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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?

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?

Cervical neck: the pop may have been a separation of the Uncovertebral ligaments or the release of a negative pressure thought to be between the vertebrae. Radiation to your skull-vertex area may be a greater occipital nerve injury or compression. The pattern is unlike a migraine. ...Read more

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Having Sharp pain on the back of my neck comes and goes spreads top both sides of my neck?

Having Sharp pain on the back of my neck comes and goes spreads top both sides of my neck?

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

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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?

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

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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.

Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinched or irritated. Try NSAIDs and if it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible: Cervical nerve damage. Please consult your private physician and hopefully you have not developed neurological damage from abuse of heroin: good luck- get medical attention, ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Beaten up as in-: -abuse? Anxiety comes 2 mind first especially if still in the relationship. Seek cardiac eval by PCP then if ok get counseling & out of the relationship! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

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

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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?

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

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Should I go to ER 56 yr old female bp left arm 130/90 74 pulse bp right arm 159/93 achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm

Should I go to ER 56 yr old female
bp left arm 130/90
74 pulse
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

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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

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I'm having a sharp pain in the top of my throat! What could it be?

I'm having a sharp pain in the top of my throat! What could it be?

Not enough info.: I am sorry but there isn't enough information to provide a useful response. See doctor if not resolving. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up the neck, what is this?

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

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Please help I have sudden sharp pain shot up from neck?

Please help I have sudden sharp pain shot up from neck?

Muscle spasm / nerve: You could have a simple muscle spasm, however, you will need to consult an orthopedic surgeon for complete examination and possible more serious diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sudden sharp pain on the side of my neck?

Why do I get a sudden sharp pain on the side of my neck?

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

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Why is there a kind of sharp pain in the inside of my neck?

Why is there a kind of sharp pain in the inside of my neck?

Pain: Neck pain can occur due to cervical strain, injury, DJD of cervical spine or infection. Suggest seeing a doctor if use of analgesics do not resolve symptoms or fever develops or condition worsens ...Read more

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What can I do about this sharp pain in right side of my neck?

Muscle spasm vs.nerv: You will need an orthopedic surgfeon exam mto be certain, however, if you have a simple muscle spasm then ibprofin and warm compresses may be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

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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Sharp pain on left side neck.... Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant... What could this be?

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

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I have a sharp pain that travels from my neck to my wrist?

I have a sharp pain that travels from my neck to my wrist?

Cervical spine: Get an orthopedic evaluation. You may have cervical spinal disc disease. ...Read more

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I twisted my neck and then tried to turn the other way and felt a sharp pain. What does this sound like?

Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm and ibprofin and warm compress may help. However, there are other more serious problems which may result and an orthopedic surgeon should be consulted. ...Read more