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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What is the cause of dizziness with head, neck, and shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a discomfort in the neck and shoulder for the past year. However, sometimes there is a headache and mild pain in the neck. I have taken physiotherapist's help for quite some time, but the problem is still persistent. I feel it may be a neuro problem. I am not able to control my ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry for your problems. Headache and neck pain with shivering is not a very common problem. Is the neck pain more on folding your neck? And has the headache increases recently, and is there any vomiting? It could be an anxiety disorder. An anxiolytics should be ...  Read Full »

Are neck pain and toe numbness after tailbone injury serious?

Query: My 12 year old daughter was walking her dog tonight at about 8pm. The dog seen a cat and pulled my daughter to the ground my daughter hit her tailbone and is now talking about having pain in her neck and toes are in and out of being numb and tingling. Is this something i should be concerned about? O...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Wajid


Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq. there is nothing to worry about your daughter, its just minor jerk she got as she is just 12, yrs her weak muscles giving her the pain. Givet her Accelofenac+paracetamol tablet for three days or Paracetamol syrup twice a day for three days after food. Apply ice pack or Dic...  Read Full »

What causes left arm and collar bone pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. She is complaining of collar bone pain on the left side and left arm pain. Whenever there is some movement, she feels the pain. We consulted a doctor before six months. She was fine for some time, but it has started again now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking at the investigations done (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I feel that it is not a cardiac issue. If the pain is worse with movements as you say, I presume you are talking of neck movements or the shoulder movements again, it points towards a...  Read Full »

Is getting steroid injection before ablation for neck pain better?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had right-sided chronic cervical neck pain for the past six months. My MRI revealed the following. Bulging discs, C6-C7 and C5-C6 osteophytes and severe bilateral stenosis and typical degenerative disc disease. I visited a pain doctor hoping for a cervical steroid procedure, but in...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. You have had the same condition four years ago and treated with cervical steroid injections (three) and pain disappeared. Now, the pain has reappeared. Hence, steroids may...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have severe neck pain. I have taken multiple x-ray and MRI from different laboratories but they provide conflicting reports. I am getting quite stressed out as to what is causing the discomfort and pain and what are the treatments I should go for. I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your spine MRI is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, there is no reason to panic. It seems to be just a musculoskeletal pain (muscle spasm). I recommend taking Ibuprofen coupled with Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine). Physiotherapy can help too. G...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello, I am reaching out on behalf of a spouse, looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on left side of neck has been swollen for some time now, has cause continues pain in neck, jaw and back of Head. Have done a ultrasound which came back normal also seen 2 ENT specialist and one nurse practit...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symtpoms you have mentioned, one the possibilities i can think of is a probable cervical spondylitis with probable nerve entrapement. It is very unlikely for a lymph node in the neck not to be picked up an ultrasound device and that ...  Read Full »

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

Query: I'm a 21 year old female. I have 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 type of activity(folding clothes, driving) I...  Read Full »

Dr. Pratap Vgm


Answer: Dear madam Welcome to icliniq As appears from the query you are suffering from chronic neck and shoulder pain which aggravates on physical activity. You are taking analgesics to the maximum dosages but still pain not relieved. MRI scan is normal.. These are the stricking points that I got ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi I have been getting pain and tenderness in my jaw and face area also sensitivity in my teeth pain pressure around my head / temples on top of my scalp painful / blocked ears , clicking when I open and close my mouth and pain in my shoulders and neck mainly the front of my neck just under chin all...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hi, I read your concern In my opinion you might have a Temperomandibular joint issue... That could have refffered pain all over. With upper neck stability issue.. I recommend you to kindly get checked with a physiotherapist properly diagnosed and paln the treatment. As of now I recommend you to d...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my neck pain after pulling a tight fit cloth over my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pain when pulling a tight fitted wetsuit over my head and that caused severe pain for four weeks. It got better but it has now been four months and I cannot turn my head left or right as it hurts. The neck is stiff and I fell somewhere around C7 vertebra. I have pain with what feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, what you had is a minor strain and dysfunction in your neck. Nothing to worry about. A small muscle while you try to pull up that wet suit caused spasm and pain which have not got relaxed and disturbing the structures as it is still in that dysfuncti...  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of right arm and neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my right arm for two months. Whenever I move my neck, there is a pain in my right arm. Find herewith attached doctor prescription at that time when I have pain in the neck and cannot move. I also had pain in the backside of the right hand. I have to spend a lot of time o...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Keep your right arm above your head and tell me does this position give you relief or increase your pain?  Read Full »

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