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I pulled a muscle in my back . Maybe my shouder blade. It hurts so much when I move my head and arm.Its giving me a headache. What can I do ?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Ice stretch massage

Likely rhomboid or trapezius muscle spasm.

In brief: Ice stretch massage

Likely rhomboid or trapezius muscle spasm.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Stretches, NSAIDs

This sounds like a common neck/shoulder strain.
Generally simple stretching, including slowly flexing the neck forward/down, can be very helpful. Nsaid pain medicines, e.g. Ibuprofen, may also help, as may massage. This can be a nagging problem and is likely to get slowly better over several days. Without improvement, or if accompanied by severe neck or arm pain, should be evaluated by a provider.

In brief: Stretches, NSAIDs

This sounds like a common neck/shoulder strain.
Generally simple stretching, including slowly flexing the neck forward/down, can be very helpful. Nsaid pain medicines, e.g. Ibuprofen, may also help, as may massage. This can be a nagging problem and is likely to get slowly better over several days. Without improvement, or if accompanied by severe neck or arm pain, should be evaluated by a provider.
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