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When i move my eyes too far to the left or to the right, it hurts my head?

When i move my eyes too far to the left or to the right, it hurts my head?

New or old problem: If its a new problem please see an ophthalmologist soon. If its old, do you get double vision in your extreme gaze? It could be muscle issue. Either way please consult eye doc for better evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my neck when i turn my head to the right. What can I do?

Sharp pain in my neck when i turn my head to the right. What can I do?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Pinched nerve: Often these symptoms come from a pinched nerve in the neck. A neck (cervical) disc herniation often causes pain in the shoulder blade. Worsening pain turning your head toward the affected side is very common. Be alert for any pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the arm or hand. See your PCP or a spinal specialist if it does not improve. ...Read more

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I am having SEVERE stabbing pain in my left ribcage which travels up to my collarbone and into my left arm. Can't even lie down to go to sleep.Advice?

I am having SEVERE stabbing pain in my left ribcage which travels up to my collarbone and into my left arm. Can't even lie down to go to sleep.Advice?

Mgt: Severe chest pain requires an evaluation in the ED. At your age, cardiac causes are not as prevalent as among older patients, Other causes include an embolism. Please go the the ED for an evaluation including chest imaging. ...Read more

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I have swelling on the right side of my face from the top of my neck to my ear. I cannot move my neck without pain. ?

Pain is a sign: your body is telling you there is something wrong. you need to see a doctor for this ASAP as the swelling is in an unusual area. it sounds like you may have a possible skin or soft tissue infection that is spreading. ...Read more

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ever since Monday my shoulder hurts I can't lift anything and it's to the point Where whenever I try to lift my shoulder my whole right arm hurts?

ever since Monday my shoulder hurts I can't lift anything and it's to the point Where whenever I try to lift my shoulder my whole right arm hurts?

Soft tissues: Teenage female w. major joint disorders (shoulder & knees) either has had too rough & tumble physical activity &/or has Hypermobility Syndrome. Shoulder aching during ROM suggests acute ligament/tendon injury &/or muscle spasm. See Osteopath. X-Rays usually fruitless. If symptoms become chronic, then MRI might be indicated. ...Read more

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Please help! i can't move my neck to the left almost at all?

Please help! i can't move my neck to the left almost at all?

Neck pain: You need to be examined by a competent doctor - many things need to be taken into consideration - how long have you had this problem, what is your medical history etc and this needs to be matched with findings on sound and complete physical exam - see a doctor for this condition. ...Read more

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The back of my left shoulder left side of neck and left arm hurt to move or do anything. Do I need to go see a dr?

The back of my left shoulder left side of neck and left arm hurt to move or do anything. Do I need to go see a dr?

See your doctor: It's probably best to see a doctor. Your symptoms could be as simple as muscle strain/spasm, but could also represent compression of a nerve by a disc in your neck, or compression of a nerve as it comes through muscles in your neck. Shoulder pain and issues like rotator cuff problems can also radiate up into your neck. In the mean-time, acetaminophen, ibuprofen (or Aleve) and apply heat. ...Read more

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Sometimes i can't move my left shoulder at all & under my left arm up to across my coller bone is the most painfull, but also i can't hardly breeth.

Sometimes i can't move my left shoulder at all & under my left arm up to across my coller bone is the most painfull, but also i can't hardly breeth.

See your doctor: You might want to make an appointment with your doctor. He/she may repeat the pregnancy test just to make sure and do others, if needed. ...Read more

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Why dose my right shoulder close to my neck hurt when I breath in hard?

Why dose my right shoulder close to my neck hurt when I breath in hard?

Muscle strain/spasm: As you inhale deeply, you expand your chest wall...And doing so, you move shoulder blades up and out, thus pulling on the muscles attaching to the upper and inner areas of the shoulder blade. If these muscles are strained somehow (common for people working on computer keyboards for long periods), they can be sore when you breath in deeply.. When in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a pain in my lower jaw when i move my head down and to the left.?

Cannot say w/out exa: without an exam, I can only give general information The muscles can be sore, spasmed, or the joints can be. Some people just have small mouths and are prone to this (temporal mandibular syndrome). ...Read more

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I think i pulled a muscle in my neck from picking my son up. It is stiff and sore on left side can't move head to left and right. What can I do 4 it?

Dr. Nina Hall Dr. Hall
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I think i pulled a muscle in my neck from picking my son up. It is stiff and sore on left side can't move head to left and right. What can I do 4 it?

Ice, rest, NSAIDS: I agree you may have pulled a muscle. Rest (if possible with a young child) , ice (20 minutes 3 x day), antiinflammatories and/or tylenol (acetaminophen). If does not improve, go see your family physician. ...Read more

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Yesterday morning I went to take a shower. As I was getting out of the shower my neck popped and I felt great pain. Cant move it on the left side now.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Yesterday morning I went to take a shower. As I was getting out of the shower my neck popped and I felt great pain. Cant move it on the left side now.

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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My 2 herinated discs in my neck are causing pain on my left side, i feel pain in my chest and cannot move very well or lay down too painfull?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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My 2 herinated discs in my neck are causing pain on my left side, i feel pain in my chest and cannot move very well or lay down too painfull?

Cervical radiculopat: Pinched nerve from herniated disk in neck is known as cervical radiculopathy. Most cases will resolve in 4-6wks regardless of what you do. But it'll be longest 4-6wks of life. Physical therapy is only treatment that has Grade A evidence. Everything else is Grade C or worse. Traction is considered experimental but may be of use if supervised by PT. Warning signs include weakness & loss of function. ...Read more

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The other day as i was sitting my neck suddenly turned (not sure if spasm). Cant move it left right ..Feels sore pain should I be worried what is that?

The other day as i was sitting my neck suddenly turned (not sure if spasm). Cant move it left right ..Feels sore pain should I be worried what is that?

Still present?: If came/went, sounds like a spasm, which may still be case if still present, but could be other (like torticolis), and should be evaluated by dr if still present. ...Read more

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Please help! i can't move my neck to the left almost at all?

Neck pain: You need to be examined by a competent doctor - many things need to be taken into consideration - how long have you had this problem, what is your medical history etc and this needs to be matched with findings on sound and complete physical exam - see a doctor for this condition. ...Read more

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I cannot move my neck to the right without extreme pain. What do you suggest?

I cannot move my neck to the right without extreme pain. What do you suggest?

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up and can't move my neck to the left side. What is the reason for this?

I woke up and can't move my neck to the left side. What is the reason for this?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for other options. If it still does not resolve, i would recommend to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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I woke up at 4am to a loud pop in my neck. And i'm unable to move my neck to the left without a horrible pain shooting pain. What's wrong with me?

I woke up at 4am to a loud pop in my neck. And i'm unable to move my neck to the left without a horrible pain shooting pain. What's wrong with me?

See your doctor: It seems you are having symptoms compatible with a cervical radiculopathy. That is an irritation of the nerve in your neck that distributes in your upper extremities. However, since you only mentioned a brief history the other component is a thorough physical examination which could be performed by your doctor. From there further studies like x-rays of your neck may be ordered. ...Read more

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My brother can't move his neck to the left side & when he does he's in pain any suggestion for recovering? Ps he's only 7

Neck pain: It's possible that he has a muscle spasm, but I do recommend that he seeks medical care to confirm it is not anything more serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have swelling on the right side of my face from the top of my neck to my ear. I cannot move my neck without pain. ?

Pain is a sign: your body is telling you there is something wrong. you need to see a doctor for this ASAP as the swelling is in an unusual area. it sounds like you may have a possible skin or soft tissue infection that is spreading. ...Read more

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My neck has locked up and can't move it to the left at all and stays like that up to twenty min. In the last six months this has happened 5 or 6 times the pain feels like it is maybe from one of the first 4 or 5 verda

It : It sounds like you may be dealing with a muscle spasm. Have you tried musce relaxers or anti-inflammatory medications? I am curious to know what relieves the pain? Do you have any other symptoms when this happens like tingling or numbness? Were you involved in an accident prior to the start of these symptoms? When you see your primary care provider for this issue, these and other questions will be asked, along with a physical exam, and possibly imaging studies ordered. This is the only way to figure out what exactly you are dealing with, and to ensure proper treatment. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Neck pain really bad cant move it?

Neck pain really bad cant
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See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (ie 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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Since march, I have pain in the left side of my neck..not all the time ..But.sometimes the pain moves to the back of my head too..What you Think?

Local Myalgia: Local myalgia includes muscle co-contraction and muscle soreness. Good rest, moist heat, passive muscle stretching and OTC NSAIDs will solve the problem. If pain persists after 2 weeks see your doctor for examination and tests. ...Read more

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I feel a ball inside the left side of my neck. It moves around when I push it around it's wierd. What can this be. Haven't noticed any symptoms at all?

I feel a ball inside the left side of my neck. It moves around when I push it around it's wierd. What can this be. Haven't noticed any symptoms at all?

Reactive LN?: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to dental or oral problems. Piercings that are removed often or irritated can cause this. It could also be a deep cyst, an enlarged salivary gland, and other things. You should get it checked. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the head on the left side that moves from neck to temple?

What can cause pain in the head on the left side that moves from neck to temple?

Occipital HA's: Muscle tension can put pressure on the occipital nerve & so can facet arthritis in the c-spine. They start in the neck or base odf the skull (occiput) and go up & over the top of ur head and settles behind the eyes. C a neurologist 4 eval & c-spine x-rays 2 b sure. ...Read more

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Help i woke up this morning n i can't move my neck mainly to the left. Is this whiplash?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
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Help i woke up this morning n i can't move my neck mainly to the left. Is this whiplash?

No: Whiplash specifically refers to the soft tissue injury caused by a jerking or whipping motion of the head - most commonly caused by a car accident. So that would be nearly impossible to do to yourself in your sleep. More likely, you may have degenerative discs (discs with wear and tear) in your neck which have been aggravated. Most such cases will resolve simply with time and conservative care. ...Read more