How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 45944
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

hi im having a severe pain in neck down the left shoulder iv had massages physio accup

Customer Question

hi
im having a severe pain in neck down the left shoulder
iv had massages physio accupunture, nothing seems to be working at all
shall i go hospital now?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

you could be having a pinched nerve in your neck from a herniated disk.

Dr. David :

yes, you can go to the ER or A&E and ask to be evaluated.

Dr. David :

you should be getting an MRI scan of your neck to look for herniated disks.

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

there is no releif

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

no matter what I do

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

what is the solution

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

hello???

Dr. David :

sorry.

Dr. David :

you need to see a doctor who can order you an MRI scan of your neck.

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

ok

Dr. David :

to check for herniated disks pressing on nerves.

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

what causes this

Dr. David :

you can see a GP doctor who can refer you to have an MRI scan

Dr. David :

that can be a wait in the NHS system.

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

I am 50 years old im guessing its my age

Dr. David :

as we get older, sometimes the disks in between the bones of the spine can pop out and press on nerves and cause horrible radiating pain.

Dr. David :

sometimes steroid injections into the area can help decrease swelling.

Dr. David :

severe cases need surgery to cut out the bulging disk.

Dr. David :

I take it you haven't had an MRI scan of your neck spine yet.

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

no I have not

Dr. David :

you need to have one.

Dr. David :

talk to your GP right away about it.

Dr. David :

if there is a long wait, you might have to get a private MRI scan

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

do you have any idea how much that might cost

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

a private mri

Dr. David :

that would depend on where you get it.

Dr. David :

cost can vary in the uk.

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

oh ok

Dr. David :

go to the hospital or see your GP

Dr. David :

about this severe neck pain.

Dr. David :

ask if you have a herniated disk in your neck.

Dr. David :

and ask to get an MRI scan of your neck spine as soon as possible.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

if done for now, please leave+++ positive feedback below the chat box.

Dr. David :

you might have to scroll down to see the feedback area below

Dr. David :

you can always reach me as Dr. David if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/

Dr. David :

thanks for using Justanswer.com

Dr. David :

do you see the feedback area below?

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

thankyou for you help

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

I am greatful

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

kind reagrds

Dr. David :

thanks.

Dr. David :

don't forget to leave +++ positive feedback below

Dr. David :

you have to scroll down to see the feedback area below

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

yes

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

I will rat

JACUSTOMER-uqwbz8am- :

thnks

Dr. David :

thank you for using JustAnswer.com

Dr. David :

can you please rate?

Dr. David :

don't forget to rate

Related Medical Questions