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Doctor insights on: Pain In The Front Of The Neck Radiating Form The Collar Bone

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Front of my neck just to the left of my trachea feels tight from my jaw down to collar bone. Feels worse for a min after I drink water or look up. Why?

Front of my neck just to the left of my trachea feels tight from my jaw down to collar bone. Feels worse for a min after I drink water or look up. Why?

Be seen: There are a number of ootential considerations, many if which relate to an abnormality of the upper GI tract and/or trachea. A good medical check up with an internist would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I have pain that goes from under rightside chin down front side of neck just to the right of center of neck in to chest just below collar bone. Csuse?

I have pain that goes from under rightside chin down front side of neck just to the right of center of neck in to chest just below collar bone. Csuse?

Muscle/thyroid: You should be examined. You may have an irritation of the anterior SCM muscle (sternocleidomastoid), and inflamed lymph node or enlarged thyroid gland. Impossible to diagnose without an examination. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck in the front from the bottom of my ear to the collar bone on the right side is swollen. What can I do for this?

I have pain in my neck in the front from the bottom of my ear to the collar bone on the right side is swollen. What can I do for this?

Muscle related: Your pain sounds like it involves the sternocleidomastoid muscle. You may have sprained/injured this muscle without realizing it. I would recommend trying ice, nsaids (ibuprofen or naproxyn), and gentle stretches. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Yes: If there is a clear infection in the area the lymph nodes react and they can be also painful not just larger. Hopefully your are treated appropriately as when the infections subsides the lymph nodes will go down in size.
Keep and eye on the situation. ...Read more

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My left collar bone hurts and the pain moves from my left side of the neck and continues thru the bone than goes to the back side of the bone.

Needs evaluation: The pain could be coming from a variety of sources. The most likely cause is musculoskeletal; it could be due to a muscle strain, or referred from the neck. However, the pain could also be non-musculoskeletal, coming from your lungs, for example. If it has persisted for more than a week and is not improving, I would definitely have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My left collar bone sticks out more then my right and its pointy where it sticks out at the base of the neck and my right one doesn't. It doesn't hurt?

My left collar bone sticks out more then my right and its pointy where it sticks out at the base of the neck and my right one doesn't. It doesn't hurt?

Old injury?: Did you have a fracture in the past? It may just be a healed fracture. If not you should get it looked at by a doctor and likely an xray. There are conditions that are of concern that present this way and should be looked at. ...Read more

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What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone?

What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone?

Thyroid: There are many causes of swelling in the front of the neck. An enlarged thyroid, and enlarged lymph nodes are some of the causes. A visit to the doctor should help determine. ...Read more

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Pain in left collar bone and left arm and neck?

Pain in left collar bone and left arm and neck?

Could be anything: Shoulder sprain
Cardiac pain
Cervical spondylosis
Diaphragmatic irritation

Endless possibilities. Needs a proper history and examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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Why does my edema get between my neck and collar bone?

Several potentials: Edema in this area could be caused by several conditions, such as a clavicle fracture, a trapezius sprain/strain, an upper lung lesion, cervical radiculopathy, etc. See your physician if symptoms are persistent. ...Read more

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For two days the back of my neck/head, shoulders and collar bone hurt. But it's more like my skin hurts, only when something touches it? It's weird..

neck pain: Wonder if you experience some type of trauma. It is unlikely for something of this nature to present on its own at your age. It sounds like a nerve type pain giving your sensitivity to touch. You need to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Please see below: It looks like you have a condition called osteoarthritis of shoulder joint. Pain medications and exercise may be helpful, if this does not help, I would recommend you to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could have caused a pea size movable lump on collar bone and neck?

Sounds like an enl--: Arged lymph node, from either an infection in the mouth, tonsils, tongue area; thyroid;
chest infections or lesions in the lung.
See your pcp to get evaluated with labs. Removal of the ln for biopsy would be best way to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone- is this normal?

Was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone- is this normal?

Lipomas: Regardless of location, are usually harmless. If it changes in size, causes pain, it'stime for consult for removal to see if the clinical impression was wrong. ...Read more

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I just found a small bump on my neck right above my left collar bone. Do I need to be concerned?

I just found a small bump on my neck right above my left collar bone. Do I need to be concerned?

Yes: Depending on where exactly the bump is, this could be anything from swollen lymph glands, through infection, to cancer. You should be especially concerned if you smoke. Get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Location important: Your sketch does raise a question of a brachial plexus problem provoking headaches, or perhaps referred issues from the neck. So, need to search for thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spondylosis, etc. Therapy can be very successful, but need to have a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi! I was born with a lot of cysts clustered on neck right above my collar bone (right side) I wanted to know if there's something wrong with my body?

Hi! I was born with a lot of cysts clustered on neck right above my collar bone (right side) I wanted to know if there's something wrong with my body?

Cystic Hygroma?: Cystic Hygromas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic tissue. They typically occur in the neck and surrounding areas, including intrathoracic structures. If they cause obstruction to the airway or the blood vessels, they need immediate treatment. Treatment options are surgery, sclerosing agents, chemotherapy (although not malignant) or Radiation. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having pains in my lower back head and upper neck also my collar bone on the left is hurting the collar bone is pretty much constant but not head?

See a doctor: Depending upon you age you could have degenerative arthritis since multiple joints are involved or orther non specific conditions if no other systemic symptoms or signs are present like fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I just found a small lump on my neck right above my left collar bone. What could this be?

Lymph node.: This is a common place for lymph nodes. It depends on how large and how long it has been there if it is a worry or not. This area usually does not have large nodes so see your doctor given the location. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right side of neck itno collar bone on inhalation.?

Sharp pain in right side of neck itno collar bone on inhalation.?

Scalene the pain: Hope you pardon the pun. The scalene muscles live on both sides of neck. I've seen thousands of patients who report neck pain/discomfort and without fail, always the scalene muscles are so tight they are painful. Get them stretched out. Keep your shoulders down and neck stretched up. Even when lifting with arms, keep your shoulders down. Find s scalene muscle stretch from local physical therapist ...Read more