23 thoughts on “Severe Shoulder Pain At Rest

  1. I have severe pain in the back of my neck and shoulders. Could this be a pinched nerve? What else could it be?
    On Saturday afternoon, after putting away my laundry, I felt a shock in my neck and shoulders. I could barely move my neck without it hurting. When laying in bed, when I tried to get up it hurt bad. Now, a few days later, I can move my neck/head more but it still hurts when I try to get up from laying down and when I try to tilt my head in any direction. I feel the pain mostly on the left side of my neck, but when I move my neck in any direction, it hurts. The pain is accompanied by shoulder pain and occasionally a dull pain in my left arm. What could this be? A pinched nerve? How can I get back to normal?

    • Between pinched muscles and nerves you will have the culprit. Releasing the muscles in those areas will free up the muscles which frees up the nerves as well and here’s how to do the releases for your neck and back muscles:
      Neck:
      Place your hands behind your head so your fingers meet in the middle of your neck. Press into the neck with a moderate pressure and hold. After 45 seconds slowly lower your head as far as you can, then remove the pressure from the muscles but continue holding your head down for another 30 seconds.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  2. Can making yourself vomit good to help a severe stomach ache?
    I’ve been having severe stomach aches and severe nausea, and I was wondering if making yourself vomit a good way to help relieve it. Please and thanks.

    • No, it could make it worse. When you have severe stomach pains it’s usually because you have tight back muscles pressing onto the nerves, as they leave the spine, going to the stomach which causes it to release more gastric acid, your stomach ache To get rid of this pain you have to free up your back muscles to get the pressure off the nerves. Vomiting could tighten up the muscles more to make the condition carry on longer yet. Here’s how to free up your back muscles for your relief:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  3. I have a sharp pain in my thigh have been diagnosed with osteoporosis of lumber spine what is the treatment?
    I have severe pain in my upper leg. An x ray was taken which showed that there was no problem with my bone. Recently i was advised by my doctor to take another x ray of the cervical spine and the lumbar spine which revealed that i have a condition termed as ‘osteoporosis of the lumber spine’. That there is ‘a gentle scoliosis concave to the right’. Could it be that this is the cause of the pain in my leg and what is the treatment.

  4. How long does it take for shoulder tendonitis to heal with rest?
    I have had this for almost 3 years but I have never stopped working to let it heal. Well, now it is so severe that I am taking an FMLA leave to let it heal. How long do you think it will take for it to heal since I am not using it now?

    • Brandi, Unfortunately, just because you aren’t using it, doesn’t mean it will heal. I have been in pain for years from it, and due to the pain, i can hardly do anything anymore, and mine has never healed. I was told it can become a chronic condition, like arthritis, but i hope that won’t be true in your case. I hope you feel better soon. Take care :-)

  5. How to get relieved from Hip Pain ?
    My wife is suffering with severe Hip pain from last 15 days.She is 27 years old and 75KG.

    While walking she is getting moderate or less pain and she is not getting any pain while sitting.

    But the pain becoming severe in sleep .

    By the way, She didn’t got hurt by any means.

    Can you help us in understanding this problem and remedies ?

    • Tight muscles in her lower back can press onto the nerves going to her hips to cause pains in them. To get rid of that pain she has to free up the muscles in her back and here’s how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax the body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  6. What can I do to relieve shoulder strain when using a walker?
    Two weeks ago I slipped on ice and broke a leg bone and dislocated my ankle. I had surgery and can’t put any weight on that leg. I have a walker to get around, but using it has given me severe pain in my shoulders since I practically have to do handstands on it with each step. I’m getting PT, but when I asked the therapist for ideas, he just shrugged. Any advice for this problem?

    • adjusting the hieght on the walker might help. Also barrowing a wheel chair may help. Ask a friend to help you with this. If you are in a chair in the living room a lot or in bed. Set up a TV tray table with things that you will need on it so you wont have to get up so much. Like the remote, phone, magazines, books, snacks, pain pills, a water jug and the computer. Or rearrange the furniture a bit. A recliner with all this stuff set up would be Ideal. That way you can sit comfortably for long periods of time, prop your leg up, and lay back when your back hurts from sitting. Then you get up only to use the rest room till you can put wieght on your leg. Therefore not use your arms so much.
      ~Former Caregiver

  7. How can I get rid of my pain on my right shoulder?
    Since last 3-4 years, I am having a severe pain on my right shoulders and till date I am suffered of it. Doctors say that there is problem with the nerves and also my case is mysterious. When I am in rest position, it seems like nothing had happened. But when I try moving my hand about my shoulder, it pains as if it had factured. Also i can’t carry up the heavy load (not even 2 kg ). I know it problems with the nerves and the veins.
    Can anyone please suggest me some treatment or recommend me a doctor? Please help me.

  8. What is this peculiar pain in my abdomen?
    Well occasionally, I get this severe pain in my abdomen that kind of feels at first like I’m just hungry, then like five minutes later its just excruciating pain of a similar kind, but when I eat, the pains don’t go away. It hurts horribly and I feel like I need to pass out or lay down or something, but as soon as I get home from school, it always seems to just stop. It’s happened twice now in this past month and I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas.

    • It sounds like tight muscles in your back pressing against the nerves going to your stomach to cause it to release more gastric acid into itself which is going to burn the stomach lining. It sounds like you are getting stressed to tighten up the muscles in your back so that as they start to tighten they make little releases happen which wouldn’t be too painful. But then you get to a point and the gates are opened and it’s full bore with the acid and the pain. I don’t get why the pains would just stop unless it’s that it takes everything until you get home to clear up, that as soon as school was out you lessened the tightness in your body but it still needed that much time to basically neutralize the acid so the pain goes away. To make it so this doesn’t happen again you have to free up the muscles in your back and here’s how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  9. Is it normal to experience severe back pain following a spinal tap?
    It’s been gradually getting worse since leaving the hospital. The bruised feeling is tolerable, but to move hurts terribly. It feels like a shock or sharp pain is shooting through my spine in my lower back. When I’m still it’s a constant pain but when I move it literally takes my breath away momentarily.

    • You shouldn’t be but at the same time I wouldn’t call it abnormal. There are two ways for you to try to get this straightened out. The first is to place your fingers around the spot where the tap was done and the pain is. Press in and hold for 30 seconds. That may release it there. Another way to try to release it is by doing a complete muscle release of your back muscles. That is done like this:
      Back:
      Place your left hand on your left knee. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and with your fingertips find the muscle next to your spine. Press on it and hold. Relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don’t tense up any part of your body. After about 30 seconds there should be a release happening and when it does slowly lower yourself forward onto your right leg. If you can lean over the outside edge of your leg it will be better for your release. Continue holding for a total of one minute. Then release but rest your body there for one minute longer. Then reverse and do the right side.

  10. What are some symptoms of a torn tendon in your shoulder?
    My mother has been having severe pain in her shoulder and the doctors say they can’t figure out what it is (of coarse), so how would she know if it is a torn tendon?

    • It could be bursitis or tendinitis.
      I also have pain in my left shoulder and the doctor thinks it’s bursitis.
      Can she move her arm some. Lift it over her head? If it’s painful she probably has an inflamation of the bursa (bursitis). She needs to rest her arm. Maybe see aphysical therapist/ chiropractor.
      Good luck as my arm has been hurting for months now.

  11. How Can I get rid from Left Shoulder Pain?
    Hi Good Morning to all,

    I am facing a severer Left Shoulder Pain,neck pain and back pain. I had Dislocation in my left shoulder’s 3 years before around 4 to 5 times but i located it back to the position. But from Last 2 months i am facing severer pain in my next,shoulder and back and i am under pain killers.MY X-ray is normal.Should i take MRI Scan and treatment should i take????? Please Guide Me…

    • Pinched back muscles are sending the pain into your shoulder and to get rid of it you have to free up your back muscles and here’s how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  12. What can cause severe right shoulder pain during menstruation?
    I have tried everything for pain, even took a trip to the er for them to tell me nothing is wrong. I cant really do anything but lay in bed during this time each month because it is so painful. Does anyone have any similar issues? If so what helped?

    • You have tight muscles in your right shoulder. They aren’t in pain, just tight. When your period happens one of the changes in your body is a slight tightening up of muscles and that bit is putting the tight ones into pain at that time. When done with your period the pains are gone as well. to keep this from happening again you have to free up your back muscles to release the tight ones causing the pains and here’s how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.