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Cervical Pain

Cervical pain is the pain or stiffness in the neck region caused due to poor posture, working for a long time without changing position, trauma, sleeping in the wrong position, jerking of the neck during exercise, cervical spondylitis, arthritis, heart attack, meningitis, tumors, etc. Treatment is done based on the cause of the pain.

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What is the cause of black circular patches in leg?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has black circular patches on her legs. What could be the reason? Someone said it could be due to improper blood circulation in the body's lower part. It usually happens when the blood becomes thick. Please help me to understand the reason behind this. My mother is suffering ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The most common cause is old age. Small vessels become fragile and rupture in old age, leading to blackish bruises. It is common in lower limbs but can occur anywhere on the skin. Another cause is medicines. If a person is using drugs calle...  Read Full »

I have pain in my left molar region and feel like my jaw is dislocated. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have a shoulder and neck injury from an MVA and after multiple surgeries, I am on medication. I started experiencing pain in my jaw. I was unable to bite down all the way; my left molars would not touch and the pain was excruciating. Today the pain is still...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. The possible reason is cervical pain, due to compression of nerves between the spine. You will need a cervical spine AP/Lateral view and further may need MRI. You need to learn p...  Read Full »

I have random pain in the back of my neck, that comes when I am stressed and then goes. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have random pain or ache in the back of the neck, mostly on the lower part and on the side, at the top which holds the head, that comes and goes. The pain is like a toothache type and it hurts during stressful times (when I have an anxiety attack). When doing something stressful, mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. This is most likely cervical pain, due to compression of nerves between the spine. This is a spine problem and is probably linked to a history of trauma. You should get an X-ray of the cervical spine anteroposterior and lateral view. You ...  Read Full »

How to treat horrible pain in my neck and lower back area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having symptoms that exist with the following. Muscles pull against each other in my neck and lower spine. I have tension running up my head from the neck and down my left arm. I have horrible pain in the flanks and sciatica down both legs and lower back. The doctor prescribed Gabap...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your cervical and lumbar spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports indicate chronic spine degeneration. There is no indication for surgery. I would not suggest taking Tramadol and Baclofen for a long time, as they can cause addictio...  Read Full »

I have intermittent cervical pain even after physiotherapy treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year started to work out in the gym for six months and made good gains in strength-wise and stamina wise. After some months, my left arm became very hard and painful while doing weights. Later cervical pain also started. And because of it, I have stopped my gym activity completely...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your symptoms, and it seems at second levels of the upper neck, a cervical region the disc bulges are pressing on C4, C5, C6 roots, and incidentally, it supplies shoulder girdle as well upper arm muscles including biceps. The paraesthesia, what we call for ...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have pain in the back of the head for more than a week?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, aged 47 years, has had pain in the back of her head for more than a week. We did not give her Panadol because it does not suit her intestine. She also takes medications like Anafranil, Zestoretic, and Inderal for anxiety and blood pressure. She also gets panic attacks sometimes...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems she has cervical myogenic pain syndrome. Therefore, I recommend that she take Eperisone 50 mg thrice daily for five days, Celecoxib 200 mg twice a day for three days, and apply Indomethacin gel on the affected area as needed for pain. In addition, since she...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for radiating cervical pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cervical pain radiating to the right shoulder, neck, and arm until fingers. I have this problem for the past eight months and I am currently on medications for diabetics.  Read Full »

Dr. Khandge Ashwinkumar Vasant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms that you have described point towards cervical disc issues with a small disc and bone (osteophyte) that is irritating to the right-sided nerve at C5-6 level as mentioned in the MRI reports. Usually, such cases heal within six to eight weeks. On and off pai...  Read Full »

I have pain in chest and arm. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had chest pain for a while now. At times my arm hurts as well. It has been going on for about four years and recently I have started having neck and shoulder pain. I am a 22 years old male. I have asthma. Currently, I am taking Albuterol. I took EKG, chest X-ray, and multiple bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Where exactly do you get chest pain, is it in the center or on the sides, upper or lower chest, does it occur at rest or exertion? Is there any upper abdominal pain, bloating, burping, nausea, vomiting, chest burning, or relation to food? This is most likely due ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a stiff neck and constant cervical pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I had X-ray done for shoulder bone. This was after a stiff neck and constant pain in the cervical region for the last six months. I did not take any medication. Also, there was a fracture in the lower back four years back.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your report and the above query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). X-ray report does not mention any bony abnormalities except reduced cervical lordosis. This is usually due to spasm of neck muscles. Usually, these problems arise du...  Read Full »

I am getting chest pain which radiates along upper back, left shoulder and hand. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old male. I am married. My weight is 85 kilograms, and the height is 5 feet. My resting BP is 130/80 mmHg, and pulse is 80 beats per minute. I do not have any tension at my home or the office, and I am very relaxed. I am suffering from left side chest pain along with upper ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ECG is fine, and from the description of pain and test you underwent, it is a cervical pain. In the cervical X-ray, there is a straightening of the spine which is the cause for your ...  Read Full »

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