Neck exercises strengthen the neck muscles and prevent cervical spine injuries and neck injuries. Neck muscles support the cervical spine and help in the movement of the head, neck, upper back, and shoulders. Neck exercises are done to relieve neck pain and spasms. It reduces neck pain by increasing blood flow to the neck muscles and reduces spasms by stretching the neck muscles. It prevents further stress on the neck by building strength and endurance. They relieve tension, tightness, stiffness and increases flexibility in the neck.
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Is the irritation on the back of my neck due to poor posture?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irritation on the back of my neck. Sometimes, it extends up to the throat. But, I do not have any problem in speaking or swallowing. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.comI understand that you have some irritation at the back of your neck that extends to your throat sometimes. However, there is no difficulty in swallowing or speaking. The details provided by you are not sufficient enough to make a decisive diagnosis. Please get me the foll... Read Full »
I have had neck pain and a tickling sound when I move my neck. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had neck pain and a tickling sound when I move my neck for the past eight years. What could be the reason? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back; bend your knees to pick up things. Avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid two-wheeler rides. Imp... Read Full »
I have been diagnosed with benign multinodular goiter. How to manage it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with multinodular goiter and have done FNAC, which turned to be benign. Is there any other way to get rid of the enlargement of the goiter and the nodules? My thyroid is full of them ranging from 0.5 to 0.9 mm. What should I do? I feel lost, and I have a con... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can I see the FNAC (fine needle aspiration), and ultrasound of the thyroid reports? Do you have a family history of thyroid illness? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologist Read Full »
How can we manage cervical nerve compression?
Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain for two days. Now my left shoulder is also paining, and my left arm up to the elbow is slightly paining. If I move my neck to the backside, I am feeling pain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, ou have issues stemming from your neck, and the pain is radiating to the shoulder and left arm. It is characteristic of cervical nerve compression. It will settle down with medication, rest, postural correction, and mild exercise. If possible, try to ta... Read Full »
What is the short-term management for cervical disc bulge?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past five months, I have been getting increasingly worse neurologically. A month ago, I finally received an MRI with frightening results. At C4-C5, a central posterior disc herniation indenting the ventral thecal sac and elevates the posterior longitudinal ligament. There is a zo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your MRI report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and your question, and I suggest that your situation is not an emergency. So, I think it can wait a couple of months until consulting with a spinal surgeon and discussi... Read Full »
What is the therapeutic management for multilevel cervical spondylosis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an impression in the MRI, which suggests multilevel cervical spondylotic changes. There is a 2 mm disk protrusion on the left C6-C7, along with 1.5 mm bulging in the central and right paracentral disk at the C4-C5 level. Can you help me with what I have to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To be more precise, I need to know about your symptoms, such as the location of pain in the neck and arms, nature of pain, any weakness in the arms and hands, stiffness, duration of symptoms, and response to treatment taken so far. However, with the report you have sen... Read Full »
Is neck straightening a cause for right-sided neck and shoulder pain?
Query: Hello doctor,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 or 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. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is cervical spinal straightening, usually due to postural abnormality, due to prolonged stay in front of laptops. The good news inter-vertebral discs are healthy, so there is no irreversible damage. There is an only minimal bulging of the disc at C 4-5 and C 5-... Read Full »
Can MSM and bone broth be used for cervical stenosis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Lyrica 25 mg and sometimes 50 mg for cervical stenosis. It seems that it will continue to get worse with nine to five desk work that I have started back. I tried it once and had a bit of headache and felt bad for a day. Is it not good to take during the workweek? How about MS... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your job profile, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine? MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and bone broth are said to benefit in cases of generalized weakness in bones and ligaments. They are multi-vitamins and will not help your neck pain. I... Read Full »
Kindly examine my MRI report and suggest the cause for back pain.
Query: Hi doctor, Other than Bell's palsy, I have a problem of back or neck pain now. In fact, this has been going on for a few months now. More recently, the right of the back (lower back and hip) has been causing a lot of pain. I got an MRI of spine done four weeks ago. I am attaching the report here fo... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your new symptoms, they are due to degenerative changes in your spine that is, wear and tear after usage (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The changes are there in the whole of your spine, maximum at the neck than at the lower back. There is no ... Read Full »
What is the right dose of Gabapentin for nerve pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I have prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg three times daily for nerve pain. Does it mean 900 mg a day? Is this the right dose? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose of Gabapentin has been rightly prescribed as 300 mg three times a day, and the daily dose will come to 900 mg/day. I suggest you take this dose, and if there is any feeling of adverse feeling, you can consult your doctor. 900 mg per day is the correct dose... Read Full »