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I have acute pain and inflammation behind the neck and shoulder. Please help.


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Published At November 17, 2018
Reviewed AtJune 28, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have acute pain and inflammation behind the neck and shoulder as i work sitting infront of the computer for long hours. Tingling pain in the left-hand finger and pain in the middle back and sometimes lower back. I am male, 27 years old.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I think you must be suffering from cervical spondylitis with radiculopathy. This must have arose due to long time sitting posture or carrying a backpack. I suggest hot fomentation by hot water bag for 10 minutes with three sessions per day. Then, apply some local pain relief gel mildly. Approach a physiotherapist if the pain does not subside under three days. No exercises or driving to be undertaken.

Investigations to be done

If needed, MRI.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Vikram S. Bharadwaj
Vikram S. Bharadwaj


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