question-icon

Suggest treatment for pain in neck and stiff joints

default
Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: Pain in neck, difficult breathing, high blood presser 150/94, very sore and stiff joints, especially legs.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
possible congestive heart failure

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are concerned about having increasing shortness of breath, hypertension and joint pain. These symptoms could be a result of congestive heart failure. If your blood pressure has not been well controlled then the heart gets over worked and starts to fail. This will cause difficulty breathing as your lungs begin to fill with extra fluid. The legs and neck and joints could also begin to hurt due to extra fluids throughout your body. I would recommend that you be seen today by a medical provider at your doctors office, urgent care or emergency room.

I don't think you should wait until Monday to be seen as these symptoms could be come much worse over the next few days.

I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ronald Schubert

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 2407 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

158 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Suggest treatment for pain in neck and stiff joints

Brief Answer: possible congestive heart failure Detailed Answer: Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You are concerned about having increasing shortness of breath, hypertension and joint pain. These symptoms could be a result of congestive heart failure. If your blood pressure has not been well controlled then the heart gets over worked and starts to fail. This will cause difficulty breathing as your lungs begin to fill with extra fluid. The legs and neck and joints could also begin to hurt due to extra fluids throughout your body. I would recommend that you be seen today by a medical provider at your doctors office, urgent care or emergency room. I don't think you should wait until Monday to be seen as these symptoms could be come much worse over the next few days. I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns