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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more

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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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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

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I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side - on &off for a few months.

I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side - on &off for a few months.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, with a dull pain in the lower left side of my head. Feels like something needs to pop. Neck pain also?

I am experiencing headache, with a dull pain in the lower left side of my head. Feels like something needs to pop. Neck pain also?

Head and neck pain: Pain is non specific, neck pain from neck muscle spasm, cervical spine diseases can radiate up to the head and ear on the same side. Try ibuprofen, warm compress to neck, see neurologist if no improvement. ...Read more

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Have had a dull pain on left side of my neck for 7 days. 4 days ago I noticed a small cluster of 6 blisters right in the middle of chest. Shingles?

Have had a dull pain on left side of my neck for 7 days. 4 days ago I noticed a small cluster of 6 blisters right in the middle of chest. Shingles?

Likely not: Your question reveals a dull pain on lateral neck, then 4 days later a cluster of blisters in middle of the chest. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, and lays dormant and usually strikes elderly people with weakened immune systems. Pain normally referred to as intense, and the blistering would not cross the midline, but be affecting a stripe unilaterally called a dermatome. ...Read more

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Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities: By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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22y male, dull pain and ache only on left side chest, back, shoulder, neck and uper arm. No shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness. What's the dx?

22y male, dull pain and ache only on left side chest, back, shoulder, neck and uper arm. No shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness. What's the dx?

Chest pain? Etiol: Cardiac cause such as pericarditis needs to be evaluated. Could also be musculosketetal / neuromuscular. Needs further workup. ...Read more

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I suddenly got a dull pain on left side of neck (Pain level 8 out of 10), with blurry vision in left eye and huge discomfort in left ear. No fall/sharp blow. What do I have?

I suddenly got a dull pain on left side of neck (Pain level 8 out of 10), with blurry vision in left eye and huge discomfort in left ear. No fall/sharp blow. What do I have?

Acute Eye Ear Neck: Blurry vision is an issue especially if you have not experienced this before & IF it is STILL continuing as you read this. Please have the source of the blurred vision PHYSICALLY checked out. Tonight. Had you not included this vision info, then I would have been suspicious of your upper cervical facet joints causing acute dull pain in the left side of your neck with radiation into your ear. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and an ache in my left chest for several weeks on and off. Ache in chest especially when I wake up and start moving around in morn...

I have neck pain and an ache in my left chest for several weeks on and off. Ache in chest especially when I wake up and start moving around in morn...

Early morning chest: Pain is worrisome. Oddly, the first hour after awakening is the most likely time to have a heart attack. The pain you're experiencing at age 63 could indeed be from your heart struggling to get blood and oxygen. There are many other causes possible, but I would urge an urgent visit with your physician, or a trip to the emergency department or even call 911 if the chest pain returns. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night.?

Musculoskeletal: Your description is of musculoskeletal pain - myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, muscular strain, stretch, or pull. Simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) rest, heat, massage, and time should help you feel better. If not, you'll have to see your doctor for more advanced therapy. ...Read more

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Hi everyday I have neck pain. Left chest pricking. Ear ringin. Weakness. Losing of balance. Headache in back and in sides. Please help me. Thanks

Hi everyday I have neck pain. Left chest pricking. Ear ringin. Weakness. Losing of balance. Headache in back and in sides. Please help me. Thanks

Neck pain: There are many things that can be causing these symptoms. One of them is a possible disc herniation in your neck this can cause neck pain, radiating arm pain, pain radiating towards the chest as well as pain and symptoms radiating to your ears. You should start by seeing your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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25yrs. Use to smoke quit 50 days ago. Had left side chest/arm/neck pain, took goodys powder, went away now I feel nauseous and extremely fatigued?

25yrs. Use to smoke quit 50 days ago. Had left side chest/arm/neck pain, took goodys powder, went away now I feel nauseous and extremely fatigued?

See your doctor: Hard to say what the left sided pain you had was just from what you presented. A doctor needs to know the exact nature of the pain, whether it came on suddenly or gradually, in which area first and spreading to which area next, the nature of the pain (sharp, dull, knife-like, pressure-like) and what was happening before the pain started. The aspirin, tylenol&caffeine you took can cause the nausea. ...Read more

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Yesterday and today I have had chest, shoulder, jaw, and neck pain on my RIGHT side, not my left...could I be having heart problems?

Yesterday and today I have had chest, shoulder, jaw, and neck pain on my RIGHT side, not my left...could I be having heart problems?

Not likely: There's no way to know for certain without an exam and an ECG. However at your age, and with symptoms that are not typical, it is unlikely. Still, if the problem persists I'd recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Right side of neck pain, right side of brain ache, hard to bring neck down to chest sometimes and feeling numbness, what could this be?

Right side of neck pain, right side of brain ache, hard to bring neck down to chest sometimes and feeling numbness, what could this be?

Number of things: Could be herniated disc in neck. Could be other things as well. See doctor imaging (mri head and cervical spine) to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have tingles down my left arm, nauseous, tight chest and neck pain & a headache all of the left side. What is it?

I have tingles down my left arm, nauseous, tight chest and neck pain & a headache all of the left side. What is it?

2 B sure get checked: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy/drive, decreased libido/performance, hives/other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food ; substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea ; abdominal discomfort, headaches ; more significant neurologic problems. But get checked now. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of needle like pain lasting for a few seconds in hamstring, calf, foot, abdomen, left side of chest also neck pain?

Sounds serious: Could be serious problem especially if you have accompanying dizziness or difficulty breathing please contact your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tickling feeling in chest as well as chest/arm pain occasionaly. Also neck pain on the left side/ throat pain?

It could a heart-: -related so best 2 C Ur PCP or internist & have this ruled out. That's the major thing it could B. It all is ok, C an orthopedic surgeon 4 a hands on eval & imaging. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?

Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?

Probably not cancer: Given those set of symptoms, would think more about GI origin and musculoskeletal, but definitely should be evaluated further.
A ct of chest would rule out or rule in lung pathology which may be considered. ...Read more

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Been feeling weird lately. Chest discomfort, pain near collarbone, feels like a lump in my throat, burp, ab pain, nausea, pain in neck- all left side?

Been feeling weird lately. Chest discomfort, pain near collarbone, feels like a lump in my throat, burp, ab pain, nausea, pain in neck- all left side?

Need to see your doc: There's too many things going on that could potentially be a problem for you that can be easily remedied. So it's best to see your PCP or doctor soon to find out what's going on. I know you want to feel better soon too. It's time. So don't delay! ...Read more

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I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?

I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?

Viral infection: It sounds like the thumping in your ear is the result of fluid in the middle ear. This is likely caused by a respiratory viral infection since you also have other symptoms that might go along with this. If not better in a week call your doctor. ...Read more

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Random twinges of neck pain on either side. Mild left side chest cramp/arm pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray. 21, active. Heart problem?

Random twinges of neck pain on either side. Mild left side chest cramp/arm pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray. 21, active. Heart problem?

Neck pain: It is very unlikely at your age for chest pain to be related to your heart, especially with a normal workup. If you have been weight training, you may have muscle strain in the neck and chest. Are you anxious? Some folks get chest pain and it is due to panic attacks that come unexpectantly. If that could be the case, see your doctor. Take Ibuprofen 400mg 3x/day with food for muscle strain. ...Read more

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A deep dull pain in the upper left side of your chest, (right above the heart), can be felt to the throat?, (concerned)

A deep dull pain in the upper left side of your chest, (right above the heart), can be felt to the throat?, (concerned)

Further work up: If this pain comes with exertion such as walking or climbing stairs then you should think of it as angina or pain coming from blockage of the arteries of the heart. You would need some form of stress test to see if it is coming from the heart. Also if you have Nitroglycerin tablets then next time you get chest pain, try taking ntg under the tongue. If the pain is relieved in a few minutes then it su. ...Read more

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Hi I always have a slight pain in my shoulder and ribs on left side and back also have a pain in neck and feels vertigo also BP is high at times.

Hi I always have a slight pain in my shoulder and ribs on left side and back also have a pain in neck and feels vertigo also BP is high at times.

See a doctor: This collection of symptoms may or may not be in any way connected. You need to provide a full detailed history to a patient listener, undergo a thorough exam and perhaps some testing. This cannot be done over the internet. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have this pain that starts under the armpit the upper part near the breast on the left side only my tells me I have a hitial hernia and neck pain.?

I have this pain that starts under the armpit the upper part near the breast on the left side only my tells me I have a hitial hernia and neck pain.?

Possibly hernia: If you have a large hiatal hernia, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, it could be the cause of your symptoms. An upper GI contrast study would be able to tell how big the hernia is. ...Read more