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What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a dull, intermittant pain on the left side of my neck be a sign of an impending stroke?

Is it possible that a dull, intermittant pain on the left side of my neck be a sign of an impending stroke?

Not likely, but: You could be experiencing carotidynia, or maybe a localized neck strain, or perhaps a problem with cervical spondylosis, or maybe even scalenous anticus syndrome. Have your doctor examine you and arrive at a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a mengimoa on the right side . I have pain on the left side of my neck could this be related to the tumor ?

I have a mengimoa on the right side . I have  pain on the left side of my neck could this be related to the tumor ?

Depends on location: It would depend on the location of the meningioma. If it is on the right side of your brain adjacent to the sensory area, it is possible that it might be irritating the regions that subserves the left side of the neck. But it would have to be in a very specific location. Typically, there is associated numbness or involvement of other areas on the left side of the body. ...Read more

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I have had a pain on the left side of my neck for months now and it continues to get worse but doctors I have seen say it is nothing what could it be?

I have had a pain on the left side of my neck for months now and it continues to get worse but doctors I have seen say it is nothing what could it be?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be from a variety of reasons, from musculoskeletal to nerve impingement problems. There can also be less obvious conditions such as fibromyalgia or depression. It's best to keep following up with your doctors until you get a better understanding of what could be the problem. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my neck. What could it be?

I have a pain on the left side of my neck. What could it be?

pain: Intensity?. Duration?. Other symptoms?. Best to have it looked at by your primary care doc. ...Read more

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I had my right lymphoids removed a month ago. I have been having sever pain on the left side of my neck. Why the left side and not right?

I had my right lymphoids removed a month ago. I have been having sever pain on the left side of my neck. Why the left side and not right?

See doctor: It could've been the position your head was in when they removed the right sided lymphoid tissue. Also with your history of throat cancer, you have to be closely watched by your doctor. So, if you're in severe pain, it's best to call your pcp, and let her/him know what you're experiencing. So they can prescribe something for relief, and also document this in your chart. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side of my neck when swallowing. Been going on for 3 days.

I have pain on the left side of my neck when swallowing. Been going on for 3 days.

Many causes: Causes can be due to infection, trauma, foreign body among other things. You could be having a tonsillitis if you still have tonsils. You could have a scratch from a food particle such as a fish bone. You could a fish bone or other food particle stuck there. If it keeps bothering you see a doc. ...Read more

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Yesterday when I turned my head quickly, I got a piercing pain on the left side of my neck. Just a whole ago the same area I heard a a ripping noise?

Yesterday when I turned my head quickly, I got a piercing pain on the left side of my neck. Just a whole ago the same area I heard a a ripping noise?

Pinched nerve: It's likely that when you turned your head quickly you pinched a nerve in the neck. I'm not sure how to interpret what you refer to as a ripping noise. In any event, if the pain disappears and you have no continuing neck problems I wouldn't be concerned. Of course, if your neck discomfort continues, you would need to see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have constant pain on the left side of my neck it's a strange sensation almost like a constant sunburn.Left & right side of my neck feels different?

I have constant pain on the left side of my neck it's a strange sensation almost like a constant sunburn.Left & right side of my neck feels different?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

Maybe Torticollis?: This condition can have many causes, and sometimes no known cause at all. Some diseases, some medications, some trauma or strain all are possibly causes. And sometimes it just happens. Depending on how much acute pain you are in will determine if you need to be seen promptly ...Read more

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