Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Having stiff neck and pain in right shoulder. What am I suffering from?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 2297 Questions
Hi there, have particularly "stiff neck" has been coming/ going intermitently last few weeks - initially thought may have slept awkwardly - but now giving pain into my right shoulder and sometime very painfull when lifting my head from lying down position ...Any idea please what I may be suffering from ??
Thank you - Ian
Posted Sun, 23 Jun 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 1 hour later
Hi !

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Dear Ian,

Looking into your problem in the history you haven't mentioned that did you any time suffer from injury prior to developing neck stiffness. The most common cause is injury to neck muscles generally caused by sleeping in a position that strains the neck muscles or in sports injuries, may be activity that involves repeatedly turning the head from side to side and poor posture. Other causes that need attention is cervical osteoarthritis or cervical disc problem.

I advise you to see an orthopedic surgeon who will examine the movements of neck and may want an x XXXXXXX cervical spine to look for any cervical disease and osteophytes. Well, you can take pain killers and muscle relaxants as advised by your doctor. Topical pain relieving gels can also be used. Sometimes if proper treatment is not done this will have a prolonged course so kindly seek medical help at the earliest.

Hope it answers your query .

Take care.

Dr Shruti.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor