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I have sharp pain in neck when i move head back and it moves along spine and my arm numb, can you tell me what is it?

I have sharp pain in neck when i move head back and it moves along spine and my arm numb, can you tell me what is it?

Nerve irritation: Pain in arms when hyper extending the neck usually means pressure over the nerves root as they come exit from the neck and travel to the arm by it self this is quite unusual in some one as young as you but it is possible that spine could be narrow making it prone to irritate the spinal cord so you should get some work up to check your spine please see a neurologist or medical doctor soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...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

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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Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when i lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when i lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected side is called a positive "spurling's sign". Your shoulder blade pain is also characteristic of this. Would start with some otc antiiflams and if pain persists or weakness develops in hand or numbness persists would seek attention. ...Read more

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I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When i try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor. ...Read more