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what might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

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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.
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
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, facet joint, nerves. These in turn lead to muscle spasms. Other structures that reside in the neck may also be responsible for the pain-esophogeal inflammation , carotid artery dissection, myocardial infarction, etc. Bottom line, see your doctor.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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