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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Why do I have swelling and pain while turning my head to the left side?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had neck pain on the left side for the past 15 days. Also, I have swelling at the back of the left side of my head above the neck; I mean the base of the head. When I touch and press the area, it pains, and while turning my head to the left side, I feel more pain. Though I applied...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms. You might have a neck muscle sprain. Better assessments can be done if you can answer the following questions. 1. Apart from neck pain, is there any fever? 2. Do you have pain while swallowing? 3. Did you get hurt anywhere? 4. A...  Read Full »

What treatment should I undergo for the pain, pressure, and crawling sensation in the back of my left shoulder and neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I was very active before the surgery and used to walk 25,000 steps a day and do all the physical work. I had lumbar herniation that fixed itself 13 years ago. I have a neck injury in the C5-C6 (cervical) vertebrae. It is herniation because I had two impact in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have pain and pressure in the shoulder and neck because the nerve has compressed due to the injury. I suggest you try physiotherapy. If it does not help, surgical treatment can be carried out. Have you ever consulted a neurologist? Did you undergo physiotherapy? Ar...  Read Full »

Is my back and neck pain due to some heavy lifting done by me four months back?

Query: Hi doctor, Before four months, I did a couple of heavy things, about a week later, when I put my head down or looked down, I noticed a twinge in my back, on the left side of my right shoulder blade. As weeks went on, it became awful and more painful. I also had spasms on the right side and under my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your description, it could be a problem with your neck or upper back. The neck pain can be due to a simple muscle sprain, or it could be a manifestation of a disc irritation on the nerves (more likely). In the upper back, there could be a trigger spot which beha...  Read Full »

Can Gabarich and Naproxen cure upper back and neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised to take Naproxen, Gabarich 300 mg and Pantop 40 mg for my upper back and neck pain. Can you please tell me if Gabarich is a painkiller and with what to substitute for Naproxen and Gabarich for pain in my upper back and neck? I must remind you that I am on antidepressants.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruth Debine D. Agustin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your complaints of upper back pain and neck pain point to a musculoskeletal cause, probably a muscular spasm. However, it would be prudent to check for other causes such as osteoarthritis and nerve impingement, initially through X-rays. Naproxen belongs to a family of ...  Read Full »

Do I forget things often due to the lump on my head?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had pain in the back of my neck, and I have had a lump on my head under the hair for three to four months. Sometimes I forget the things to do. For example, I go to take milk from the fridge, but I take butter and come. Then I realize I have taken butter instead of milk. I have also...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. A lump under the skin is commonly seen due to infection. Apart from that, cystic growth due to sebaceous gland blockage can also cause this, or it can be due to stress. As you mentioned you are getting forgetful, I would like to know your a...  Read Full »

What could be done for swelling, pain, and stiffness at the back of the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old male weighing 70 kg. I have a swelling at the back of the neck. There is also a neck stiffness and giddiness as if the blood supply to the head reduced. I had sudden stretching at the same point 10 years back and had suffered the same problem for six months th...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had a sudden stretching of the neck, followed by severe pain 10 years back. Now, you are complaining of the same pain with swelling at the back of the neck with a feeling of giddiness. From your description, it seems that there is some sort of an injury to your c...  Read Full »

I have neck spasm and difficulty in walking. Please help.

Query: Hello, I weigh 39 kg and I am 31 years old. I have lost two kilograms in the last two months. I am having spasm in the neck since 2 months. It started when I had sudden sneezing and was not able to move the neck soon after that. Neck movements got restricted. I consulted a doctor and took tablet...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Whole event started with a sneezing after which you developed muscular spasm in the neck. You took pregabalin for neuropathic pain but due to its side effect you discontinued.  After that you had physiotherapy and developed other neurological symptoms and you...  Read Full »

Is it normal to feel pain on back of neck and head during masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I masturbate twice a week. Recently, during masturbation, I felt some pain on the back side of my neck and head. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Hasmukhbhai Nanda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Masturbating two to three times a week is healthy unless you get addicted to the habit. This kind of pain or sprain happens due to increased blood flow to your penile region and vasoconstriction along with it. It resolves spontaneously once the excitation is over. This...  Read Full »

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 »

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