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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How to treat my chronic neck pain and muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a concussion last year. It appears now my spine is misaligned, and I have subluxations in C1, C3, C6, L3. I have been dizzy and had sinus issues with no infection, chronic migraines, headaches, severe neck pain, TMJ, some tingling in my lips and feet, muscle weakness. Also, my sk...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Wajid


Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is so simple. Do not worry. Visit any nearest physical therapy center and ask them to apply IFT (interferential therapy) and US (ultrasound therapy). Take this treatment for over a month. With first-week IFT and the US itself, the pains will reduce, and then they ...  Read Full »

My wife is suffering from a burning type of pain in the neck. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had frozen shoulder last year and cured by exercise. She is 50 years old. Now, she has some burning type of pain in the side, back of the head, above the neck and also in the knee joint. She feel sleepless. She has her uterus removed for fibroid around five years back. Her height ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like her headache is coming from nerve compression in the lower part of the neck. Did she ever have an x-ray for it? Has she used any pain medication for neck pain? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to an internal medicine physician online --...  Read Full »

How to treat imbalance presenting with terrible neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old and I am suffering from neck pain. I have pain on the left and right sides of the neck. The pain increases when I move my neck. I experience extreme imbalance while standing. My head seems to be rolling when I try to stand up and down and my neck pain increases a lot. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am not sure that you have cervical spondylosis at twenty one years and your attached X-rays (attachement removed to protect patient identity) are not convincing. Your symptoms are suggestive of possible disc problems and you should have an MRI (magnetic resonance imag...  Read Full »

What causes severe pain in my neck, shoulder and upper arm?

Query: I have severe pain in my neck, shoulder and upper arm. It reduces if I sit still but increases if I move around. It is particularly bad when in bed and wakes me frequently. It started about five weeks ago when I drove my new car for the first time - I was very tense! I went to a physiotherapist who ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello sir Pain in the neck shoulder and upper arm suggest very neurological etiology or cause for the pain. can you raise your hand above your head? does it pain on even the slightest of the moment or does it pain at a particular angle? it might be something to do with your cervical vertebra. kind...  Read Full »

What could cause neck and shoulder pain with other neurological symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I have neck and shoulder pain, falling sensations, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, severe sicca symptoms, nose fluid, lack of air sensation, difficulty breathing, dry eyes, lack of saliva, and lack of sweating, body thermostat has broken. I feel either too cold or too hot, always...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your problems. Since when your symptoms started? Also, please describe how your symptoms began and how new symptoms sequentially appeared and worsened with time? Do you have any history of falls while walking or a history of u...  Read Full »

What should I do to control my cervical nerve pain and numbness in left-hand fingers?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have pain in the cervical nerve causing numbness in left-hand fingers. The same is now radiating to the right hand as well. For the last one to two months, I face numbness on the left cheek, irritation in the left ear (waterlogged), headache left side, and pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain in the neck region radiating to the left arm and right arm with numbness in the left-hand fingers can be due to these cervical spine changes detected in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) cervical spine. Also, we need to get NCV (nerve conduction velocity test) ...  Read Full »

What should I do for my neck pain and feeling of lump in throat with cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis years ago, but recently my neck pain has gotten much worse. My throat feels like it has a lump in it and it is itchy and bothersome when I swallow and sometimes makes me cough a bit. In light of COVID-19, what can be done from home to get some r...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from neck pain and feeling lump like sensation in the throat which is itchy and bothersome during swallowing meals and sometimes makes you cough. You are a diagnosed case of cervical ...  Read Full »

How to manage acute attacks of chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient's age is 40 years. She is a housewife, and a mother of four children, with a good socio-economic status. The patient suffered from severe chest pain radiating towards the left shoulder and neck, sudden in onset, severe in intensity, and burning in nature. There were three ep...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Suppose if the patient had typical chest pain and cardiac troponin was positive. In that case, this strongly suggests myocardial infarction except in few issues such as chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and sepsis, etc. in which troponins are...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy, weak, and short of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, Since a few months, I am feeling dizzy and weak with vomiting sensation and blurred vision. For the past two weeks, I have been feeling shortness of breath and constant headache. I also feel cold in my legs and hands. Sometime, I feel more blood flowing in my head. I am 24 years old. My h...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin is slightly less. Although, it is normal for women, but if you had a normal hemoglobin before and now it has fallen, then it can cause the symptoms of breathlessness as ment...  Read Full »

I heard a crack in neck with sharp pain while stretching and unable to move my neck now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,This morning I got up, and I went to the restroom. As I looked at myself in the mirror, I start to stretch, as soon as I stretch I heard a slight crack in my neck and sharp pain, after that I could not move it. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. James F Geiselman


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing neck pain. Nearly 80 % of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. If your pain is muscle related, a hot bath may help loosen you up and give you some temporary relief. When you say t...  Read Full »

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