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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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What could be a common cause of neck and shoulder pain in a college student?

What could be a common cause of neck and shoulder pain in a college student?

Common activities: Heavy backpacks. Working at a computer for long hours. Lack of sleep. Poor posture. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my neck and shoulder pain?

What is the cause of my neck and shoulder pain?

Too numerous: Too complex. You need a good evaluation to determine if your pain is from your neck, shoulder or both. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are causes of neck and shoulder pain?

Please tell me what are causes of neck and shoulder pain?

Sit up straight.: The most common, poor posture, head forward, rounded shoulders. Sleeping with too many pillows will cause pain. Common activities of daily living like driving a lot, long periods of sitting (computer work), telephone work, etc. There are physical diseases that might lead to pain, if there were an actual growth, or gallbladder disease, but these are rarer. See a doc, finish this talk there. ...Read more

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Can having your neck bent down at work cause neck and shoulder pain?

Can having your neck bent down at work cause neck and shoulder pain?

Yes...: Take a break when you can, move your head and neck around and stretch up. You can also use gentle heat and nsaids (aspirin or Ibuprofen or naproxen) after work for some relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause neck and shoulder pain?

Can thyroid cause neck and shoulder pain?

Rarely: I would not strongly consider your thyroid as the problem if you came to me with those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Yes it can: Absolutely, as stress builds people tend to have it manifest in increased muscle tension in the neck and trunk. This can easily translate to the trapezius area and therefore shoulders. Heat, cervical stretches, can be helpful. Meditation can be helpful as can exercise to relieve stress. Core workouts such as yoga increases flexibility and decrease stress as well. ...Read more

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Can back of neck and shoulder pain cause headaches? Been hurting for 2 days, need relief:/

Can back of neck and shoulder pain cause headaches? Been hurting for 2 days, need relief:/

Neck problems do -: cause a headache, referred to as Tension headaches. Get yourself seen to by your PCP to get evaluated. Try Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim ( if no hx of having side effects), plus a Muscle relaxer would be beneficial. Check with your PCP if no relief. ...Read more

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I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Woke up the other day and was coughing and noticed bad neck and shoulder pain. Feels sore. I don't know why it still feels this way? Any possible cause

Woke up the other day and was coughing and noticed bad neck and shoulder pain. Feels sore. I don't know why it still feels this way? Any possible cause

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing can cause musculoskeletal pain, including what you describe. Also, if the cough is due to a viral infection, musculoskeletal aches and pains can be part of the viral infection. There are many causes of cough including acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. If your cough persists, see a doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more