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Knots and pain on both sides of my neck.

Knots and pain on both sides of my neck.

Muscular: More than likely this is increased muscle tension in the neck muscles and is related to chronic stress or strain such as can occur with certain activities,exercises or sleeping in awkward positions or with use of poor pillow support. Stress management, change of pillows or posture at work, muscle relaxants, massage therapy, antiinflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) are possible treatment measures. ...Read more

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Having Sharp pain on the back of my neck comes and goes spreads top both sides of my neck?

Having Sharp pain on the back of my neck comes and goes spreads top both sides of my neck?

Come & Go Neck Pain: What are you doing when the sharp pain attacks your neck? Bending your head forward? Tilting it back? Turning your head abruptly to one side or the other? Anything traveling into the base of your skull? If attacks are noted more with tilting your head back or turning your head to the sides, then your cervical facet joints might be intermittently getting irritated. ...Read more

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Pain on top of both shoulders?

Trapezius: Pain along the top of your shoulders and toward the neck suggests irritation of the top edge of the trapezius muscles. You stress those muscles when you lift weight from below in a rowing motion. It's not necessarily bad if it's from exercise. Try a warm, damp towel around the back of your neck and over your shoulders. Also Acetaminophen or aspirin. If worsening see doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on both sides of stomach?

More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. When did the pain start, any associated symptoms like worse with food, any pain with movement, any history of ulcers, taking anything like Aspirin or ibuprofen, any history of utis or kidney stones, any prior surgeries, any nausea, vomiting, fever? ...Read more

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I have tightness and pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. Pain on left side back of thigh and tightness in back of other areas of both thighs.

I have tightness and pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. Pain on left side back of thigh and tightness in back of other areas of both thighs.

Common complaint: What is your usual level of activity? Have you done any extra-ordinary exercise? Walking up stairs? Heavy lifting? All of these things can cause 'tightness.' Usually just muscular in nature. Of course if you're having other complaints like foot weakness, instability of your gait, difficulty/losing control of urine - bowel ; you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower stomach across from belly button on both sides and in my back on both sides , nausea.

What causes pain in lower stomach across from belly button on both sides and in my back on both sides , nausea.

Spasms: One possible cause is spasms of the intestines causing a cramp like discomfort which can radiate around both sides to the back with reflex nausea. Irritable bowel syndrome may have this symptom with constipation or diarrhea. If this occurs often,consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have a burning pain in my back on both sides?

Vague symptoms: Other information such as inciting event/truama, time course, exacerbating/relieving factors, referring areas of pain, and concurrent symptoms( fevers, pain with urination) etc is needed as the differential is large. Get formal evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I havw been having head pain and neck pain on the right side sometimes on the front of my head aswell?

I havw been having head pain and neck pain on the right side sometimes on the front of my head aswell?

Couple possibilities: 1-sided headache, esp if throbbing is often associated with 'migraines'. If this type of pain is new to you, though, consider sinus problems (causing 1-sided pain with referral to remainder of side of head and neck.)more commonly, cervicogenic causes, ie coming from neck muscle, upper rib, or vertebral dsyf tightens down muscles in neck, up side of head into face.Osteopathic manipulation can help. ...Read more

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Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?

Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?

Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read more

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Lump behind my left knee and also on the back of my neck on the right side. ?

Lump behind my left knee and also on the back of my neck on the right side. ?

Require exam: these may not be related and cedrtainly require a physicial examination, blood testing and imaging. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on both sides of back and sides at the bottom of the ribcage area?

A few Considerations: Back pain can be caused by Muscle pulls or sprains which occur as a result of excessive bending or lifting by someone who may not be engaged on vigorous lifting or exercise before. An infection in the kidney can also cause pains in the flank but it would likely affect one side. If the pain does not go away in 2 weeks or gets worse, medical exam and CT scan of the abdomen may help to find the cause ...Read more

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Tight pain around my heart and pain in my shoulder on the left side and on my neck the left side as well?

Tight pain around my heart and pain in my shoulder on the left side and on my neck the left side as well?

Low risk: Your age makes you low risk for heart disease as chest pain, but then one cannot judge just by age. There are multiple other risk factors and contributors to heart disease. Check with your primary doctor. Gastroesophageal reflux can mimick chest pain from heart disease. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on the side of my elbow, side of my knees, side of my armpits, on my waist and my lower spine. ?

I have itchy bumps on the side of my elbow, side of my knees, side of my armpits, on my waist and my lower spine.  ?

Need pic: I think a picture wil be helpful in diagnosing your problem. It could be anything from eczema to molluscum, to scabies. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain on both sides of left ankle what's the cause of this?

Sharp Pain on both sides of left ankle what's the cause of this?

SHOES: Perhaps it time to get new shoes or you may have stresses your Left Ankle running. My advice would be to rest your ankle for several days. If that doesn't work try a new shoe. if all else fails a sports medicine doctor will help you. ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?

I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?

Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your symptoms persist see your physician or consult a Health Tap physician online. ...Read more

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I ave pinched nerve on the left side of my neck but now I have sometimes burning pain in the front of my neck on the right side.

I ave pinched nerve on the left side of my neck but now I have sometimes burning pain in the front of my neck on the right side.

Neck pain: Start by going to see your primary doctor. Either you can be helped or you will be referred to a specialist. Neck pain is important at your age. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back on both sides?

I have pain in my lower back on both sides?

Kidney: bilateral back or flank pain indicate a kidney source, infection most likely, doubt stone. check your urine, for blood, or infection, or ketones, or white cell. continue to hurt see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain that started in the middle of my back on both sides and has spread to the upper front left side of my stomach?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more