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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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 details: Causes are neck pain are many with arthritis being only one of the them. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Then you will know for sure. ...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?

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 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