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Both Sides Of My Neck Hurt
I have a cold. My right lymph node is swollen. It's gone down, but now both sides of my neck hurt. Feels like a sore muscle. Is it related?
Lymph nodes: Do you have any other lymph nodes? If so it could be the cold. Check for other lymph nodes. If the cold is getting better try Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and warm compresses for the sore muscles and this problem should resolve itself. If you have persistent fevers or chills you may need an antibiotic. See your doctor in that case. You should have a family doctor to do your check ups anyway at 30 yrs old. ...Read more
47 yo f. I got to where I keep a headache every day pretty much all day the front and sides of my head plus the back and sides of my neck hurt.
Sides of my neck hurt, from my ears to my jaw to. Neck pain isn't soreness. Its random, and it. Feels like it burns. What could it be?
I am a smoker and I smoke cigarette butts I want know y my neck hurt on my left side like someone stabbed me there?
Many Reasons: Your neck could be hurting for many reasons. See your doctor to find out. Your smoking, however, is by far the more serious problem, as it can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, laryngeal cancer, chronic pain, depression, and early death, as well as decreased quality of life. Please quit!!!!!! ...Read more
The right side and right back side of my neck hurt really bad what's the matter with my neck? And how can I fix it?
Depends..: Did you suffer and injury? Did you do any erratic movements? It is important to know how pain started and what other symptoms you are experiencing at this time. If you didn't suffer any injuries or recent accidents, let's say you just woke up like that;icing the area 15-20 mins three times a day helps. However, it is always good that you visit your doctor. Ask your caregiver to take you for check up. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Carotidynia-: There are a variety of reasons for pain when touching parts of the neck, like an inflamed lymph node, a growth, pressure on a nearby nerve. However, there is a condition called carotidyina where pressure on the main neck artery (the carotid artery) causes pain. The pain is continuous, dull and throbbing, may stretch to the same side jaw, eye, ear and cheek. Cause unknown. Treat with nsaids. ...Read more
Is it: Pounding or throbbing? Does light or sound make your headache worse? Are you nauseated? If so you have a migraine headache. 80% of migraines are associated with neck pain. If it is not a migraine then it could be a terrible headache from the spasm in your neck. For a migraine take 3 excedrinrs and lie in a cool dark room and sleep it off. For the other take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen), ice or heat, md. ...Read more
I fell asleep with my head down and to the left and when I woke up, my neck hurt for about 10 minutes & the right side of my head went numb for a sec?
Hi, I have a lump on the lower left side of my head. It's very tender, it makes my neck hurt when I move it from left to right, do you know what it is?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
One of the arteries in my neck hurt and looks bigger than the one on the other side but I had ultra sound on neck a few months ago everything was okay?
Hit rt side of my head 2 days ago with a heavy object. Next day the lt side of my neck hurt. Now lt side of neck-back-fingers extra pain. What is this?
Right side of face is tender & fore head is tender, right nostril is stopped up and right stop up sometimes. And neck hurt?
See your doctor: You should see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
Woke up spinning with vrtigo. Lasted 3 days. Been dizzy on and off for two weeks. Left side of neck hurt when turn that way. Still dizzy?
Labyrinthritis: An inner ear infection due to virus could cause sudden intense symptoms you describe, and usually, some lingering problem for a few week afterwards. Perhaps you experienced some vomiting and thus, strained left neck, or injured in some other way. See your doctor, and get some physical therapy, both vestibular and for neck. Should recover. ...Read more
5 days ago woke up with stiff neck. Hurt to turn to the side. Neck is still hurting and hurts at base of head when pressing. Ideas?? Wouldn't be heart?
Sinuses have cause post nasal drip since end of January. Had pneumonia in February. Post nasal drip is back. Sides of neck hurt now. What do I do?
Change positions in bed. Already turned left side. Looked up at something & felt bone on upper left side of neck hurt a bit w/each movement. Idea?
Snapping Neck: Doubt if the noise was a bone. Although we don"t know for sure what pops, a bone is the least likely theory. At you age, unless you have hurt your neck severely in the past, ignore it. It will be gone shortly. If it associated with pain and/or weakness check with your HCP for and X-ray. ...Read more
Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read more
Got a cold been coughing sneezing and blowing nose a lot sides of neck hurt when I cough now is this normal?
I have a little lump on my left side neck. Y shoulders and neck hurt now I feel something pushing my left eye.
R/O LIPOMA: If the lump in the neck is movable it is less worisome and may be a lipoma. You need Us to evaluate for lymph node/DVT/Cyst/LIPOMA. Also full exam and labs. Lymphomas when active tend to elevate the sed rate and CRP levels. Please seek prompt evaluation for this issue especially if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
I have a lump at the base of my neck on the right side (swollen gland) making that side of my neck hurt along with intense ear pain. What can I do?
Not normal: Very abnormal See ENT surgeon ASAP for diagnosis. ...Read more
Have post nasal drip. Sides of neck hurt towards middle of neck but I cannot feel any swollen glands or nodes. What can this be?
Form of pharyngitis: Post nasal drip is associated with a degree of pharyngeal irritation. The pharynx is divided into nasopharynx behind the nose where the drip originated, the Oropharynx behind the tongue, the hypopharynx further down. The latter joins to form the cervical esophagus on both sides of the posterior larynx known as the piriform sinuses. This area, is tender and has not involved nodes ...Read more
The sides and middle of my neck hurt when pushed. It also hurts when swallowing just a tad bit. What could this be? Linked to ear infections?
Earache: Yes the pain is linked to ear infections. You may have a condition known as eustacian tube dysfunction. See an ENT specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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