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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Sharp Pain In My Neck Muscles

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

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Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Heart?: At your age, the thing I would worry about the most is angina or heart attack. See MD or ER NOW. ...Read more

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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I have discomfort possibly muscular in left chest with pain in lower neck top of shoulder?

I have discomfort possibly muscular in left chest with pain in lower neck top of shoulder?

Sounds like it: you don't give your ageso if young would not think the heart unless congenital problem; muscular is sharp pain with movement or touch , heart is deep pressure with numbness radiating to left arm/jaw, can come on with exersize, relief with rest , but if severe comes on with rest ; if smoke or overweight never smoke and lose weight slowly , if strained muscle use excedrin[generic cheap at walmart , ...Read more

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What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate the left diaphragm will lead to such pain. I advise you get a ct of chest and abdomen and get checked by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause pressure in the left back side of the neck and sharp shooting pains accompanied by popping noises and causes eye irritation.

What would cause pressure in the left back side of the neck and sharp shooting pains accompanied by popping noises and causes eye irritation.

Occipital pressure: Could be nerve irritation occipital neuralgia or cervicalgia, or I have seen it with herpetic infection need acyclovir 200 mg 3 tabs TID x 5 days or shingles ( same treatment). rarely lyme ( may not be in islands) Follow up today with urgent care /doctor we take eye issues very seriously ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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Could stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck?

Could stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck?

Yes: Stress can cause all sorts of pain issues or make them feel worse. Once your stressful situation improves you will notice improvement in the pain as well. Suggest trying some breathing techniques, meditation and visual imagery options to improve while you are in stress right now. If the pain persists I would consider getting your neck evaluated. ...Read more

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Can piriformis sydrome cause sharp stabbing pain in lower back more to side area of back when twisting to the side plus muscle spasms in back at night?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome describes the set of symptoms that can occur from an abnormal piriformis muscle/tendon. The piriformis begins in the pelvis and inserts on the hip and can cause back , hip, and buttock pain as well as pain that runs down the leg. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more

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What causes pain in back between the shoulder blades and abdominal aches.

Stomach or pancreas: Pain in the back between the shoulder blades associated with abdominal pain can be an esophagus or stomach or pancreas problem. Please see you health provider for assessment. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pains in the left side of your chest and back in women?

What causes sharp pains in the left side of your chest and back in women?

Many possibities: Chest pain in any person can have many causes ranging from simple muscular pain to heart disease or a pulmonary embolus . Your physician should take a careful history as to what provokes the pain and its qualities. ...Read more

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What the cause of tightness in my chest and lower back pain?

What the cause of tightness in my chest and lower back pain?

You look young: And that usually means a strain of muscles and ribs in the chest and spine muscle in the back. The chest could be asthma or unlikely a heart issue. Lung functions and a possible "regular" stress test can also help, but seeing your dr will help sort this out. Physical therapy and yoga will likely help both. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain on the left side of neck and ear ache?

Infection : This is most likely inflammation of a lymph node as a result of an infection nearby, such as in the teeth sinuses or tonsils. It is not typical for true muscular neck pain to be associated with ear pain, but tonsillitis, simusitis or dental disease can. Please see an ENT for proper evaluation. ...Read more