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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Why is there pain below the shoulder?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has had pain in the area below the left shoulder for the past week. The pain is there even when she deep breathes, moves her left hand, or does any movement. She is a feeding mother, has overweight, and had a cesarean delivery a year ago. She had a similar complaint but reduced...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I feel that the pain is coming from the neck, and this is a fairly common pain diagram for neck issues. She needs to look at her posture, and as she is feeding, this is even m...  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 »

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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 neck stiffness and pain due to a pinched nerve?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain on the right side of my head below my ear. I have extreme stiffness in my neck with constant burns or aches. The initial injury was caused by the exercise done during therapy and I did it to strengthen my upper back. When I did this exercise on my own, I overdid it and i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can have a pinched nerve in the neck and continue taking anti-inflammatory tablets. In addition, you can take tablet Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily and it helps for the nerve symptoms. You can do gentle range of motion exercises on the neck for two to three weeks...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What could aggravate severe neck and shoulder pain with tingling in a migraine patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the neck and shoulders often accompanied by numbness and tingling. I also have frequent migraines and some times dizziness as well with occasional fainting which is exacerbated by loud sounds and harsh lighting. I used to be a professional bass player (20 years)...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had included the MRI and X-ray films or at least the report as I believe it is your cervical spondylosis that may be the cause of your current symptoms. I will recommend you to do neck strengthening exercises, shoulder elevation exe...  Read Full »

Please interpret my MRI reports for neck pain radiating to left arm.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old. I am having pain in the neck and it has gone to my left arms and there is stretching like pain. I have consulted an ortho doctor who asked to do MRI as initially post taking x-ray and doing physiotherapy for a week did not give relief. I took MRI and now due to Covi...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but as no films were included I will go by your description and MRI report. You have a C5, C6 level issue with indentation of the exiting nerve root on the left side which matches weakly ...  Read Full »

I need an opinion regarding my neck x-ray.

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion regarding the x-rays of my neck. I met with two car accidents and have chronic neck pain and stiffness. What could be wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will recommend sending me a detailed history and clinical examination findings as well as I would like to recommend an MRI cervical spine. Flexion and extension views look normal except C4...  Read Full »

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