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I woke up and the left side of my neck hurts, what to do?

I woke up and the left side of my neck hurts, what to do?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. Stretch and Ice the area. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for other options. If it still does not resolve, i would recommend to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI. ...Read more

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The left side of my neck hurts/ had a massage. Was that bad?

The left side of my neck hurts/ had a massage. Was that bad?

No: Usually feels good and does no harm. If soreness persists get checked before any additional treatment modalities. ...Read more

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My head is kinda bent and my left side of my neck hurts. What could be wrong?

My head is kinda bent and my left side of my neck hurts. What could be wrong?

Ouch: Well hopefully that will go away on its own. Light stretching and a heating pad with an automatic shut off switch might help. If it doesn't get better with conservative therapy see somebody. ...Read more

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The left side of my neck hurts when I swallow. It was hurting till earlier and I believe I popped my neck before it started hurting. Help?

The left side of my neck hurts when I swallow. It was hurting till earlier and I believe I popped my neck before it started hurting. Help?

Neck pain: This discomfort could be from a muscular strain or the beginning of a throat infection. With an infection the whole throat usually becomes involved and reddend within a day. If a muscle is strained or inflammed, tenderness and discomfort on turning and twisting is present. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I was strangled by my bf pretty bad a week ago. I didn't seek medical attention it's hurts to swallow an the left side of my neck hurts a lot?

You need medical: Attention. You also need to stay away from the man you call your boyfriend. The next time he may succeed in killing you. Please contact the police. This is a crime. ...Read more

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My left ear and a gland in the left side of my neck hurts and its causing me to have headaches.

My left ear and a gland in the left side of my neck hurts and its causing me to have headaches.

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help.Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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Hi the left side of my neck hurts and it radiates up to my hear and my head and when I smile veins show too and it hurts. Fractured tail month ago?

Hi the left side of my neck hurts and it radiates up to my hear and my head   and when I smile veins show too and it hurts. Fractured tail month ago?

Neck pain: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed to determine whether the problem is from the muscles,nerves,vertebrae or within the soft tissues. If you don't obtain relief with rest and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen, have your Physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a headache going on 3 days the left side of my neck hurts bad ne ideas how 2 get rid of the headache i've taken motrin-tylenol 3 tried evrythg?

I have a headache going on 3 days the left side of my neck hurts bad ne ideas how 2 get rid of the headache i've taken motrin-tylenol 3 tried evrythg?

Emergency department: If your headache is the worst you've ever had and going on 3 days then it's time to go to ed. You are 33 years old. Your past medical history may help but you need to be seen if you are not any better. Tension headaches should be gone by now. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Day 2 of neck pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped & moving the left side of my neck hurts. Also have chronic ear pain, currently in both ears. What's wrong?

Day 2 of neck pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped & moving the left side of my neck hurts. Also have chronic  ear pain,  currently in both ears. What's wrong?

See your physician: You may have tight muscles but there are other issues like related to the ears. Your physician can help clarify this, do other studies and consider referrals to pother physicians. ...Read more

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Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when i yawn?

Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when i yawn?

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 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