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Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck.Followed by head pain.Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck.Followed by head pain.Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Age and medical hx?: So age and previous medical history will play into the diagnosis here, but if you don't have a previous history, and are relatively young, I would likely chalk this up to muscular. Possibly something suboccipital (base of skull), which may press on one of the nerves running up front along your skull. An osteopathic physician could help with this; muscle relaxants may also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Random sharp pains on left side of neck. Then I get a headache on the same side,Sometimes my left arm hurts.Any idea?

Random sharp pains on left side of neck. Then I get a headache on the same side,Sometimes my left arm hurts.Any idea?

Sounds like..: It seems to be a muscular issue, so if you are not allergic anti-inflammatory meds(like ibuprofen or naproxen) would be recommended.Icing is also good for sore muscles. However, if your arm becomes numb and worsening of symptoms then it is time to see your doctor for immediate evaluation.If symptoms are severe then ED visit is recommended. ...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?-

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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Random really sharp pains lasting a second just off center on right side of neck a finger length or two above collar bone?

Random really sharp pains lasting a second just off center on right side of neck a finger length or two above collar bone?

Finger Width: Front of neck: 1) Arthritic pain -take Aleve 2) Scalenus Anticus or thoracic outlet syndrome-but pain should go out the arm also. 3) near the voice box see an EENT doc. 4) If it pulsates run to ER. 5) If it occurs with swallowing let your FP send you to a GI doc or fix your thyroid. In back: Probably early arthritis or an odd disc presentation. ...Read more

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Help I have a sore throat and sharp neck pains in the side of my neck?

Help I have a sore throat and sharp neck pains in the side of my neck?

Apply Ice: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Sharp pop on left side of my neck felt liquid now left side of neck is very painful. ?

Sharp pop on left side of my neck felt liquid now left side of neck is very painful. ?

Neck pop: You may have had a neck sprain or muscle spasm. It's hard to say without a thorough history and exam, but i'd be on the lookout for any numbness/weakness/tingling in your arms, especially on the left side. That could signify nerve impingement. Make sure you get this checked out properly by your doctor! best of luck! ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in the side of neck and it comes and goes ?

Sharp stabbing pain in the side of neck and it comes and goes ?

Get a check up: There are multiple reasons for the pain you described. The pain you describe appears possibly coming from the nerves either perepheral or central(from brain and spinal cord). However, it will depend a thorough evaluation which might include physical examination and testing. Get yourself checked and see you family physician to start with ...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