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Throbbing neck a symptom of thyroid problems?

Throbbing neck a symptom of thyroid problems?

Unlikely: Most thyroid problems do not cause pain unless there is some type of inflammation also have checked out by doctor to see if painful area is in the thyroid or involves another gland or lymph node or a problem with the vein or arteries in the neck. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Two days ago I got this throbbing pain in the lower part of my neck, think that it could be my thyroid. It lasted for a couple of minutes only.?

Two days ago I got this throbbing pain in the lower part of my neck, think that it could be my thyroid. It lasted for a couple of minutes only.?

Not thyroid: It would be very unusual for thyroid to be painful then non painful all within the course of a few minutes. This is either esophageal or laryngeal spasm or muscle pain. ...Read more

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12 year old had throbbing, pain, and discomfort on the left side of neck for 2 weeks. Doctor than found 2 thyroid nodules. What caused the pain??

Mass effect: Pain is usually a clue that something in your anatomy isn't working quite as it should. The nodules can cause pain due to the mass effect of the increased size of the nodules. It needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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Can snapping your neck back in a chair cause throbbing in the rear of head?

Can snapping your neck back in a chair cause throbbing in the rear of head?

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. Although there is no epidemiological data available, on is regarded as a common cause of protracted or severe headache.
Rec.: see a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Throbbing neck pain. Right side of the neck. Sudden onset. What could this be?

Throbbing neck pain. Right side of the neck. Sudden onset. What could this be?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp 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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Throbbing pain in vaine, neck on left side? What to do?

Throbbing pain in vaine, neck on left side? What to do?

Be seen: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a throbbing pain in the front left part of my neck that comes and goes, is that normal.

Hi, I have a throbbing pain in the front left part of my neck that comes and goes, is that normal.

No It Isn't!: There are several things that could be causing it most fairly simple but some that could be more troublesome. You should get an appointment to see your md as soon as you can & describe what is going on so they can check it out. Better to be safe! ...Read more

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Small nodes behind my right and the back of my neck feels like its on a nerve, burning and throbbing?

Small nodes behind my right and the back of my neck feels like its on a nerve, burning and throbbing?

Inflammation: This could me inflammation, mononucleosis or a lymph node disorder. See a practitioner who would take a look at what you are seeing, then look at other places on your body. Whatever it is... Early diagnosis and treatment are key. ...Read more

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My neck is throbbing and very painful on the right and back of my head. It has been like this for two days now, any help?

My neck is throbbing and very painful on the right and back of my head. It has been like this for two days now, any help?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean something sinister such as inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cod. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

Neck pain: Any exercise that causes pain should be discontinued. You may have a muscle or ligament tear. See a spine specialist to eliminate the neck pain. ...Read more

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I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then I sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

Not normal: Your body is sending you a signal that whatever you are doing is likely harmful. Consult with a trainer to make sure you are doing the exercise right. If you want to go further, consult an orthopedist as well. However why not just skip that part of the exercise? ...Read more

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I've recently been having throbbing pain in neck/head, please help me?

I've recently been having throbbing pain in neck/head, please help me?

Migraine?: Migraine with neck triggers. Usually is one-sided, mostly in women and associated with blurred vision, tinnitus, lacrimation, sensitivity to light/noise, nausea and neck/arm pain. At this point if the headache >14 days/month is considered episodic and easier to manage.
Se your headache specialist for evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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Unbearable shooting/throbbing neck, head and back pain after a deep tissue massage?

Unbearable shooting/throbbing neck, head and back pain after a deep tissue massage?

Drink Water: Take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or a medicine like acetaminophen. And try taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping in a towel and place it on the areas that hurt, 10 min on, 10 min off. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic lower throbbing pain in the base of my skull from a really hard neck massage?

Occipital neuralgia: 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. Moist heat, NSAIDs OTC and passive stretching exercises will resolve the condition in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Two days ago the right side of my neck/shoulder started with a pulse/throbbing pain. What can I cause this?

Two days ago the right side of my neck/shoulder started with a pulse/throbbing pain. What can I cause this?

Muscle pain: You may have a spasm of the neck or shoulder muscles. Warm, moist heat may help. Wring out a small towel with water, place in microwave for one minute and apply to affected area. If you are not allergic, take 200-400 mg ibuprofen every 8 hours with food. ...Read more

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Neck pain spasm an throbbing is this from disk, or pinched nerve it comes an goes is better with layin down an not movin?

Neck pain spasm an throbbing is this from disk, or pinched nerve it comes an goes is better with layin down an not movin?

Pain from a disc: Or "pinched nerve" in the neck is usually "RADICULAR" that is it RADIATES down your arm (s)
An MRI should answer your question. ..ask your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

See a doc today: Your description is particularly concerning because of the pain on swallowing. Along with the neck stiffness and pain when trying to lay down, the situation is concerning for infections that can be serious such as a blood clot, retropharyngeal abscess, or a meningitis. Therefore, see a doctor soon as possible to get diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...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 think I pulled a muscle on the side of my neck while lifting. It's throbbing and painful. Is that normal? How should I treat it on my own?

I think I pulled a muscle on the side of my neck while lifting. It's throbbing and painful. Is that normal? How should I treat it on my own?

NSAIDs: Immediate tx. For neck muscle strain would include ice, nsaid, followed by heat to the affected muscle, cont'd use of a NSAID, rest and possibly massage.If u are not improving see your md. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Facet, disc, nerve: You may have irritated a higher cervical facet joint. Less likely you could have a cervical nerve root irritation or an occipital nerve irritation. Try gentle heating pads, ice, range of motion of your head and neck, gentle stretching, and go see your doctor to see if physiotherapy, medications like antiinflammatories, anti-spasmodics, nerve medications or injections may help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause throbbing/pulsating back pain that travels into my neck. Only lasts for a few seconds & its gone. Have had this for many years.?

What could cause throbbing/pulsating back pain that travels into my neck. Only lasts for a few seconds & its gone. Have had this for many years.?

MuscleSpasm&possibly: Partially sensing pulse in upper chest & into neck, far less common but if the pulsating pattern is in perfect synchrony with carotid pulse in neck (learn to feel this), then this would fit. Spasm of the powerful muscles (support/move the vertebral column) located around & behind the vertebral column, are far more likely the mechanism. All (but heart) muscle contraction requires orders from brain. ...Read more

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Why would soft tissue in the neck pulsate?

Should be tested: Apulsating soft tissue in the neck could be from the carotid artery itself, like carotid body tumor, or from tissue infront of the artery very close. ...Read more