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Really sudden stinging neck pain on left side, hurts to swallow, mild difficulty breathing, what could it be, what can i do?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Eagle’s syndrome: The elongated styloid process is major cause of eagle’s syndrome. It can be a source of craniofacial, cervical and back pain. Diagnosis can usually be made by a physical palpation of the styloid process. X-ray (panoramic) to support the diagnosis. Eagle’s syndrome can be treated both surgically and non-surgically. See your dentist or orofacial pain doctor for differential diagnosis.

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Last updated Dec 8, 2013

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