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I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?

I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain  positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?

Shoulder & neck pain: Your left shoulder and neck pain lasting 14 hours, dull and positional are unlikely to be cardiac, and more likely due to musculoskeletal as in sleeping wrong. But it would be virtually impossible to determine the cause based on your descriptions alone. If seriously concerned, please see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Not normal: If your symptoms are this intense, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to feel random occurring pains in the abdomen, left shoulder, and neck?

What would cause someone to feel random occurring pains in the abdomen, left shoulder, and neck?

Vague: Your symptoms are so vague. Really need more history and description. See your doc toe for further evaluation if you are troubled so much by this but you must be able to give a more thorough history ...Read more

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I have sudden, dull, consistent pain in my shoulders and neck, what could have caused this, how can I stop it? Earlier this morning (around 12:30am) i started experiencing severe, sudden pain in my left shoulder and neck region (specifically the top of th

As : As this is new and sudden you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. The possibilities include cardiac pain (cardiac (heart) pain is typically more in the chest but can radiate to the left shoulder and neck, and is sometimes associated with shortness of breath, palpitations, and sweating), pain from an artery in your chest (this pain is usually sharp and stabbing and predominantly in the back), lung causes (usually pain is worse with deep breathing), muscular pain (can come on for no apparent reason, is usually worse with movement, relieved by holding still), nerve pain (usually pain radiating down the arm associated with numbness), or several other possibilities. As this is new and you sound very painful please be seen by your doctor. If your doctor can't see you immediately or if you develop shortness of breath, feel light headed, sweaty, or new symptoms then you must go to the er. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?

Left shoulder and neck muscles continuously hurt and can't seem to get any relief. Why is this happening to me?

Time for doc eval: In a patient your age, this is often due to myofascial dysfunction- meaning strained, inflexible and restricted soft tissues in your area of pain. Often seen in young women who do a lot of reading, typing, desk & computer work. X-rays can evaluate the cervical spine and shoulder. Physical therapy, stress reduction, trigger point injections & improving posture can be helpful for myofascial pain. ...Read more

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Relieving shoulder and neck pain possibly due to improper lifting? I lift a lot a work, and now feel a sharp pain between my left shoulder and neck.

Relieving shoulder and neck pain possibly due to improper lifting?  I lift a lot a work, and now feel a sharp pain between my left shoulder and neck.

Relief: Most likely you gave a shoulder impingement syndrome common in weight lifters including myself. Nsaids ice heat. Less like possibilities include pulled trap muscle or high cervical disc herniation. Physical therapy guided by therapist with stretch bands helpful to counteract. Try to not go as deep with bench or military p. If no better see doc. ...Read more

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My top left shoulder and neck feels pushed forward and is sore to the point where my left arm feels paralyzed and numb what happened? Can it be fixed?

My top left shoulder and neck feels pushed forward and is sore to the point where my left arm feels paralyzed and numb what happened? Can it be fixed?

Consult spine MD: This sounds as though you have a pinched nerve in your neck. Please go see a neurosurgeon of orthopedic surgeon to evaluate your neck. Other options include an urgent care center to try and get a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck, a week ago i had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck,  a week ago i had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

Musculoskeletal: Likely musculoskeletal involving neck, shoulder, arm. Any specific physical activities, specifically sports or work relatedvwhere you may be overusing your left arm or assume a specific posture for longer periods of time? ...Read more

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A sharp pain for 30 secs or so, like muscle spasm, extending from left chest to left shoulder and neck. same muscle tightness taking deep breaths 30 mins after the initial pain, should I worry?

You are young: Of course, people tend to worry about left chest pain being cardiac in origin. This would not be common at your age (but not impossible). In broad overview, sharp, short pains are less often of serious cause unless pain is quite severe and/or associated with other abnormalities. Ultimately, cannot diagnose this way; so, if concerned then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain in my left shoulder and it goes up the side of my neck... What could this be?

Musculoskeletal: Neck & shoulder pain is most commonly musculoskeletal in nature, typically your trapezius muscle that attaches your neck to your shoulder. Perhaps you strained & injured it. Rest your shoulder by avoiding activities that make it worse. If you notice numbness, tingling or weakness in your arm, it suggests involvement of your spinal cord, eg pinched nerve. Go see your family doc for further evaluati. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

See details: It is likely just a referred pain from the neck. One cannot tell if it is neck or shoulder without an exam. ...Read more

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What causes a very painful spasm around the left shoulder blade? It hurts to move my neck also.

What causes a very painful spasm around the left shoulder blade? It hurts to move my neck also.

Varies: There are a number of potential causes, from a pinched nerve in the neck to a peri scapular problem such as a subscapular bursitis. A physical exam would usually give a good idea, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more