Neck pain on right side and shoulder pain on right side. Occasional shooting pain/soreness down right arm. Last two weeks and still on and off.
For the past two weeks I have been having on and off pain on my right side of the neck. Occasionally, there is pain on my shoulder and shooting/throbbing pain down my right arm. Sometimes I feel some soreness on the left side of my back but that is usually not as bad as the right. The issue gets worse when I use my right arm a lot. I used to take celebrex and flexeril for one week but I stop because I thought I was getting better. I haven't been taking any medicine for a week but yesterday I started taking NSAID (advil). Cervical MRI and X-Ray (X-ray result is normal, shows mild straightening of neck).
There is cervical spinal straightening which is usually due to postural abnormality, prolonged stay in front of laptop...etc
Good news inter-vertebral discs are healthy so there is no irreversible damage. There is only minimal bulging of the disc at C4-5 and C5-6 which affects right C5 and C6 nerve roots which innervate shoulder and all the way to the hand. (https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/spine-anatomy/cervical-spinal-nerves)
NSAID and exercise helps a lot. Also do not stay in the same position for long period of time. Hope this answers your question.
Cervical disc disease
It is definitely possible. Disc bulge is central to the right, it may also affect the left side. Depending on the posture, the pain may be on and off. Try to avoid to be in a position that induces pain. There are many videos online related to how to protect your neck posture. Do not push too hard.
NSAIDS are very effective to resolve the edema in impinged nerve roots. I would like to tell you that your cervical discs looks very healthy so if you try to be careful, all symptoms will be gone very soon.
Thank you so much. Is it possible that the disc bulging causes tight neck/tension headache as well? So I should rest and be careful of my posture until my pain is better and take NSAID. After my pain is better I can start following stretches online that is targeted at C5-6 nerve. So I can expect recovery in a couple of weeks is that correct? Nothing serious and disc bulging can be reversed with good posture and stretches.
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