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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Can fibromyalgia result in intense pain between the neck and shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I have very intense pain right between my neck and shoulder for a year now. It feels like a pulling sensation. It hurts to sit without a back on a chair. Lifting the laundry basket hurts, and so does sitting down to do any activity (folding clothes, driving). I...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap Vgm

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it appears from the query, you suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain which aggravates physical activity. You are taking analgesics to the maximum dosages, but still, the pain is not relieved. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is normal. These are the stickin...  Read Full »

Will long-term use of a computer cause spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing neck sprain or pain issues. I used to use the computer for more extended periods. I had these pain issues earlier too, but now it is happening too frequently. I stopped using the computer altogether and reduced the usage as much as possible for the past two days. Still, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A prolonged sitting posture with a straight neck at work would result in a pain issue, as you have mentioned. It is also expected to have pain like that if neck posture is maintained for an extended period. Do you have any other symptoms apart from it? I would advis...  Read Full »

Can a swollen lymph node in the neck cause jaw and head pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out on behalf of my spouse, and I am looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on the left side of the neck has been swollen for some time now, causing continuous pain in the head's neck, jaw, and back. Pain is now moving into the left arm, hand, and leg. It has been ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symptoms you have mentioned, one of the possibilities I think is probable cervical spondylitis with possible nerve entrapment. It is very likely for a lymph node in the neck to be picked up by an ultrasound dev...  Read Full »

How to get rid of neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hi doctor. I am a 33-year-old male. My weight is 72 kg, and my height is 5 feet 7 inches. For the last four weeks, I am suffering from severe neck pain that has spread to the shoulder. So two weeks before, I visited a doctor. He said that muscles got stiff and has prescribed tablets and advised phy...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you spend a lot of time over the phone or on the laptop? Do you have poor sleeping posture? Have you ever had pain like this before? Does the pain radiate to the arms? Is there any weakness or numbness in the hands? If none, then there is no immediate need for an MRI...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have pain in the back of the head for more than a week?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, aged 47 years, has pain in the back of her head for more than a week. We did not give her Panadol because it does not suit her intestine. She also takes medications like Anafranil, Zestoretic, and Inderal for anxiety and blood pressure. She also gets panic attacks sometimes, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems she has cervical myogenic pain syndrome. Therefore, I recommend that she take Eperisone 50 mg thrice daily for five days, Celecoxib 200 mg twice a day for three days, and apply Indomethacin gel on the affected area as needed for pain. In addition, since she...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a painful knot in the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old healthy woman with no prior serious health conditions or taking any medications. I occasionally experience bouts of asthma and have recently started to experience some minor arthritis in my right wrist due to playing professional squash in my younger years. I work at m...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having cervical spondylosis with neck strain from an abnormal position. The knot you feel is the myofascial knot or trigger spots. This will need to be released with deep massage. Take anti-inflammatory tablets and apply ice and perhaps some pain gels. Gi...  Read Full »

What can cause pain and tenderness in the jaw, teeth sensitivity, and neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am getting pain and tenderness in my jaw and face. I also have sensitivity in my teeth with pain. I have pressure around my head or temples. I have pain on the top of the scalp. I have blocked ears. I have clicking while opening and closing my mouth. I have pain in my shoulders and neck ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your concern. In my opinion, you seem to have a temporomandibular joint issue. It causes referred pain with upper neck stability issues. I suggest you kindly consult a physiotherapist for having a thorough physical examination and take treatment ...  Read Full »

Can brain problems cause dizziness with neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently went to the ER for dizziness. My blood work came back normal. I am a 28 year old female. The doctor told me that it was a sinus headache, but nothing seems to change. I still wake up dizzy with neck pain. There could something be wrong with my brain. I am much worried  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry. This a common problem and rarely a matter of concern. The most probable diagnosis is a cervical problem. Rarely brain is involved and especially in the elder. It occurs due to compression of nerves between spine. Does this neck pain increase...  Read Full »

Can TMJ disorders cause neck and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing fullness in the right jaw, heaviness in the right neck and shoulder that lasted for days. The symptoms have been there for years. Also, my right eyebrow is higher than the left, the right eye is bigger than the left, and overall the right face is longer and leaner than...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your OPG (orthopantomogram) and lateral cephalograms (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Definitely, there is some asymmetry on both sides, but it is not a severe problem because some symmetry is always there. But in both, ...  Read Full »

Is neck straightening a cause for right-sided neck and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past two weeks, I have been having on and off pain on my right side of the neck. Occasionally, there is pain on my shoulder and shooting or throbbing pain down my right arm. Sometimes I feel some soreness on the left side of my back, but that is usually not as bad as the right. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is cervical spinal straightening, usually due to postural abnormality, due to prolonged stay in front of laptops. The good news inter-vertebral discs are healthy, so there is no irreversible damage. There is an only minimal bulging of the disc at C 4-5 and C 5-...  Read Full »

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