Treatment For Headaches Accompanied By The Neck To The Shoulders?
Good afternoon, I have been suffering from neck pain for more than a year. In the neck the pain is more towards sore like carrying a very heavy object. Sometimes also accompanied by nausea. But this bi-monthly intensity increases. Almost every day my neck aches aching. Now spread to the shoulders. Sometimes the neck and shoulders are only the right side, sometimes only the left side. Finally, I brought it to a nerve specialist, he said, just strain the neck muscles, so I was only given medicine and told to do regular exercises. It’s just that even as long as I take the medicine it doesn’t work. A few days ago, when the pain came, my left elbow joint was shocked when it was touched but not hard. Wrist too. And when I exercise my neck by rotating (not by the left and right side down side), it feels sick and like there is a “grinding sensation”. What should I do, doctor?
Hello Perwitaema, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
Neck pain accompanied by headaches are two symptoms that often occur together and are related to one another. The most common cause of this condition is muscle pain, which can be caused by several things, including excessive physical activity, strenuous exercise without heating, lifting too heavy items, poor posture when sleeping or sitting for long periods.
However, there are also several other conditions or diseases that can cause these symptoms, including: tension type headache, cluster headache, migraine, and frozen shoulder. As for the taste like electric shock when the elbow is touched, is a natural thing and often happens. This is caused by nerve stimulation (especially the ulnar nerve) found in the gaps between the elbow bones (areas that are not protected by bones or muscles), making it easy to be exposed to collisions.
The diagnosis given by a neurologist is a conclusion from the results of the history (interview), physical examination, or supporting examination (if needed). On the other hand, a condition or symptom that does not improve can not only be caused by an incorrect diagnosis or treatment, but it can also require a longer follow-up period. Therefore, you need to ensure that:
You have been taking drugs given for at least 3-5 days (to allow time for the drugs to work) You have been doing physical activities (gymnastics, morning walk, stretching muscles, etc.) routinely at least 3 times a week Symptoms that you feel are not experiencing improvement at all, or even worse. Some symptoms do not disappear in a short time, but slowly gradually (symptoms decrease). Sleep or adequate rest (at least 6-8 hours a day) with a good sleeping position (preferably on your back or sideways position using a pillow, without pressing a particular body part) Good posture when sitting for long periods of time Eating foods that are enough nutrition and not too much salt Consume sufficient amount of water (at least 2L a day) Avoiding stress. Although physically not experiencing certain disorders, psychological factors can cause similar symptoms. Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption If after ascertaining these things your symptoms do not improve, I strongly recommend that you re-consult a neurologist, by informing you of your complete medical history beforehand, so that further tests, such as a laboratory, can be carried out blood, radiology (X-ray, CT scan of the head, MRI, etc.) to find out more about your condition. The reciprocal response (feedback) from you is very important information for the establishment of a deeper diagnosis.
Thus, hopefully it can be useful.