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doctors can you tell me why do i have excruciating neck pain left side?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Causes are neck pain are many with arthritis being only one of the them. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Then you will know for sure.
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.

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