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What causes intermittent and recurring neck pain?

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Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: sudden neck pain on the right side going to the upper shoulder: have experienced this many times since 5-6 months and thought that it was because of the pillow as I woke up in the morning with the pain but today, after many days without pain, it recurred while i was sitting in the office in normal sitting posture. don't know what's happening and which doctor should i consult
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Need some more details

Detailed Answer:


Do you exercise regularly?
Do your such pains in any other part of the body?
Have you checked your Vit D levels?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T 6 minutes later
I don't exercise, no pain anywhere else in body, 7 months back Vit D was 8 and I'm taking 60k tablets once per month
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 33 hours later
Brief Answer:

Repeat the levels

Detailed Answer:


Sorry for the delayed response.

Both lack of exercise and low Vit D levels can cause such muscle spasm and subsequent pains.

I suggest you get the Vit D levels checked if on the lower side may have to start the supplement Vit D 60k once weekly for the next 6 weeks.

Also, exercising regularly can avoid such musculoskeletal problems.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Raju A.T, General & Family Physician
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