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What could a very sharp shooting pain up back passage be?

What could a very sharp shooting pain up back passage be?

Irritation or spasm: Many things including anal irritation and rectal muscle spasm. At 53 you need to have someone take a direct look - sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Although rarely presenting with this symptom, a tumor is on the list of possibilities. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain on back of the head. The pain comes and goes. What will be this?

I have sharp shooting pain on back of the head. The pain comes and goes. What will be this?

Sharp Headache: It depends. Generally my rule of thumb to recommend medical evaluation is if the pain is increasing in frequency, duration, or severity. If so, get it checked. If it is out of the blue, comes and goes occasionally with no pattern or cause and effect then you can watch and wait. It can be upper back/neck muscle spasm - the most common cause in your age group. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?

I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?

Occipital neuralgia: See a neurologist, they can treat you with nerve blocks and/or medicines. Physical therapy may be helpful as well. Stay away from opioids. Good luck! ...Read more

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11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?

Needs MRI: Your son is having progressive symptoms that may indicate a lesion of the spinal cord. I recommend taking him to his pediatrician for a physical examination and imaging of the spine. ...Read more

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Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.

Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.

Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue. 21 and relatively active?

Shooting pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue. 21 and relatively active?

Assess the mastoid: The most common cause for any chronic pain is the presence of toxins and/or pathogens. L-homocysteine is a biomarker that measures the presence of pathogens. The most common toxins are VOCs and mold toxins. The back of the ear is the mastoid of the temporal bone. Check there for toxins and pathogens. ...Read more

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Shooting. Pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. 21 and relatively active. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue?

Shooting. Pain from back of left ear, down neck, and into left arm. 21 and relatively active. EKG last month was good. Very worried it's a heart issue?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...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. ...Read more