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Pain in center front of neck when bending over

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pain in center front of neck when bending over
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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What tests, if any, were done in the emergency room at the hospital?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
I have not heard back with the evaluation that was done in the emergency room.
There are several possible causes of pain in the front of the neck that is worse in certain positions.
It could be something minor, such as a muscle strain. It could be related to a more significant underlying problem, such as degenerative changes in the spine of the neck.
An x-ray can detect certain levels of problems in the spine, but an MRI is more sensitive. In someone with recent onset of symptoms and no significant findings on exam, it is reasonable to first try certain medicines, such as anti-inflammatory medicines and/or muscle relaxers. However, if the symptoms are more severe or persistent, then further evaluation would be appropriate.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.