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Pain Management

Neck pain

07/17/2009

Question:

i hav a burning pia in theleft lower part of my neck.i cant really turn it and if i do i get a shootind pain.and it goes to my top of my shoulder.wat can i do for the pain

Answer:

You likely have a pinched nerve possibly from a herniated disc. It is best to confirm the diagnosis prior to intervening with medication or other methods. An MRI of the cervical spine would be helpful.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University