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

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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Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it. ?

Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder.  I'm just wondering what would cause it. ?

Cervical spine pain: The differential diagnosis would include cervical facet syndrome (arthritis), cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve), or myofascial pain (muscle spasm). An evaluation with a physiatrist, pain physician, or orthopedist is suggested with detailed physical exam of cervical spine and right shoulder joint, followed by appropriate diagnostic imaging if indicated (i.e. MRI cervical spine and/or shoulder) ...Read more

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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 Cheers! ...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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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. ...Read more

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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?

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