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Should I take my friend to a doctor for severe pain in the neck?

My girlfriend has had some extreme pain in the side of her neck , it’s not the same pain all the time but it seems to move from her collar bone to her upper spine. Should I take her to emergency to get looked at? This has been this way for atleast 2 weeks now.
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

The cervical spondylitis or other cervical spine problem need to be ruled out here.

If it is muscular strain pain than can be relieved within a week by its own. So it doesn't seem to be muscular pain and it can be cervical spine-related pathology.

You need to investigate her with cervical spine digital X-ray for primary workup.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Parth Goswami, General & Family Physician
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