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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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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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I took a deep breath in and I got a sharp pain on the left side of my neck. It lasted 3 mins. What could cause such pain?

I took a deep breath in and I got a sharp pain on the left side of my neck.  It lasted 3 mins.  What could cause such pain?

Neck pain: Not sure... But don't dwell on it if it just happened once. We all have some bizarre pain sensations from time to time. Don't let it get da best of u. ...Read more

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Hello, I was laying down and moved my head to the right and heard a loud pop. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck, I am having difficulty moving now.

Hello, I was laying down and moved my head to the right and heard a loud pop. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck, I am having difficulty moving now.

You strained a: Muscle in your neck. It probably hurt when you changed position suddenly. Or you popped a vertebral disc, but that is very unusual unless you have had significant trauma to the neck in the past. Either way if it doesn't get better with ibuprofen and some massage, and if it primarily hurts right in the middle of the neck spine, then you need to go get some MRI at the ER. ...Read more

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I have constant sharp pain on the left side of my neck. Xrays show degenerative discs? C6-C7? Doctor said osteoarthritis, which he also diagnosed on my tail bone. All of a sudden I can't sit for longer than ten min and my neck is in constant pain. I'm 42

Nerve compression: You need a cervical MRI. The deteriorated. Disc could be prssing on a nerve that supplies sensation to theside of your neck. Osteoarthritis can also cause inflammation of tissues in the area. That may be causing the tailbone pain. You may need anti inflammatory meds. See a doc for a comprehensive evaluation including blood tests. ...Read more

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Sharp pain down the left side of my neck to my shoulder. Every now and again, maybe 3 times a month. Should i be concerned?

Not likely serious: In your age group, this kind of pain is not likely to be coming from a serious condition. You may have a muscle strain that is pinching a nerve intermittently.
If it becomes more frequent or constant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been noticing a sharp pain in the left side of my neck, possible main artery. Happens when I get upset, anxious or mad. What could this be?

I've been noticing a sharp pain in the left side of my neck, possible main artery. Happens when I get upset, anxious or mad. What could this be?

One possibility: Many people express anger, upset and anxiety through tensing muscles — especially muscles of the upper back and neck. That can cause pain. To keep from getting so upset try this: reath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

EXAM: These symtoms require a thorough physical examination and chest xray, call your private physician. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp and stabbing pain on the left side of my neck shooting up to my head with a burning sensation & a weird sensation throughout my head?

Neck pain: A quick visit to the nearest Emergency facility will take care of you. If things are not working out while in the Emergency facility you will be immediately referred to the hospital for management.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sharp pins and needles pain in top left side of my neck when I swallow?

Why do I get a sharp pins and needles pain in top left side of my neck when I swallow?

May have neuralgia: There is a nerve called the glossopharyngeal nerve which runs down the throat which when Irritated or abnormally stimulated can give painful shock like sensations in the mouth, tongue, ear, or jaw/neck region. You should see a neurologist since evaluation is usually best to search for a cause. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain throughout the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain throughout the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Oh my!: Headaches that extensive are not in the common descriptions for tension, migraine, sinus or vision headaches. Sounds like you need a full evaluation for this ...Read more

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Weird discomfort on left side of my neck during the day and sharp pain on what feels like my heart when lying on the side. I'm quite young.

Weird discomfort on left side of my neck during the day and sharp pain on what feels like my heart when lying on the side. I'm quite young.

Generally, pain that: Generally, pain that changes with your body position (standing, sitting, lying down) comes from a problem with your skeletal system (muscles, tendons, bones etc.). When a person of any age has symptoms that are strong, last for more than a few days or makes them worried, I recommend they see a doctor. That's my recommendation to you. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Chest pains sharp pain on my upper left side shoulder and left side of my neck. It'll start and then stop feels like someone punch me.

Chest pains sharp pain on my upper left side shoulder and left side of my neck. It'll start and then stop feels like someone punch me.

Pleuritic Chest Pain: This type of pain in a young person may be from pleurisy (an inflammation of the lung lining), pneumonia, or possibly blood clots if risk factors present eg use of birth control pill, leg or abdominal blood clots or injury. See MD for evaluation soon. ...Read more

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The past 4 days the left side of my neck has been killing me sharp pain it shoots to my left lower back and also to the left side of brain?

The past 4 days the left side of my neck has been killing me sharp pain it shoots to my left lower back and also to the left side of brain?

Muscular?: Depends on what other symptoms you are presenting at this time and what events happened prior to the onset of these symptoms. Based on the limited information we have, it sounds like it is most likely muscular type of pain. Ice the area 15 mins three times a day and if not allergic ibuprofen can also help. If not better or if severe pain, see your doctor for formal exam ASAP. ...Read more

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Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. What could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. What could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including things like shingles, triennial neuralgia, temporal arteritis. I would not hesitate to be seen. Early diagnosis and treatment can be the key in some conditions to limit intensity and duration of the condition. ...Read more