I have had swelling in the right side of my neck (location: supraclavicular lateral to sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle) for about one month. I also have left lower back pain towards the mid-axillary line. It is not superficial pain but pain on deep press for about two weeks and a right wrist tendon tear for about four months. Please help.
It seems you are suffering from muscle problems passing through the spine. I simply suggest only three things at first.
1. Wear a soft collar.
2. Wear a wrist band.
3. Back strengthening exercise for low backache.
You can take pills like Advil (Ibuprofen) or Aleve (Naproxen) once a day after food. Doing hot water fermentation will also help reduce pain and swelling.
Moving the head in a circular motion, clockwise and anti-clockwise, bending left to right and right to left, and moving the head up and down holding for 5-10 seconds. This starting exercise will reduce neck pain.
And for wrist tears wear a wristband and take an Aceclofenac tablet. Do not put pressure on the injured hand as it may increase danger to the tendons.
I advise you to get:
1. X-ray or MRI of cervical spine AP (anteroposterior) and lateral view.
2. X-ray of the wrist joint.
The Probable causes:
Strain and stress, improper posture.
Investigations to be done:
X-ray of the cervical spine and lower back. X-ray for the wrist joint.
Regarding follow up:
After two days.
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