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my neck has severe pain that hurts when i turn my head to the

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my neck has severe pain that hurts when i turn my head to the right and it goes to my right shoulder blade and has been there for 2 weeks. what is going on?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer

 

I am sorry to hear about your symptom

 

1-Do you have stiffness in neck muscles?

2-Do you feel numbness/tingling sensation weakness in the arms?

3-The feeling occur only on neck movements or rest as well?

4-Do you have any medical illness?

5-Do you exercise regularly or you living a sedentiary life?

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
stiffness yes. 2-no tingling maybe a little weak hard to tell3- occurs when i turn my neck to the right only and when i put my chin to my chest4-high blood pressure, sleep apnea, bi-polar5- i do a little bit of activity. but i never have had a pain last this long and the pain in my shoulder blades is more severe than the neck, but the neck still hurts too!!!!
Expert:  Internist replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for the detailed info.

 

Here are some possibilities;-

 

1-In fact the symptoms you are describing warrant the urgent need for evaluation,most probably it is due cervical radicuopathy,which means the nerves are being pinched at their outlets by the cervical vertebrae

 

2-Sometimes muscle spasm due to over work/minor unnoticed trauma can cause straighetning of vertebrae causing these symptoms

 

My sincere suggestions is the need for urgent neurological evaluation and following investigations at the minimum

 

1-Xray Cervical spine

2-MRI Cervical spine

3-May be NCS/EMG (Nerve conduction studies/electromyelography)

 

Further treatment will be modified based upon the result

In the meanwhile following can be helpful

 

1-Rest and physical therapy

2-Use of NSAIDs for pain

and

3-Muscle Relaxant

 

I hope the info helps

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