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Pin between shoulders, sternum and neck, Joints locking and popping, crunching neck, headaches. Take 16 ibuprofen a day. Please help.

extremely painful pain between shoulders, sternum & neck . seems like joints are locking & popping, crunching. neck is so tight it is hard to move. feels like my head weighs 50 lbs & hard to hold up. Alot of headaches . I take at least 16 ibuprofen a day. Seems like I have something stuck between my shoulders. I can not crack my neck or back. It just locks up & then pops hard & painful
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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I have studied your case .
Due to compression of nerve root there can be heaviness in head.
I will advise you to MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis.
Another possibility of vascular obstruction , for this clinical examination may be required.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Apr 2014
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