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What can I do for shoulder and neck pain?

What can I do for shoulder and neck pain?

Depends on the cause: It depends on why you have this pain. If its from excercise, you may need a good stretching routine. If its from hunching over a desk all day, it could be a question of improving your posture. For acute pain however, I have found heating pads with or without ibuprofen/motrin/aleve to be helpful. Acupuncture & chiropractic are also helpful.For chronic pain, physical therapy may be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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What can I do for chronic shoulder/neck pain? I don't have health insurance and it's been hurting for weeks.

What can I do for chronic shoulder/neck pain? I don't have health insurance and it's been hurting for weeks.

Neck ; shoulder pain: You really have to see a doctor to find out the cause of shoulder and neck pain. You can go to open door type clinic. You need MRI of neck and shoulder. In the mean while you can use Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) plus bengay skin patch daily in between neck and shoulder. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

Joint arthritis: Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck. The pain frequently refers to the shoulder and even down the arm. Anti-inflammatory medications, and when needed, injections of the painful joints of the neck can help quite a bit. Ask your doctor about these options. ...Read more

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Can there be anything you can do to help with back, shoulder, and neck pain?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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Right shoulder and neck pain without injury?

Right shoulder and neck pain without injury?

Varies: There are a number if possibilities, the two mist common are a cervical radiculopathy or a rotator cuff tear. A cervical radiculopathy is an irritation if a nerve in the neck causing pain running into the shoulder. A torn rotator cuff does not always need a injury to cause, can be degenerative. I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam can usually determine the likely cause. ...Read more

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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Subsequent to my night's sleep, i suffer from shoulder and neck pain. Should i get a new mattress, what to do?

Subsequent to my night's sleep, i suffer from shoulder and neck pain. Should i get a new mattress, what to do?

Possibly: You can try that. Get a firm mattress with a pillow top but make sure your neck is in the neutral position while sleeping. If a side sleeper, make sure your head stays neutral and the pillow isn't too soft or doesn't elevate your head. Either way the mattress should not take the place of you getting evaluated. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes shoulder and neck pain and pins and needle?

What causes shoulder and neck pain and pins and needle?

Pain: Generalized muscle pain in shoulder & neck region could be from muscle strain due to poor posture, injury or even stress etc. Pins & needles sensation is worrisome for pinched nerve (possible disk herniation or ruptured disk) or peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes or vitamin deficiency among other causes. That's why it's so important to go see your family doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?

Had neck fusion in 2009.  I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain.  Can't lift my head in bed either.  What's wrong?

Depends: Many patients after spine surgery can have pain again. Usually the disc above the fusion can get herniated. Visit your doctor for a full exam and likely new imaging studies to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?

Muscle spasm. : Absent injury, of which you made no mention, is probably muscle spasm from awkward neck posture while sleeping. Is common in people in thirties and in springtime for some reason. Some think is from cold air coursing over neck while sleeping. Use heating pad while awake to relax neck muscles. Wear a turtleneck to bed. If continues see an osteopath. ...Read more