What could be the reason for swelling in neck, lower back and wrist pain.

Q. I have swelling in right side of neck with lower back pain and wrist pain. Please help.

Answered by
Mohammed Wajid
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 19, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jun 30, 2023

Hello doctor,

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.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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