Female | 16 years old
Complaint duration: 5 months
William A. Gischia Sr., DC
Thank you for contacting me. I’m sorry to hear you are experiencing some discomfort and am happy to help in any way I can. There are a number of issues which can cause the pain you are experiencing. Generally, I would suggest starting with basic stretching or have someone rub the area similar to getting a massage. You can also try applying a combination of ice and heat for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. If these don’t help, I would have to recommend you seek further medical treatment. I see you are 16 so you should definitely discuss this issue with a parent/guardian before making any appointments.
I hope you feel better soon!
Yours in health,
Eric O’Connell, DC, CCSP®, CSCS
integrity of the spinal column or associated structures (foraminal encroachment), the hole through which the nerve exits the spinal cord, congenital anomaly of the vertebrae at that level, disc issues, etc., to name a few.
Talk to your doctor first. If everything is fine, visit a chiro or physio.
Best of luck,
Dr. Caitlin Zietz, B.Sc., D.C.
I’m so sorry you are having this problem. It sounds awful. You need an examination by a good chiropractor and you will need consent by your parent or guardian so that they can examine and treat you.
Sorry, there is no email cure for this.
5 months is way too long to suffer with this, so please have your parent make an appointment for you as soon as possible.
Best in health,
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I'm sorry to hear about the pain in your neck! Does your pain travel into your arms? Is there any numbness, tingling, or weakness associated with your neck or arms? If your pain is purely in the neck region (or upper back), then you may have what we call a "facet syndrome," which is jamming of the facet joints on the posterior (back) aspect of your cervical
spine. This will produce sharp pain that worsens upon certain movements - and the range of motion in your neck is likely altered. There are likely muscle spasms present as well. If this scenario is indeed what's happening, then chiropractic adjustments to restore proper alignment and mobility in the cervical spine should help. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
All the best,
Dr. Davis Lindsay
That’s typically a sign that you have mechanical issues and likely have misalignments in your neck and or upper back. These misalignments can pinch or irritate the surrounding nerves and muscles.