Neck and shoulder pain from computer use

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Neck and shoulder pain are kind of related. I have herniated discs in my neck and I get shoulder pain that goes down my arms, but I don't get numbness (at least not yet). Also, you said you get grinding. All you can do is get at least an x-ray of that area. Maybe you can go to a walk-in clinic or something. It sounds serious to me. If it was just a strain, I think it would have gone away by now.
I went for physical therapy 3 times a week for a couple of months. The shoulder pain was radiating from a pinched nerve in my neck. The pain was really bad. PT, heat and ice helped a great deal. I took the exercises I learned at PT and use them all the time. If I don't the pain starts up again. Try to remind yourself about your posture while at the computer.
Hi all for the last few days I have neck and shoulder pain the shoulders hurt a little more and the neck pain feels more like bone pain then muscular, also i have upper back pain btwn the shoulder blades like if i take a deep breath i can feel a POPPING like in my back when it pops it doesnt hurt awfully bad but it is noticeable.
I've had a constant pain in my head, face, neck and shoulders for about 3 months. It never goes away although at times it's worse than others. My doctor tried me on Diclofenac and co-codamol and is now considering putting me on beta-blockers. I thought beta-blockers was for palpatations and hypertension, none of which I suffer from. I wondered if anyone had similar pain and has any answers for me as to what could be causing it.
burning/stinging sensation on the back of both hands when writing, holding a book or using computer mouse, searing tricep pain and shooting stinging pain from hands into forearms and shoulders (not exactly a straight traveling pain but more diffuse through arm when using fingers for typing, texting or holding things. All symptoms bilateral. Nov: saw internist who suspected cervical disk/nerve issue. MRI of neck showed only minor hypertrophy.
My specialist advised that my neck pain is caused by arthritis (i am 28) brought on by years of sitting at a computer and the shoulder blade pain from a damaged ligament and has recommended exercise for my neck and a cortisone injection for my shoulder blade. Is there anyone that can offer an opinion about what it wrong, if the two problems are connected to one another and how to go about easing the pain? I have has Chiro, PT treatment and acupuncture in the past which has not really helped.
I have had pain in my shoulder for the past month. It hurts more when I sit, use the computer or stand still for long periods. It feels like a knife in my shoulder and it travels down my arm. I also get tingling from time to time. The pain is so severe at times that it takes my breath away. I have been going to physio for 3 weeks with little help and now I will start accupuncture. What can I do? We are going on a road trip in a week and sitting in the car is very uncomfortable.
what would cause my neck shoulder and arm to hurt it starts in the neck and the pain goes down the shoulder and into the arm i also have some twitching of my fingers also if you can give me any advise on how to releiv the pain so i can sleep at night
I intermittantly suffer neck and back pain. I work all day on a computer and then usually come home and spend many hours on my home computer when I'm not doing housework and all the other manual tasks life requires. I have worked 30 years. I know all the OH&S rules on how one should sit at a computer, lift things etc but at the moment I am sitting stretched out on my chair with one foot up and one stretched out. Needless to say I don't follow OH&S rules real well.
Often when I am reading on the computer screen, I lean forward with my elbow on the desk and chin in hand and I find this is what causes a lot of neck/back pain...but find myself doing it over and over despite trying not to. Any suggestions as to things that may help me with this problem (tips on working on the computer for longer periods of time, posture, exercises to strengthen this area, etc.)??
For years now I have suffered from back pain that keeps me up at night. The pain comes only on my left shoulder, neck, arm and back. The main "root" for the pain feels like it is coming from the left side of my back close to the C6 or C7 (i think, I don't know too much about this so I may be off). The pain can be felt all the way down my left arm. When i put pressure on my upper neck (left side) it seems to temporarily relieve all the pain but it just comes back.
That was a PT suggestion and it keeps my neck from jerking and hurting during the night. My neck pain had been keeping me from sleeping. I still wake up, but not like I used to. I hope to see my doctor tomorrow because I've had a very bad weekend. I'm going to push for that MRI. No one was more surprised than me that my EMG was negative, and after the results of that test, I feel like I'm not being taken completely serious by doc.
I hurt from my ear, down the neck into the left shoulder down the arm and into my back behind the shoulder blade. However, I also have breast and chest pain to add to it. I have had MRI's, CT, EMG, sonogram, Physical Therapy, given a cortisone shot in the breast area and been put on a prednisone dose pack, because all the swelling has made it difficult to breathe. I first thought I might have a rotor cuff injury, but they ruled that out.
i've seen the DO 4 times, seen a dentist for possible TMJ, seen an ENT (nothing wrong in my throat after looking inside), seen a neurologist (nothing neurological, he sid ) about my neck pain for 9-10 weeks. the pain subsides a bit when i am standing up and i feel the front of my neck tightening when i am sitting down. i have asked over and over but got no answer if there is some muscle pulling somewhere that's straining my neck when i sit down?
I had it done and it is amazing how much it has helped. Gone from taking megadoses of pain killers for the neck and shoulder/back pain to letting my almost full bottle of pain killers expire. The nerves do grow back but hopefully the protrusion has receded enough to not be afecting the spine/nerves. ALSO, found that this pain is not uncommon for those bending down to read the computer screen for hours on end. Hope this helps.
A few weeks later I did alot around the house and the pain was back, the area below my thumb and the ball of my hand was swollen. My arm, shoulder and neck all hurt. I stared seeing a massage therapist at the recommendation of my chiro. I went back to the hand DR. and he prescribe hand therapy which I have been doing for 3 weeks. The pain is usually about a 6 on a 1-10 scale (advil doesn't help but I keep taking it) After returning to work from a week off the pain got worse every day.
I WAS A ACTIVE PERSON BEFORE THIS HAPPENED. NECK and left shoulder HURTS ALL THE TIME. DULL THROBING PAIN AND hand numbness. NECK POPS ALL THE TIME AND SOmetimes wakes mee from sleep with a stabbing pain. MY SHOULDER ALSO CATCHES SOMETIMES LIKE WHEN I'M REACHING FOR SOMETHING. No strength in left arm. PLEASE RESPOND NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET! Surgeon appointment Nov.27 to look over MRI with me.
recommended for my neck and sholders and that really felt good but computer use and writing etc. aggravated it .I only went to the Chiropractor 1 time and that was a WASTE of time & money. I am so glad in my case I did not go back. Anyways, If your case is similar to mine , good luck I hope it goes away on it's own like mine I am happy to say did !
I had extreme pain that moved around between shoudlers, each shoulder, elbows, and neck. It ended up being my posture at my computer, and holding stress in my neck and shoulders. A massage therapist found I had huge muscle knots in those areas and when she was able to work those out my pain went away.
I too have problems with my voice and with swallowing, incredible and unrelenting neck pain, my face and neck swells. I also suffer from parathesia and anaesthesia in my face, arm, neck and leg. My neck is so sensitive I have to wear a scarf all the time as it is awful if anyone so much as breathes on the back of my neck. I suffer from migraines which make me want to throw up and last for days and weeks at a time. I also have terrible dizziness all the time - especially in the dark!
I was in a car accident last May. Have 2 Bulging discs in neck. I have severe pain in me neck and back and shoulder. I had a nerve block done on Wednesday, dont feel to bad. Drs saying its not herniated and not pinching any nerves nothing they can do. Doed that mean I have to wait for them to herniate before anything can be done. Nerve block will only last a couple of weeks. On muscle relaxers and migraine meds. never had this problem before dont know what to do.
Do neck exercises everyday twice a day. Use a local pain relief gel/cream/spray on your upper back and neck. Ask someone to gently massage your upper back and neck. Use a hard bed to sleep. Avoid a pillow. Roll a towel and place it under your neck while sleeping on the back and between head and shoulder when lying on the side. Initially this will be uncomfortable but with time the acupressure usually works. If all these measures do not help, please consult a doctor. Take care!
Eventually the anxiety got better after alot of different meds---and I didn't notice the floaters so much and i hardly ever notice the ringing in my ears anymore. The neck and shoulder pain and headaches started almost 13 years ago and progressed to all over pain. We've been calling it fibro for years, but I have a number of endocrine issues that I am working on getting corrected and some deficiencies that I am working on, also.
I too have experience these crazy pain from drinking alcohol in my shoulder, arm and upper back, as well as my sister. We haven't found what it is related too but I can say that both my sister and I have celiac disease and fibromyalgia. The pain starts in my right or left shoulder (sometimes both) and gets so bad in a matter of 10 minutes that I have to stop drinking. After I stop drinking it usually subsides after an hour.
It sounds to me like your headaches and shoulder pain are coming from your neck--specifically the neck muscles and more specifically the scalenes, and SCM muscles, probably with some help from the upper traps. you get his prblem from forward head posture--quite common in today's day and age of computers. You should get a book by Clair Davies called the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. Read the head & neck and shoulder sections and then go to work.
I hate anxiety... I'm obsessing about my neck/shoulder pain so much.. its all i can think about. And my obsession is "when will this go away?" or "it's not going away 100% yet, something must be terribly wrong!" It's played OVER AND OVER AND OVER in my head! Stinks! Ive gotten a couple of massages and it feels good... deep massage can make it tense sometimes. I'm just leaving it alone... and using ICY HOT at night before bed.
I also get severe neck and shoulder pain with my sinus problems and this has been happening to me my whole life. there has to be a reason and a connection between my sinus problems and my neck and shoulder pain.
The front of my shoulder (where it meets the arm) is always sore, and I generally have pain under my shoulder blade. Last night, I felt it popping, then again, and shoulder and most of my hand and wrist went mostly numb. It's been about 10 hours, and I still have some numbness in the back of my shoulder (below the shoulder blade) and wrist. There's some tenderness in the back of my shoulder as well but no soreness in the front. It's uncomfortable to move my shoulder, but mostly doable.
Today, they achy pain/tingliness (sp?) has radiated to the right side of my neck. Occasionally, when the shoulder blad pain flares up, my underarm and chest burn as well. This is all on my right side. I'd love to know what is going on, and if I need to see my GP or a specialist.
Splinting is generally contraindicated. It is a sure road to a frozen hand and shoulder and arm and level ten pain. It is difficult to find a specialist who has knowledge in this area. It is similar to a so-called "whiplash" injury. Sometimes simple professional manipulation may put everything back in place, but with stenosis you need a professional's advice before beginning exercise. Try to think back to any time in your life when you had sudden neck flexure.
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