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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why do i get sharp pains in my necks up into my head that take my breath away? what could cause this? no illness or injury

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Neck pains: Sharp pains in the back of the neck can be due to pinching of the occipital nerve coming out of your neck from arthritic vertebral spurs or disc disease. Another possibility is muscle tension or inflammation. Your physician or orthopedic specialist will examine you and order any appropriate tests,medications or physical therapy.

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Last updated Apr 12, 2016

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