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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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Relieving shoulder and neck pain possibly due to improper lifting? I lift a lot a work, and now feel a sharp pain between my left shoulder and neck.

Relieving shoulder and neck pain possibly due to improper lifting? I lift a lot a work, and now feel a sharp pain between my left shoulder and neck.

Relief: Most likely you gave a shoulder impingement syndrome common in weight lifters including myself. Nsaids ice heat. Less like possibilities include pulled trap muscle or high cervical disc herniation. Physical therapy guided by therapist with stretch bands helpful to counteract. Try to not go as deep with bench or military p. If no better see doc. ...Read more

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I have been having left shoulder, armpit and neck pain. It sometimes radiated down the whole arm. What can it be? It is constant!

I have been having left shoulder, armpit and neck pain. It sometimes radiated down the whole arm. What can it be? It is constant!

See physician: This could be a number of things, including nerve root irritation from your cervical spine, a brachial plexus injury from trauma or tumor, vascular, or even just referred pain from a shoulder injury. I wish I could be more help, but with a broad spread of pain and limited history, the best recommendation would be to see a doctor. Make sure to ask about above listed issues and see what they think. ...Read more

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My friend is facing neck pain on the left side and due to this she is having pain on the left shoulder and hand from last three months. Reply asap?

My friend is facing neck pain on the left side and due to this she is having pain on the left shoulder and hand from last three months. Reply asap?

Need: Physical exam and imaging by a physician to determine the nature and extent of the problem in the neck causing nerve irritation. Treatment may be as simple as nerve medicine or more involved. It's hard to tell without physical exam. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain and weakness, lightheaded feels like I'm not there, headache, little chest pain, and neck pain should I be worried?

Left shoulder pain and weakness, lightheaded feels like I'm not there, headache, little chest pain, and neck pain should I be worried?

VAD-emergency: Did you have any neck or shoulder injury recently, or any repetitive motion by chance such as throwing balls etc? These symptoms are worrisome for a vertebral artery dissection (vad), which can also occur spontaneously. Do not delay having this evaluated, VAD is a potentially fatal condition. ...Read more

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I am t-2 w/ left upper inner arm pain, left armpit, left shoulder and left neck pain. This tends to happen a week to 2 weeks before my menses.

I am t-2 w/ left upper inner arm pain, left armpit, left shoulder and left neck pain. This tends to happen a week to 2 weeks before my menses.

Radiating pain: You need to get checked. It sounds to me like pain radiating to left arm area. See your doctor immediately. Do not assume it is related to period. ...Read more

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Can tendinitis in the arm cause osteoarthritis in neck? Hurt my left shoulder and 9months later started having neck pain. MRI was normal in shoulder

Can tendinitis in the arm cause osteoarthritis in neck? Hurt my left shoulder and 9months later started having neck pain. MRI was normal in shoulder

Guarding causes pain: When you have shoulder pain for a length of time you change the way you sit, stand and move, so your neck may be strained from the altered postures and motions. It's very common. And mild arthritis that was there before may become symptomatic, but less likely. Correct any muscle imbalance around the neck and middle back and the pain should resolve. Try physical therapy for 1 month, then re-eval ...Read more

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I have broad osteophyte complex w/ moderate foraminal stenosis in C6/7. Neck pain, esp. Left shoulder & arm. Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root?

I have broad osteophyte complex w/ moderate foraminal stenosis in C6/7. Neck pain, esp. Left shoulder & arm. Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root?

Yes: Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root? Yes, most likely. That's what osteophyte complex means --- a bone spur. The foramen is the canal through which your nerve route travels. If there is a spur there, you will get pain in that nerve root.
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Left sided neck pain, pain under left shoulder blades, occassional chest pain, . Mri shows thin osteophyte complex between c4-5 & c5-6. Heart sym?

Left sided neck pain, pain under left shoulder blades, occassional chest pain, . Mri shows thin osteophyte complex between c4-5 & c5-6. Heart sym?

Uncertain.: Coronary pain occurs with exertion and is relieved with rest. Pleurisy (inflammation of lung's lining) causes pain with taking a deep breath. Pericarditis (inflammation of heart's lining) causes chest pain and pain along the left side of the neck along the trapezius muscle. Pain from c4-5 and c5-6 involves muscles from the neck (trapezius) down to the wrist. It merits a medical exam. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder, left arm, and neck pain. Did an EKG and echo, everything normal. Dr GERD, but I still believe is my heart. Please help?

I have left shoulder, left arm, and neck pain. Did an EKG and echo, everything normal. Dr GERD, but I still believe is my heart. Please help?

If you had those-: -tests, you have to believe in them. If not satisfied with your own Md, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I've left shoulder, left arm, and neck pain. EKG and echo, everything normal. Dr said GERD, . I got the symptoms again after month in omeprazole. Help?

I've left shoulder, left arm, and neck pain. EKG and echo, everything normal. Dr said GERD, . I got the symptoms again after month in omeprazole. Help?

Ask your doctor: For referral to GI specialist. You might need to have endoscopy to evaluate your GERD condition. There are many different causes of pain in shoulder, arm, and neck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain, burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm, and a burning spot near bicep? Fear reduced blood flow. PCP says heart ok

What causes neck pain, burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm, and a burning spot near bicep? Fear reduced blood flow. PCP says heart ok

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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Neck pain into forehead and left side of nose left shoulder left arm left elbow left hip left leg left foot. Top of foot feel numb. What is this?

Headache?: Any reason to believe you are having a stroke? Are you having any weakness anywhere? How is your speech? The areas you described aren't linked so easily. Only place I source I could think of would be in your brain, but even there, what you are describing is just one place. Seek help please! ...Read more

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25 year old female. Left arm, shoulder and neck pain. Left chest near underarm pain. Dizziness and shortness of breath. Sweaty palms and feet?

25 year old female. Left arm, shoulder and neck pain. Left chest near underarm pain. Dizziness and shortness of breath. Sweaty palms and feet?

Medical exam needed: This is no a complaint for here. See a doctor to evalute soon.

25 year olds can have heart disease too., . ...Read more

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Am having pain in my shoulder and neck pain heaaches and leg pain all in left side I have different types of test and mir nothing has change please he?

Answer: Answer will be found depending on who is doing the looking. A neurologist, rehab, pain doctor, can put your problem together to arrive at a cause and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have severe gas right now, might be ibs, also shoulder and neck pain on left side. Yesterday had dull ache In left breast. Is it heart related?

I have severe gas right now, might be ibs, also shoulder and neck pain on left side. Yesterday had dull ache In left breast. Is it heart related?

Probably note: This does not sound like it is coming from your heart, I would want to know if this symptoms were worse when you grow up a flight of stairs or when you are exercising ...Read more