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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. Marvin Ott
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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