Six months ago, I strained my muscle between my neck and shoulder, after running. Sometimes, the pain started at the base of the skull and at times my shoulder. I went to the doctor and took a xray that did not show a dislocated or herinated disc. I went on vacation and did not run but swim. I was free of pain. I have started back to running and thepain is back. What could be wrong?
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Either it is a muscle injury or it may be a pinched nerve. X-rays are often inconclusive in diagnosing vertebral pathologies. Hence a MRI of the cervical spine should be done. The pain could also be related to posture. Discuss with your doctor. Take care!
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