A 21-year-old female asked:
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carotid artery pain? for about five minutes,every few seconds i'd get sharp pain in my neck.lately i've had eye twitches,bad back pain. any idea?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
NO: The carotid arteries never hurt. They lack the pain fibers you have in your skin. However, there are many causes of neck pain so an evaluation is in order to determine the cause of your pain.
Answered on Aug 2, 2016
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