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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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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

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 chronic pain in my neck and across my clavicle to the skull base after a shoulder injury. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my left shoulder about a year ago and have never fully recovered. I hurt my nack while moving the lawn, and the pain has persisted for over a year. So I have been taking Panadol for this. The pain travels up my neck and across my clavicle to the base of my skull. It could be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is most likely due to cervical pain due to the compression of nerves between the spine. It does not appear to be a cardiac problem. Is there any tingling or numbness in the arm, and does the pain worsen with arm movement? You should g...  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 »

Having a history of recurrent headaches, how do I control constant headaches for three days that do not relieve with medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female who has entered her twenties. My height is 5 feet 8 inches and my weight is 43.3 kilograms. I have had a constant headache for the past three days which is not getting better with the counter medication. The headache is normally on the left side of my head and around the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You are not having any stress history, so a tension headache is not a possibility. Your blood pressure should be checked and a neurological examination should be carried out if any abnormal findings, then a CT (computed tomography) scan sho...  Read Full »

How to cure my neck pain due to a pinched nerve in the neck?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a pinched nerve in the neck. The neck spasm and pain. I have two sides cervical ribs taking ultrasound therapy and IFT for neck and cervical ribs but not of much help. Tell best drugs to release a pinched nerve in the neck. One salon guy twisted my neck in childhood and in a bus,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be having an acute muscular spasm. So to reduce pain and inflammation, I would recommend tablet Flexura D twice daily for five days. Another drug helps a lot in cases of pinched nerves is a combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamine (tablet Mahagaba M OD) ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from back and neck pain for the past year because of sleeping on the threaded bed. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from back pain and neck pain. I have had this problem for the past year, but I did not consider it a problem. So, the problem gradually increased. One day I was sleeping on a threaded bed, and from then I have this back pain and neck pain issues. I did not have neck pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to Thank you for your query.The MRI reports are not attached for me to see, but the reports are not confirmatory of any symptoms you mention. However, you seem to have, in general, poor posture both while sitting and in bed as well as poor muscle tone in the core muscles, ...  Read Full »

I have spine and neck pain with occasional chest burn. Why do I get this?

Query: Hello doctor, My main issue is spine pain accompanied with neck pain (disc is dislocated). It gets worse when standing up from a sitting position. When I get up from floor, I feel lightheaded. Sometimes it is that intense that I faint for a few seconds. While sitting in a car, I lose vision sometim...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry you are having these symptoms. There are many possible causes of your symptoms that may be related to the cervical disc herniation causing nerve impingement on the cervical area. This may be caused by degenerative changes considering your age and history. It...  Read Full »

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 have a history of popping when moving neck back and forth. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have the history of upper neck popping when moving neck back and forth. Numbness on the left side of the body. Back pain from the majority of back preventing me from sleeping. Popping occurs right at the base of the head and neck and can feel something moving. I had an MRI today.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is mild straightening of the cervical vertebrae and might suggest cervical muscle spasm. Vertebral bodies show regular marrow signal changes. No endplate degeneration. The spinal canal is normal. The spinal cord is normal in size and signal intensity. No evidence...  Read Full »

Will cervical syrinx at C6 cause pain and numbness in neck and hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having significant neck pain that goes out into my shoulders a bit. Pain is accompanied by severe stiffness. Also, my hands have been falling asleep about seven or eight times a week (roughly) and even ache a bit. I thought I might be dealing with a pinched nerve, but all my s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may very well be the syrinx. A syrinx can cause pain and temperature sensory deficits to occur early but may not be recognized for years. Syringomyelia typically causes numbness, weakness, atrophy, and often fasciculation, and reduced reflexes of the hands and arm...  Read Full »

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