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

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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I am 33 weeks pregnant and today i started getting throbbing pain in my neck and lower back. Any suggestions?

Need evaluation: You should be under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. If you do not have a doctor, please contact your city of county health department for an evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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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?

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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Ive recently had throbbing pain the rightside of my neck that radiates into my jaw and chest. Ive also had sharp pains in my left rib What could it be?

I don;t know: The first thing with radiating pain to the jaw and chest, one needs to do is rule out the heart as the source of the pain. You should get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull throbbing pain around top of my neck + base of skull + tops of ears externally with this bad cold? Could something else be wrong?

Why do I have dull throbbing pain around top of my neck + base of skull + tops of ears externally with this bad cold?  Could something else be wrong?

Could be anything: Could be any reason...But it is not uncommon for people to experience muscle aches when they are dealing with a viral infection very to similar to the body aches of the flu. Also when people are ill, they tend not to sleep in a normal comfortable position. It could also be stress associated with feeling ill. If it worsen or causes significant concern, see your primary care md. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get throbbing pain in my wrist and my neck. It seems to originate at the pulse points. What could cause this, and is it dangerous?

Sometimes i get throbbing pain in my wrist and my neck.  It seems to originate at the pulse points.  What could cause this, and is it dangerous?

Need Further work-up: Sometimes the symptoms you are experiencing can come form changes at the cervical spine region. To diagnose this problem you should be examined by yourpcp who can then decide on imaging studies or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck, a week ago i had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck,  a week ago i had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

Musculoskeletal: Likely musculoskeletal involving neck, shoulder, arm. Any specific physical activities, specifically sports or work relatedvwhere you may be overusing your left arm or assume a specific posture for longer periods of time? ...Read more

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Everytime i swallow or chew and start to salivate i get a throbing pain deep in my neck . I have graves disease and had rai .. What could this be ?

Pain with eating: This may be a problem associated with the radiation treatment for graves disease. You should see your treating doctors and report this condition to get properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of neck pain comes after excerise or increase in my heart rate. feels like throbbing pain close to a heart beat?

See your doctor for: Work Up further. For safety sake, any pain on the left side, increasing your heart rate after exercise that beating faster than 80% higher than your resting heart rate needs to be discussed to make sure you don't have an abnormally fast heart rate. This can be done in the office, and checked with an EKG, and he can send you home on a 24 hour Holter monitor too if need be just to make sure. ...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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