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Doctor insights on: Neck Pulsing During Running Left Side

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Neck started hurting close to heae in back left side while running today. I have gotten progressively worse and now I can barely turn my head. Injury?

Neck started hurting close to heae in back left side while running today. I have gotten progressively worse and now I can barely turn my head. Injury?

Muscle Spasm: The description of your symptoms sounds like a muscle spasm in your upper neck. The brain subconsciously contracts the para vertebral muscles to prevent perceived spinal injury. This is the reason, the pain become worse during the day. If the pain/spasm does not improve significantly, then discussing the symptoms with your doctor should be the next step. ...Read more

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I pushed myself while running, at the end felt throat tightened a little and exhausted then stopped, after left chest side discomfort but no other symptoms, 30 mins later it's better, should I worry?

I pushed myself while running, at the end felt throat tightened a little and exhausted then stopped, after left chest side discomfort but no other symptoms, 30 mins later it's better, should I worry?

No worries: As prior X-ctry runner I suggest a General rule: when you run you'll experience various unpleasantness. If you keep running, and it continues or gets worse-STOP. Something serious is going on. Rest. Get it checked out. If you run and the feeling eases up or resolves, it's minor and won't affect you long term. One exception to the rule- if problem keeps happening- get it checked. ...Read more

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Hello, When I start running I start to hear a throbbing sound in my neck where the pulse is located. It doesn't hurt but the sound is like throbbing

Hello, When I start running I start to hear a throbbing sound in my neck where the pulse is located. It doesn't hurt but the sound is like throbbing

Carotid artery: This may be normal, and one of those things where the more you think about it, the more you hear it. To be safe though, get an eval and make sure all is well with your BP and Physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can upper arm, chest, and neck pain when running be related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Can upper arm, chest, and neck pain when running be related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy creates what we call a dynamic obstruction. This means that as your heart works harder, it is working against itself and blocking the flow of blood. This can manifest with a wide range of symptoms including all of those that you described above. Expert treatment is required for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (usually from a cardiologist). ...Read more

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What would you make of lifelong fairly severe pain in lower teeth/gums, neck and chest when running or to a lesser extent on other exertion, with no discovered abnormalities after cardiac work-ups?

What would you make of lifelong fairly severe pain in lower teeth/gums, neck and chest when running or to a lesser extent on other exertion, with no discovered abnormalities after cardiac work-ups?

Chronic pain: Have you had a dental check-up? Chronic bruxism... Grinding or clenching the teeth could cause the chronic pain you are having. Although usually stress related, many people clench their teeth during activities.
See your dentist for an examination. Try using a nightguard/splint when you run and during other activities, and at night to relieve the tension inyour TMJ and on your teeth. ...Read more

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Can I get a sore throat while running? It seems I get a sore throat or symptoms when I run. Is it possible to get a sore throat while running? .

Yes: Some throats are very sensitive and can become inflamed by the air passing ove the tissue very rapidly. I personally have had that experience many times. ...Read more

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Why do I taste blood in the back of my throat when running? After this happens I feel like I can't breathe for a split-second and heart rate spikes

Why do I taste blood in the back of my throat when running? After this happens I feel like I can't breathe for a split-second and heart rate spikes

@ your age U should-: -C a cardiologist for a stress test 2 make sure Ur heart is ok 4 Ur running. May taste blood or snot, & this can B from heat, high humidity. As long as U don't spit blood U should B ok. Pulmonary hypertension can cause bleeding in the lungs, just like thuorbred horses that race. If a horse bleeds, a vet must scope the lungs, & it actually bleeding, they R allowed 2 run on Lasix (furosemide). Pulm.pressure dcrs ...Read more

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I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically, most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have like pulsing pain in the left side of my neck, its like my vein is trying to push too thick of blood through. Should i be worried?

I have like pulsing pain in the left side of my neck, its like my vein is trying to push too thick of blood through. Should i be worried?

No: No the vein does. It pulsate your feeling of pulsation is a combination of artery in the neck and muscle spasm. Try to relax and apply heat pad on the area you will feel better ...Read more

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I have a pulsing pain in the left side of my neck that i only feel when im standing and it hurts more when I inhale, could this be serious? I

Unusual: Since you state that increasing your intrathoracic pressure makes you have a sensation of blood vessels pulsating or backing up in your beck — it is possible you have a chest mass in the medistinum. This should be seen by a doctor. Maybe it is just your jugular vein? It is more usually see to distend when you do a vlasalva maneuver — which is to increase intrabominal pressure. See a doc. ...Read more

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I have pain on left front side of neck jugular veins are swollen and pulsing out when lying down neck is puffy, heart feels week have skipped beats?

I have pain on left front side of neck jugular veins are swollen and pulsing out when lying down neck is puffy, heart feels week have skipped beats?

Sounds concerning: You could have a serious problem with your heart but it is hard to know. You need to see your doctor locally and get checked out ...Read more

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Why does the side of my right leg gets sore a lot lately during running? Thanks for helping

Why does the side of my right leg gets sore a lot lately during running? Thanks for helping

ITband: If the pain is on the outer side of the knee area, you may have Illiotibial band syndrome (IT band), a common injury in runners. If that is the case there are several stretches and therapies available to treat. I suggest researching this on the web for suggestions ...Read more

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31 male I am into bodybuilding and jogging running etc. Why I am having continuous pain in left shoulder, back, arm and neck i. E full left side?

31 male I am into bodybuilding and jogging running etc. Why I am having continuous pain in left shoulder, back, arm and neck i. E full left side?

Weight lifting: These types of symptoms are seen in weight lifters. If you are chronically straining these areas by lifting weights or doing some stressful exercising, holding off for 7 to 10 days usually resolves the problem otherwise an exam of these areas by your pcp is recommended. ...Read more

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Head ache on just left side, also tingles and feels tight, third day running now constant with on off stuff neck ideas?

Head ache on just left side, also tingles and feels tight, third day running now constant with on off stuff neck ideas?

Many possibilities: The intermittent stiff neck is what is concerning here- it may be the effects of a muscle spasm like torticollis, but without further information, it is best to discuss your situation in person with a healthcare provider today in order to rule out other diagnoses such as meningitis and migraine headache. All the best. ...Read more

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Front of left hip/groin pain during running, no pain when walking, decreased my miles for 2 weeks no change in pain anything I can try to relieve pain?

Front of left hip/groin pain during running, no pain when walking, decreased my miles for 2 weeks no change in pain anything I can try to relieve pain?

See an Ortho surgeon: For a proper history/examination and xrays/scans to be properly diagnosed.
Take some Naproxen or Ibuprofen for the pain. The fact that you have no pain with walking, only with running, it probably is not arthritis or its minimal.
A cause in the back can also be excluded. ...Read more

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My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

See a doc today: Your description is particularly concerning because of the pain on swallowing. Along with the neck stiffness and pain when trying to lay down, the situation is concerning for infections that can be serious such as a blood clot, retropharyngeal abscess, or a meningitis. Therefore, see a doctor soon as possible to get diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Facet, disc,nerve: You may have irritated a higher cervical facet joint. Less likely you could have a cervical nerve root irritation or an occipital nerve irritation. Try gentle heating pads, ice, range of motion of your head and neck, gentle stretching, and go see your doctor to see if physiotherapy, medications like antiinflammatories, anti-spasmodics, nerve medications or injections may help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in vaine, neck on left side? What to do?

Throbbing pain in vaine, neck on left side? What to do?

Be seen: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My son says that when he runs he has pain hi neck and shoulder, not sure which side but today we played together and told me was his left side.

My son says that when he runs he has pain hi neck and shoulder, not sure which side but today we played together and told me was his left side.

Needs attention: If this is a new symptom, it could be a sprain Or other muscle inflammation. If it is a chronic problem there are many more considerations. He should have a good medical evaluation in either situation. ...Read more

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When running for 20+ minutes my leg hurts on the left side where the tendons are, doesn't happen when I exercise generally though, only when running?

When running for 20+ minutes my leg hurts on the left side where the tendons are, doesn't happen when I exercise generally though, only when running?

Could be a few thing: This could be a variety of issues — but if it continues unresolved for more than 2 weeks — a visit is in order to assure continued activity does not advance the possible injury. It could simply require some physical therapy — as a runner myself — it is important to have it checked out. Running is a great activity and does require a few "tune-ups" from docs time to time. It's a good problem. ...Read more