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Doctor insights on: Stiff Neck Then Throbbing Right Arm

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What are ways to alleviate stiff neck and right arm pain?

What are ways to alleviate stiff neck and right arm pain?

Many ways: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Stretching and physical therapy will most likely be prescribed. ...Read more

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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more


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Stiff neck that clicks when I move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?

Stiff neck that clicks when I move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?

"pinched nerve": Sounds like you have a "pinched nerve" in your cervical vertebrae. See your family physician who may see fit to send you to an osteopathiic physician or a physiotherapist and maybe order an x-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can tight bra straps cause a stiff neck. I also get a sudden pinch in my chest when lifting my right arm especially. Xray, ekg, &echo normal. Problem?

Can tight bra straps cause a stiff neck. I also get a sudden pinch in my chest when lifting my right arm especially. Xray, ekg, &echo normal. Problem?

Muscle may be reason: This may not be a pinched nerve, but it may be a pinched muscle. Nick had muscles can sometimes cause similar complaints. This is something you can evaluate, and see your physician who might have to refer you to be clear. You have a lot of tests and that's why I think it's only muscle. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing constant pain above rt eye w/ some blurry vision (film like) also stiff neck to the point I can't lift my right arm BA survivor?

I have a stabbing constant pain above rt eye w/ some blurry vision (film like) also stiff neck to the point I can't lift my right arm BA survivor?

Eye pain and blurry: vision along w/stiff neck and arm require a visit to your doc ASAP. Migraine is but one possibility but you need to get a proper diagnosis and then treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday with bad pain/stiffness around rt. Shoulder blade, worse lying down. Today spread down right arm, finger, and rt. Neck. Wait it out?

Woke up yesterday with bad pain/stiffness around rt. Shoulder blade, worse lying down. Today spread down right arm, finger, and rt. Neck. Wait it out?

Likely muscular: Radiation down to your fingers is somewhat worrisome. It may be originating from your neck. Treat your symptoms but be checked soon. All the best. ...Read more

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Had a stiff neck for a week, that followed pain down to my all left arm and numbe index finger, it is causing me sleepless nights 4 weeks on. Pls help?

Had a stiff neck for a week, that followed pain down to my all left arm and numbe index finger, it is causing me sleepless nights 4 weeks on. Pls help?

Couple of thoughts: 1) Herniated cervical disc 2) Viral meningitis followed by brachial plexitis vs cervical radiculoneuritis. Persistence over 4 weeks tends to support #1. Why are you sitting & suffering? If it's a herniated disc, you need to know. If it's something benign but painful, you need to know that too. Hie thee to a doctor and find out pronto. ...Read more

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4 months ago I started having tingling and pain throughout my left arm. The pain spread to what appears to be a stiff neck also on the left, and pains directly on my spine. Later I started having what appears to be toothaches, constant headaches. Only

4 months ago I started having tingling and pain throughout my left arm. The pain spread to what appears to be a stiff neck also on the left, and pains directly on my spine. Later I started having what appears to be toothaches, constant headaches. Only

Time to see MD: There are numerous ailments common to your symptoms. You need to be first evaluated by a physician to determine the source. The number of signs and symptoms require full examination and testing. The dental aspect can be done after ruling our more serious problems. Good luck. Make an appointment. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Poss. Radiculopathy: What part of the shoulder? Along the inner boarder down back to tip of shoulder blade? Quality of pain? Burning, pins and needles, electricity, deep dull, shooting? Weakness in the upper arm?
Need more information.
Can do over door cervical traction. To help relieve symptoms but need physical exam first, possible cervical MRI or may need to look at your shoulder as a cause for the pain. ...Read more

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Right side neck tightness, arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Right side neck tightness, arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Pain: There are many possibilities for this group of symptoms. Several rheumatologic conditions come to mind including fibromyalgia. I would suggest you see a rheumatologist or a pm&r doctor to help sort all this out. ...Read more

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Got flu shot a week ago. Every day I've had a headache along with stiff neck. My arm is also bruised and super sore.?

Flu shot: You should be seen by a doctor and assessed to be sure that you have not developed secondary infection at the vaccination site. It is not unusual to develop a day or two of mild symptoms of achiness, possibly headache. A week is too long and the arm should not be "super sore". Good luck. ...Read more

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Normal for vertigo? Off balance, throbbing head with no pain, stiff neck, blurry vision off and on and I get a swaying sensation When I walk.

Normal for vertigo? Off balance, throbbing head with no pain, stiff neck, blurry vision off and on and I get a swaying sensation When I walk.

Most of the symptoms: Are "normal" for vertigo, but Vertigo itself isn't "normal'. I don't usually find "stiff neck" as a symptom unless it's your body's natural attempt to lessen the symptoms. My general rule of thumb is that it should lessen in 3 days and be gone in a week or so. Meds help ease the symptoms. If you get nausea or vomiting, are falling or have numbness, tingling or weakness anywhere, get help! ...Read more

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Migraines every 2 weeks with aura vision goes dark terrible head pain. Wake up with stiff neck+pain the day after. Sometimes face and left arm go numb?

Migraines every 2 weeks with aura vision goes dark terrible head pain. Wake up with stiff neck+pain the day after. Sometimes face and left arm go numb?

Have you had an MRI: Clinically when a person has 2 or more migraines/month = chronic migraine disorder. You need to be evaluated to be on medications to prevent migraines from occurring. If left face and arm numbness are a new pattern for your migraines, you need to see your MD right away to have an MRI & MRA of brain done. If you have never had a MRI, it should be completed to dx hemiplegic migraine vs other cause. ...Read more

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What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.?

What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.?

TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions. The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG (ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more

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Been docs for the 10th time been told I got migraines AGAIN! Headaches weak arms/pit tired nausea pain behind eyes stiff neck top back pain? Not sure

Been docs for the 10th time been told I got migraines AGAIN! Headaches weak arms/pit tired nausea pain behind eyes stiff neck top back pain? Not sure

See a neurologist: Your migraines do not appear to be under control. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, frequency, associated characteristics, and intensity of these headaches and take the log with you to a neurologist. Https://www. Aan. Com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic? TopicId=16, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more

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Intense dull achy right shoulder & arm, dull achy legs l &r, achy wrists and ankles l & r, chest pain on both sides, tender ribs, stiff neck, anxiety?

Intense dull achy right shoulder & arm, dull achy legs l &r, achy wrists and ankles l & r, chest pain on both sides, tender ribs, stiff neck, anxiety?

Doubtful: You are describing diffuse arthralgia. If there's visible swelling, it would be termed polyarticular arthritis. There are many causes. Some are nasty -all are treatable. Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are just 2 examples -there are many more. You should see your family doc - you may need a rheumatologist's consultation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Migraine, light headed, dizziness, head hurts, rinding in ears, cognitive delta, tingle in one side stiff neck w/ throbbing pain. What can this be?

Migraine/seizure, etc: If similar to past migraines-not huge worry. If never had before-could be virus or serious from seizure to meningitis.Impt enough to seek immed help & rule out dangerous causes. If those are ruled out, could be anything from pinched cervical nerve to trigeminal neuralgia, or neurologic pain complex set off by thoracic or cervical dysfunctions. Good osteopathic hx and phys could help find & fix. ...Read more

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Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy?

Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy?

See your doctor: There can be a multitude of causes for any one of the symptoms you have described. You should schedule an appointment with your PCP for further evaluation. You may possibly need lab testing, etc. ...Read more

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Started in left lower bac hurts bad like a 10, now, legs, arms, skin burning, stiff neck eyes hurt, chills, fever right side hurts now too, very weak?

Started in left lower bac hurts bad like a 10, now, legs, arms, skin burning, stiff neck eyes hurt, chills, fever right side hurts now too, very weak?

Doc visit ASAP: You need to go to doc or er asap. You may have systemic infection that needs antibiotics. If you have stiff neck this is very serious pls go to er or urgent care now. You may have meningitis. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

TMD?: Those symptoms may indicate a tmj/craniomandibluar disorder, or cmd. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can cause all of these issues. Neuromuscular evaluation and treatment may help you. ...Read more

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Hi Doc. I suspect that I have meningitis because of the symptoms. But I have no fever and my wbc falls within normal range. Does that rule out meningitis? I feel the symptoms for long time now. Head ache, face numb cheek, stiff neck, numb arms. But I

Hi Doc. I suspect that I have meningitis because of the symptoms. But I have no fever and my wbc falls within normal range. Does that rule out meningitis? I feel the symptoms for long time now. Head ache, face numb cheek, stiff neck, numb arms. But I

Cant be for so long: Meningitis is not without fever unless it is part of an auto-immune syndrome.
With no fever and with normal white count this is not acute meningitis.
This may be an auto-immune condition.
You need to see a doctor and have lab work done. ...Read more

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Weak/Sore upper arms, tremors, somewhat weak legs, stiff neck, tingling in feet and fingers, dizziness for months. Got MRI, clean. I'm 17, what is it?

Weak/Sore upper arms, tremors, somewhat weak legs, stiff neck, tingling in feet and fingers, dizziness for months. Got MRI, clean. I'm 17, what is it?

Weakness, dizziness: Hi Alec: You've had symptoms for several months. Did you have an infection prior to these symptoms starting? I am assuming the MRI was the spine (or brain?). In any case, an evaluation by a neurologist is essential. There are several possibilities, and best to see a specialist like neurology. Good luck! ...Read more