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I have upper back and neck pain that does not feel like a muscle strain. The pain is worse when doing standing lifts like squats. Happened for 2 weeks?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Disc or ligament

Pain lasting 2 weeks is usually not muscular. A disc bulge, a tear in the disc or ligament sprain are more likely.
Avoid any activities that cause pain. Sounds like its time to see a doc for an evaluation.

In brief: Disc or ligament

Pain lasting 2 weeks is usually not muscular. A disc bulge, a tear in the disc or ligament sprain are more likely.
Avoid any activities that cause pain. Sounds like its time to see a doc for an evaluation.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Modify activity

Keep exercising, but hold off on the exercises that are associated with the pain.
Alternatively try reducing weight (resistance) and repetitions, allowing your body to heal. Working with a physical therapist or training may help to work on technique.

In brief: Modify activity

Keep exercising, but hold off on the exercises that are associated with the pain.
Alternatively try reducing weight (resistance) and repetitions, allowing your body to heal. Working with a physical therapist or training may help to work on technique.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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