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Doctor insights on: Back Of Neck Pain When Swallowing

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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, I would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, I would first recommend evaluation by a physician.

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What causes lower neck pain when swallowing?

What causes lower neck pain when swallowing?

Lots: Could be inflammation of throat, enlarged thyroid, swollen lymph nodes, tumor, other.

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Can allergies cause neck pain when swallowing?

Not likely: Unless you are calling sore throat from laryngitis or pharyngitis which could possibly be allergic, pain in the back of neck does not happen from allergies.

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I am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

I am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain.

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Itching all over, nausia, flulike symptoms, back of neck pain. What could be the cause?

Itching all over, nausia, flulike symptoms, back of neck pain. What could be the cause?

See a doctor: Could be viral disease, but still need to be seen given your history

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Back of neck pain has progressed for years never had MRI and don't know source of pain. Is an MRI referral easily obtained by PCP?

Back of neck pain has progressed for years never had MRI and don't know source of pain. Is an MRI referral easily obtained by PCP?

MRI: The ease of an MRi is often determined by your insurance company rather than the Dr. The doctor will examine you and take a good history as well, and after that, it will be determined if you need any testing done, etc. Best wishes.

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Can jaw clenching create a back of neck pain? Since I got my front two teeth sanded down I got stronger force contact on all teeth. Used to be lighter

Clenching: Clenching can cause facial pain, headaches, and neck pain. There are also many other causes for neck pain. The first thing to do is see your dentist for an evaluation as the change in your bite may be a part of your pain. A nightguard of splint may help you with the pain from clenching

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Took daughter to urgent care for severe ear pain. Dr. Checked and no infection. Woke up from nap better but now can't look up (back of neck pain)?

Took daughter to urgent care for severe ear pain. Dr. Checked and no infection. Woke up from nap better but now can't look up (back of neck pain)?

Neck spasm: Your child could have torticollis, which is spasm in the muscle of the neck. There is usually underlying lymph node infection or bad throat infection or abcess. I think you need to see a doctor quickly

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Symptoms of mentigitis? Can the pain in neck be anywhere on neck or just the back of neck? I have a bad cold with side neck pain

Symptoms of mentigitis? Can the pain in neck be anywhere on neck or just the back of neck? I have a bad cold with side neck pain

Headache: In my experience people complain more of headache and then will sometimes have neck pain when examined. There are different types of meningitis, some more serious than others. If you are having fever with headache and are concerned or feel cloudy at all then please be seen.

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What are the causes for neck pain. When I feel tensed emotionally, I feel sever neck pain. Some muscle on the back of neck bulges and it feels pain.

What are the causes for neck pain. When I feel tensed emotionally, I feel sever neck pain. Some muscle on the back of neck bulges and it feels pain.

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.

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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem.

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Worried about hump on back of neck/top of spine. Had since childhood can be tender and now have neck pain, Worried about cushings?

Worried about hump on back of neck/top of spine. Had since childhood can be tender and now have neck pain, Worried about cushings?

Be seen: If you are worried about it, I would not hesitate to be seen. Cushings can be easily checked for. There are two spinous processes in the spine between the cervical and thoracic areas that can be quite prominent in certain people and are not necessarily associated with cushings. Again, I would not hesitate to be checked if you are concerned.

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Neck pain started on right side as cramp. Over a couple nights has spread to back of neck and head. Accompanied by headache. Thoughts? Pain is 4/10.

Stiff neck: Be sure the problem is not related to a head/neck infection. Old neck injury can result in painful arthralgia.4/10 pain is controlled by any NSAID like ibuprofen or naproxen. Next, use ice to relieve spasm and pain the begin isometric exercises. If still in pain try cervical traction of about 15# for 30" at a time. Check my book, "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now" for more help.

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Constant headaches every day for 2-3 months temple area alternates between left & right side (temple) neck pain (tightening) in top right back of neck?

Constant headaches every day for 2-3 months temple area alternates between left & right side (temple) neck pain (tightening) in top right back of neck?

Temporal headaches.: Any visual changes (1 or both eyes) like blurry or complete temporary loss of vision, scalp tenderness (when you lay your head on pillow or comb your hair), jaw pain while chewing or when mouth is open wide? Any fever or unexplained weight loss over the past 2-3 months? Visual changes is the biggest isssue warrant immediate medical attention in your local ER or UCC. To prevent permanent deficits.