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Suggest treatment for severe neck and shoulder pain

I am suffering for acre neck and shoulder pain at right side since 15 years. After doing MRI it was found that I am suffering from loss of cervical lordosis due to paraspinal muscle spasm. I have pain always 24 hours and even I can't sleep without applying iodex.please suggest me
Sat, 5 Apr 2014
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Hello,
Thanks for your query.
The symptoms and MRI findings are suggestive of cervical spondolysis. Cervical spondolysis is due to the age-related degeneration ('wear & tear') of the vertebrae and discs in the neck region. This can cause compression of the nerves and hence pain

Apply warm compresses on the area and take some over the counter anti-inflammatory pain killer like Iburpofen after consulting your doctor. Application of topical muscle relaxants will also help. Cervical spondolysis also responds to anti-inflammatory drugs and cervical collars and traction.

It is also better if you correct any posture imbalances that you may have, whether in a sitting posture or in a standing posture like you should avoid sitting on computers for long. It is also very important to make sure that the pillow you use under your head is the correct size and thickness for your body. Make adjustments in your diet and add lots of calcium rich foods like curd, milk etc in your diet.

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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