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Hard knot at the base of neck, pain radiating across shoulders, tension in shoulders. Causes?

I have a hard knot at base of neck/top of spine with pain radiating across my shoulders, larger in morning than at night. I think it is about the c6/7 area. I am a teacher and bend down alot and have been lifting a lot of heavy things recently. Coupled with that I suffer from tension across my shoulders. Do you have any thoughts as to what this could be
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
It looks from the description that you might have injured the spinous ligments while lifting heavy weights which might be causing the symptoms.
*Give some rest to the shoulder girdle
* apply muscle relaxant gel locally
* Intermittant hot fomentation to ease the muscles
* ocassional analgesics

Consult an orthosurgeon if symptoms persist. Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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