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Having neck pain. What could be the cause? Suggest?

Feb 2014
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hi doc ... having neck pain for the last one year. what could be the reason. please help. thanks.
Posted Mon, 21 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Let me know the following

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX

To allow me to help you better, please let me know if you also have any of the following complaints:
- Pain radiating to arm and hands.
- Parasthesia and numbness in upper limb
- Weakness in upper limbs
- Neck pain develops after lifting heavy weight or strenuous activity
- Pain associated with stiffness in your neck
- Pain aggravated on movent of neck
- Pain in other joints

Also let me know your age.

Awaiting your reply...
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Follow-up: Having neck pain. What could be the cause? Suggest? 19 hours later
thanks doc.
pain radiating to arm and hands - no
para and numbness in upper limb - no
weakness in upper limbs - no
neck pain develops after lifting heavy wt or strenos activity - no
pain asso with stifns in neck - no
pain during movement of neck - yes
pain in other joints - no
my age - 39 years.
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It could be cervical spondylosis

Detailed Answer:

You might suffering from cervical spondylosis. It is a common degenerative condition of the cervical spine.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the cervical spine under his/her guidance to look for arthritis or other changes in your spine.

Your doctor after diagnosing the condition may refer you for physical therapy. The physical therapist will help you reduce your pain using stretches. The therapist will show you how to do exercises that make your neck muscles stronger.

You can take analgesic and muscle relaxant after discussing with your doctor.
You also need some life style modification like-

Do not sit for prolonged period of time in stressful postures
Do not lift heavy weights on head or back
Do not turn from your body but turn your body moving your feet first
Do turn to one side while getting up from lying down
Do the exercises prescribed regularly
Do use firm mattress, thin pillow or butterfly shaped pillow
Do not lie flat on your stomach.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care.

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Follow-up: Having neck pain. What could be the cause? Suggest? 2 days later
Thanks Doc ... Let me get this checked by an orthopaedic and come back to you.
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are most welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Saswat,

You are most welcome. Happy to help further.

Warm Regards
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