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

Severe pain at back below the neck on the right side - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 681 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi dr! i have got severe pain at my back below the neck on the right side.
Doctor :   ok
User :   usually if i bend my neck and do the work the pain starts.
Doctor :   What is your age, occupation
User :   I am 27 and working in an insurance co.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you lifted any heavy weights recently ?
User :   no i have this problem from around more than 10-12yrs. is it something called as cervical pain?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   may i know your gender?
User :   female
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you have pain in any other joints
User :   no
Doctor :   have you seen a doctor for this so far?
User :   not consulted any dr for this yet. some people advised not to use pillow. so i stopped using pillow and pain is somewhat controlled from that time. its been more than 2yrs i m sleeping without pillows.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you have numbness in arm , neck anytime?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have stiffness at neck when you wake up morning?
User :   yes but this i think happens because i sleep without pillow
Doctor :   ok
User :   i also suffer pain in the middle of the back bone as well
Doctor :   may i know if you taken any pain killers so far
User :   no i have never taken any pain killers but sometimes apply moov or spray if its paining too much
Doctor :   do you feel numbness in your fingers?
Doctor :   ok thanks for answering my questions
Doctor :   from the history you are giving me .the symptoms go in favor of cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   this is associated with neck and back pain
Doctor :   it is due to degeneration of the vertebra supporting the neck region and the back through the spine
Doctor :   treatment for this is to first see an orthopedician
Doctor :   you need an examination and a test called as MRI
Doctor :   this will show if there is any changes happened so far
Doctor :   since you have it from many years
Doctor :   you must get this test done
Doctor :   secondly it will need pain killers
Doctor :   the doctor will suggest you NSAID group of pain killers
Doctor :   you can contiue moov and other massage
Doctor :   but make sure it is only soft gentle massages
Doctor :   you can apply hot fomentation over the area
Doctor :   avoid lifting heavy weights
User :   ok thanks dr! but ultimately solution to this will be regular exercise i think.
Doctor :   you can also wear a cervical collar when at home
Doctor :   yes i am coming to it
Doctor :   neck collars are helpful
Doctor :   now a days you get cervical pillows
Doctor :   you can buy it and use them when you sleep
Doctor :   they will stabilise the neck at sleep
Doctor :   then is physiotherapy
Doctor :   traction is very helpful
Doctor :   exercises for neck and back must be followed regularly
Doctor :   avoid forward bending of the neck and hyper extensions
Doctor :   any form of stress will increase your neck pain
Doctor :   also make sure you reduce stress
Doctor :   infra red therapy and heat therapy are other options in physiotherapy
User :   the pain extends to the right arm also sometimes
Doctor :   yes , i feel this is cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   in this condition pain can extend to arm , back , fingers , neck
Doctor :   avoid exposure to cold climate
Doctor :   if these methods fail , depending on the MRI REPORT doctor will consider surgery only if needed
User :   thanks a lot dr for your suggestions.
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wish you good health
Doctor :   take care
User :   thank you!
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© 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