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What causes pain in the left side of neck?

What causes pain in the left side of neck?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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I had a pain in the left side of neck which lasted 3 mins yesterday , had exactly the same today at the same time any ideas?

I had a pain in the left side of neck which lasted 3 mins yesterday , had exactly the same today at the same time any ideas?

When and how: when it keep happening,is it right after you wake up,if that the case it could be the way you slept,is it after exercising or after a long day looking at a computer screen. and how it feels,like spasm,stabbing,or choking,is it one sided or both sides. most of the time it is a muscle spasm,like the one we get in the legs or the back,but more scary because of location. apply heat,eat banana,oranges. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in the left side of neck when taking in a deep breath?

What would cause pain in the left side of neck when taking in a deep breath?

Accessory muscles: When you breathe in, you use your primary breathing muscle, the diaphragm. For a deep or strenuous breath, you also engage accessory muscles, including musles in the neck that "pull up" on your rib cage to help get more air in. If those muscles are sore, or if there is some other pain, inflammation, or irritation in the neck, then a deep breath can lead to pain in that area. ...Read more

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I have a dull throbing pain on the left side of neck when i stand up or when i exercises . What could this be?

I have a dull throbing pain on the left side of neck when i stand up or when i exercises . What could this be?

Soft tissue: At your age, this is most likely due to soft tissue/muscle inflammation and/or sprain/strain. It would be reasonable to observe for a week or two and try anti-inflammatory meds as well as ice/heat. If your symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of neck connecting the head and back. Its a horrrible pain that is not able to be taken care of with pills. What is it?

Need evaluation: We can not diagnose your condition without proper detailed history and theorough examinantion and you may need xrays/mri if indicated in your case to make proper diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What is a pain starting from left side of neck towards the ear?

What is a pain starting from left side of neck towards the ear?

Neck and ear pain: This could be signalling an ear, nose or throat infection but without a thorough examination, this cannot be discussed further - best to get checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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I had pain in my left side of neck. right behind my ear.

Pain L side of neck.: For how long, does any specific position makes it worse, in the past, did you had trauma in the neck, such as an MVA, a whiplash injury, a fall, or any other injury ? Are you taking medication, You should be examined by a pain specialist and look for trigger points, Check for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, etc. Have imaging of the neck: x rays, MRI base of the skull- neck ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a week and a half and a pain on the left side of neck and shoulder, what could be causing this?

I've had a headache for a week and a half and a pain on the left side of neck and shoulder, what could be causing this?

Need more info: There are many reasons why you might be having the symptoms that you are reporting- pitched nerve, infection, tmj/tmd, etc. Are the symptoms chronic or acute, trauma related, change through the day or just upon awakening...? Should see a doctor to discuss the history and have a thorough exam. ...Read more

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