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I have a sharp shooting pain up the right side of my neck that goes with my pulse/blood flow. It can be so severe I don't drive anymore.

I have a sharp shooting pain up the right side of my neck that goes with my pulse/blood flow. It can be so severe I don't drive anymore.

Need information: You could have things such as a nerve root in the neck being compressed which is reacting by discharging every time the pulsation from the heart jars the body and squeezes the nerve. You could have an abnormal connection between some blood vessels in the neck. I'd be happy to help if you'd like to write to me with more details and when we can get together: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

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Crack my neck alot. Turned head to left side to crack, intense sharp shooting pain down side of neck to upper back. Could I have injured something?

Crack my neck alot. Turned head to left side to crack, intense sharp shooting pain down side of neck to upper back. Could I have injured something?

Possible: Sounds like you may have pinched a nerve when "cracking your neck". It is also possible that a muscle has also been injured or is in spasm and your neck movement may make it worse. Something is out of balance -? 4 ekgs in 4 months at your age? What does your chiropractor say about pain and spasm and anxiety/depression? ...Read more

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June 20 experienced sharp shooting pain on R side of neck below the base of the head. Ear pain/severe headache. Felt neck pain earlier in the day.

Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultrasound (or go to the emergency room) as soon as possible. If there's a dissection, then antiplatelet or anticoagulant (often for 3 months) is treatment to lower your risk of stroke. If no dissection, likely nothing dangerous. ...Read more

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Shooting pain on right side under rib cage and travels up right side of neck and hurts more when I walk?

Shooting pain on right side under rib cage and travels up right side of neck and hurts more when I walk?

Suspicious symptoms: Exertional chest pain or pain in the upper abdomen in a man your age should always raise suspicion of angina pectoris or pain due to heart disease. Radiation to the neck makes it even more suspicious. Please see your physician and have a thorough evaluation done as a priority. ...Read more

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Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Occipital neuralgia: Involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed.
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Shooting pain down right arm tingling on fingers and pain on side of neck left side?

Shooting pain down right arm tingling on fingers and pain on side of neck left side?

See details: It is likely a cervical radiculopathy which is a compressed nerve root in the neck. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for sensory loss all over front of neck and throat? Also, shooting pain up side of neck?

Interesting!: Involvement of both sides of anterior neck and throat without other areas of sensory or pain involvement, suggests a non-neurologic cause. Things such as hives, thyroid inflammation, severe lymph node swelling, laryngitis are suggested. These things can also cause localized pain. ...Read more

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Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...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 - don't seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Having the front and right side of thyroid removed due to lumps, I have pain shooting up the side of neck into ear, it's a sharp pain is it the lumps?

Having the front and right side of thyroid removed due to lumps, I have pain shooting up the side of neck into ear, it's a sharp pain is it the lumps?

Thyroid lumps: Usually lumps in the thyroid do not cause pain, but they can be associated with pain, if the thyroid gland is inflamed. It is common for an inflamed thyroid gland to be associated with ear pain. If you are having the lumps removed, hopefully, the biopsy will tell you if the gland is inflamed. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of neck with pain swallowing sometimes pain shooting up to my right ear?

Eustatian salpingiti: You pobably have infection of vs occlusion of you eustatian tube. Try afrin nasal spay on involved side for 3 days (no more than). ...Read more

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Right side chest pain shooting up to back right side of neck, help?

Worse with cough?: Does it get worse with cough? Deep breath? Fatty meals? Lying down? Arm movement? It could be many things but a muscular pain is most likely. Gall bladder and biliary tract disease should be considered. Pleurisy is also a possibility. Cervical spondylitis is another consideration. Shoulder arthritis or tendinitis. Rotator cuff tear. Need more info! ...Read more

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Shocking pain on bottom right side of neck that shoots down to my chest and up right behind my ear and it burns and my right shoulder goes numb and my arm hearts what could it be?

Shocking pain on bottom right side of neck that shoots down to my chest and up right behind my ear and it burns and my right shoulder goes numb and my arm hearts what could it be?

Nerve root injury: Your description is suggestive of someone that is suffering from cervical radiculitis. Injury to the nerve root as it exits the foramen can lead to pain, pins and needles (paresthesias), numbness, and/or weakness. In someone of your age group the most likely cause is a disc herniation.

I would suggest that you meet with your doctor to discuss further treatment. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in right ear, a sore throat on same side and the top of my scalp is extremely tender to touch. Also a slight pain in neck below?

Pain: It is possible you have otitis media, have a doctor check your inner ear canal for infection. If so start antibiotics like cipro (ciprofloxacin) otic drops for 1 week to 10 days. ...Read more