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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr Dr. Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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I have severe neck pain, a headache, and difficulty swallowing. This has been going on since thursday and is getting worse. Should I go in?

I have severe neck pain, a headache, and difficulty swallowing. This has been going on since thursday and is getting worse. Should I go in?

Definitely: These symptoms worsening and for this long need to be seen by a physician and if this is really bad you might consider going into the er.

Dr. Craig Morton
1,563 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Have trouble swallowing. Have to gag food back up & try to re swallow. Happens numerous times a day. One side thyroid thicker. Neck pain sometimes.?

Have trouble swallowing. Have to gag food back up & try to re swallow. Happens numerous times a day. One side thyroid thicker. Neck pain sometimes.?

Dysphagia: There are many potential causes of dysphagia, or trouble swallowing. Some of them have to do with the esophagus, and others are neurologic in nature. Because your symptoms are so prominent, you should see a gastroenterologist promptly. Good luck.

Dr. Marcus Free Dr. Free
Surgery
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids), gagging and difficulty walkin...

Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms.

Dr. Kristin Sokol Dr. Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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My fiancee woke up with neck pain (she rated an 8/10 in pain). She also described a headache (gets dizzy every so often) and difficulty swallowing.

Seek medical care: Headache, neck pain, dizziness and difficulty swallowing - this patient should be seen in person by a physician. This could be caused by many different conditions but some serious.

Dr. Murray Grossan Dr. Grossan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
years in practice
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I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. Worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.

I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. Worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.

Cervical Symptoms: What you describe sounds like a disorder of the cervical spine. Perhaps there is a slipped disc or some change in the spinal column. Try hot shower to neck, GENTLY turn side to side for 3 minutes/day. If not relieved, need to get this checked by orthopedist.

Dr. Omar Eton Dr. Eton
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
34 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What causes ear, jaw, neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

What causes ear, jaw, neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

Complex: The head and neck is exquisitely intricate. Could be anything from an ear or upper respiratory infection to TMJ syndrome to cancer in a smoker. Could be a dental problem too. If worsening need an ENT doc to examine you, especially if a smoker. Motrin can help relieve symptoms. But if worse after the drug wears off need to see a doc.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes.

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Neck pain on my carotid artery that spreads to my jaw. On going for five days, 8/10 pain, sometimes get a stiff neck. Difficulty swallowing, no fever.?

Neck pain on my carotid artery that spreads to my jaw. On going for five days, 8/10 pain, sometimes get a stiff neck. Difficulty swallowing, no fever.?

See a Doc: You really need to see a doctor immediately. There are many possible causes and a few of these causes can be serious. You should go to an emergency room today if you cannot get in to see a doctor to have this checked out and make sure nothing serious is going on.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

I am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain.

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What causes lower neck pain when swallowing?

What causes lower neck pain when swallowing?

Lots: Could be inflammation of throat, enlarged thyroid, swollen lymph nodes, tumor, other.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Douglas Linville II Dr. Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
26 years in practice
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What are the causes of neck pain and difficulty in swallowing?

DISH: Exaggerated bone spurs on the front of the spine may do this. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, if you're a googler. Unlikely if you're 35. I would treat these as two separate problems. See an ENT for swallowing issue. Try pt, nsaids, etc for neck. Obtain doctor's eval if not improving.

Dr. Prem Gupta Dr. Gupta
Neurology
44 years in practice
Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College
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Can allergies cause neck pain when swallowing?

Not likely: Unless you are calling sore throat from laryngitis or pharyngitis which could possibly be allergic, pain in the back of neck does not happen from allergies.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, I would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, I would first recommend evaluation by a physician.

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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25 male swallowed a chicken bone was about 3cm long. But it is a matter of concern that still he is suffering from headache and neck-pain badly.

Bone: Chicken bone should not cause a headache but the neck-pain is more worrisome - you need a consultation with a head and neck md for further evaluation to see if the bone has lodged in the esophagus.

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Dr. Jason Marchetti Dr. Marchetti
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?

I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?

Many strap muscles: First, if this has been going on for a while, it needs to be looked at by your doctor. Do a google search of neck muscle anatomy (look for photos) and try to figure out which of the strap muscles is in the location of your pain. There are several layers of muscles so you may need to study a few different diagrams. See if palpating and stretching a specific muscle helps or aggravates your pain.

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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I'm having neck pain and it hurts when I swallow the back of my neck when I swallow and the neck pain could possibly be from sleeping wrong I'm not sure. Maybe you can help me out?

I'm having neck pain and it hurts when I swallow the back of my neck when I swallow and the neck pain could possibly be from sleeping wrong I'm not sure. Maybe you can help me out?

Muscle pain?: It may be due muscle discomfort from your sleeping position. Of course, it really needs a proper evaluation my your primary care. If it is severe, and/or unrelenting then you should see your primary care doctor next week. Hope this helps!

Dr. Mathew Chengot Dr. Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
39 years in practice
University of Kerala, Kottayam Medical College
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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more