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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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I feel like the left side of my neck is not as straight as the right side. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like my left side of the neck is not as straight as my right side. I had a neck ultrasound done in last year and they found absolutely nothing of concern and he did a very thorough investigation. I am concerned that my weight may be contributing to how it appear and I have really b...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through your reports. Your neck looks perfectly normal as long as you do not have any shoulder pain, pain while moving arm or lifting anything or weakness. It is just bad posture and some weight which is making it look like somewha...  Read Full »

I have mid thoracic pain. How to ease neck pain and mobility?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having midthoracic pain on the right side and neck pain. I cannot rotate my neck fully to the right side as the pain become unbearable. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use a low cotton pillow. Lie straight. Do not place your arm under your head. Get a chest and a cervical spine x-ray. Maintain strict posture. Use cervical support. Use an analgesic muscle relaxing spray like Volini unless otherwise contraindicated. ...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling on the back of my head, and I hear a clicking sound while opening my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and swelling on the back of my head on the left side. Also, when I open my mouth, I hear a clicking sound, and I have pain. The pain increases when I turn my head to the left side. I have used the tablet Zerodol P; however, the pain recurs when I stop using the tablet...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You seem to have cervical spondylosis. Do you work for long hours before the computer or do any other physical work? I suggest you get an X-ray cervical spine (anteroposterior or lateral view) or CT (computed tomography) of the neck. Also,...  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 »

Why am I experiencing numbness and tingling sensation in my hands, feet, and face for past few days?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing neck pain for a few days, and after it got a bit better, my hands and feet started to feel tingly and a bit numb over two days. And If I rest on my pillow, some parts of my face also feel numb. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Twenty-two years is no age to get neck pain and numbness and tingling in hands preceded by neck pain which is generally due to a disc problem in the elderly. But the commonest cause remains pressure on the nerves exiting from the cervical spine (neck spine). In young peop...  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.   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? Thank you.  Read Full »

What is the remedy for difficulty and tightness in the neck while moving?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a disc problem in my neck area on the right side. There are thickness and difficulty in moving the neck in the rightside and there is a sound if I move my neck to the right. Nerves in the neck seem tight when I swallow, and I also have a thickness in backside of the jaw. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have radicular pain or tingling or numbness in any of your upper limb?  Read Full »

I have neck problem with tingling, numbness, and pain on my arms and fingers. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having neck problem for a few months with tingling, numbness, and pain on my arms and fingers, especially in early morning and evening. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your cervical spine MRI shows spondylitis in the form of posterior disc bulges at C5/6, C6/7 and C7/T1 levels indenting the thecal sac (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is narrowing of neural foramina at these levels with indentation of right ex...  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 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 Kumar

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 »

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