollen shlder. Next week swelling & pain decreases some red/hot to touch?

Woke up w/ slight shoulder pain. next day w/ excruciating shlder pain & swollen shlder. Next week swelling & pain decreases some red/hot to touch?

Get Going: Your original symptoms sound like a small rotator cuff problem from sleeping "wrong", but the progression begs for immediate assessment from a musculoskeletal physician, including imaging (X-ray) and laboratory studies. Start with your personal physician to get a timely answer and to negotiate the choice of specialist care. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node and pain in shoulder?

Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The shoulder pain if in the same area as the lymph node is likely referred pain or involved in the process. See your doctor to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, I have shoulder and neck pain its not too bad but it concerns me enough to worry. I do feel a swollen gland on either side, any ideas?

Hi, I have shoulder and neck pain its not too bad but it concerns me enough to worry. I do feel a swollen gland on either side, any ideas?

Pain shoulder neck: Pain in the shoulder and neck may be the result of degenerative cervical spine disease. The swollen glands may represent infection. Depending on the degree of swelling, tenderness and inflammation you may need treatment for the swollen glands. You should see your family physician for further evaluation. ...Read more