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Consistent stabbing, burning pain in neck, shoulder, back area. Taken Aspirin. No relief. Reason, treatment?

Over the past few months I have experienced unusual back/ neck pain , however the past 2 weeks have been awful. My pain is relatively consistent in my neck and shoulder area. The pain is of a stabbing and burning variety. I think a possible root cause is my left shoulder literally grinds, cracks, and pops with every movement. I am 35 and overall healthy have no traumatic events that would have caused this. My pain is become chronic and is consistently around a 5, but peaks at around 7-8...and my tolerance is relatively high. Any thoughts? Aspirin isn t helping and I avoid prescription pain meds like the plague , but I may need them.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Such throbbing neck pain and radicular pain in shoulder& arm could be related to cervical radiculopathy due to disk, cervical rib etc. A plain X-ray cervical spine & ofcourse MRI could clinch the diagnosis
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