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Suggest treatment for myalgia in neck & rib cage

ive been diagnosed with a couple of issues narrowing between c5 c6 disk in neck and myalgia also in between my shoulder blades the stabbing pain comes right around through rib cage to the front of ribs plus ive been having muscle spasms in upper back for years
Mon, 20 May 2019
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Hello,

As nothing is mentioned about taking any medicine and physiotherapy I will advise undergoing both as a combination therapy works better.

Firstly will advise you to use the cervical soft collar to stabilize the neck muscles and spinal column to improve the intervertebral joint space. Post this static neck exercises, shoulder stabilization exercises, gentle kneading massage of the Trapezius muscles and inter-scapular muscle strengthening exercises will help to regain the muscle property, improve joint spaces and reduce the joint inflammation, muscle inflammation and pain levels.

In my clinical practice of over 12 years, most patients with cervical spine pathology have responded well to a combination of drug therapy and physiotherapy.

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

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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Suggest treatment for myalgia in neck & rib cage

Hello, As nothing is mentioned about taking any medicine and physiotherapy I will advise undergoing both as a combination therapy works better. Firstly will advise you to use the cervical soft collar to stabilize the neck muscles and spinal column to improve the intervertebral joint space. Post this static neck exercises, shoulder stabilization exercises, gentle kneading massage of the Trapezius muscles and inter-scapular muscle strengthening exercises will help to regain the muscle property, improve joint spaces and reduce the joint inflammation, muscle inflammation and pain levels. In my clinical practice of over 12 years, most patients with cervical spine pathology have responded well to a combination of drug therapy and physiotherapy. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist