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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?

Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?

Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in neck when I move head back and it moves along spine and my arm numb, can you tell me what is it?

I have sharp pain in neck when I move head back and it moves along spine and my arm numb, can you tell me what is it?

Nerve irritation: Pain in arms when hyper extending the neck usually means pressure over the nerves root as they come exit from the neck and travel to the arm by it self this is quite unusual in some one as young as you but it is possible that spine could be narrow making it prone to irritate the spinal cord so you should get some work up to check your spine please see a neurologist or medical doctor soon. ...Read more

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Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.

Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from the bottom right side of high neck all the way to the middle of spine that numbs arm and fingers and doest allow me to turn my head?

Various options: Most commonly this is a trigger point in the paraspinous muscles or trapezoid causing radiating pain due to nerve irritation. Could be nerve root compression however so need to get an appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me when I get headaches, my head burns up, my neck hurts, my shoulder & arms have sharp pain, light headed, blurred vision.

What's wrong with me when I get headaches, my head burns up, my neck hurts, my shoulder & arms have sharp pain, light headed, blurred vision.

Migrane or fibromyal: It is possible you have true migrane headaches neck and shoulder trigger points associated with fibromyalgia also can cause these symptoms but that's still not all the possibilities you may need to see a neurologist. ...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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Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when I lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when I lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected side is called a positive "spurling's sign". Your shoulder blade pain is also characteristic of this. Would start with some otc antiiflams and if pain persists or weakness develops in hand or numbness persists would seek attention. ...Read more

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Muscle pain on arms and legs anxiety sharp pain on the side of my neck feeling exhausted all the time skin feels very sensitive?

Muscle pain on arms and legs anxiety sharp pain on the side of my neck feeling exhausted all the time skin feels very sensitive?

Axiety: Sounds like you're suffering from anxiety caused by severe stress. When you are very anxious, your muscles tighten and you expend a lot of energy. Hence, you have muscle pains and fatigue. See a psychiatrist or psychologist and perhaps a message therapist and a teacher of meditation. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in the back of my head more on right side. It comes and goes. Also my neck is sometime stiff and can't move in any direction. Thank you?

I get sharp pain in the back of my head more on right side. It comes and goes. Also my neck is sometime stiff and can't move in any direction. Thank you?

Occipital neuralgia: Hi Amila,
You may have an irritation of one of your occipital nerves. These nerves are formed from upper nerve roots of the cervical spine, and they course through a couple of layers of neck musculature to innervate your scalp. You may have some tight neck muscles compressing this nerve intermittently. Try icing your neck, physical therapy, or see a dr for an occipital nerve block procedure. ...Read more

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Hello, I was laying down and moved my head to the right and heard a loud pop. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck, I am having difficulty moving now.

You strained a: Muscle in your neck. It probably hurt when you changed position suddenly. Or you popped a vertebral disc, but that is very unusual unless you have had significant trauma to the neck in the past. Either way if it doesn't get better with ibuprofen and some massage, and if it primarily hurts right in the middle of the neck spine, then you need to go get some MRI at the ER. ...Read more

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I had sharp pain on top my head, when I move just right. Then my neck feel like going spasm. What does this soumd like?

Neck pain: Neck pain when turning to the right that radiates to the top of the head and is associated with muscle spasms could be a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. Sometimes complications from a root canal can mimic a pinched nerve in the neck. See your dentist to ensure there are no complications related to the recent procedure before seeking a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have really sharp pain in my chest when I move my neck forward, or to the right or left. Also when I lie down and lift my arms up.

I have really sharp pain in my chest when I move my neck forward, or to the right or left. Also when I lie down and lift my arms up.

Musculoskeletal: Sounds like you have strained a muscle or one of the joints in your chest. Common in your age group and sometimes takes a while to heal. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs and rest are the mainstays of treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when I touch top bone sticking out of my shoulder and it hurts to move arm over head and other ways?

Sharp pain when I touch top bone sticking out of my shoulder and it hurts to move arm over head and other ways?

May be AC joint pain: The ac joint is where your clavicle meets your acromion (see diagram) and may become arthritic and cause a painful lump on the top of your shoulder. Doing a quick google search to see if this fits with what you are seeing and feeling is reasonable. If this does not fit or you think you need treatment then you should see someone for an evaluation in person. ...Read more

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Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest.?

Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest.?

Possibly from a: Pinched nerve from a slipped disc. Your dr may consider doing an xray and MRI of your cervical and thoracic spine to confirm this. God bless u! ...Read more

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Sharp pain bottom at the back right hand side of head just above the neck, frequently when hit or I move too fast. Please help?

Very common: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more