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Pain and swelling in the neck, shoulder and arm. On antibiotics for ear infection. Suggested for orthopedic consultation

Hi,I am a hair dresser for 9 years and have really bad pain and swelling in neck shoulder and arm right side and swelling in neck and shoulder went to dr said had ear infection ,took 3 cycles on antibiotics but everything is same then Ent recommended orthopedic ddr for my neck,Please let me know If I can see a chiropractor soon.massage help but not much,Ty
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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The pain in your neck and upper back without any visible swelling is likely to be due to cervical spondylosis. You can visit your orthopedician for an MRI of the cervical spine to find out the extent of damage. Treatment involves rest, pain killers, muscle relaxants and isometric exercises of the neck.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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