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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

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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Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

See an ENT: There are many possible causes of these types of symptoms. TMJ dysfunction, carotid stenosis and ear infection, just to name a few. However, pulsatile tinnitus mandates a medical investigation with radiological tests as well as blood-work. See an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of  head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Need a physical exam: and imaging like X ray and MRI to figure out of you have disk disease in the neck that causes your symptoms. Call a pain specialist and make an appointment. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Left scapular pain when moving neck left side?

Left scapular pain when moving neck left side?

Cervical origin: Sometimes a cervical disk can refer pain 2 this erea. C ur pcp or neurologist 2 b evaluated. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Been having dull pain back right side neck near skull. Now causes pain in ear...?

Been having dull pain back right side neck near skull.   Now causes pain in ear...?

See doctor: you should see an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Right side chest pain shooting up to back right side of neck, help?

worse with cough?: Does it get worse with cough? Deep breath? Fatty meals? Lying down? Arm movement? It could be many things but a muscular pain is most likely. Gall bladder and biliary tract disease should be considered. Pleurisy is also a possibility. Cervical spondylitis is another consideration. Shoulder arthritis or tendinitis. Rotator cuff tear. Need more info! ...Read more

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I have pain in left pelvis pain in spleen left side and headache left temple?

See your doctor: While these two symptoms are likely unrelated, if the pain in either spot is constant, increasing or unrelieved with simple over-the-counter pain medications, then you should see your physician. If you are female, a gynecologist can address the pelvic pain (spleen in in the upper left part of the abdomen), and can refer you to someone for your headaches. ...Read more

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Having left side head ache and eye pain. pain travels down left side of face neck shoulder arm and hand?

Having left side head ache and eye pain. pain travels down left side of  face neck shoulder arm and hand?

More info pls: I would suggest a neurologic exam, if you can not go to the urgent care tonight, then a virtual consult can be done. Try standing up on one foot and then the other - is there any difference in coordination and strength between your right and left side? If so, you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more

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What causes pain in neck on left side?

What causes pain in neck on left side?

Many possibilities: Most common reasons of neck pain are compromised posture (work, sleep etc), strained neck, and lack of exercise; these are likely muscular pains. Other factors involve trauma, genetics, underlying medical illness etc. Consult your pcp for starters. Also try doing warm compresses for about 10-12 minutes twice daily. ...Read more

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Having pain in neck left side, lower left sciatic pain, blurred vision left eye, now numbness and nerve pain left foot.

Having pain in neck left side, lower left sciatic pain, blurred vision left eye, now numbness and nerve pain left foot.

Spine specialist: I'm not sure how the blurred vision fits into a problem with your spine. I would suggest an eval from an ophthalmologist for that. The cause of "sciatic pain" could very likely also cause the "nerve pain" in the left foot. An EMG test could help to give your doctor some answers about this. A spine specialist in your area could help to diagnose the cause of the neck pain and the sciatic pain. ...Read more

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I have had chronic neck pain on my left side for over 5 years, and i'm only 21. Is it possible that this could come about just from bad posture?

I have had chronic neck pain on my left side for over 5 years, and i'm only 21. Is it possible that this could come about just from bad posture?

Get evaluation: By osteopathic physician who regularly performs osteopathic manipulative treatment to determine the causation and improve your state of health. The american academy of osteopathy website has physician search engine. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why do I have excruciating neck pain left side?

Doctors can you tell me why do I have excruciating neck pain left side?

See below: 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. ...Read more

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What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

Multiple causes: Without knowing your history, it is difficult to give you a direct answer. Usually neck pain is caused by irritation of a spinal structure-e.g.-disc, facet joint, nerves. These in turn lead to muscle spasms. Other structures that reside in the neck may also be responsible for the pain-esophogeal inflammation , carotid artery dissection, myocardial infarction, etc. Bottom line, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a head CT with contrast sufficient to rule out a brain tumor? Reason I had it was head and neck pain left side for 6 months. Pain still present.

Is a head CT with contrast sufficient to rule out a brain tumor? Reason I had it was head and neck pain left side for 6 months. Pain still present.

Usually: certain type of tumors can't be well visualized on CT and requires MRI, such as meningiomas, but neck pain is rarely cause of tumor in the brain. tumors can occur in the spinal cord, including the neck spinal cord, but neck pain is usually due to problems with the neck itself, such as disc or arthritis. ...Read more

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I have had chronic neck pain on my left side for over 5 years, and i'm only 21. Scans show only very slight arthritis. Could this be from bad posture?

Not likely: Even significant arthritis in a 21 year old is not common. You need a comprehensive work up to include labs to evaluate for rheumatoid conditions. Based on your history this kind is pain in a sixteen year old is concerning. ...Read more

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I have pain left side of my neck, in X-ray some gap between i don't know exactly the name...When i m using computer more that time more pain, any sugg.

Nerve root : Sound like you have an irritated nerve root from using your computer and possibly other repetitive motions that you do. Rest, changing your work station and anti inflamatories are helpful, see your doctor before you do anything. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

Unlikely: Many neck issues in your age group are brought on by poor posture esp slouching or lack of exercise. Use of. Computers, carrying a heavy backpack can also aggravate your neck and upper back muscles. Try to look at your posture to make sure you sit and stand fully erect. That's a place to start. ...Read more

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Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?

Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?

Psychotherapy: Ask your OBGYN for a referral to a psychologist for an eval. A few sessions might tell if talk therapy can guide you thru this or if preg-safe meds are needed too. This is important to do now to reduce the risks of severe post-partum depression/anx. That's harder to treat - and the baby demands are greater. Planning for the life changes is easier w/ help/support. Help (like it says) can help. Best ...Read more

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Fractured my left humerus surgical neck. Am now having pain left side of neck. Normal? Fracture is approximately 2 weeks old.

Could be...: I assume the arm is in a sling or likely shoulder immobilizer. Was this a surgical repair? Could be related nerves/reflex distribution of pain fibers from the shoulder/arm. I'd follow up with the doctor that treated the fracture or your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Last 2 days on off pain left side from ear to neck around left shoulder area. No fever no difficulty breathing. Just uncomfortable. Should i worry?

Local myalgia: Local myalgia includes muscle co-contraction and muscle soreness. Moist heat, and stretch exercises will solve your pain. If pain is persist over 2 weeks, see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Chest pain: Best to go to the doc and get checked out. Many possibilities and heart attack isn't high on the list for a 26y/o but not impossible. Pleural and pericardial inflammation are real as well as other things. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement. Diagnosis?

I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement.  Diagnosis?

Go see your DR for a: Thorough exam and accurate dx. Possibilities include muscle strain, carotid artery narrowing, sinusitis, intestinal problems etc. Based on your age, you may consider a screening colonoscopy, ekg , blood test to check for diabetes, kidney, prostate, liver & cholesterol problems etc. Stay active and maintain ideal weight .God bless u! ...Read more

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Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal. Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal.  Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Likely muscle throb: Women, pregnant or not, w/ throbbing in side of neck who have had med tests to rule out serious problems are left with a couple of poss. causes: nervous tick (if due to anxiety), nerve irritatio: mechanical-due to pregnancy or just due to spinal or rib dysfunction irritating nerve.In pregnancy, meds are a bad idea, but osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause & gentle manipulation may fix it. ...Read more