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stabbing pain in left side of neck

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Rhinosinusitis: You are probably having mucosal inflammation of paranasal sinuses. This causes sinus obstruction and eventually pain. It is very common with 31 millio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: Tight contracted muscles can cause pain like that. Try otc analgesics (ibuprofen, aleve) plus heat and gentle stretching.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience Pain Management
Multiple causes: Without knowing your history, it is difficult to give you a direct answer. Usually neck pain is caused by irritation of a spinal structure-e.g.-disc, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unlikely: Many neck issues in your age group are brought on by poor posture esp slouching or lack of exercise. Use of. Computers, carrying a heavy backpack can ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
It COULD be...: (I’m not saying it IS, but it COULD be) a so-called “pinched nerve” in your neck. Do not attempt to get a neurologic & musculoskeletal exam over t ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Get Checked out...: Was there any recent injury? Did you perform any activities that worsen the pain? Consider seeing your pcp or ed doc for exam and possibly ct or MRI s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Could be...: I assume the arm is in a sling or likely shoulder immobilizer. Was this a surgical repair? Could be related nerves/reflex distribution of pain fiber ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your DR for a: Thorough exam and accurate dx. Possibilities include muscle strain, carotid artery narrowing, sinusitis, intestinal problems etc. Based on your age, y ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Likely muscle throb: Women, pregnant or not, w/ throbbing in side of neck who have had med tests to rule out serious problems are left with a couple of poss. causes: nervo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Pains: It's difficult to evaluate this without a physical examination and more details. I recommend you see your primary care doctor
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