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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I have pain on touch 33 hours after head injury in a road accident. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I bumped my head on the road in an accident 33 years ago. The right side of my head got swollen up. I did not have nausea or vomiting. I safely drove back home. I have no coordination or concentration issues. My vision is normal, and all the senses are working normally. The swelling...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. These symptoms after a head injury require an evaluation by a neurosurgeon right away. 1. Fits. 2. Headache. 3. Vomiting. 4. Dizziness. 5. Giddiness. 6. ...  Read Full »

Why is there pain below the shoulder?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has had pain in the area below the left shoulder for the past week. The pain is there even when she deep breathes, moves her left hand, or does any movement. She is a feeding mother, has overweight, and had a cesarean delivery a year ago. She had a similar complaint but reduced...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I feel that the pain is coming from the neck, and this is a fairly common pain diagram for neck issues. She needs to look at her posture, and as she is feeding, this is even m...  Read Full »

I want a permanent solution for my back and neck pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing joint pains in my waist, back, and neck for a year now. Whenever I visit a hospital, I am prescribed NSAID, which gives me only a temporary relief. I want this problem to get solved permanently because it has started affecting my academics. I need your ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Your predominant complaint is pain along the axial skeleton. If it is associated with early morning stiffness of the back and if the pain increases with rest, then ankylosing spondylitis needs to be ruled out. If the above features are not pr...  Read Full »

My left hand is paining as I slept with both my hands under my head. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, One month back, I slept with both my hands under my head. There was a slight pain in my left shoulder and neck in the morning. After that, I did weight lifting exercises for the triceps in which the weight is lifted with both arms, and there is a movement from the back to the upper por...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per your symptoms, the most likely cause can be the disc in the cervical region pinching the nerve, causing radiation of pain and reflex muscle spasm, which is a protective defense of the body. It would hel...  Read Full »

Is getting steroid injection before ablation for neck pain better?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had right-sided chronic cervical neck pain for the past six months. My MRI revealed bulging discs, C6-C7 and C5-C6 osteophytes and severe bilateral stenosis, and typical degenerative disc disease. I visited a pain doctor hoping for a cervical steroid procedure but got a cervical med...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Four years ago, you had had the same condition and were treated with cervical steroid injections (three), and the pain disappeared. Now, the pain has reappeared. Hen...  Read Full »

Does the attached MRI show any sign of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to have my mother’s MRI read by a radiologist. My mother has had neck pain for at least a year now, and her doctor believes the problem is arthritis, but not sure. My mother went to a physical therapist and had several shots in her neck for pain, but that did not solve th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and have gone through the MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please find my observations below. There is a straightening of the cervical spine. Mild degenerative changes are noted in the vertebrae....  Read Full »

I have migraine-like symptoms, nausea, and nerve pain in the neck region. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have questions about the symptoms in my neck. I have ligament laxity and mild stenosis in C4. I get headaches and nausea. Sometimes, I have migraine-like symptoms and nerve pain, but not always. Currently, I am taking Meloxicam. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like you have overlapping symptoms of migraine (nausea and headache) and cervical canal stenosis (neck pain). However, I would need more information about your symptoms. 1) How many migraine attacks do you get? 2) Any radiating pain to your arms? ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment other than physiotherapy for my neck pain, stiffness, and back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I have been having neck pain, stiffness, and back pain for the past three months. It is getting worse day by day. I have consulted many doctors, but I could not get the right solution for this. I have gone into physiotherapy and various treatments, but not...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to Can you tell exactly where the pain is localized? Is it on the neck or between shoulder blades, or just above the shoulders?2) Is there any history of radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, and hands?3) Do you have a history of numbness or tingling sensation?4) Is ther...  Read Full »

Can cervical spondylosis cause postural imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I had a cervical spine x-ray and was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. I also have mild CAD and severe sleep apnea. Due to intermittent chest pain and breathlessness on exertion, CAD was suspected. After positive TMT, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tightness and neck pain can be due to cervical spondylosis. The lightheadedness and balancing issues can also occur due to spondylosis. Spondylosis is not so severe on x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is of mild grade. If your hand gri...  Read Full »

Kindly review my MRI and give your opinion on my neck and arm pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having pain in my neck and left arm for the past two months. The pain is not subsiding with muscle relaxants and pain killers. I took an MRI to rule out the cause, and I would like to get a second opinion on my reports.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you feel relief in your arm pain when you keep your hand above your head? Thanks.  Read Full »

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