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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more

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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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Sharp stabbing pain/numbness in head&neck car accident last week CT scan normal, had two of them done.So why the pain?

Sharp stabbing pain/numbness in head&neck car accident last week CT scan normal, had two of them done.So why the pain?

Muscle spasm: After accident, most pain is muscle spasms and inflammation. Try heat, massage, hot baths, anti inflammatories. Therapy can help too. If no improvement, may need MRI to evaluate more. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp stabbing neck pain after lifting weights?

Why do I have sharp stabbing neck pain after lifting weights?

You need to see your: Physician for a physical exam. You may have a herniated disc that is causing pain with the increased activity and pressure. See your physician and ask for imaging of your neck, possibly an MRI if your physical exam is not clear. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I need doctors help please sharp stabbing head and neck pain?

Occipital neuralgia: Common causes of occipital neuralgia include irritation or injury to the occipital nerve, myofascial spasm, and focal entrapment of the occipital nerve. Treatment options: medication therapy, occipital nerve blocks, and surgical procedure. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more

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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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Pain under my ribs along with shoulder/neck pain, both right side. Sharp/stabbing pain, doesn't hurt to touch. Any idea what may be causing it? Thanks

Go back to basics!: Your profile says you have celiac disease, and so if no trauma is involved at the time of symptoms starting, you need to look at your diet & gut since then. What did you eat? What were you doing (activity, trauma)? There are referred pain patterns from the gut, gallbladder, colon, liver that needs to be investigated further by your doctor. Get seen and examined soon! ...Read more

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Neck pain (near adams apple/right side) when swallowing. Feels like sharp/stabbing pain. Doesn't feel like its inside throat. Off and on for months.

Neck pain (near adams apple/right side) when swallowing.  Feels like sharp/stabbing pain. Doesn't feel like its inside throat.  Off and on for months.

Exam: You will need to be examined to determine if you have swollen lymph nodes. enlarged thyroid or any suspicious growth. Please make an appointment for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Shooting/stabbing pain in neck near left jaw line. Very painful, causes short bouts of dzns. Last few secs, goes away comes back. What could b related?

Shooting/stabbing pain in neck near left jaw line. Very painful, causes short bouts of dzns. Last few secs, goes away comes back. What could b related?

Jaw pain: Hello, it seems that with your history of a facial fracture and now jaw/neck pain, i would first think of tmj. The jaw joint may become inflamed and benefit from otc ibuprophen. I usually have patients use this as directed for 10 days. Also avoid repetitive jaw motion like gum chewing. See your doctor for confirmation. Physical therapy and possibly a dental splint while sleeping may help. ...Read more

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Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

See an ENT: There are many possible causes of these types of symptoms. TMJ dysfunction, carotid stenosis and ear infection, just to name a few. However, pulsatile tinnitus mandates a medical investigation with radiological tests as well as blood-work. See an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Headache for6days, pain in neck, stabbing pain when i stand up saw doctor, did tests (eye test, balance etc.) told me everything was fine. Brain tumour?

Headache for6days, pain in neck, stabbing pain when i stand up saw doctor, did tests (eye test, balance etc.) told me everything was fine. Brain tumour?

Unlikely: I wouldn't worry about a brain tumor. This could be a migraine headache or other benign headache. I would only recommend a brain MRI if your symptoms persisted for weeks and they couldn't be explained by something like migraine. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp stabbing, gnawing pain going from my neck all the way down my spine.What is it?

It sounds like musc-: Ular pain, as its not following any neurological (anatomical) pattern of involvement. A pulled muscle ( like the erector spinae) or the paraspinalis muscles can be affected. You need to provide some other details about any other symptoms that you might have. See the pcp to be evaluated/investigated + maybe referred to an orthopod/spinal surgeon as necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was in rain. Sudden neck+chest pain. Its extreme tightness, stabbing, sharp, pain, all over stiff neck+chest. Increases when moving head/breathing.?

Was in rain. Sudden neck+chest pain. Its extreme tightness, stabbing, sharp, pain, all over stiff neck+chest. Increases when moving head/breathing.?

Go to ER: You have to get your heart checked out. Chewing two aspirins (unless you are allergic ) would be great to thin out your blood in case it is your heart. Do you smoke, family history of heart disease? Otherwise, it maybe muscle spasm, herniated disc, or i just don't like taking out the garbage syndrome. Seriously, go to the emergency room please. ...Read more

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6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks.help?

6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks.help?

It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Im 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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Sharp stabbing pain in between breasts, between shoulder blades and front bottom of neck, comes and goes suddenly, hurts to inhale deeply.

Sharp stabbing pain in between breasts, between shoulder blades and front bottom of neck, comes and goes suddenly, hurts to inhale deeply.

Needs further workup: This very well could be pleurisy, which is an inflammation between the chest wall and lung. Having had a recent respiratory tract infection is a classic preceding finding. However, it may also be a sign of a more serious condition, especially in the setting of shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and history of smoking and use of birth control pills. See your doctor for a physical exam ASAP ...Read more