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Throbbing neck pain. Right side of the neck. Sudden onset. What could this be?

Throbbing neck pain. Right side of the neck. Sudden onset. What could this be?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (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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Dr. Craig Morton
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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 neck pain (right side) shoulder blade pain (right), what can I do?

I have severe neck pain (right side) shoulder blade pain (right), what can I do?

Pinched nerve: Medication, therapy diagnostic studies will help find the reason and the solution. ...Read more

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I have upper right back pain and right side neck pain, right side chest pain. It shoots from the back to the from. Back pain when taking deep breaths?

I have upper right back pain and right side neck pain, right side chest pain. It shoots from the back to the from. Back pain when taking deep breaths?

Rhomboid and: levator scapulae muscle spasm is known to do the same thing with localized sharp back pain radiating to the front under the collarbone. Try warm compresses and firm massage on that side of back. Usually resolves so long as you are not experiencing breathlessness. If you are proceed to the ED for a chest xray to eliminate a pneumothorax or pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under right breast to the back, then shortness of breath, then neck pain right side, then numbing of right arm, then voice goes please help?

Sharp pain under right breast to the back, then shortness of breath, then neck pain right side, then numbing of right arm, then voice goes please help?

Lo of possibilities: You may have many different things causing this, but if you have chest pain with shortness of breath and pain up into neck I would seek medical attention as this may be your heart, despite being on your right side. Women are notorious for having atypical symptoms for heart disease. The loss of voice does not fit, but the rest is concerning for a cardiac cause to be ruled out first and foremost. ...Read more

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Who should check out neck pain on the right side?

Who should check out neck pain on the right side?

You can start with : Your own doctor as this could be due to a variety of issues. Your doctor can order the appropriate tests if needed and make the referrals to the consulting specialists if indicated. ...Read more

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Why am i having neck pain when move side to side and down?

Many poss. causes : Given your age, degenerative causes predominate. I'll assume you did not suffer a trauma to your neck. Infection could also cause neck pain but much less commonly, mostly IV drug users. Best thing is to see a specialist in non-operative spine care. Physiatrists are M.D.'s who specialize in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. If you have arm symptoms, seek care soon. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic neck pain, upper right side, c-1 or c-2?

What can cause chronic neck pain, upper right side, c-1 or c-2?

A few possiblities: C1 or C2 (or both) could be 'stuck', causing pain.Several nerves in the region could be inflamed.Tiny muscles around vertebrae could be chronically contracted.Disc injury/herniation.Tears of suboccipital tendons.A good history & osteopathic hands-on exam can differentiate such causes.Manipulation may fix or may need prolotherapy for ligaments, neuroprolo for nerves, or studies to rule out disc inj ...Read more

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Neck pain in the left side of my neck that won't go away. Help?

Neck pain in the left side of my neck that won't go away. Help?

Ligament weakness: Neck ligaments are weak and are inflamed. Prolotherapy can help heal this problem. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor to help you get full lasting relief. ...Read more