Neck ache From last week

Hello doctor.. I am having pain in my neck from last week and initially it was near the shoulder blade n now it has moved up and it is near the upper part of the neck. I am from IT domain and spend a good amount of time on laptop. Is it because of that excessive use of gadgets
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Dr. Pranjali Chaudhari
Orthopedist 10 yrs exp Bangalore
Pain may be from two most probable reasons, first - due to muscle spasm due to external trauma or all of sudden movement during sleep or otherwise, or it could be early starting of cervical spondylosis. In both cases, application of cold fermentation, rest, shoulder retraction and chin tucks will be helpful, try and avoid painkiller, at same time take hourly break to stretch your spine while working.
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