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Can Neck Pain Radiate To The Chest And Ear
Yes: Ear pain can be VERY SEVERE! It can travel to neck, shoulder as well jaw and make sleeping, eating and thinking appropriately very difficult. If having ear pain u shd see ur doctor ASAP. It in doubt regarding some other diagnosis u shd see the doctor right away as well esp if u r worried about heart conditions. ...Read more
Yes: Severe infection may have such an extensive referred pain. ...Read more
Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it could.: The nerves which give sensation to the back of the scalp come from the upper three nerve roots of your neck area. If one of these are "trapped" it could cause pain. There are a number of other causes to consider if you're having pain in that area. You should consult your physician for a full examination/evaluation. ...Read more
Pain in jaw: If the cavity is deep enough, causing an infected tooth, pain can radiate to different areas of the head and neck. Another possibility is TMJ disfunction which is a common cause of pain in and around the ear. See your dentist for an examination and evaluation of your teeth, bite and tmj. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Easy to Fix it: Take a good antacid for a few days. This should make the pain from acidity go away. If the pain persists, then it is not related to acid reflux. In that case you should go see a ENT doctor. As for antacids, you might have a favorite but I can suggest that you take either Pepcid (Famotidine) or Prilosec. Take it daily for one week. The acid reflux-pain goes away within 24 hours. ...Read more
What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade,one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?
Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
Besides your heart, what can cause chest pain that radiates up the neck, shoulder blade and left arm?
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.
Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve Injury or: possibly nerve entrapment such as from a vertebra gone out of whack or disc inj.Strangely, if an upper rib become dysfunctional, it too can cause sharp or achy pain in arm & neck.I recommend a good history & physical including osteopathic hands-on exam to figure out cause.Treatment could be as simple as manipulation, but if other treatment is necessary, your D.O. will be able to do it or refer. ...Read more
In advanced cases: Advanced tumors of the larynx (voice box) and pharynx (inside of throat) can be associated with enlarged lymph nodes of the neck (which can sometimes be painful) or grow directly into the spinal structures. Persistent pain should be evaluated. A doctor can ask questions about your symptoms and do a physical exam to check for any injuries, illnesses, or activities that may be causing neck pain. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe pain in my occipital region of head, neck and ears. sometimes pain radiates to shoulder joints and hands causing imobility?
Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se. ...Read more
Yes.: A toothache can cause you to shift your lower jaw to avoid closing on the tender tooth. This shift can cause the muscles that move the jaw to hold you in an abnormal position and the muscles will spasm and this can result in a headache. See a dentist to find out what needs to be done to fix the tooth that hurts and this will all probably clear up! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain, belching, along with pain/jolt in the arm, numbness or tingling, sometimes pain in the neck or jaw: why?
Chest pain: Lots of possibilities, first get checked to be sure the serious ones are not in play. ...Read more
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