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Started getting constant pain on back of neck and hand. How to get relief?

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Constant pain back side of the neck, upper back side of the hand, upper back for the last 2-3 weeks. Started getting this pain when i was going for a long drives of 10-12 hours and then it started worseing.
Posted Sat, 16 Mar 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 21 minutes later

Thank you for writing to us.

From your description it appears as though you could be suffering from symptoms of cervical spondylosis (symptoms: neck pain and/or stiffness resulting in restriction or limitation of movement, numbness and/or weakness in arms, hands and fingers. This condition is very common in women who are around menopause or already menopausal), other degenerative bone diseases, or muscular wear or tear.

A diagnosis is usually made with the help of a thorough physical examination by a doctor (orthopaedician), neck x-ray and/or MRI of the neck.

Treatment usually includes pain management, neck collars, neck traction, muscle relaxants, and physiotherapy. Surgery is only advised in cases of compression of nerve root or spinal cord.

I hope this information helps. Do write back to me for further information or clarifications.

Best wishes.
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