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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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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 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 we e...  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 »

Why do I have a headache, dry mouth, and tightness in the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old boy. From the last 10 months I am suffering from physical symptoms like a tight band wrapped around my head every time, tightness and little pain in the neck, heavy head, head pressure a mild headache, ringing in the ears, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi., Welcome to You seem to be suffering from chronic tension headache. I would recommend you to discuss with your doctor to start you on tablet Amitriptyline 10 mg once in the night and within three weeks, you would feel better. I would also recommend you to go for a morning walk, med...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing dizziness, and light-headedness, along with numbness or tingling sensations in my hands and feet. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last three days, I have been feeling light-headed. Today I noticed that it has become more severe. I feel dizzy when I move or even turn my head at the same time getting a tingling sensation and numbness in my hands and feet. I have neck pain and head pain. My throat is startin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Maintain strict posture. Get a cervical spine X-ray. Feel free to follow up anytime with reports. Use a low cotton pillow and lie down straight. Do not place your arm under your head. Physiotherapy will help you. What is your current BP (bl...  Read Full »

I have been having pain in my neck region for the past 10 days, which is is not persistent but gets severe when I move my neck. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old having muscle pain for the last 10 days. I do not remember its cause. The affected area is below the neck on the left side (next to the shoulder blade). It is not a persistent pain, and pain only occurs when I move my neck to an extreme position. I have not taken any med...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It says you have had pain in your neck and shoulder blade region for 10 days but have not mentioned any injury. I think it can be a neck strain which can happen with small causes like bad posture while sleeping. As you ...  Read Full »

Can brain problems cause dizziness with neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently went to the ER for dizziness. My blood work came back normal. I am a 28 year old female. The doctor told me that it was a sinus headache, but nothing seems to change. I still wake up dizzy with neck pain. There could something be wrong with my brain. I am much worried  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry. This a common problem and rarely a matter of concern. The most probable diagnosis is a cervical problem. Rarely brain is involved and especially in the elder. It occurs due to compression of nerves between spine. Does this neck pain increase...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent pain sensation in the right side of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had persistent poking pain sensation for four years in the right side of my neck near the intersection of my jaw and ear. Pain originating below the jaw in the stylohyoid or digastric muscles that shoot up to the head and neck. I had previously done an endoscopy and was diagnose...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As I can see, you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) an orthopantomogram (OPG), mainly taken for dental problems. However, the styloid appears to be prominent; the proper X-ray for an elongated styloid would be...  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 »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. Impr...  Read Full »

Is the tumor detected in my dad's MRI cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 56 years old and healthy. Since last few months, he is suffering from sudden chewing like action and unconsciousness or seizure like situation. This situation remains the same for some time. During the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) test, our doctor informed about the tumor...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and I would like you to know that I am here to help you. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) denote that there are two problems. Reduced blood supply to brain and a small tumor (brain cancer). As per ...  Read Full »

What does uncovertebral hypertrophy in C5 and C6 mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I would just like to have my MRI (Magnetic resonance Imaging) 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-...  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 have been experiencing neck pain daily for the past six months. What are the possible causes of this neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past six months, I have been experiencing neck pain daily. Some days are more complex than others. On most days, I only notice the pain when I tilt my head back. On other days, I can feel the pain regardless of where my head is. I have never had a history of any accident. I am not...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I want to learn more about you and your problem. You have not stated your age, profession, or medical history. Is the pain radiating into your arms, and do you feel any weakness or numbness in your hands? How would you rate the pain on a sc...  Read Full »

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