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Chronic Neck Pain Left Side
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello I have a hard lump on back of head left side behind ear. Every morning I have jaw head neck pain left side. Doctor says feels like bone?
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
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?
Possibly: Attention to proper body mechanics is very important. Paying attention to your posture is also important. A therapy program focusing on cervical stabilization, postural exercises will help resolve issues resulting from bad posture. But if symptoms worsen, if you develop any arm pain or symptoms, then you must notify your doctor for evaluation and more work-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme fatigue, neck pain, headaches, abdominal pain, lft. Lft chest pain ear and sinus pain (left side). Blood work (no), 2exray (scarring), ab CT , ?
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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