A 21-year-old member asked:
Is there anything that can cause pain to shoot trough the carotid artery in the neck to the head?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 31 years experience
Nerve pain: Cannot imagine that pain goes through an artery, though nerves do travel in similar paths. Possibly a trapped nerve in your upper back is causing the shooting pain. Seek pain management advice, or neurology. My be that a steroid injection (seek a physician who is comfortable with neck injections - not all are) would help, or you may need surgery as a last resort. An MRI may be in your future..
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Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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