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What Causes Pain In Neck?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: hi... i am 45 years old for last three days i have a very dullnpain in my neck area front muscle like side hurts more once i press on the area feels.on the left side of throat exactly... pain is more when i male sharp head turn to left or right and when i press on that area.... what is there and what ca
n it be.??? not a sharp pain dull onve i make movements or press on area...
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Soft tissue related pains1

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this neck pain that you have reported.

From the description of this pain and the information you have provided, this pain is probably related to a soft tissue related pain. This may be caused by head and neck movements, poor sleeping or sitting postures, etc. This is even more likely given the fact that it hurts more when you move or press on this area.

The first approach would be to take pain medications for this. a combination of Ibuprofen and Tylenol would be okay for this. Should the symptoms persist or get worse while on treatment, then I will recommend that you consult your primary care doctor. He would do a complete exam and at some basic imaging and laboratory tests to make sure there is nothing we are missing out on here. Treatment would depend on the findings and the final conclusion.

In all, soft tissue related pain. Often responds to pain medications. If it persists, seek consultation and evaluation.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using or services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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What Causes Pain In Neck?

Brief Answer: Soft tissue related pains1 Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this neck pain that you have reported. From the description of this pain and the information you have provided, this pain is probably related to a soft tissue related pain. This may be caused by head and neck movements, poor sleeping or sitting postures, etc. This is even more likely given the fact that it hurts more when you move or press on this area. The first approach would be to take pain medications for this. a combination of Ibuprofen and Tylenol would be okay for this. Should the symptoms persist or get worse while on treatment, then I will recommend that you consult your primary care doctor. He would do a complete exam and at some basic imaging and laboratory tests to make sure there is nothing we are missing out on here. Treatment would depend on the findings and the final conclusion. In all, soft tissue related pain. Often responds to pain medications. If it persists, seek consultation and evaluation. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using or services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.