Neck Pain

Neck pain can result from many things such as poor posture, osteoarthritis, muscle strains, worn joints, nerve compression, injuries, and other health conditions. To prevent neck pain, maintain good posture, avoid carrying heavy bags on your shoulders, and sleep in a good position.

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My mother is under medication for thyroid and has neck, shoulder pain and tremors. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This is about my mother she is 50 in age and had been diagnosed with thyroid around two years back after that she started taking medicine Thyroxine Sodium tablet 50mg, and after few months it was in control but that a year again while she was still on thyroid medicine she had started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, among thyroid problem, it is the hyperthyroidism that causes tremors, but your mother has hypothyroidism. It could still be due to thyroid medications if the dose is very high. Even in that case, the tremors would be on both sides and not restricted to one side...  Read Full »

I have chronic neck and back pain with severe neck stiffness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic neck and back pain that can cause either severe neck stiffness or sharp pain. Most of the pain seems to originate in the front of the neck (SCM muscle) or the cervical spine area. Pain radiates to mid-back and causes spasms of my shoulder blades. Lots of popping when tu...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case. Due to compression of this nerve root, there can be a sharp pain in your arm and back with a shoulder. I will advise you to send your MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis. For these symptoms, analgesic and neurotropic medication can be star...  Read Full »

Are resistance band exercises good for neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor,Can I exercise with resistance bands if I have neck, shoulder and back pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should realize that there are two types of exercises. Range of motion. This is recommended when the patient has pain, active symptoms, muscle spasm, and instability. Strengthening: once the acute pain has settled and a full pain-free range of motion has been achie...  Read Full »

I have severe dizziness and muscle pain in the neck. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an athlete have severe dizziness, muscle pain in the neck, and behind the neck. In the upper back vibration of shoulders when I move. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be a neurological problem. Due to which there are muscle and nerve involvement. Neurological tests are required to be conducted. Once the exact cause is known, you can go for a physiotherapy session consisting of stretching of the neck and shoulder muscles, ...  Read Full »

I have severe back pain, when I breathe, yawn, or lie down. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female with two kids. For the past five days, I have severe back pain, and trouble when I breathe, yawn, or when I lay down. When this first began, it was hurting so bad that when I would lay down, I would hyperventilate. My pain is currently around my right kidney ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having two separate problems. 1. Kidney stones, along with urine infection. You have been started on pain medicines and antibiotics rightly. But the tablets will take time to act, and you need to give two days for it. If your pain is not tolerable, you need ...  Read Full »

I have a history of popping when moving neck back and forth. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have the history of upper neck popping when moving neck back and forth. Numbness on the left side of the body. Back pain from the majority of back preventing me from sleeping. Popping occurs right at the base of the head and neck and can feel something moving. I had an MRI today.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is mild straightening of the cervical vertebrae and might suggest cervical muscle spasm. Vertebral bodies show regular marrow signal changes. No endplate degeneration. The spinal canal is normal. The spinal cord is normal in size and signal intensity. No eviden...  Read Full »

What does uncovertebral hypertrophy in C5 and C6 mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I would just like to have my MRI reports in layman's term. At C3-C4 there is mild bulging of the annulus fibrosis. The facet joints and uncovertebral joints appear normal. At C4-C5 there is degenerative disc disease with disc space narrowing. There is a broad-based focal disc protrusion...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have undergone surgery at the level of C6-C7, which are the 6th and 7th bones of the spine in the neck. At the level of C5-C6, due to disc protrusion and joint thickening, the space around the ner...  Read Full »

I am having pain shooting down from my neck down to my fingers. What it could be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain shooting down from my neck (just behind my right ear) down into my fingers. Also, on my right side near my breast with a slight headache as well. What it could be?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely a cervical pain, due to compression of nerves between the spine. Does this pain increases on neck movement, is it associated with tingling, numbness in the arm or any neck trauma, if yes then it supports the diagnosis. You will need an X-ray of cervical ...  Read Full »

I am getting pain from spinal to upper neck with occasional high BP. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and I am suffering from pain starting from spinal to upper neck for three years. Sometimes BP is little high and that BP was 150/90 four to seven times BP up but now it is normal, but I have still suffered in the neck to upper head pain, discomfort on the left side ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain you are describing is not cardiac pain. Cardiac pain is accompanied by symptoms like shortness of breath, palpitations, etc. You have cervical radiculopathy this can cause pain to radiate to other parts of the body. I advise you to take tablet Ibuprofen 400 ...  Read Full »

I have neck problem with tingling, numbness, and pain on my arms and fingers. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having neck problem for a few months with tingling, numbness, and pain on my arms and fingers, especially in early morning and evening. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cervical spine MRI shows spondylitis in the form of posterior disc bulges at C5/6, C6/7 and C7/T1 levels indenting the thecal sac (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is narrowing of neural foramina at these levels with indentation of right ex...  Read Full »

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