Neck spasm refers to the involuntary tightening of the neck muscle. This condition causes intense pain, which lasts for minutes, hours, or days after the muscle relaxes. There are multiple causes for neck spasms, such as strain during exercise, carrying a heavy load with one or both arms, or holding the neck in an improper position for an extended period of time.
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I have struggled with my SCM muscles and tried exercises. But still, I struggle with stiffness that radiates to my eye. Please advice.
Query: Hi doctor, I have struggled with my SCM muscles for a long time. I have tried strengthening exercises (that have helped on my right side), SCM stretch, self-massage on SCM, changing to a side sleeping position, and working on a better posture. But still, I struggle with stiffness that radiates to my... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to hear you are doing self-massage for SCM (sternocleidomastoid muscle). Here are some more things you can do to relieve pain and stiffness which are easy to perform. Set aside at least 15 minutes daily to do simple stretches or yoga poses. Here are a few examples... Read Full »
Please suggest medications for my sprain in the neck.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male with a weight of 52 kilograms and a height of five feet eight inches. After moving heavy furniture last night, I got a sprain in my neck. I have a stinging pain on the left side of the neck. My pain is present at the connecting point of the head to the left shoulder... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got a sprain in the neck or shoulder muscles. Having a sprain after pulling heavy objects is a common problem. There is a development of swelling in that particular area with muscle spasms. Neck movements will be painful and restricted definitely. Apply icepack on t... Read Full »
How to get rid of pain in the right arm, shoulder, and neck?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 49 years old male, and I have pain in the right arm joint up to the shoulder neck for the last few days. It increased from yesterday evening, and I have difficulty in moving. For pain relief, I inconsistently took Combiflam. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, it could be due to some nerve irritation following neck spasm due to facet joint irritation. Nothing to worry about. As of now, I would advise you to Keep icing frequently. Over the neck once every 2 hours for 15 mins. Gentle massage over the n... Read Full »
How to reduce the pain and stiffness developed on the shoulders?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old female. I am waking up with stiffness in my shoulder and ankles. It got started before three months. Before three weeks, I waked up with pain and stiffness in my right shoulder with limited range of motion. Now, I have stiffness on both of my shoulders and ankles when I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might have pain originating in the neck. It can cause spasm and stiffness in the shoulder. Posture during sleeping can also aggravate the spasm and it leads to stiffness in the shoulder. Get your neck and shoulder assessed properly. Try to drink a lot of fluids and ... Read Full »