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What causes neck pain?

today i was lying down and then (i can't remember which but) i either touched or moved my neck and i heard it crack (it sounded like several cracks at once) immediately after this it was very painful on the left side of my neck to move my head or neck, and even walking hurt. my head is no longer centred in my neck and is closer to my left side of my neck than the right. a couple of hours later i noticed that my left shoulder had dropped further down than the right one. what's wrong?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Going through your description it appears that you are suffering from muscular spasm on left side the cause of which is either degenerative spinal disease or mild subluxation of cervical spine. I suggest pain killers, muscle relaxants, physiotherapy and an x-ray of the neck ASAP to assess the condition.

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

Regards,
Dr. Gopal Goel
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