Pain across upper back shoulders

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Hi all I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondilitis three years ago I'm starting humira in two weeks I also have other immune diseases three days ago I was shopping and took home heavy shopping mostly tins around 40 I must say it was hard and I struggled all the way my legs started shaking then my whole body I started using kind of swinging movements to help with weight anyway got home and felt weak and sick next day I woke up and just below my neck across my back top of collarbone area was very painful and now three days later is still the same? I can't lift arms up but feel pain in my shoulder back area I can't put arms behind my back either as painful vice type pain happens is it worth going to doctors? As I'm always at doctors for check ups for my AS I don't fancy it and hope it settles by its self help please any advice or home remedies? Thanks

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    You can try the OTC antiinflammatories like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, as long as they won't interfere with your ankylosing spondylitis medication.

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      Thanks for your reply I went to the psycho and they said I had strained the muscle so doctor gave me more arcoxia along with my other meds so lots of rest for next week or so
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    You have stressed the muscles...not worth trying to carry too much weight...and the swinging intensified the muscle strain.

    Wet a towel and wring it out well...place the towel on your shoulder...now place an electric heating pad on top.

    The muscles need both rest and time to recover.

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      Hi I have thanks for your reply I went to psycho and yes I've strained the muscle I've been given extra arcoxia along with my meds for my ankylosing spondilitis ect I've rested it for four days still a bit sore but tenderness has lifted but still sore when I lift ect my body still shakes they said my muscles are weak also in my legs .

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