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Suggest Treatment For Severe Pain In My Upper Back Near The Right Shoulder

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2022
Question: I am having severe pain in my upper back near my right shoulder. The pain extends to my right arm. The pain increases when I lay down at night. I have tried heat which provide little relief.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a muscle spasm.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The pain in the upper back extending to the arm can be related to a muscle spasm. Doing a sudden stretching and exercise can cause such a spasm to develop. You need to apply a local analgesic gel like Volini gel on the area after a hot compress. Do consult your doctor and get an oral muscle relaxant and a mild pain killer prescribed for relief. Avoid all painful activities till then.
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
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Suggest Treatment For Severe Pain In My Upper Back Near The Right Shoulder

Brief Answer: Can be a muscle spasm. Detailed Answer: Hello, The pain in the upper back extending to the arm can be related to a muscle spasm. Doing a sudden stretching and exercise can cause such a spasm to develop. You need to apply a local analgesic gel like Volini gel on the area after a hot compress. Do consult your doctor and get an oral muscle relaxant and a mild pain killer prescribed for relief. Avoid all painful activities till then. 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