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I got a sudden pain in the side of my neck. Why does this happen?

I got a sudden pain in the side of my neck. Why does this happen?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve he should see his doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, i would recommend him to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. He may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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I had a tooth removed a few hours ago and I have been having pain in the side of my neck. The side the tooth was removed on. Is this normal?

I had a tooth removed a few hours ago and I have been having pain in the side of my neck. The side the tooth was removed on. Is this normal?

Not uncommon: You just had surgery. A period of recovery and healing may be accompanied with some discomfort. I'm sure your Dentist or Oral Surgeon gave you post-operative instructions, probably written. Follow them. ...Read more

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Random sharp head pains for a few seconds. I get them a lot but this time had a pain in the side of my neck to. Neck been sore to recently.Related?

Random sharp head pains for a few seconds. I get them a lot but this time had a pain in the side of my neck to. Neck been sore to recently.Related?

Sounds like tension: Tension headaches can give sharp shooting pain. I'd get checked by the doc at least once, though, because it would help to do a physical examination and rule out other stuff. ...Read more

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Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a muscular or a spinal condition or referred from another body part/region. You should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider and this is even more important given your young age. ...Read more

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Every few weeks i get a pain in one side of my neck spreading to the other side, then it goes after a few days but returns weeks later?

Every few weeks i get a pain in one side of my neck spreading to the other side, then it goes after a few days but returns weeks later?

Neck pain: The episodic nature of this coming and going is concerning for postural related causes including daily activity and sleep. Make sure that you do daily range of motion exercises and that you are diligent about proper posture. Also make sure you neck is supported at night...Not just your head on the pillow. ...Read more

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I have pain right front side of my neck for 4 days now very painful to touch hurts when I move my neck haven't been sick just woke up like this ?

Muscle strain: Pain in right front side of neck for 4 days without being sick could be due to a muscle strain. Try cold ice compresses and ibuprofen. If these are not working, please see you primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sudden sharp pain on the side of my neck?

Why do I get a sudden sharp pain on the side of my neck?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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What can I do about this sharp pain in right side of my neck?

Muscle spasm vs.nerv: You will need an orthopedic surgfeon exam mto be certain, however, if you have a simple muscle spasm then ibprofin and warm compresses may be helpful. ...Read more