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I have a sharp pain between my shoulder and back of my neck. Just on the right. Seems to be a muscle kink, it's been 2 days. What can I do?

I have a sharp pain between my shoulder and back of my neck. Just on the right. Seems to be a muscle kink, it's been 2 days. What can I do?

Strain, spasm: While there are many reasons to have neck pain, muscle strain, connective tissue sprain, and spasm are probably the most common. Typical treatment includes rest from painful activity, anti inflammatory meds (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), therapy techniques (heat, ice, massage, stretching). Good, old fashioned "time" can help too, but pain for more than a few weeks should be evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Why do I have a kink in my back from bending over?

Why do I have a kink in my back from bending over?

See below: Back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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

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I bent over to do something and got a kink in my back. Now I can hardly walk. What can I do to relieve the pain.?

I bent over to do something and got a kink in my back. Now I can hardly walk. What can I do to  relieve the pain.?

Frustrating: Avoid lifting, pushing, carrying weight. Rub on ointments for muscle pains (icy hot, capsaicin up, tiger balm; use heat or cold compresses. Do exercises for your lower back. Take ( 375mg a 12h) or Ibuprofen 600-800mg q 6-8 h. Get evaluated for steroids, physical therapy, muscle relaxants, x rays or MRI of the affected area. It is going to take several weeks to get really better if you improve. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of severe neck/upper back kink?

How can I get rid of severe neck/upper back kink?

Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy last week. Said i've got a kink n also diverculosis. Whats to b expecting?

Had a colonoscopy last week. Said i've got a kink n also diverculosis. Whats to b expecting?

Colonoscopy: Diverticulosis is common and if no diverticulitis is present, there is nothing to do at this point. A kink would refer to a loop of intestine not being straight. That's part of the normal anatomy. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of this kink in my shoulder blade?

Have it evaluated: If it has been present for some time, it should be evaluated by a physician. An orthopedist or rheumatologist may help. If it is recent in onset, try moist heat and either advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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How. Can you get a kink out of your neck?

How. Can you get a kink out of your neck?

Local heat & stretch: Apply warm compresses (or sit in hot tub / under shower) to warm / loosen muscles, then gently stretch side to side. If no relief, may need rx muscle relaxant or chiropractic care to help. ...Read more

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I have had a kink im my neck for several months..Should I be concerned ?

I have had a kink im my neck for several months..Should I be concerned
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Maybe- maybe not: A kink can be muscular, disc, joint, torticollis. It depends on your age, x-rays, neurologic changes. Is the neck tender to touch? Does it hurt to turn one direction, or another direction. By kink do you mean the neck is stuck in one direction. Has there been an injury? Sometimes easy treatments - exercise, physical therapy, neck pillow can help a lot. At times medications maybe needed. ...Read more

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How do I work out a "kink" in the shoulder?

How do I work out a "kink" in the shoulder?

Warm up: The best way to work out a "kink" is to get your body warm and then stretch. I recommend some light cardio activity or core workout to generate an increase in your blood flow and body core temperature. Then some shoulder/neck stretching and light activity. If all else fails get a massage by a licensed professional. ...Read more