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Iv had a stiff neck for the past 3weeks mainly a pressure

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Hi, Iv had a stiff neck for the past 3weeks mainly a pressure point right up the top of the neck on the left side. Also Pain is going down the left of my lower trap. I then had mild cold and my pain is now all of my back (lower and top and neck) Iv never had neck pain/stiffness that’s lasted more than a few days.
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have a fever, headache, nausea?

Are you concerned specifically about anything?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Hi,39 male, I had mild fever a few days ago but all gone now. Can’t say Iv got nausea or headache but I feel slight tension head. No concerned specifically just not used to having symptoms like this that’s gone on this long
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of;

1) Muscle strain.

2) Cervical spondylosis.

Following measures would be helpful;

1) Neck care in the activities of daily living.

a) No working on the computer for more than half an hour in a single stretch. Same for TV/ IPad/ Mobile.

b) Monitors and televisions exactly in front (180 degrees).

c) Contour pillow: Should fill the hollow when lying on the back /straight or sideways. The principal is neck to be in the neutral position and supported. Available over the counter.

2) Soft Cervical Collar or Brace

3) Cervical traction

4) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen etc.

5) Some physicians do give oral steroids in severe radiculopathy cases, in whom pain/numbness/tingling is quite significant.

6) Physical therapy: gradually increasing exercises from passive stretching to active ROM and against resistance regime.

7) Electrotherapy in the form of TENS, interferential and laser, and ultrasound.

8) Hot fomentation

9) Local analgesic patch/ointment/ spray

This is an exercise resource;

The investigations advised are;

MRI of the neck.


I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

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Thank you.

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