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What causes pain on both sides of neck/more often on the right [71 year old mom]?

What causes pain on both sides of neck/more often on the right [71 year old mom]?

Check your doctor: There are various level of health concerns whether it is mild or even serious condition. It could be sprained muscle, narrowing of canal in the spine or abscess in the spine. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on both sides of neck (more often on the right)? 71 yr old mom

What could cause pain on both sides of neck (more often on the right)? 71 yr old mom

Arthritis: While there are many causes of neck pain in 71yo women, arthritis & neck strain are two common ones that quickly come to mind. For definitive diagnosis, take her to see her Family Doc for evaluation & appropriate treatment. I suppose infections and/or swollen lymph nodes should also make list, especially if she complains of fever. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain on both sides of neck/more often on the right[71 yr old mom]?

What to do if I have pain on both sides of neck/more often on the right[71 yr old mom]?

Go see ur Family Doc: For what duration? What makes it worse? Better? Any trauma? Injury? Fever? Swollen glands? Numbness? Tingling? Weakness? Your Family Doc will want to know more details beyond what you've noted. You'll need complete evaluation to determine cause and thus treatment plan. ...Read more

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Pain in both collarbone area with pain and weak feeling in right arm. Burning pain on both sides of neck. Fatigue and insomnia? Worrying too much?

Pain in both collarbone area with pain and weak feeling in right arm. Burning pain on both sides of neck. Fatigue and insomnia? Worrying too much?

Seek evaluation: Pain on both sides of the neck and chest area along with weakness in an arm require prompt evaluation to rule out cardiovascular or cerebrovascular causes. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of lymphoma come and go I have lost 65 pds in about six months eating 5 x more Now having pain in both sides of neck and groin Very weak

Can symptoms of lymphoma come and go I have lost 65 pds in about six months eating 5 x more Now having pain in both sides of neck and groin Very weak

Doubt lymphoma: However, if this is unexplained weight loss and you feel bad, then I'll conclude that you are seriously sick. You need a workup by a capable physician. This can be anything from a malignant lymphoma as you suspect to something as commonplace as overlooked gluten enteropathy or adult-onset cystic fibrosis to Whipple's to any of several dozen others. ...Read more

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I have neck pain at both sides of neck today after 1month of whiplash injury. Wht shud I do.& why am I getting it now?? neck exercises will help?

I have neck pain at both sides of neck today after 1month of whiplash injury. Wht shud I do.& why am I getting it now?? neck exercises will help?

WAD: Whiplash Associated Disorders are thoroughly covered in my book, Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now. It is only in English. Exercises, esp. Isometric, are excellent treatment and pain relief. An x-ray should rule out any danger from isokinetic or other exercises. ...Read more

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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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What kind of specialist should I see? I just saw a neurosurgeon regarding pain on both sides of my neck and weakness on my left side. I had a stroke one and a half years ago and had some weakness on my left side but no pain. The xray showed that I had no s

What kind of specialist should I see? I just saw a neurosurgeon regarding pain on both sides of my neck and weakness on my left side. I had a stroke one and a half years ago and had some weakness on my left side but no pain. The xray showed that I had no s

Physiatry consult: If your cervical MRI was ok, you may benefit from a consultation with a physiatrist, also called a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Based on what you described, that may be your best option. ...Read more

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On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

Please see doctor: I'm not sure of your previous personal or family history -- but heart disease may present differently in women than it does in men. I suggest seeing your doctor for a thorough workup around these symptoms, so you can get some personalized answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have upper back pain both sides while bending neck forward, it pains till the head, pains on touch, pains on touch in chest ~ 1 yr. Chest CT clear jan?

Have upper back pain both sides while bending neck forward, it pains till the head, pains on touch, pains on touch in chest ~ 1 yr. Chest CT clear jan?

Muscle: Bending the neck stretches the upper back and posterior neck musculature which in your case could be too tight or strained from certain exercises or activities. Perhaps massage therapy would help the problem resolve. If you're doing exercises that are straining these structures, you may have to avoid or modify them. ...Read more

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1st symptom was pain in both sides of my neck, then a cough with mucas, fatigue, some nasal congestion, no fever, and chest feels heavy.

1st symptom was pain in both sides of my neck, then a cough with mucas, fatigue, some nasal congestion, no fever, and chest feels heavy.

Allergy??: See your doc first. Most coughs don't require antibiotics. Your doc should get a good history and good physical exam. You might have allergy or asthma or very commonly post nasal drip, none of which require antibiotics. Or you might have a viral infection which also doesn't respond to an antibiotic. Get well soon. You can always use Jewish penicillin-I.e. chicken soup! ...Read more

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Can bruxism cause shoulders pain and jaws pain also both sides? Neck head MRI norml. Chest angio CT normal no cardiac issues. Have infection under tooth

Can bruxism cause shoulders pain and jaws pain also both sides? Neck head MRI norml. Chest angio CT normal no cardiac issues. Have infection under tooth

Your symptoms: Bruxism can radiate and cause other adjacent areas and muscles to experience pain. I assume and hope you are also being treated for the tooth infection. Your symptoms require a one on one medical and dental history as well as a clinical exam. Please do not rely on internet diagnosis and advice. This website can only answer general questions and does not replace a proper personal evaluation. ...Read more

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Intense dull achy right shoulder & arm, dull achy legs l &r, achy wrists and ankles l & r, chest pain on both sides, tender ribs, stiff neck, anxiety?

Intense dull achy right shoulder & arm, dull achy legs l &r, achy wrists and ankles l & r, chest pain on both sides, tender ribs, stiff neck, anxiety?

Doubtful: You are describing diffuse arthralgia. If there's visible swelling, it would be termed polyarticular arthritis. There are many causes. Some are nasty -all are treatable. Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are just 2 examples -there are many more. You should see your family doc - you may need a rheumatologist's consultation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. Inner ears ache, sore throat, chills, & sharp pain that radiates from both sides of neck (could be unrelated. Had it b4) ideas? How to treat?

Hard to say: Sensory nerves in the ears, nose and throat are very interconnected. Issues in the ear can cause a sore throat and vice versa. The usual things such as warm salt water gargle, over-the-counter pain reliever are they mainstays of treatment. If no better in 7 to 10 days or worse, see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I am having a horrible headache with throbbing jaw pain on both sides of my upper jaw & neck. Does this sound serious?

I am having a horrible headache with throbbing jaw pain on both sides of my upper jaw & neck. Does this sound serious?

Yes and No: You should see your dentist and be evaluated for TMJ as this sounds like a tmj/stress issue. If the TMJ is okay then please see your md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lump on both sides of neck near the bottom, it moves when I touch it.?

Lump on both sides of neck near the bottom, it moves when I touch it.?

Neck lumps: If you're feeling lumps on both sides of your neck, they're probably cervical lymph nodes. Other neck lumps include sebaceous cysts, but it'd be uncommon for these to occur symmetrically. I'd recommend getting them checked out by your doc in the next 1-2 weeks - nothing urgent unless you're having fever, difficulty swallowing, or increasing pain. Then see your doc sooner. ...Read more

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Can tension knots be on both sides of neck? & how can you tell the difference between tension knots and knots caused by infection or something serious

'knots in the neck': Tension can produce indurated sore areas in the neck area. Less commonly in adults, 'knots' from an enlarged lymph node can occur. These may or may not be tender so it may be required to look at the big picture by your doctor to solve the puzzle. Their is no simple way to tell without me examining your neck. ...Read more

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Painless lumps on both sides of neck, from past one month which are growing slowly. Age:22, female. Will that results in cancer. Worried. Please help?

Neck lumps: Most lumps on neck are due to inflamed lymph nodes which most of the time are of benign nature. Infections can cause this type of reaction and they usually resolve on their own or after infection has resolved. Lymph nodes that persist, are hard and do not move need to be checked more closely. If that is the case a visit to the ENT is recommended. ...Read more

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What could cause lymphnodes in both sides of neck to swell? And what other tests are done to check for swelling of other lymphs in body? Swollen 3 yea

What could cause lymphnodes in both sides of neck to swell? And what other tests are done to check for swelling of other lymphs in body? Swollen 3 yea

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and they enlarge in response to inflammation when they react. If no problem, they shrink. Biopsy for concerns. ...Read more

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Lumps on both sides of neck. Growing. Observed month back. Painlessness. 20yrs old girl. No health problems. Worried about lumps. Wat might be the reason?

Mandatory checkup: This condition must be examined by a physician and comprehensive blood work obtained. Do not ignore these issues and I would suggest at a minimum, cbc, sed rate, cmp. Thyroid evalaution, immune workupand if necessary a ct scan of your neck.
Do not ignore these symtoms. ...Read more

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What may cause the feeling of a pounding heartbeat on one or both sides of neck with lightheadedness?

What may cause the feeling of a pounding heartbeat on one or both sides of neck with lightheadedness?

Arrthymia: The carotid arteries on each side of the neck are the ones that throb with a rapid heart beat. Your dizziness with it is concerning. It may be a hot flash if you are perimenopausal, but I would call the doctor anyhow to check into any possible cardia problem. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of head in back goes to ears and down neck bad pain does not stop what is going on have had it for 2 days?

I have pain on both sides of head in back goes to ears and down neck bad pain does not stop what is going on have had it for 2 days?

Head pain: You MAY have an infection in your ears. Please see your doctor who can help before it gets worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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2 yr old little lumps under skin on both sides of neck, always had them since a baby, never grown or changed, smaller than a pea. What could they be?

2 yr old little lumps under skin on both sides of neck, always had them since a baby, never grown or changed, smaller than a pea. What could they be?

Normal: And likely lymph nodes based on your description. Next time he/she has a check up, mention them to your physician to confirm this. All the best. ...Read more

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Worried of lymphoma 9months palpable lymphnodes in anterior triangle both sides of neck none more than 4mm ovoid thin hypoechoic one occipital 9x6x3mm?

Worried of lymphoma 9months palpable lymphnodes in anterior triangle both sides of neck none more than 4mm ovoid thin hypoechoic one occipital 9x6x3mm?

Need a biopsy: Unfortunately, the presence of lymph nodes themselves tells u only that there's a problem. It could be a (viral) infection, but u r right to b worried about lymphoma. The symptoms of viruses & lymphoma overlap (wt loss, fever, not feeling well). Some lymphomas r caused by viruses. The quickest way to know is to biopsy 1 of the glands; it should be EZ, TTY surgeon. Procedure is relatively pain-free ...Read more