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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lyman
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult diagnosis: If it involves numbness, I would recommend getting an EMG test to see if there is a nerve involved. It could be a focal seizure, and seeing a doctor ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause temporary and limited episodes of dizziness but it shouldn't necessarily persist as long periods of dizziness. T ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Probably not,: Likely an "ice pick" headache. Anything that is of very short duration and not frequent, then you have nothing to worry about.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Pain: Sounds like occipital neuralgia.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
See your: Pain management doctor for evaluation and treatment.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: This is quite typical in case of the occipital neuralgia: pain and numbness of scalp.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Soft tissue: Chronic neck ; posterior shoulder pain in thirties male suggests muscle spasm and tendonitis. In absence of acute mechanical injury, repetitive job st ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes it can, one can try anti inflammatory medication (aspirin or ibuprofen). But if it continues, see your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Nope: The lesion would have to be higher up to involve the shoulder blade.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Only in low back: Lumbar disc does not cause any neck symptoms. In the low back it can depending on which nerve roots it pinches in the back.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Sensation in the face is mediated through cranial nerves which are separate from spinal nerves. Depending on the type of pain that you have, one of th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
No: No it cannot.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Typical symptoms of pinched neck netve are pain in neck that radiates to arm and hand like a tooth ache there is no way a pinched nerve in the beck c ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Neck and head pain: Cervical nerve problems and cervical arthritis can cause cervicogenic headaches. Not uncommon.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Herniated discs: Unlikely to cause numbness on your face but lower back of your head may need attention. Please have your Primary doctor refer you to a Head and Neck ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Yes: a pinched nerve hihg in the neck or cervical spine can produce symptoms as you have described. you may have a bone spur or disc narrowing the outlet o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer rela ... 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more comm ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg pain: Pinched nerves in the lumbar spine (low back) usually present with leg pain, numbness, tingling, decreased ability to walk distances, limited standing ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable: Pain, burning, numbness, tingling, weakness and clumsiness generally.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensati ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Cohen
18 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Need evaluation: Those are alot of neurologic symptoms. Differential diagnosis range from cervical myelopathy to fibromyalgia. Highly suggest a prompt neurologic eva ... Read More
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