A 27-year-old female asked:
june 20 experienced sharp shooting pain on r side of neck below the base of the head. ear pain/severe headache. felt neck pain earlier in the day.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster answered
Specializes in Pain Management
Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultrasound (or go to the emergency room) as soon as possible. If there's a dissection, then antiplatelet or anticoagulant (often for 3 months) is treatment to lower your risk of stroke. If no dissection, likely nothing dangerous.
Answered on Jan 24, 2018
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