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Bad sore throat and a neck, shoulder pain?

Bad sore throat and a neck, shoulder pain?

Flu vs...: Although, you may have a range of symptoms, the key is to watch them closely. The causes might range from the flu to an abscess in the back of your throat. If you have high fever, difficulty swallowing, headache, compromised breathing, you must be seen immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Neck and shoulder pain >1wk. No injury, no ROM deficits. Progressive. (-) fever (+) HA, and (+) sore throat. Substantial mental fogginess.

Neck and shoulder pain >1wk. No injury, no ROM deficits. Progressive. (-) fever (+) HA, and (+) sore throat. Substantial mental fogginess.

Not clear: Muscles are sore to touch? The headache could be due to muscle tension. Uncertain why you have a sore throat. You are going to have to see your physician to clarify ...Read more

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What is it? 4yr have breast pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, rash in armpit and sore throat. Not everyday. Also describes me: Neck pain, anemia, asthma

What is it? 4yr have breast pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, rash in armpit and sore throat. Not everyday. Also describes me: Neck pain, anemia, asthma

? ?: Can't make a definitive diagnosis of your condition with such constellation of symptoms online, you may very well benefit from seeing a rheumatologist / an allergist immunologist, ask your primary doctor about that, best wishes ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat that I think has made the back of my neck hurt plus I'm having sharp deep like pains at top of chest closer to my shoulder.

I've got a sore throat that I think has made the back of my neck hurt plus I'm having sharp deep like pains at top of chest closer to my shoulder.

See a doctor ASAP: There is a potential for this to be extremely severe. It may involve the potential spaces between muscle groups in your neck and can obstruct your breathing. Go and get seen and hope this turns out to be benign. ...Read more

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I woke up with pain in the back of my neck, not painful to move around, and it does radiate a little into my shoulder. Sore throat as well, any ideas?

I woke up with pain in the back of my neck, not painful to move around, and it does radiate a little into my shoulder. Sore throat as well, any ideas?

See a doctor: You may simply have slept in a position causing muscle spasm. The best way, however, to assess this is to be seen and examined by a good pcp. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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I have sore throat pain in my chest and shoulder blades?

I have sore throat pain in my chest and shoulder blades?

Might by heartburn: Sometimes acid reflux from the stomach can present like this. However, it can also be a sign of a more serious condition. I would either see your doctor or try a short course (1-2 weeks) of antacid therapy and if no better than see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat in the morning, lhs shoulder blade is constantly in pain and burning, cough for no reason, occasional nose bleed. No clue what's wrong?

Sore throat in the morning, lhs shoulder blade is constantly in pain and burning, cough for no reason, occasional nose bleed. No clue what's wrong?

Need more info: This sounds as if it has the potential to be quite severe and warrants a full evaluation by a physician. Suggest you write down all symptoms, their timing and inter-relationships and go and see a doctor. Hopefully it will turn out to be something simple, but if severe and correctable, the sooner you are seen the better. Good luck, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Woke up the other day and was coughing and noticed bad neck and shoulder pain. Feels sore. I don't know why it still feels this way? Any possible cause

Woke up the other day and was coughing and noticed bad neck and shoulder pain. Feels sore. I don't know why it still feels this way? Any possible cause

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing can cause musculoskeletal pain, including what you describe. Also, if the cough is due to a viral infection, musculoskeletal aches and pains can be part of the viral infection. There are many causes of cough including acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. If your cough persists, see a doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and shoulder pain on my right side. I wake up feeling sore and tired. Any idea what to do or who to go to fix this problem?

I have chronic neck and shoulder pain on my right side. I wake up feeling sore and tired. Any idea what to do or who to go to fix this problem?

Msny possibilities: There are muscles, such as supraspinatus, that can cause neck and shoulder pain. Poor neck support while sleeping may also cause. Your pcp can evaluate you and treat or refer as they see fit. ...Read more

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A couple weeks ago I woke up with neck pain an shoulder pain...like I slept wrong stiff neck....neck sore for a couple days an went away...but the dull aching nerve wracking pain is still hurting off an on in my shoulder....not a sharp pain but a dull irr

Possibly normal but?: In most cases it can be a pain which will persist for several weeks. The pain in the shoulder comes and goes so probably does not mean something bad but should gradually get better. If it persists then the area needs to be evaluated and need to see your Dr. Use heat and gentle range of motion with some NSAID like Ibuprofen if not contraindicated. I hope this is helpful for you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Left neck under ear has off and on dull pain throughout the day, also very localized left shoulder pain, but not muscular, and not tender to touch.

Neck pain: There are several structures within the neck that could be the cause of discomfort. Muscle, ligaments, lymph nodes, carotid artery, thyroid gland, vertebra, nerves, etc. If your symptoms persist have an examination by your physician. ...Read more

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Left forearm burning and left hand aching, right arm pain, shoulder pain and into right side of my neck. I am 54 years old.

Question??: I am not sure what information you are looking for. Do you need advice on possible causes, who to see for evaluation, or have you been evaluated and need more details? Please restate your question. Sorry I could not be of more help ...Read more

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Had sore muscles back, neck, shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke.

Had sore muscles back, neck, shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke.

See physician: Many other causes of symptoms besides lung cancer particularly in musculoskeletal system. You should seek physician for proper physical exam and possibly further imaging and blood testing. ...Read more

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My friend has had a 100 dg fever for 3 days, neck pain, shoulder pain- headache, body ache. No conjested or vomiting? Could this be meningitis?

My friend has had a 100 dg fever for 3 days, neck pain, shoulder pain- headache, body ache. No conjested or vomiting? Could this be meningitis?

See below: What you describe could be aseptic meningitis, most often viral. She should be checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Sore neck, sore throat, and cold body are signs of what?

Sore neck, sore throat, and cold body are signs of what?

R/O PHARYNGITIS: PHARYNGITIS = Inflammation of throat. It can be viral or bacterial. Rest push fluids gargle with salt water/zinc 100mg/Vit c 5gm. If symptoms persist or worsen, you need exam throat culture and potentially antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Headache, stiff neck: Any time you have a stiff neck and headache, you need to be seen immediately to rule out meningitis. It may be that you are coming down with a cold or other viral infection. Please be seen right away by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any way neck pain can cause a sore throat?

Can there be any way neck pain can cause a sore throat?

Throat and nex: Neck pain cannot cause a sore throat. Occasionally, viral upper respiratory infections can cause neck pain by causing muscle pain. ...Read more

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Spasming in my neck accompanied by a sore throat means what?

Spasming in my neck accompanied by a sore throat means what?

Nonspecific: These symptoms do not point to a single diagnosis. Could be infectious (such as a cold), or primary muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care if persistent, or progressive. The more severe the symptoms, the more urgent the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Help please? I've got a large lump on the side of my neck & sore throat!

Get Med Eval.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Was going to be a sore throat but now the right side of my neck feels swollen. How do I proceed?

Was going to be a sore throat but now the right side of my neck feels swollen. How do I proceed?

Sore throat - swell: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What can cause constant pain inside the front of my neck? Not like a sore throat, but in the neck.

What can cause constant pain inside the front of my neck? Not like a sore throat, but in the neck.

Several poss. Causes: Thyroid enlargement, muscle spasm, lymph node swelling, vessel problems, etc. If this is a concern, I would recommend you have your primary care doctor look at it asap. If your doctor is an osteopathic physician who can, besides doing all the md assessments, also look at causes such as claviclular locking, rib or hyoid dysfunction which are common causes of such pain, that would be a bonus. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more