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What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

What might lead to neck pain left side of neck?

Multiple causes: Without knowing your history, it is difficult to give you a direct answer. Usually neck pain is caused by irritation of a spinal structure-e.g.-disc, facet joint, nerves. These in turn lead to muscle spasms. Other structures that reside in the neck may also be responsible for the pain-esophogeal inflammation , carotid artery dissection, myocardial infarction, etc. Bottom line, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

Unlikely: Many neck issues in your age group are brought on by poor posture esp slouching or lack of exercise. Use of. Computers, carrying a heavy backpack can also aggravate your neck and upper back muscles. Try to look at your posture to make sure you sit and stand fully erect. That's a place to start. ...Read more

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Fractured my left humerus surgical neck. Am now having pain left side of neck. Normal? Fracture is approximately 2 weeks old.

Fractured my left humerus surgical neck.  Am now having pain left side of neck.  Normal?  Fracture is approximately 2 weeks old.

Could be...: I assume the arm is in a sling or likely shoulder immobilizer. Was this a surgical repair? Could be related nerves/reflex distribution of pain fibers from the shoulder/arm. I'd follow up with the doctor that treated the fracture or your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement. Diagnosis?

I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement.  Diagnosis?

Go see your DR for a: Thorough exam and accurate dx. Possibilities include muscle strain, carotid artery narrowing, sinusitis, intestinal problems etc. Based on your age, you may consider a screening colonoscopy, ekg , blood test to check for diabetes, kidney, prostate, liver & cholesterol problems etc. Stay active and maintain ideal weight .God bless u! ...Read more

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Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal. Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal.  Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Likely muscle throb: Women, pregnant or not, w/ throbbing in side of neck who have had med tests to rule out serious problems are left with a couple of poss. causes: nervous tick (if due to anxiety), nerve irritatio: mechanical-due to pregnancy or just due to spinal or rib dysfunction irritating nerve.In pregnancy, meds are a bad idea, but osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause & gentle manipulation may fix it. ...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

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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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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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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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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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Doctors can you tell me why do I have excruciating neck pain left side?

Doctors can you tell me why do I have excruciating neck pain left side?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I have pain left side of my neck, in X-ray some gap between i don't know exactly the name...When i m using computer more that time more pain, any sugg.

Nerve root : Sound like you have an irritated nerve root from using your computer and possibly other repetitive motions that you do. Rest, changing your work station and anti inflamatories are helpful, see your doctor before you do anything. ...Read more

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Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?

Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?

Psychotherapy: Ask your OBGYN for a referral to a psychologist for an eval. A few sessions might tell if talk therapy can guide you thru this or if preg-safe meds are needed too. This is important to do now to reduce the risks of severe post-partum depression/anx. That's harder to treat - and the baby demands are greater. Planning for the life changes is easier w/ help/support. Help (like it says) can help. Best ...Read more

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Last 2 days on off pain left side from ear to neck around left shoulder area. No fever no difficulty breathing. Just uncomfortable. Should i worry?

Local myalgia: Local myalgia includes muscle co-contraction and muscle soreness. Moist heat, and stretch exercises will solve your pain. If pain is persist over 2 weeks, see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of  head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more