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I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Back knots in lower back and sharp shooting pains middle upper backand lower neck?

Back knots in lower back and sharp shooting pains middle upper backand lower neck?

Muscle spasm: pain and knots in back muscles sounds like possible muscle spasms Heat, massage, gentle stretching, topical muscle creams and over the counter pain medications can help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto your hand recently and make sure that you did not fracture a bone in your hand. Check with your regular doctor first, take it from there. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Really bad sharp pains in my right arm mostly hurts in elbow?

Really bad sharp pains in my right arm mostly hurts in elbow?

Let me explain: Pain in the elbow could be from the elbow itself or referred to the elbow. When you say I have in the arm this mean to me is coming from other place mainly the neck or the shoulder. Check it out. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in my right breast?

Needs palpation: You need to palpate the breast to make sure that there are no nodule or irregular tissue in the area of pain. If you can do selfpalpation it's great otherwise see a doc. ...Read more

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Burning in left side of chest. Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

Burning in left side of chest.  Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

The textbook says...: This type of pain may need a thorough check with an urgent care physician if sudden onset. If it is chronic, see a doctor to evaluate your neck/ shoulder for a muscle sprain/ neck problems, etc. ...Read more

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I am having twitching in my back area on my left hand shoulder blade base and sharp pains there?

C6 radiculopathy: Sounds like pain from nerve pressure in the neck. I would get an exam and a MRI of the neck to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bursas, tendons and ligaments. Any of these alone or together can cause symptoms. Your evaluation will clarify this. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in my left side when i move.

Not quite sure: without an exam, I can only give general information, but moslty when moving triggers the pain it is a muscle or tendon pull that is causing the pain. Rest, warmth, maybe anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting bone pain in right arm sometimes in my left leg?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Having burning in chest and middle back pain?

Having burning in chest and middle back  pain?

See your doc today: You need to make sure that your heart isn't causing your problems. Go to your doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains in my neck on both sides I can barely turn my neck either way and there is a little swelling on both sides but very noticeable?

I'm having sharp pains in my neck on both sides I can barely turn my neck either way and there is a little swelling on both sides but very noticeable?

Muscle: Likely muscle spasms or muscle knots. I would recommend seeing your doctor but u can start out with some basic simple massage tigerbaulm and simple stretches. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with sharp pains in my neck, left shoulder and upper part of my back into my spine. What could be causing this? What can I do?

I have been dealing with sharp pains in my neck, left shoulder and upper part of my back into my spine. What could be causing this? What can I do?

Pain: I must tell you that these symptoms could lead down many different roads… you have to be seen in be examined… sorry. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp pains from my neck to my temple?

Why do I get sharp pains from my neck to my temple?

Doctor can evaluate: Unusual face pain or headache needs a doctor's evaluation. Someone with such symptoms should bring a diary to his doctor, listing the aches and pains, how long each lasted, what medicine was used, what activities were done that day, which foods eaten, etc... In the face area are nerves that can cause pain, the TMJ (jaw joint), sinuses in the bones, etc... The ENT and neurology doctors can help. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains where my neck meets my jaw on the side, what could be the cause?

I am having sharp pains where my neck meets my jaw on the side, what could be the cause?

Probably neuralgia: A 30 yo male with recent bells palsy and having sharp pains behind the angle of the jaw just below the ear is most likely having some nerve pain. Some studies suggest herpes simplex type i virus as the cause of bells. Pain and nerve dysfunction may result from viral infections; e.g. Shingles. Prednisone helps to control inflammation & damage to the nerve. Taper gradually as the doctor advises. ...Read more

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Whydo i get sharp pains on my neck specialy wen i lay down to sleep its realy bad pain comes and goes but really hurts?

Whydo i get sharp pains on my neck specialy wen i lay down to sleep its realy bad pain comes and goes but really hurts?

Tight muscles: Protect your neck when you sleep with a neck protector so you can't get stuck in awkward positions during the night. Sounds like you could benefit from some physical therapy. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Having sharp burning pains in my neck right side radiating down my shoulder and arm hand going numb started today?

Having sharp burning pains in my neck right side radiating down my shoulder and arm hand going numb started today?

Neck & Arm pain: It is best to consult a medical practitioner for a clinical diagnosis. This may be due to a variety of underlying problems and vary from a non-serious muscle spasm, to a serious problem. ...Read more

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Mild sharp, short pains in my neck and shooting sharp pains from under right arm to hand. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and X-ray 2 weeks ago. Heart issue?

Mild sharp, short pains in my neck and shooting sharp pains from under right arm to hand. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and X-ray 2 weeks ago. Heart issue?

Heart issue?: Even with your recent normal heart workup and young age anything is possible. I would recommend a discussion with your PCP or to see a cardiologist if this continues to worry you. However, the first thing that jumps to my mind is a possible 'pinched nerve' in your neck. Try to rest, relax, ice, and take some anti-inflammatories. If not better ask your PCP if this could be coming from your neck ...Read more

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I have been suffering from on going ear pain for over a month now. it comes with sharp pains in my head, neck and back of my ear. all on the right side. I've seen my primary doctor but he said its nothing. It prevents me from sleeping unless I take pain k

I have been suffering from on going ear pain for over a month now. it comes with sharp pains in my head, neck and back of my ear. all on the right side. I've seen my primary doctor but he said its nothing. It prevents me from sleeping unless I take pain k

Probable muscle pull: There are a series of muscles behind the ear involved in the movement of the head. Pulling one of these muscles could easily cause the pain you describe. If that is the case there are some conservative measures you could do to make it better. There are also some pinched nerves that can cause pain in that area. To sort it out completely a little more info would help. Such as pain moving. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder blade sharp pains can't move my neck fully, what do I do?

Neck and shoulder blade sharp pains can't move my neck fully, what do I do?

Shoulder and Neck Pa: For the symptoms you can use ice and NSAID's to help with the pain. It is important that you see a physician for further evaluation. There are many different causes. It can be either from the neck or the shoulder. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in one side of my neck and some headaches. I am not sure if the two are related but I am wondering if these symptoms are serious?-

Trapezius strain: Pain on turning neck to opposite side? No nausea or vomiting or fever? Mostly trapezius muscle strain by sleeping in wrong position. Treatment - ice , massage and stretch . Otc pain meds, not better see the dr. ...Read more

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I'm having severe sharp pains in the back of my neck and head whenever it is exposed to sunlight, what could this be caused by?

Neck pain: Do you have any skin changes on the neck? If not this may be something else. It may be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches .i still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck .pls help ?

I  experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches .i still  got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck .pls help ?

Likely migraines: Cluster headaches are headaches on one side of the head with eye tearing and/or nose running on that same side of the head that make you agitated and pace that last 15-180 minutes untreated. Migraines last 4+ hours untreated and are more often associated with nausea and blurred vision. The distinction matters since we treat them differently. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to further discuss ...Read more

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I've had sharp pains in the front of my neck, sides, and underneath my jaw. Stiffness of these parts as well. Could this be connected to my tmj?

I've had sharp pains in the front of my neck, sides, and underneath my jaw. Stiffness of these parts as well. Could this be connected to my tmj?

Yes: Yes.common TMD symptoms. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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I think I might have Occipital Neuralgia due to sharp shooting pains in my head and neck, is there any point seeing a GP?

I think I might have Occipital Neuralgia due to sharp shooting pains in my head and neck, is there any point seeing a GP?

See below: Seeing your GP could be a good start especially if you need a referral to a specialist. Shooting pain in the head/neck could be occipital neuralgia or related to your cervical spine. These are common conditions treated by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I've had severe neck pain for weeks and sharp pains in my head and occasionally popping sensations followed by sharp pains in head.

I've had severe neck pain for weeks and sharp pains in my head and occasionally popping sensations followed by sharp pains in head.

Neck pain: Of that duration needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. After that you will know how to treat it, which may involve physical therapy,. Pease and good health. ...Read more