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For about 5 mins when I would breath in I would get sharp pain in side of neck & chest n lower left side of back why would this happen ?

For about 5 mins when I would breath in I would get sharp pain in side of neck & chest n lower left side of back why would this happen ?

Ice or heat,rest: pain that occurs with breathing in can be Pleurisy, where lining of lungs are inflamed & breathing in is painful. Also pain could be due to muscle spasm, paraspinal muscles along the spine can spasm, along with muscles left side of neck, causing pain. Rest & take it easy, try OTC aleve (naproxen) 1 tablet with food twice daily for a few days, see MD if no better. Physical Therapy helpful if muscle spasm ...Read more

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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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Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated. ...Read more

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What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

Multiple causes: Without knowing your history, it is difficult to give you a direct answer. Usually neck pain is caused by irritation of a spinal structure-e.g.-disc, facet joint, nerves. These in turn lead to muscle spasms. Other structures that reside in the neck may also be responsible for the pain-esophogeal inflammation , carotid artery dissection, myocardial infarction, etc. Bottom line, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

Unlikely: Many neck issues in your age group are brought on by poor posture esp slouching or lack of exercise. Use of. Computers, carrying a heavy backpack can also aggravate your neck and upper back muscles. Try to look at your posture to make sure you sit and stand fully erect. That's a place to start. ...Read more

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Pain in side if neck going behind ear and up into head. What could be wrong?

Pain in side if neck going behind ear and up into head. What could be wrong?

Occipital Neuralgia: Consider taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and placing it on that area for 10 mins on, then 10 mins off. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got pain on side of neck near ear running down the neck ?

Got pain on side of neck near ear running down the neck ?

See your physician: These symptoms may represent a headache, neuralgia, other neurological condition, muscle strain/spasm, etc. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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Crack my neck alot. Turned head to left side to crack, intense sharp shooting pain down side of neck to upper back.Could I have injured something?

Possible: Sounds like you may have pinched a nerve when "cracking your neck". It is also possible that a muscle has also been injured or is in spasm and your neck movement may make it worse. Something is out of balance - ? 4 ekgs in 4 months at your age? What does your chiropractor say about pain and spasm and anxiety/depression? ...Read more