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What would cause severe pain starting in the right side of neck down thru the shoulder and radiate down the arm to the elbow and forearm?

What would cause severe pain starting in the right side of neck down thru the shoulder and radiate down the arm to the elbow and forearm?

Pinched nerve: The nerves to the arm come out from the spinal cord from the neck vertebrae. A pinched nerve, at this level, could cause these symptoms. See your doctor if this persists, epically if there is numbness and/or weakness. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it.?

Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it.?

Cervical spine pain: The differential diagnosis would include cervical facet syndrome (arthritis), cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve), or myofascial pain (muscle spasm). An evaluation with a physiatrist, pain physician, or orthopedist is suggested with detailed physical exam of cervical spine and right shoulder joint, followed by appropriate diagnostic imaging if indicated (i.e. MRI cervical spine and/or shoulder) ...Read more

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I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper neck pain, shoulder blades, and side of both breasts. 8 months constant. No injury. Only relief I get is when laying down?

What are the causes of upper neck pain, shoulder blades, and side of both breasts. 8 months constant. No injury. Only relief I get is when laying down?

See a doctor: Possibly an orthopedic spine surgeon. This may be something in your cervical spine and should be checked out. Should take care of this as soon as feasible. ...Read more

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Pain radiating from neck down right side into arm, back and legXray, two MRI's on shoulder MRI of neck and an EMG still yet to find the cause of pain?

Pain radiating from neck down right side into arm, back and legXray, two MRI's on shoulder MRI of neck and an EMG still yet to find the cause of pain?

Consider: Possible inflammatory problem, or maybe a nerve issue involving small fibres, which will not be picked up by your prior studies. Did EMG study brachial plexus?? Were blood tests helpful? Did you see a rheumatologist or a neurologist. Does Fabry's disease run in your family? A few random thots, to run by your doctors. ...Read more

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My shoulder has been in pain for weeks and it sometimes travels up to my neck and causes pain and other times it travels down my none?

My shoulder has been in pain for weeks and it sometimes travels up to my neck and causes pain and other times it travels down my none?

No: Without a history of trauma, shoulder blade pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. See your doctor if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side the neck and runs down to shoulder?

Pain on the left side the neck and runs down to shoulder?

Family practice: There probably is a pinched nerve from your neck. If you have a bulging disk or a strained muscle that is irritating a nerve running down l arm. ...Read more

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Can having your neck bent down at work cause neck and shoulder pain?

Can having your neck bent down at work cause neck and shoulder pain?

Yes...: Take a break when you can, move your head and neck around and stretch up. You can also use gentle heat and nsaids (aspirin or Ibuprofen or naproxen) after work for some relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain down the left side of my neck to my shoulder. Every now and again, maybe 3 times a month. Should I be concerned?

Not likely serious: In your age group, this kind of pain is not likely to be coming from a serious condition. You may have a muscle strain that is pinching a nerve intermittently.
If it becomes more frequent or constant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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A few days ago I woke up &could barely turn my neck to the right. It's painful from my neck down & curving along my shoulder blade to the side. Serious?

A few days ago I woke up &could barely turn my neck to the right. It's painful from my neck down & curving along my shoulder blade to the side. Serious?

Neck strain: Start with local heat and topical muscle rubs such as Ben Gay or Icy Hot. Advil or Aleve (naproxen) as needed are also reasonable. See a Dr if not getting better within a week. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

What could cause pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. ...Read more

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I have a pain from the right side of my head down to my neck chest shoulder, back?

I have a pain from the right side of my head down to my neck chest shoulder, back?

Nerve Problem?: Your description is concerning for a possible cervical (neck) nerve involvement and the pain in your shoulder, back, and chest may be radiating pain because of the nerve involvement. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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My neck hurts so much from the joining of my head I can't turn from one side down to my shoulder and Down to my cervical borne?

My neck hurts so much from the joining of my head I can't turn from one side down to my shoulder and Down to my cervical borne?

Not enough info!: It you have a stiff neck that is new, along with fever, cough, sore throat or any other acute illness, you need to get seen right away to make sure you don't have a serious infection. Otherwise if your neck has been hurting for awhile, a little more information would help. When did it start? Did you hurt it? We can't tell what's going on from the info you provide. If it is that severe, see MD ...Read more

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Yes I have pain come and goes is extremely painful tha causes me not to put chin down to my neck also radiates shoulder blade and shoulder?

Yes I have pain come and goes is extremely painful tha causes me not to put chin down to my neck also radiates shoulder blade and shoulder?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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No stiff neck, but if I touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts. A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when I turn also. What is this?

No stiff neck, but if I touch my left side of my neck and push down it hurts. A little in the shoulder too. Sometimes when I turn also. What is this?

Muscle Spasm: What you have described is a pressure point. You have pressed on a cervical nerve root, most likely c-5 dermatomal distribution. ...Read more

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I have a gone to sleep feelining that turns into a feeling of something pulling down on my shoulder. Starts on the left side of my neck back and chest?

I have a gone to sleep feelining that turns into a feeling of something pulling down on my shoulder. Starts on the left side of my neck back and chest?

Need to rule out: Heart problem. Some patients have atypical symptoms due to heart disease, especially women. Do not know your gender, age, or your health status. If heart disease is even a remote possibility, get yourself checked out asap. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Nerve Problem?: The two may or may not be related and represent separate problems or different manifestations of a common problem such as a problem in your neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in your neck can be one possible cause but I would recommend you see your doctor to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mild pain on left side neck, shoulder, & arm and back. Occasionally comes and goes. What can be the cause?

Cervical radiculitis: Your symptoms can be due to a wide variety of conditions, and for this reason only a thorough history and physical exam can provide you with an accurate diagnosis. However, people with a cervical radiculitis (irritated nerve root in the neck region) often report symptoms as you describe. I would recommend you see a physician such as a physiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Left side of neck hurts very badly down to shoulder...Was involved in a m car acc. Is it possibly strained?

Left side of neck hurts very badly down to shoulder...Was involved in a m car acc. Is it possibly strained?

Possible: Very possible it is sprained, especially after a motor vehicle accident, the pain will often present itself a day or two later. If it persists, seek medical attention. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I get awful headaches when I bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Why do I get awful headaches when I bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Sinus headache?: What you've told me so far makes me think of sinus headache, even if you don't feel you have sinus disease. You need to be seen, and perhaps a neurology consult is in order. ...Read more

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Had cervical dystopia for 4 years now and know 3 days ago if I look down to text on my phone the right side of my Neck and shoulder start to tingle?

Had cervical dystopia for 4 years now and know 3 days ago if I look down to text on my phone the right side of my Neck and shoulder start to tingle?

Not dystopia: A dystopia is an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized & often fearful lives. You mean dystonia. And know you have sensory, not motor, symptoms. Please repost your question & include your neurologist's answer to your question; or, if you haven't asked him/her, why not. Your dystonia & current symptoms may be related, but it's hard to tell based on the minimal information in your post. ...Read more