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Top Of Neck Sharp Pain
After stretching heard a popping in my neck area. Pain in base of skull/top of neck, sharp stabbing pain in one spot of left side top of head, and pain on left side nose. Went away after adjusting position, putting pressure on back of neck. Migraine?
Come & Go Neck Pain: What are you doing when the sharp pain attacks your neck? Bending your head forward? Tilting it back? Turning your head abruptly to one side or the other? Anything traveling into the base of your skull? If attacks are noted more with tilting your head back or turning your head to the sides, then your cervical facet joints might be intermittently getting irritated. ...Read more
I had sharp pain on top my head,when I move just right. Then my neck feel like going spasm. What does this soumd like?
Neck pain: Neck pain when turning to the right that radiates to the top of the head and is associated with muscle spasms could be a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. Sometimes complications from a root canal can mimic a pinched nerve in the neck. See your dentist to ensure there are no complications related to the recent procedure before seeking a spine specialist. ...Read more
Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.
Keep getting a sharp pain on the top of my head and pains in my neck, I'm a heroin addict and I've been getting these pains for some time, thanks Damo?
When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?
Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more
18 female 120lbs. Chest pain, crushing. Sharp pain in neck. Few days. On top that was beaten up. History of pain. Very nervous feeling. Scared. Help.
On/Off sharp pain/cramp on top of shoulder by neck, Is that a muscle or nerve? It hurts pretty bad and it's completely random. What to do?
See answer : In that area of the anatomy sounds more musculoskeletal. Try heat and passive neck exercises. Also, try to change positions and see if you get relief ...Read more
Jumped and when I landed felt a sharp pain from back of neck too top of head. Could this be the reason for my shoulder blade, shoulder, and neck pain?
YES IT COULD BE: Yes it most possibly is from the jump. I think you should get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Landed wrong, sharp pain from back of neck to top of head. After for about a month now I've had back pain, shoulder and neck pain. Related? And what?
See Your doctor: See your doctor to see if further testing is needed to evaluate your neck. ...Read more
Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?
Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read more
When my migraine begins to die down, I have pain left over, really localised specific areas of sharp pain, back of neck, over eye, top of head. Why?
For year, I have bad headache with back neck eye pain. I get sharp pain on top of head. I sleep a lot why does this happen?
Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now, no injury?
?referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent, I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Should I go to ER 56 yr old female
bp left arm 130/90
bp right arm 159/93
achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm
Yes: Er eval is a good idea. You have chest pain and left arm symptoms radiating from the neck, these could represent angina, which means an impaired blood supply to the heart muscle from the coronary arteries. There are certainly other causes of chest and arm pain, but your combination of symptoms sounds concerning. It's better to be sure, go to the er. ...Read more
Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I
Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps ...Read more
Car crash a year ago, felt sharp pain top of spine. Docs said whiplash. Move neck fine. Since been having random nerve pains back arms hands legs?
Not enough info.: I am sorry but there isn't enough information to provide a useful response. See doctor if not resolving. ...Read more
I have recently began to experience a sharp pain at the bottom of my throat / top of chest whenever I begin to run!? Recently recovered from the flu.
Sounds benign. : Although we can never be sure, in a 19-year old recovering from flu it would not be uncommon to have something like this. ...Read more
See below: 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
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. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more
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
Sharp pain on left side neck.... Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant... What could this be?
See PCP: Your symptoms are nonspecific in nature. You may have anything from a sprain/strain to disc problem. There many other problems that may exist in between. First see your pcp. Following that evaluation treatment may be instituted or you may be referred to an appropriate specialist ...Read more
Cervical spine: Get an orthopedic evaluation. You may have cervical spinal disc disease. ...Read more
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