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Top Of Neck Sharp Pain
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuralgia: Most often this type of pain which is usually sharp and shooting is neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more
Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more
Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?
Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more
Be seen: There are a lot of structures in that area that can cause pain including the intervertebral discs, the lumbar facet joints, and the SI joints. If it is causing you a lot of trouble, I would not hesitate to be seen and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more
Many reasons: Reason can be ardiac, gastrointestinal, or musculoskeletal. If with your chest pain, you have shortness of breat, nausea, vomiting, sweating, or the chest pain goes down your left arm, this maybe a sign of a heart condition. You should call 911 or seek medical attention immediately. If you do not have the above symptoms, i would seek the advice of a primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?
Intermitant sharp pain above right eye, in right temple, deep right inner ear pain, right side neck pain and right side base of skull. Migraine?
I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?
Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your symptoms persist see your physician or consult a Health Tap physician online. ...Read more
I have pain around the area of lower left rib cage, radiating pain, diffused. At the same time and side, left dull shoulder & neck pain. What is it?
Many causes: There are numerous causes of left shoulder arm chest neck pain in the most serious one can be heart attack in older patients , or it could be a simple sprain or overuse syndrome or inflammation of the ribs or muscles of the chest, simple viral infections can cause diffuse muscle pain and aches.In a young person like yourself most likely it is activity related based on over use of some kind, . ...Read more
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more
Lower right abdominal pain, radiates to back and front of thigh. Constant sharp throbbing pain. Alleviates slightly when lay on left side. ?
Need Medical Checkup: Any pain in the abdomen which persists and is getting worse requires you to have a medical examination by your physician. If you have fever along with pain, then it is more urgent to see a doctor today. You may go to an ER unless your doctor can see you in his/her office today. Good luck. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. 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
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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