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pain in my right side back neck at near the joint of head and neck

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
NEURO- MUSCULAR PROB: See a doctor sounds like you need some testing see if the problem is nerve or muscle.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience in General Surgery
Joint problem: "interval destruction of left hip", the hip joint has suffered injury/damage to the point of destruction since the last Xray."acetabulum and femoral h ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: It is a very common problem. The jaw joint (tmj joint) can become inflammed causing, clicking (poping) jaw pain, and even ear pain. I tell patients to ... Read More
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Because of the : Change in nature of your headache for the worse and your age, you should see a physician to rule out some more serious conditions that could be brain ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Left sided pain: Your description could be number of issues such as shingles, sinus infection, dental cavity and/or abscess, or other issues. You need to go see your ... Read More
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Neck strain: You have probably sustained a neck sprain or spasm. You could take some anti inflammatories to see if it helps relieve the pain. It could also be the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience in Neurology
Need to see a doc: You probably need to see a doctor soon to get more evaluation. An MRI may be needed.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neck pain: This could be from many reasons. . Could be lymph node enlargement from a bad tooth . Could be submandibular gland infection. Could be mumps if not v ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neck pain: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve, you might want to try some over the counter antiinflammatory meds like Alieve or Motrin and if that does not hel ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Radiculopathy: You need to be seen by your physician. Risk for nerve damage. Get an appt.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Tension: Weird things happen with tension. Just the same for tight neck muscles. Exercises in my book, Stop Neck Pain and Headache Now would help. Relax with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Headache: Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to r ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Is there a history : Of trauma or family history of arthritis. You may have arthritis of the cervical spine. I recommend you see an interventional pain specialist.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Brant
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Nerve impingement: See physician if pain continues.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Perhaps: two things going on, carpal tunnel or left hand medial nerve entrapment, or the other possibilities include cervical ( neck) nerve entrapment (radicul ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinch ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Need more informatio: If the knot is new and not due to trauma it needs a thorough evaluation as it may be related to the arm pain and could be a tumor. Ask your phy ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sniezek
37 years experience in Pain Management
Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurolo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Sti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultras ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Muscle pain: Thes muscle that comes up from the neck over the scalp then attaches also above the eye which is why you may be having pain behind the eye. Try to do ... Read More

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