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I have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

I have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

Probably not: Though a simple musculoskeletal neck pain, with perhaps some irritation of the occipital nerves, is most likely cause, only an evaluation by your doctor can rule out more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...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.

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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Have been having throbbing pain in my neck and lower back any idea what it is?

? not connected: Throbbing neck pain and discomfort in the lower back shouldn't have any direct connection. If symptoms aren't relieved by tylenol (acetaminophen) or persist, have your physician check you for any inflammation in the neck muscles, nodes, thyroid, carotid artery, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause extremely uncomfortable throbbing pain between neck and shoulder going underneath shoulder blade?

Nondiagnostic: Without a thorough history and physical examination of the area, the problem is nondiagnostic at this time. However an irritable nerve or muscle may be causing the discomfort. If a rash appears shingles is a possibility. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician. In the meantime try cold or hot packs and rubbing liniment, and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

See M.D.: This could be an infection, inflammation of the oral maxillary structures. You are too young to have high risk of anything cardiac, but that is in differential. If you have so much pain that you have nausea with it, you need to see an M.D. ...Read more

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The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

See dentist: There are a number of possibilities. You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. This is not something you can treat yourself. ...Read more

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My head hurts all over with throbbing pain in the back and on the sides, my neck hurts so bad too! Plus my ears have kinda been hurting also.

My head hurts all over with throbbing pain in the back and on the sides, my neck hurts so bad too! Plus my ears have kinda been hurting also.

Neck causes of pain: Much more history is needed to diagnose your problem. Sudden onset, fever/chills, or vision changes are serious and need immediate evaluation. Once those are ruled out, many headache causes come from the neck, called "cervicogenic headaches". Xrays/mri/physical exam/fluoroscopic injections can diagnose the problem. The scm muscle can cause headaches and ear pain. ...Read more

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Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Absolutely: It can, and it sounds like you're on the right track with that oath appointment. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more

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I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

This isn't something: To mess around with on the Internet. You need to see a doctor. If it turns out to be something transient or trivial, I'll be happy for you but you need to know for sure what's going on. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many of those nerves can travel to both the neck, back and head to cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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I quit smoking hookah at the end of December. Now sometimes I get a throbbing pain In the top of my back throat. What could it be?

I quit smoking hookah at the end of December. Now sometimes I get a throbbing pain In the top of my back throat. What could it be?

Irritation: Smoking can lead to the burning of small hairs on the inside of the trachea. After quitting smoking these begin to grow which is the common cause for coughing in the first three weeks after smoking cessation often smoking can lead to damage to the mucosa in the throat ...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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What causes throbbing pain that originates in neck but shoots into eye?

What causes throbbing pain that originates in neck but shoots into eye?

Dissection?: Carotid artery dissection could do that. If no other symptoms, see doctor asap. ...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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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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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