question-icon

Suggest treatment for back and shoulder pain

default
Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: The nerves on myback right shoulder & some on left are very painful from spasms. This seemed to happen when I started wearing polyester long nap fleece. I'm thinking this has something to do with it. I take robaxin for pain and gabapentin as a muscle relaxant. The relief is only temporary. I lost ten pounds earlier in the year because of temp swallowing probablem, but eat more now. I weigh 100 lb & female in good health 74 yr.
Thank you for your opinion. YYYY@YYYY
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to cervical spondylosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain on the back and shoulder can be related to muscle spasms or cervical spondylosis. You should do following to have relief -
-At least have an x ray of cervical spine. Best will be to have a MRI of spine.
-Wear a cervical collar. This will at least give rest to your strained muscles.
-Avoid bending your neck at abnormal position for long time, like on computer.
-Do warm water fomentation with help of water bag over your neck.
-Test for levels of vitamin B12, If low do take Vitamin B12 supplements.
-Take help of a physiotherapist .He will be able to give your relief by intermittent traction, ultrasonic therapy etc.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL XXXX

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 12184 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest treatment for back and shoulder pain

Brief Answer: Can be due to cervical spondylosis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain on the back and shoulder can be related to muscle spasms or cervical spondylosis. You should do following to have relief - -At least have an x ray of cervical spine. Best will be to have a MRI of spine. -Wear a cervical collar. This will at least give rest to your strained muscles. -Avoid bending your neck at abnormal position for long time, like on computer. -Do warm water fomentation with help of water bag over your neck. -Test for levels of vitamin B12, If low do take Vitamin B12 supplements. -Take help of a physiotherapist .He will be able to give your relief by intermittent traction, ultrasonic therapy etc. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL XXXX