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Suggest Treatment For Pain In Neck

I woke up yesterday with a pain in the meck the rotates into my right shoulder. I assumed I just slept wrong. However today it has worsened to where I can lift my arm above sholder height, the pain is much worse, my right hand is ice cold and tingling. Pinched nerve, maybe?
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
Neck pain that you are having are suggestive of degenerative -spondylottic changes of the cervical spine.
X-ray of neck in lateral view or MRI will help in the diagnosis.
Treatment includes
1. Use of cervical collar helps in immobilisation and brings relief.
2. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful.
3. Cervical isometric exercises are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist.
4. Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms.
5. You can avoid using a pillow.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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Suggest Treatment For Pain In Neck

Hi, Thanks for your query. Neck pain that you are having are suggestive of degenerative -spondylottic changes of the cervical spine. X-ray of neck in lateral view or MRI will help in the diagnosis. Treatment includes 1. Use of cervical collar helps in immobilisation and brings relief. 2. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful. 3. Cervical isometric exercises are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist. 4. Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms. 5. You can avoid using a pillow. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care