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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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 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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have consistent lower back and neck pain. I have been diagnosed with cervical disc herniation before 20 years and lumbar disc herniation before 12 years. An L2 nerve block procedure was done before 11 years. I did my MRI before three years.   Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can show disc bulges present in both the neck and back. The degree of nerve root compromise will determine the degree of symptoms and taking conservative management helps a lot. I need to see your MRI. As your MRI was taken before three ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 49 years old male, and I have pain in the right arm joint up to the shoulder neck for the last few days. It increased from yesterday evening, and I have difficulty in moving. For pain relief, I inconsistently took Combiflam.  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


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

What can cause on and off neck and head pains?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain on and off with headaches. My scalp in the back is tender and while cleaning my left ear, I have pain inside the ears. Before three days, I had a headache radiating to the left side of my ears.   Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having headaches on and off and it seems to be a chronic headache. For the last three days, you are having a new set of headaches and it gets triggered by cleaning your left ear associated with scalp tenderness and pain behind the ears...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my MRI of the spine reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing pain or discomfort in my left-hand side. Almost from the neck up to the leg. My doctor advised me to take MRI total spine. The conclusion of the results was: 1. Degenerative cervical disc disease. 2. Disc bulge indenting the theca at c4/c5. 3. Disc protrusion ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the neck that radiates to the left hand and the leg. According to the result of the investigations that are provided here, your MRI of the spine has r...  Read Full »

I have tingling and numbness in legs after getting neck pain. Is it normal to have it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old male without any systemic illness. Previously, I got neck pain in the gym. My neck became stiff with pain. It was accompanied by mild dizziness and it went away after five to ten minutes. After that, I consulted a physician and I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your query. A pinched nerve is different from a pinched spinal cord. Compression of the spinal cord can be suspected clinically and it is confirmed by doing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the cervical spine. It is unlikely to have tingling in both l...  Read Full »

Is there any correlation between misaligned spine and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dealt with headaches for some years now. I am a 30-year old (260 lbs) male. I crack my neck and back quite often, which causes relief for a short time. I recently noticed a spot in my lower back area that feels like it needs to be popped but cannot. I have been experiencing hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Dhamankar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very less likely that a misaligned lower spine should give you a headache. It usually offers problems in gait and your sensation below the hip. The reason for headaches must be different. Can you explain the character of your headache? Is it band-like or continuou...  Read Full »

Can MSM and bone broth be used for cervical stenosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Lyrica 25 mg and sometimes 50 mg for cervical stenosis. It seems that it will continue to get worse with nine to five desk work that I have started back. I tried it once and had a bit of headache and felt bad for a day. Is it not good to take during the workweek? How about MS...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is your job profile, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine? MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) and bone broth are said to benefit in cases of generalized weakness in bones and ligaments. They are multi-vitamins and will not help your neck pain. I...  Read Full »

Are neck pain and toe numbness after tailbone injury serious?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12-year-old daughter was walking with her dog tonight at 8 pm. The dog saw a cat and it pulled my daughter to the ground. My daughter got a hit in her tailbone. Now she is having pain in the neck and toes with numbness and tingling. Is this something to be concerned? Can it escalate i...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Wajid


Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing to be worried about your daughter. It is just a minor jerk. As she is 12 years old, her weak muscles cause pain in her. You can give a tablet Aceclofenac with Paracetamol for three days. You can also give Paracetamol syrup twice a day for three days...  Read Full »

Can RA result in pain in different parts of the body?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I have pain in the body for twenty days. Sometimes, I have pain in my ankles and there is a pain in the knee both on the front and backside. I have pain in the neck along with back pain. I have difficul...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupoor Acharya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms and blood tests do not suggest rheumatoid arthritis. But this pattern of joint and back pain is seen in another form of arthritis called spondyloarthropathy. Please mention whether you have stiffness in the hip or buttock in the morning. If yes, then it is...  Read Full »

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