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Suggest treatment for shoulder pain

i have been having pain in my fingers and some times shoulders for more than 10 years. whenever in bed i become stiff in my hands. no apparent swelling though. am taking no medication and last time i saw a doctor he prescribed a bundle of pain killers. didn t take them for i get stomach aches often in the upper part of the abdomen. please advise.
Thu, 5 May 2016
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hi,

thank you for providing the brief history of you and the mechanism of the pain.

a thorough neuromuscular assessment is advised

As this kind of pain is possible due to pinching of nerve while adapting certain positions. And getting an MRI of the cervical spine will be of great help. As when you are lying down the head is going into flexion and leading to opening of the inter vertebral space leading to the disc touching the nerves. this is more of the weakness of the cervical spine muscles supporting the spinal column and the weight of the head.

Post which with simple physical therapy in 2-3 weeks of time you should be fine.

Regards
Jay Indravadan Patel
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Suggest treatment for shoulder pain

hi, thank you for providing the brief history of you and the mechanism of the pain. a thorough neuromuscular assessment is advised As this kind of pain is possible due to pinching of nerve while adapting certain positions. And getting an MRI of the cervical spine will be of great help. As when you are lying down the head is going into flexion and leading to opening of the inter vertebral space leading to the disc touching the nerves. this is more of the weakness of the cervical spine muscles supporting the spinal column and the weight of the head. Post which with simple physical therapy in 2-3 weeks of time you should be fine. Regards Jay Indravadan Patel