Neck Movement Reduction

Neck movements are reduced in conditions like sprained neck muscle, rarely after cervical surgeries, keeping the neck position unchanged for extended periods like driving, using mobile phones or computers, sewing, walking, cycling, etc. To increase the neck's range of motion, flexion, rotation, and extension exercises can be practiced regularly. This reduces pain, tightness and improves neck mobility.

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What to do for the screaming pain in a newborn due to damaged neck muscles?

Query: Hello doctor, We are a bit concerned about our 6-week daughter. The labor was a very traumatic experience with having to be induced and trying natural labor which failed due to her turning on her back at the last minute so we had to go to the theatre to have a forceps delivery which also failed and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I got your concern. Well, based on your history, I can say that due to birth trauma and subsequent consequences she may have airway obstruction. Due to secretions, reflux or abnormal neck position can cause these symptoms. I advise you to monitor her pulse-oximeter ...  Read Full »

I am having midthoracic pain on the right side and neck pain, along with the inability to rotate my neck. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having midthoracic pain on the right side and neck pain. I cannot rotate my neck fully to the right side as the pain become unbearable. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use a low cotton pillow. Lie straight. Do not place your arm under your head. Get a chest and a cervical spine x-ray. Maintain strict posture. Use cervical support. Use an analgesic muscle relaxing spray like Volini unless otherwise contraindicated. ...  Read Full »

I need an opinion regarding my neck x-ray.

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion regarding the x-rays of my neck. I met with two car accidents and have chronic neck pain and stiffness. What could be wrong?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will recommend sending me a detailed history and clinical examination findings as well as I would like to recommend an MRI cervical spine. Flexion and extension views look normal ex...  Read Full »

I have pain and inflammation spreading from my fingers to my left shoulder, along with restricted movement in my neck. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain, inflammation, tingling sensation, and numbness that spreads from my fingers to my left shoulder. Sometimes, my neck hurts badly, making it hard to move and breathe. In my chest and below my left boob, I also get pain. Sometimes, my left arm gives out, and I cannot control it....  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, I am afraid that cervical neck prolapse is a possibility (compression on the nerve roots supplying the left arm). MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the cervical spine is required after consulting your treating phys...  Read Full »

Did I hurt my vagus nerve by massaging my neck gently?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it possible to hurt the vagus nerve by massaging the neck gently? I tried it and I do not want to hurt my vagus nerve. I have increased saliva secretion. Did I hurt my vagus nerve?   Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no way to hurt your vagus nerve by gently pressing it. You can just activate it. But it becomes inactivated once you stop massaging or putting pressure on it. Activation of the vagus nerve causes low heart rate and blood pressure....  Read Full »

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