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Right side of neck aches right two fingers feel numb could that be a pinched nerve?

Right side of neck aches right two fingers feel numb could that be a pinched nerve?

Yes: A pinched nerve in the neck most commonly causes pain, usually starting in the side/back of the neck and then radiating down the arm. Numbness in the fingers, hand, and forearm can also occur, as well as weakness in the arm. Not all patients have all three symptoms. The pattern of pain, numbness, and weakness can predict which nerve is being pinched. Your C6 nerve is likely involved. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Burning sensation on left side of neck tingling and numbness on right arm/hand, feels like blood gets cut off is this from a pinched nerve?

Burning sensation on left side of neck tingling and numbness on right arm/hand, feels like blood gets cut off is this from a pinched nerve?

Possibly: Depending on how long this has gone on, you should probably see a pain doctor to find out the cause. Could be a pinched nerve or something else. ...Read more

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To add, neck pain, it's like some of nerve function went away. Correct me if incorrect, even if I have palpitations I can't feel that. Inhale, right side of neck feels like pressure is put on it.

To add, neck pain, it's like some of nerve function went away. Correct me if incorrect, even if I have palpitations I can't feel that. Inhale, right side of neck feels like pressure is put on it.

Muscles: You probably have some sort of muscle strain in your neck. The spine up in the neck can cause problems in your arm as well. Regarding palpitations, people frequently DO feel this as a fluttering sensation in their chest. Sounds like you should see your primary doctor for an evaluation, the timing of the appointment being based on the severity and duration of the symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Several swollen nodes on right side of neck for 1yrprevious alcohol pain, none past 6 mo nerve pain in rt arm &.shoulder jt pain should I be concerned?

Several swollen nodes on right side of neck for 1yrprevious alcohol pain, none past 6 mo nerve pain in rt arm &.shoulder jt pain should I be concerned?

Cervical nodes: Yes, you need to be concerned and have them evaluated by specialist-----there are benign reason for the enlargements but there is concerns for cancer----do not wait have them evaluated ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of neck trouble swallowing I fainted - palpitations with constipation, irregular heart, is this my vagal nerve inflamed?

I have pain in left side of neck trouble swallowing I fainted - palpitations with constipation, irregular heart, is this my vagal nerve inflamed?

See your physician: Would like to give you some meaningful advice but it would be impossible for a physician to do so on the basis of such limited information. Generally people don't get inflammation of their vagal nerve. Your symptoms require in in office visit to a good Internist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Please don't waste your time trying to self-diagnose on the internet...you will just confuse yourself ...Read more

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Pain in back right side of neck and bump like.

Pain in back right side of neck and bump like.

Requires examination: Evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Coughing and hurting on right side of neck?

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Coughing and hurting on right side of neck?

Neck pain: Could be a host of problems. Lisinopril can cause a dry cough. Irritation of the vocal cords as well as neck pathology. See your ent. ...Read more

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Hi I have had pain in my right side of neck for about 4 weeks its worse pain I had can you tell me. What it can be please thank you?

Get medical examinat: Any pain that persists beyond 2-3 weeks has some reason other than a sprain etc and therefore requires medical evaluation by your doctor. After a physical exam he/she may order further tests to find the cause. Unless the pain starts going away on its own or with something simple like tylenol, (acetaminophen) you should seek medical attention from your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Right side of neck is more out then the left side of my neck and I feel a thing that is like a long bumpy thing?? Has been there for months

Right side of neck is more out then the left side of my neck and I feel a thing that is like a long bumpy thing?? Has been there for months

See a doctor: This kind of problem could be nothing of significance or could be serious. You need to see a doctor who can help determine the answer. ...Read more

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Knot the size of small marble on the right side of neck. It has been there for awhile and really didn't think anything of it but should I be worried?

Knot the size of small marble on the right side of neck. It has been there for awhile and really didn't think anything of it but should I be worried?

Lymph node?: It depends on how long it has been there, if growing, if painful, and other medical conditions you have. If concerned, should get it examined to determine what it is and how or if to treat it. See your dr or urgent care or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in the right side of neck from typing too much?

Pain in the right side of neck from typing too much?

Possibly: If you are able, take 5 minutes every hour to stop work and get up to move around, including your neck. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

What could cause pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

What to do if I have pain on right side of neck and behind the shoulder?

Need more info.: This could be a muscular pain or one related to nerve compression, but we'd need more information to be sure. Is this new, or have you had this for a long time? Any trauma involved in its onset? Any numbness of weakness of the right arm or hand? How did it start exactly? ...Read more

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I have pain on right side of neck going right up into my head on right side?

I have pain on right side of neck going right up into my head on right side?

Neck pain: If the pain arises in the back of the neck and radiates upward into the scalp, a pinched or inflamed occipital nerve is likely. If pain and tenderness is on the side of the neck, inflammation of the lymph glands, thyroid gland, or carotid artery are possibilities. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation and neck xrays and/or referral to a neurologist may be ordered. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of neck which has a shunt on that side could it b a shunt issue or nah?

Pain on right side of neck which has a shunt on that side could it b a shunt issue or nah?

Contact yr neurosurg: Although we all get aches and pains and yours may not be reslated to your shunt, yoiu should still contact yoiur neurosurgeon to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid on right side of neck, is this normal?

Enlarged thyroid on right side of neck, is this normal?

No: It's common but not normal. See your doc for labwork, exam and possibly a thyroid ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Have it evaluated: A swollen gland or lymph node should be evaluated by your doctor. You need to check if there are other lymph nodes that are swollen. It may just be an infection, but you want to make certain that it is not a manifestation of something more serious like lymphoma. These are cancers that localize in the lymph nodes. Many types are very treatable when caught early. ...Read more

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Hi I have shingles and my right side of neck seems to have swollen lympnodes is that normal?

Hi I have shingles and my right side of neck seems to have swollen lympnodes is that normal?

Very common: HZ's rash is typically accompanied by a fever and enlarged lymph nodes. If concerned talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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I have 3 lumps on right side of neck and 1 in oval shape on right side for more than 2 years. They are painless & move able.

I have 3 lumps on right side of neck and 1 in oval shape on right side for more than 2 years. They are painless & move able.

Lumps: They sound like lymph nodes. If they are small, less than an inch in size, freely moveable and painless and all individual and not in other places, they sound like normal lymph nodes. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had intermittent swelling in right side of neck for past 5 years. Swelling is visible and lasts 2-3 days before going down?

I have had intermittent swelling in right side of neck for past 5 years. Swelling is visible and lasts 2-3 days before going down?

See a doctor: I'm not sure what is causing your problem. This could be lymph nodes reacting to some type of infection or other stimulus. The fact that it goes down is reassuring. You should see your doctor when the swelling occurs for an exam and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have got 3 lumps on left side and 1 on right side of neck. They are soft, painless and moveable. Are they dangerous? What are they?

I have got 3 lumps on left side and 1 on right side of neck. They are soft, painless and moveable. Are they dangerous? What are they?

Depends: It depends upon size and consistency so you really need an exam to be sure. Most likely they are cysts or lymph nodes. Movable is a good sign. If any of them are larger than 1 cm then see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the pulse on right side of neck to feel stronger than the left? More apparent in the evening. Rhythm is regular, not too fast.

Is it normal for the pulse on right side of neck to feel stronger than the left? More apparent in the evening. Rhythm is regular, not too fast.

Something or nothing: Sorry to be equivocal, but this could be something or could be unremarkable. A physical exam with attention to the carotid pulse (on both sides of neck) would be required to evaluate for carotid stenosis--which is narrowing of the inside of vessel usually due to cholesterol buildup found in older patients. In your age, I would consider coarctation of aorta which you would have been born with. ...Read more

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Right side of neck hurts. What painkiller can I take?

See your doctor: Start with nsaids, but see your doctor for a full history and physical to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Nerve Problem?: The two may or may not be related and represent separate problems or different manifestations of a common problem such as a problem in your neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in your neck can be one possible cause but I would recommend you see your doctor to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more