Why do I get severe pain in my neck and shoulder?
Q: I am a 50 years old male experiencing severe pain in my neck and shoulder for the last two years. I am not able to move my neck and shoulder properly. What should I do?
A:Such pain may be due to a short-lived stress as when you assume an uncomfortable posture unknowingly in sleep. In this case, the pain will soon disappear and may not need any tests. Should your family physician find an abnormality pointing to disease in the neck, X-ray films and a consultation with a bone specialist may be recommended.