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Can you tell me about having neck pain /shoulder pain that causes potential dizziness?

Can you tell me about having neck pain /shoulder pain that causes potential dizziness?

Some causes: There are some causes that can be associated with the neck pain and dizziness, This could be an extra rib (supernumerary rib). Have you had an xray done for that?
Other than that, it can be from a circulation problem going to the back of your head. Does it happen when y ou move your neck? ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Dizziness lasting a few minutes at a time. This has been happening throughout the day for a week. Stiff neck. Shoulder pain and nausea?

Occipital neuralgia: (ON) involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Why am I dizzy and have neck/upper shoulder pain when raising arms?

Why am I dizzy and have neck/upper shoulder pain when raising arms?

Probably not related: There is a rare condition called "the subclavian steal syndrome" that causes dizziness when you raise and use your left arm. It can be ruled out on physical exam in the office. Have your doctor check you. Otherwise, the two symptoms are probably not related. ...Read more

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I am taking Quadtab for two wks now. Is it to blame for the pain at the back of my eyes, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain and headache?

I am taking Quadtab for two wks now. Is it to blame for the pain at the back of my eyes, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain and headache?

May be side fx: Joint pain and visual changes have been reported with this combination of medicines, it is a good idea to report them to your medicine prescriber. These symptoms may also be unrelated to this medicine, but it is hard to know the answer. ...Read more

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After physical therapy for neck and shoulder pain, I always feel dizzy and nauseated. What causes that?

After physical therapy for neck and shoulder pain, I always feel dizzy and nauseated. What causes that?

Not normal: My recommendation is to let your therapist and doctor know that therapy is giving you nausea and making you dizzy. They will plan something different tailored for your needs. In my experiences physical therapy is a great tool and is never meant to cause you any nausea or discomfort. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been having this pain in the back of my head closer to my neck, it causes a headache, some dizziness and today it made my left arm/shoulder pain?

Could be a: Simple trapezius muscle spasm from over stretching or a problem with the disks or joints in the neck. You're 28, the trapezius spasm/strain is more likely. Try cold packs to sore areas and after looking at an image of it online look for ways to avoid chronic strain during hunching while sitting near computer/reading/sleeping. If the pain doesn't go away in a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left sided neck and shoulder pain, middle-lower back pain, dizziness, tingling and tiredness. What are these symptoms of?

Left sided neck and shoulder pain, middle-lower back pain, dizziness, tingling and tiredness. What are these symptoms of?

Many things: Left sided neck and shoulder pain could be from a cervical disk herniation or neck strain. Many things can cause the other symptoms. It would be best to see a medical specialist for a full exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes severe chest pain, shoulder pain, neck pain after eating followed by throwing up. Also dizziness, and sweating. Have had this 3 times?

What causes severe chest pain, shoulder pain, neck pain after eating followed by throwing up. Also dizziness, and sweating. Have had this 3 times?

YouGotYourHeartInIt: Glad I saw this. It worries me a little. Of course, any doctor would need to know more but, a lot of other possibilities aside for now, at your age it could be related to your heart. A rather rare form of angina.I'd expect you'd get those symptoms after exertion too but everybody is unique. Best to get the heart issue settled ASAP. I'd also consider what I've been eating and how much. Lighten-up for now. ...Read more

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Why do I have shoulder pain, dizziness and headaches during period? What can I do to feel better?

Hormonal fluctuation: It is OK to use antiinflammatory meds like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) (if you are not allergic)- these symptoms may be due to hormonal fluctuations during your menstrual cycle (or just before it) ...Read more

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Do I have meningitis? I have back and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue but the cold has subsided about a week ago.

Do I have meningitis? I have back and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue but the cold has subsided about a week ago.

Pain: For meningitis, you need to have stiff neck, fever, vomiting and have headaches. If your chin can touch your chest, this is not meningitis. You could be having muscle aches and stiffness ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain to the elbow. Vomited last pm. Feel week and dizzy upon standing. Started otezla last tuesday?

Left shoulder pain to the elbow. Vomited last pm. Feel week and dizzy upon standing. Started otezla last tuesday?

Call your doctor: Call the doctor who prescribed it And stop the med until you speak with that person. It may or may not be related to the med. ...Read more

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I have right arm pain and shoulder pain and feeling dizzy or light headed?

I have right arm pain and shoulder pain and feeling dizzy or light headed?

911: I'm very concerned these symptoms may not be simply musculoskeletal in origin. I strongly recommend you get evaluated right away, and yes that means the ER. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I am feeling cold and its hot, have the shoulder pain for almost a week now, I felt dizzy during the day at work and had to go home and running tummy?

I am feeling cold and its hot, have the shoulder pain for almost a week now, I felt dizzy during the day at work and had to go home and running tummy?

Time to see doctor: You should see the doctor. Your symptoms have gone on for a while so time to get checked. You may need some blood work to see what is going on so get going so you will feel better ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, sharp pelvic and rectal pain, mild spotting, shoulder pain, some dizziness, pulse/heartbeat on right side like a quiver?

Period 4 days late, sharp pelvic and rectal pain, mild spotting, shoulder pain, some dizziness, pulse/heartbeat on right side like a quiver?

See your doctor: Several possibilities, including pregnancy or pregnancy problems such as a tubal/ectopic (out of place) pregnancy than could be serious. Might also be other problems such as hormonal imbalance (even polycystic ovarian syndrome--pcos), stds, other infection. Best to check it out. If you don't want to be pregnant, you should discuss birth control. If you do, you should talk about that. ...Read more

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Following a vertigo (BPPV), I keep having the dizziness, neck & shoulder pain, headache, tingling and numbness in my extremities. MRI w/o contrast- neg?

Following a vertigo (BPPV), I keep having the dizziness, neck & shoulder pain, headache, tingling and numbness in my extremities. MRI w/o contrast- neg?

You may have a: Neck problem, like a pinched nerve or herniated disc causing your symptoms. See your doc or have a consult with a Neurologist. They are also Headache Specialists. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? I have ongoing neck/shoulder pain, weak legs, fatigue and dizziness. Are these due to the deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? I have ongoing neck/shoulder pain, weak legs, fatigue and dizziness. Are these due to the deficiency?

Few symptoms usually: Most pts with true vitamin d deficiency are virtually asymptomatic early on, and blood test levels often surprising. Do get this checked and monitored, but most likely, your symptoms are due to a different cause. ...Read more

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Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

Get evaluated: Are those sx new or something you've experienced before? In any case, call your primary care doctor to set up a meeting and discuss your symptoms to figure out "why? " you're experiencing them. Once you've done that, you can decide on a course of action. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.

Can stiff neck cause dizziness... My neck shoulder remains stiff next morning aftrr heavy badminton games.

Yes: Irritation to the neck and scalp muscles can give you headaches and dizziness. If your neck pain resolves after heavy muscle use but your other symptoms remain for more that a few days without improving I would suggest following with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an epidural in may last year. Since then my neck and left shoulder have caused severe pain plus dizziness. Symptoms connected to procedure?

Epidural: Epidurals done correctly (by well trained md's) rarely cause increased pain that lasts this long (you had it 5/13). More than likely you have some pathology that is not responsive to epidurals. ...Read more

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Feel pain at the back of the head-neck-uuper shoulder (just above the shoulder blade), dizziness, what's this? Need advise. Is it in the head or spine?

Feel pain at the back of the head-neck-uuper shoulder (just above the shoulder blade), dizziness, what's this? Need advise. Is it in the head or spine?

Muscle pain: It appears to be a muscle spasm in the trapezius muscle. Try some ice if it is a few days old. If longer try some moist heat like a warm compress. Put a wet towel in the microwave and warm it. Test is with your hand, so it does not burn your skin. Then place it on your shoulder for twenty mins each hour. You can also take some Motrin for the pain 600 mg, 3 tabs of the 200 mg tabs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sudden right side chest pain. Radiating to shoulder/neck/back. Hurts to use or put pressure on. Dizziness. Hurts with deep breaths. Help.

See below: More information (HX of trauma), a physical exam and a ECG are required to diagnose you. See a physician as soon as possible, as It could be a anything from a broken or lacerated rib to pericarditis. However, I doubt that you are having a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome. ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup I would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Severe back, shoulder, neck pain, migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea? I don't know what is wrong with me.

Severe back, shoulder, neck pain, migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea? I don't know what is wrong with me.

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more