Neck and shoulder pain solutions

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Avatar n tn Hi, I've recently discovered that my brother is experiencing pain on each side of his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> (not on the back or in the center), which runs down his shoulders, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd also p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in in his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blades, deep inside, on the extremities of the shoulder blades and near the spine. His neck pain comes in spasms, caused when turning or tilting the head suddenly, it is very painful, and each time it happens the pain is worse, this has been developing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> many years.
Avatar n tn I also have been suffering with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd even upper back. I was wondering if the two could be related. I was tested an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> hormonal problems, thyroid problems, myalgias, and anything else they routinely test an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> when they take your blood. I was given a low dose of antiepressant to help me sleep at night so I am not awakened with the pain. This helps at night, but I am getting weary of the constant ache.
Avatar n tn Pain did not subside much, only about 30%. I am still in extreme p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in at work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd at home <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cannot peran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>m daily tasks or chores. Pain is constant and it is a numbness, burning, irritating pain. It usually is in my right arm but it switches back and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>th between both arms. also, my neck feels as if it is cracking and crunching when I turn my head from side to side. accepted a new job about three years ago, and ever since the pain has been much worse.
Avatar n tn I put it in the mic an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 min and place it over my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd hangs over my back. Rotate each <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> twice, putting it in the mic after each time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd then I hang it around my neck also 2 times,even more, depending if it feels better. The nice thing is you can walk coman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>tably around with it. at night, when I repeat it, I drink 1mg of apralozam bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e I go to sleep. ask your doc, but start with 0,5mg.
Avatar n tn Despite all the swollen nodes one behind my ear, one one on both sides of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd under my arms. Since this happened I have also had a pyogenic granuloma on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> ( im 24) which had to be lanced off. So I always end up reverting back to the possibility of HIV. It seems that there is so much uncertainty around the " window period" . My fiance is a RN,BSN and I ahve heard about studies which state antibody detection has taken as long as 36 months .
Avatar n tn In 09/2005 he sent me to have another ct scan after sever loss of hand control and still sharp p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in in right side of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> pins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd neddes in the hand <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd fingers. the results was a pinched nerve at c7-t1. back to surgery in 11-2005 after lossing our son in a motorcycle accident in 10/2005. the surgery was great the pain at the neck area was released during the surgery. but still had major pain in hand and shoulder and back.
Avatar m tn as I was gaining muscle weight, the pain felt less frequent, but at times was unbearable (waking up from a poor sleeping position, any sudden back tension, etc.) The p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in is quite sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd located around/underneath my left scapula. The only remedial an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>solutionan>s I've attempted are stretching, massaging and, after much haranguing from my parents, acupuncture (roughly one year). I believe the acupuncture ultimately made my pain considerably worse.
Avatar m tn This pain is now only present once again in the one spot below <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd to the right of my left shoulderblade. However, this p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in seems to be a come-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd-go p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. It appears to come an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 10 minutes, and be gone an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 10, then repeats this process. also here recently, I have been experiencing very minor nausea that does not last long, and I also occasionally have been experiencing a fatigued/sickly feeling.
Avatar f tn I'm 29 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd full time student <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd nurse. about 2 weeks ago my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> started hurting pretty badly and then I got severe headaches. I tried taking everything from tylenol, motrin, to vicodin and nothing helped. It continued to get worse and moved down my back. When I point my chin towards my chest it feels like every muscle from the back of my head to my tailbone is tightened and pulling. I went to my primary doc and he thought it was occipital neuralgia causing headaches.
Avatar m tn My wife is having severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd back pains. We have tried using heat pads <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I've even tied messaging and we are out of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>solutionan>s what should be the next step.
1236893 tn?1408490528 Non-Drug an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>solutionan>s an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> Pain Relief Bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e resorting to a narcotic pain reliever. Below is a list 18 non-drug treatments an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> pain. These options provide excellent pain relief without any of the health hazards that prescription (and even over-the-counter) painkillers carry. This list is in no way meant to represent the only approaches one can use. These are just some of the best strategies.
Avatar n tn It sounds to me like your headaches <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in are coming from your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>--specifically the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> muscles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd more specifically the scalenes, and SCM muscles, probably with some help from the upper traps. you get his prblem from an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>ward 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 &amp; neck and shoulder sections and then go to work.
Avatar n tn I laid on the floor an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> TWO HOURS and used one of those hard rubber massage balls with spikes on it to finally rid myself of the pain once <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> all all over my back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> joints. as I did this, I was crying with p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. It was a "good" pain, though, like I was finally getting rid of this pain that I'd felt trapped with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> so many years. However, since I injured myself with this ball, I have had nothing but problems to the point where I just wish my life was over.
Avatar m tn Or you can buy (if the doctor has not prescribed) an analgesic that you can rub into the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd arm to ease any p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. If the doctor gave you no advice <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd just said it is a frozen shoulder, I suggest you make an appointment to see a different doctor and ask an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a referral an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> an ultrasound scan or an MRI. My doctor gave me a leaflet on Rehabilitation of the Injured shoulder and the Stage I exercises are pendular movements.
Avatar m tn I wonder because I have full rom, just pain - the worst p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in is in my scapula <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> area <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd my chest. I have been having what they think are muscle spasms in the chest area - and I am hoping the shoulder surgery will help with those muscles. Did you by chance have any pain other than in the shoulder? I'll be interested to follow your post. I have read that one complication of surgery can be nerve damage - wonder if your surgeon hit a nerve? What does he say about the pain you are having?
Avatar n tn I don't always feel like this but i'm in p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in despite 90mg zomorph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 10 mg oramorph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd i'm frozen despite heating full blast. Do you have any suggestions an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> things which may help me cope? Do you think surgery may be of benefit ? What alternatives are there?
Avatar n tn I am experiencing a sharp pain in my left eye sometimes rising to the top of my temple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>ehead. Combined with left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> and shoulders are very stiff daily and was wondering what it might be.
Avatar n tn Only this time the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in feels twice as bad, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd its moved to my color bone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blades, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd some times at the top of my spine. I have not been back to my doctor about the problem as i get the feeling he thinks i'm lying about the pain! Its always uncoman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>table but at night its unbearable, i honestly cant sleep and get so annoyed with the pain, sometimes i want to just bang it against something in hope that i will get a pain else where to take my mind of the shoulder pain.
Avatar n tn precipitation of head pain by neck movement or awkward neck positions, head pain when external pressure is applied to the neck or occipital region, restricted range of motion of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd arm p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. Treatment an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> cervicogenic headache includes physical therapy, medications, behavioral therapy, and other modalities. Occipital neuralgia is caused by irritation or injury to two nerves that run from the upper neck to the back of the head.
Avatar n tn I had immediate p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in in my upper back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. I was seen immediately <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd diagnosed with ‘whiplash’ <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd told that the bones in my neck were straightened as opposed to the gentle curve they should have due to spasming. I have been on anti-inflammatories, serious narcotics/pain medication, and anti-spasmodics since then. The medications reduce my pain slightly, but do not make it go away. I hurt all the time – every minute of every day.
Avatar n tn I have searched several different an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>ums on the net <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd see the same story which is referred ear p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in , <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd or head stiffness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a myriad of other symptoms in each case the patient is seen by his GP given a course of antibiotics the pain never goes away is then sent to an ENT or dentist so an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>th and so on . So far there hasn't been one positive diagnosis and in some cases dentists have referred patients to oral surgeons an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> needless wisdom tooth extraction.
Avatar n tn about two years ago I had burning p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd arm. Went to an Orthopedic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a neurologist. It was determined that I had a pinched nerve in my neck area. I went an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> therapy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> two months and was given exercises and a device to hang in if I had problems. about a month ago the burning started again in the shoulder and upper arm area. I have been exercising and using my hanging device, but the burning and pain continues.
161596 tn?1445434466 a chest x-ray wouldn't show nerve impingement &amp; a disc bulge would have to be large to see on any basic x-ray. Most people that use computers have their neck curved an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> hrs. &amp; then get this shoulder pain. I used a microscope yrs ago &amp; had to take breaks to neck stretch from similar problem. That was bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e computers were around. Only way to really dx is to have a Cervical mri.
Avatar n tn Its like you are in spasm of p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in from left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> radiating to your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in is excruciating. WISH there was something that could be done,. Would love to hear from anyone who have had the pain successfully treated/cured.
Avatar f tn Hi. Do you have other medical conditions like diabetes mellitus, or any history of trauma in the neck area? What do you mean by “ends up falling asleep”? Can you feel any lump/s in your breast? By your description, you may be experiencing neuropathic pain. This is described as unusual tingling, burning, or electric shock-like quality. Even light touch can trigger it. I would suggest consult with your physician an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> further evaluation and management. Good luck.
Avatar n tn he thought that is a major cause of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd said he needed to first create more flexibility in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e working on strengthening it. Since then, until recently, twice a week, he has adjusted my back and neck (in 2-3 spots).
Avatar n tn I have had right side facial pain, deep ear p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd eye drooping, numbness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd tingling in hands <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd feet, blurred vision that has progressively worsened over the course of 3 years and been told I have TMJ and migraines from TMJ. I have taken all kinds of antiinflammatories, migraines meds, etc. I have been to several doctors, emt, dentists, oral surgeons, chiropractor, etc.
211940 tn?1267884866 The compression of the median nerve can cause pain all the way up to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd is not relieved by p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in meds because it is nerve p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. I finally caved in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd decided to have carpal tunnel release surgery in the right hand (even though the doctor said it was well advanced and may not relieve the pain in my arm if there is damage to the nerve). I am happy to say that the pain in my upper arm and the numbness in my hand is completely gone!
Avatar f tn She could have an injury in her shoulder or even a problem in her neck. Something like a ruptured disc at levels C6-C7 in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> can cause terrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd arm p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. Please get her to a doctor as soon as possible!