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I have severe pain in the left side of my neck (stiff/nerve

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I have severe pain in the left side of my neck (stiff/nerve pain) and a huge knot in the trapezoid area. No pain meds, anti inflam, ice, or neurotin has helped. I was told I have fibroidmyalgia. Have you heard of this before?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Yes.
People with fibromyalgia often have undiagnosed problems with the cervical spine..the neck.
See a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor.
You might need an MRI to look at the cervical spine.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've had several mri's. I do have bulging disk. It's hard to explain but the muscles in my neck all around I have extreme nerve pain. At times it will hurt so bad it effects my jaw and have ear pain.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
You need therapy for the bulging disc.
This is what is contributing to the pain.
See a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation....you might need traction, physical therapy and so on.
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