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    Old 10-23-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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    Neck pain spreading through shoulders

    On Saturday morning, I noticed something, kind of behind my ear but more on the base of my neck, that was like a bruise. When I pushed on it, it hurt like a bruise, but when I looked up, it hurt like down my neck not at all like a bruise. On Sunday and Monday, it started to hurt more. And today, it hurts, when I look up, from my neck to both my shoulders down to my shoulder blades. When I look down, it hurts the same way but also in my chest. When I look left it hurts. When I bend my shoulders back. It's a weird pain. Yesterday it was giving me a stomach ache. Almost like a migraine would. My mom thinks I have a pinched nerve. Anyone know what it might be?

     
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    Old 10-23-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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    Re: Neck pain spreading through shoulders

    Don't know exactly what it would be, but it's definitely worth checking out with a neurologist or spine specialist. I wouldn't get too worked up yet if these symptoms are new - you could definitely recover from them still, but if it were me, I'd get them checked out sooner rather than later. And don't keep making them hurt to see how much they hurt, either!

    Post to let us know what happens, OK?

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    Old 10-23-2007, 05:48 PM   #3
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    Re: Neck pain spreading through shoulders

    I guess it doesn't help when I try to find where it hurts. But I found them during PE when we did stretching. I will keep updated. Thanks!

     
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    Re: Neck pain spreading through shoulders

    You may want to check out the Spinal Cord Disorders board - the name should actually be the "neck pain board" but not sure why it's not. Anyway, on that board we talk a lot about cervical spine issues.

    I visit both boards as I have both cervical and lumbar problems. Not to panic you, as I have a unique medical history, but my cervical problems started out with what I thought was a pinched nerve. If over the counter medications and a heating pad don't help within a few days I encourage you to see a physician. I had pain that started in my neck and radiated down my arm - and I waited far too long to see a doctor and get an MRI.
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    Re: Neck pain spreading through shoulders

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    You may want to check out the Spinal Cord Disorders board - the name should actually be the "neck pain board" but not sure why it's not. Anyway, on that board we talk a lot about cervical spine issues.

    I visit both boards as I have both cervical and lumbar problems. Not to panic you, as I have a unique medical history, but my cervical problems started out with what I thought was a pinched nerve. If over the counter medications and a heating pad don't help within a few days I encourage you to see a physician. I had pain that started in my neck and radiated down my arm - and I waited far too long to see a doctor and get an MRI.
    Well, thank you very much. The pain has actually gone away, but when I look up I get a strange feeling in between my shoulder blades and on the back of my head. My mom actually has had several surgeries. She has bone spurs (spelling?) in her spine (or something, I'm not sure, I just know it's in that area) and they pinched nerves so her arm was always in pains, and at times she couldn't move her fingers. I was just worried that it might have something to do with her and what she has being genetic. She didn't find hers early, either, so I wanted to make sure I found it if I had it. But thank you so much for your suggestions. I appreciate it alot.

     
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    Re: Neck pain spreading through shoulders

    Is that feeling kind of like a tingly feeling and/or almost like a large, wide rubber band snapping feeling?

    Sometimes I get neck pain that radiates into my left shoulder (sometimes arm). I've had times where I bend my neck back and get the tingly feeling from my neck and into both shoulder/back areas; other times i've had this weird feeling like a rubber band was snapped in there, it's a quick pain, then goes away. I also sometimes get pain and/or buzzing sensations in the backs of my legs and foot while bending my neck forward. I do know that bending forward stretches the dura matter that covers the spinal canal, and if theres some sort of spine compression, doing this can aggravate it. I am not sure what causes the sensations when bending my neck back, though.

    You probably should see a spine specialist to have it checked out, especially since your mom has had issues with her spine. In my research, I have read that sometimes spinal and other OA can be genetic.

     
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