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Causes of a visibly pulsating neck laying down? Athlete who has been experiencing elevated hr during exercise (not my usual tolerance).

Causes of a visibly pulsating neck laying down? Athlete who has been experiencing elevated hr during exercise (not my usual tolerance).

Jugular...: ...venous pressure:

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If you can only see it lying flat down, it's probably normal. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Seek an: Evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

See a doc today: Your description is particularly concerning because of the pain on swallowing. Along with the neck stiffness and pain when trying to lay down, the situation is concerning for infections that can be serious such as a blood clot, retropharyngeal abscess, or a meningitis. Therefore, see a doctor soon as possible to get diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Laying face down I feel something pulsing on my right side of neck (other than my regular pulse) and it's ver irregular, what could it be?

Laying face down I feel something pulsing on my right side of neck (other than my regular pulse) and it's ver irregular, what could it be?

A neck muscle twitch: The carotid artery pulse can be felt deep & to the side of the trachea (windpipe), deep to the internal jugular vein and anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the lower neck, within the grove to the side of the trachea. The vertebral arteries are within openings the cervical vertebra & cannot be palpated. Anything else moving will be a muscle or muscle tendon. ...Read more

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When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?

When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?

Physical: Always start with a standard history and physical exam/lab. I suspect you either have benign hyperkinetic circulation or high blood pressure, less likely a thyroid issue. See www. Thepmc. Org website to clear the 1st 2. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...Read more

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Pulsating strong pain in my right temple, nothing there to see, it gets stronger when I move my head down to my neck to the right side. What is it?

Pulsating: I am not certain what your symptoms are and you have two choices.
1: Contact your doctor.
2: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Facility.

Please let me know how things go.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Why do my superficial temporal artery and the arteries around my neck pulsate fast when lie down on the side of my head? Is it a problem with my spine

Why do my superficial temporal artery and the arteries around my neck pulsate fast when lie down on the side of my head? Is it a problem with my spine

The superficial: Temporal artery travels near the zygomatic arch, the prominent part of the facial bones in your upper cheek. Because of being near a firm structure, it is easier to see/feel. I doubt that lying down is actually making your heart beat faster, but the rapid rate is more observable. Stress/anxiety could be causing rapid beating, but it dserves a good eval with your doctor. Doubt it is your spine. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Echo, EKG and Stress Test OK but heart won't calm down, breathing fast, air hunger & neck pulsates a lot esp upon standing up. What could it be?

Echo, EKG and Stress Test OK but heart won't calm down, breathing fast, air hunger & neck pulsates a lot esp upon standing up. What could it be?

You may have a: Form of autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia) called POTS (positional orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.) Your health care professional should be able to diagnose and threat this for you. If not locally try a University center for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chest, neck and jaw pain. Neck is visibly pulsating when lying down and jugular veins raised, what is cause?

911: Put down the computer. Pick up the phone. Call 911. You may be having a heart attack. Don't try to drive yourself. Get alternate transportation (ambulance). CALL NOW! And wouldn't it be wonderful news if you were having a less severe problem that would require less treatment. But you have to be examined to find out. CALL NOW! ...Read more

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Pounding heart beat, feel in neck. Chest and stomach move. Feel very hot. Pulsating neck and body. Can see pulsations in neck lying down.?

Pounding heart beat, feel in neck. Chest and stomach move. Feel very hot. Pulsating neck and body. Can see pulsations in neck lying down.?

Exam needed: Your symptoms can be seen in overactive thyroid or elevated blood pressure, certain cardiac disorders or chronic anxiety states. I recommend that you get evaluated by a physician who will take a history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My jugular veins are pulsating and very visible when lying down. Neck feels swollen and pain in neck, jaw and heart feels weak is this a heart problem?

My jugular veins are pulsating and very visible when lying down. Neck feels swollen and pain in neck, jaw and heart feels weak is this a heart problem?

May be normal physio: This may be normal physiology. Your best approach is to see your physician. Dilated veins or neck artery I can't tell. This may or may not be due to your heart. ...Read more

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When laying on my rhs I can feel my heartbeat pulsing in my neck. Super weird. When laying on my lhs I can hear my heart beating in my ear. Causes?

When laying on my rhs I can feel my heartbeat pulsing in my neck. Super weird. When laying on my lhs I can hear my heart beating in my ear. Causes?

Normal: The impulse and sound of a beating heart is transmitted normally, especially to the neck. It is a normal phenomenon, not an abnormality.
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I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

Neck pain: Any exercise that causes pain should be discontinued. You may have a muscle or ligament tear. See a spine specialist to eliminate the neck pain. ...Read more

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I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

Not normal: Your body is sending you a signal that whatever you are doing is likely harmful. Consult with a trainer to make sure you are doing the exercise right. If you want to go further, consult an orthopedist as well. However why not just skip that part of the exercise? ...Read more

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Neck pain spasm an throbbing is this from disk, or pinched nerve it comes an goes is better with layin down an not movin?

Neck pain spasm an throbbing is this from disk, or pinched nerve it comes an goes is better with layin down an not movin?

Pain from a disc: Or "pinched nerve" in the neck is usually "RADICULAR" that is it RADIATES down your arm (s)
An MRI should answer your question. ..ask your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it.?

Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it.?

Cervical spine pain: The differential diagnosis would include cervical facet syndrome (arthritis), cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve), or myofascial pain (muscle spasm). An evaluation with a physiatrist, pain physician, or orthopedist is suggested with detailed physical exam of cervical spine and right shoulder joint, followed by appropriate diagnostic imaging if indicated (i.e. MRI cervical spine and/or shoulder) ...Read more

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I have pulsing occipital pain and neck pain on the right side when I look down/bend over;on same side I can feel some rope like lumps. What is this?

I have pulsing occipital pain and neck pain on the right side when I look down/bend over;on same side I can feel some rope like lumps. What is this?

Varies: There a variety of potential causes; from a pinched nerve in the neck with associated spasm to a viral illness with lymphadenopathy. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for it. ...Read more

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Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?

Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that unnatural position. This will cause pain. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in neck with pain in shoulder what can this be? For the past 3wks I have been have a crook in my neck causing sharp pains. It is hard to turn neck at times. The pain sometimes cause throbbing in head neck base down my left shoulder. I ha

Neck pain: These symptoms could be caused by muscle spasm leading to nerve entrapment causing the pain in your neck and shoulder. However these could also be caused by vertebral displacement in which case surgery may be the cure. My suggestion is see your physician and have him get an MRI of your neck scheduled to rule out any surgical need. ...Read more

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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when I move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when I move my neck?

Pinched nerve: This is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

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I have very visible fast pulse in neck when lying down, veins are pulsing out of neck, weak heartbeat 80bpm feel bit faint, what is reason for this?

I have very visible fast pulse in neck when lying down, veins are pulsing out of neck, weak heartbeat 80bpm feel bit faint, what is reason for this?

This can be a couple: This can be a couple on things. We need to know about your heart, your lungs, and your general health like thyroid, kidney, etc. Each of these can impact you and be responsible for symptons. You need to see your physician and get evaluated. ...Read more