Pain In The Shoulder That Radiates To The Head And Arms?

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Hello, I want to ask, why is it that my right shoulder hurts so much? So that my head can’t turn right and left? People say, I slept wrong. But why hasn’t it been better for more than a week? I have used corsabalm for almost one tube. But no results. And the pain will appear while sleeping. Up down to the right arm. But when I do activities, the pain doesn’t really feel like it, even though it hurts, but TDK is as painful as sleeping. What medicine should I take? Please help, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Maya,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pain in the shoulders that radiates to the head and arms, which makes it difficult for the head to turn to one side can be caused by torticollis. Torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia, can affect anyone, but the most common are young adults or the elderly. This condition can appear in mild to severe degrees. The causes are often related to injuries to the head, neck, or shoulders, including one that occurs due to improper sleeping position. Not only that, other factors such as genetics are also thought to have contributed to the emergence of this disease. As a result of torticollis, the patient's head will tend to be stiff and difficult to turn to one side because it is blocked by severe pain.

Not only torticollis, it could also be, complaints as you are experiencing occur due to other factors, for example:

Pinched spinal cord Injury to the neck, head, or shoulders Hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol) Hypertension (high blood pressure) Rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis due to autoimmune disorders, rheumatism) Fibromyalgia (musculoskeletal pain that occurs accompanied by mood disorders, sleep disturbances, memory problems , and easily tired) Disorders of the curvature of the spine, such as scoliosis, lordosis, or kyphosis. for example too hard or just too soft. You should check your complaint directly to the doctor so that further evaluation of possible causes of the pain. In severe cases, the doctor may also refer you to a neurologist to undergo further neurological examination, or also supporting tests, for example in the form of X-rays, electromyography, CT scan, MRI, and so on.

At this time, try to relieve the pain you feel first by applying a pain relief cream containing paracetamol. First, reduce excessive activities using the side of the painful hand and shoulder, including carrying a bag that is too heavy, sleeping on the side of the sore hand and shoulder, and so on. Make sure you pay close attention to your posture in your activities, so that the risk of injury can be minimized. Avoid massaging or over-massaging the sore neck, head, shoulders and arms without a clear anatomical and physiological basis. Don't forget to always exercise and eat healthy and nutritionally balanced foods.

Hope it helps ..

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