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Hello. You have musculoskeletal pain, and need to treat this symptomatically, and then find out the cause.
This is unlikely to be cardiac related if you are moving your head to make the pain worse
the most common cause is trapezius muscle spasm, but it can involve a variety of muscles in the
Symptomatic treatment is NSAID medication (OTC Aleve, Motrin, etc), muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprine (prescription), If you have degenerative arthritic changes in your cervical spine, this should help.
Using a warm moist compress or heating pad to the area will also help symptomatically
hello are you there?
do you have a fever? or any chance this is infective?
do you have any other medical illnesses, meds you take?
do you have arthritis in your neck?
you could have an aortic artery dissection and have this sudden onset of pain. That is seen in patients
with hypertension and high cholesterol.
if you do not have a history of arthritis in the cervical spine, it is not likely that to be as a sudden pain but
the fact that this seems worse with head movements can be seen in both conditions. I would
suggest you call your doctor if you feel you could be having an aortic dissection or problem
of the heart and blood vessels.
do you feel dizzy or lightheaded?
any cardiac history at all?
so that as well is unlikely
I would suggest you try to treat this as a cervical arthritis, and treat the muscle spasm with
a heating pad, and see if this improves over hours time
if it does not, you need to call you doctor and have him examine you
do you have any symptoms of GERD or GI complaints?
you are welcome.
Dr Frank T