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Neck Pain
jszaradowski posted:
I am asking this question for my friend. We try to walk 3-4 times a week for two hours each time. Everytime we walk we walk a different way and we pick up cans along the way. Usually we come back with 1-2 normal shopping bags full. Within the last year I now carry the bags as she is the one picking them up. Lately if my friend were to carry the bags as well as me or like Sunday when she laid 100 bags of mulch throughout her landscaping and will be laying more. The next day she says she can barely turn her neck like if she looking at something or someone to the left or right of her using her neck.

Any ideas on why this happens to her or what the issue could be? Any ideas on how to correct or prevent this problem?
bj1208 responded:
hi and welcome to the support board -

it's nice that you are helping your friend - unfortunately it is hard to diagnose over the internet - even our in-house physicians cannot do this without examination.

it could be sometime as simple as pulled/strained muscles or it could be something else. it's best that she start by seeing her primary care physician. he/she can examine her and get a complete record of what goes on etc, and may take an x-ray - at the review of the x-ray will determine if she would need to be seen by a spine specialist (Orthopedic Spine or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist) - or her physician may start her on a treatment plan - it all depends on what the physician finds.

I hope that she can get the relief she needs - please keep us posted - Joy

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