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neck stiffness - yes
no numbness, mild tingling, but not all the time
no cough or shortness or breath
what does my occupation have anything to do with?
my back still hurts and it feels like pain is shooting up and down that side
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
As you describe, there may be possibility of pinched nerve in the neck. ( Cervical radiculopathy)Cervical radiculopathy is caused by any condition that puts pressure on the nerves where they leave the spinal column. Mechanical neck pain usually starts in the neck and may spread to include the upper back or shoulder.
Prolonged hours of sitting/standing in same position, computer use, writing, etc can be contributing factors.
And repetitive strain can cause such symptoms gradually worse over the time.
So it's good to see an Orthopedist for a clinical examination and undergo MRI/X-Ray examination of the cervical spine.
Take proper rest and also go for physical therapy for pain management.Take short breaks of rest while doing work.
I hope this helps.If you have any further query then feel free to ask.Positive feedback and bonus are highly appreciated.Thank you.
i am worried that it could be something horrible with lungs or kidneys or liver (or something else)
how long can it last? back pain that is? and also neck pain?
also now it hurts to turn head to the left.
ugh. i don't get it, i thought it was getting better.
and to answer your question, i sit all day and stare at a computer screen
is this something i should worry about?