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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Do severe headaches, neck pain and sharp pain around the chest suggest brain meningioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe headaches, neck pain, and sharp pain around the chest. My query is related to brain meningioma and I am on drugs for epilepsy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vasileios Panagiotopoulos

Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The patient has a small frontal base lesion that looks like a benign tumor (meningioma). I would suggest an EEG (electroencephalography) in order to investigate if the epileptic seizures are due to the tumor. In that case, I would suggest tumor removal if epileptic ...  Read Full »

Why do I get shock sensation in neck with prolonged tab usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. For the past few months, I have been getting sudden electric shocks (a little bit more than calm) in my neck when I move it. These are not at all frequent. I get them once in a while. I am not that fit and I use my tab (for studies) while sleeping a bit relaxi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you described, using the tab for 4-5 hours a day will make your neck bent forward to see the tab continuously for long hours. That might be the reason for your neck pain. As all elders advice, sit straight, keep your books or tab at an elevated location while readin...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for my one-sided head, neck, and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have pain on the right side of the head, neck, and shoulder. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from right-sided head, neck, and shoulder pain. Most head, neck, and shoulder pain is resulted from sprains and strains by incorrect posture or mechanical injury due to daily works. It m...  Read Full »

How to get rid of constant lower back and neck pain?

Query: Consistent lower back and neck pains. yes, I've been diagnosed with having a cervical disc herniation since 20 years and a lumbar disc herniation since 12 years. An L2 Nerve block procedure was performed in 11 years back. The last MRI I did was 3 years back.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello Yes the MRI does talk about the disc bulges both in the neck and the back but it is now clear as to the degree of nerve root compromise as canal encroachment as this will determine the degree of symptoms and likelyhood of conservative management succeeding. I really need to see the MRI films ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain in the right arm, shoulder, and neck?

Query: Right arm joint upto the shoulder neck pain for the last few days it increased from yesterday evening having difficulty moving 490yrs Male  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hello, I read your concern. In my opinion it could be due to some nerve irritation following neck spasm due to facet joint irritation. Nothing to worry. As of now I would advise you to Keep icing frequently.. Over the neck once in every 2 hours fir 15 mins. Gentle massage over the neck will ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for neck pain that radiates to left arm?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I am having pain in backside of my neck. The pain actually is not in the complete neck it is in a part from neck to mid of the back. When I turn my head to the left it is a kind of electric shock feeling. This may be because of some sleeping angle, I do not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you using a thick pillow? Neck muscles seem to be in spasm.  Read Full »

What can cause on and off neck and head pains?

Query: I have had off and on neck head pains kind of like a headache. My scalp in the back center is a little tender and when I cleaned my left ear I had pain deep inside. Started 3 days ago with killer headache coming from left side behind ear. Scalp tenderness towards the back of the head.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. I understood that you are having an off and on headache, likely a chronic headache. for the last 3 days, you are having a new-onset headache, which is triggered by cleaning your left ear, associated with scalp tenderness ...  Read Full »

What could aggravate severe neck and shoulder pain with tingling in a migraine patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the neck and shoulders often accompanied by numbness and tingling. I also have frequent migraines and some times dizziness as well with occasional fainting which is exacerbated by loud sounds and harsh lighting. I used to be a professional bass player (20 years)...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been better if you had included the MRI and X-ray films or at least the report as I believe it is your cervical spondylosis that may be the cause of your current symptoms. I will recommend you to do neck strengthening exercises, shoulder elevation exe...  Read Full »

Please interpret my MRI reports for neck pain radiating to left arm.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old. I am having pain in the neck and it has gone to my left arms and there is stretching like pain. I have consulted an ortho doctor who asked to do MRI as initially post taking x-ray and doing physiotherapy for a week did not give relief. I took MRI and now due to Covi...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but as no films were included I will go by your description and MRI report. You have a C5, C6 level issue with indentation of the exiting nerve root on the left side which matches weakly ...  Read Full »

What could cause a constant neck pain following neck stiffness and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with a bad headache and a very stiff neck. It was so painful that I could not make it through a regular day without crying and intense pain. Since this time, I have been to the doctor four times and each time, they gave me more medicines. I have also b...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms may be related to occipital neuralgia, which is an irritation of the occipital nerve, which lies in the back of your head. I would like to know what were the results of your neck x-ray. This neuralgia can be exacerbated by cervical spondyloarthritis. I ...  Read Full »

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