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Why Does The Left Side Of My Neck Hurt
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 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 more
I am a smoker and I smoke cigarette butts I want know y my neck hurt on my left side like someone stabbed me there?
Many Reasons: Your neck could be hurting for many reasons. See your doctor to find out. Your smoking, however, is by far the more serious problem, as it can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, laryngeal cancer, chronic pain, depression, and early death, as well as decreased quality of life. Please quit!!!!!! ...Read more
I fell asleep with my head down and to the left and when I woke up, my neck hurt for about 10 minutes & the right side of my head went numb for a sec?
Woke up spinning with vrtigo. Lasted 3 days. Been dizzy on and off for two weeks. Left side of neck hurt when turn that way.Still dizzy ?
Labyrinthritis: An inner ear infection due to virus could cause sudden intense symptoms you describe, and usually, some lingering problem for a few week afterwards. Perhaps you experienced some vomiting and thus, strained left neck, or injured in some other way. See your doctor, and get some physical therapy, both vestibular and for neck. Should recover. ...Read more
Change positions in bed. already turned left side. looked up at something & felt bone on upper left side of neck hurt a bit w/each movement. Idea?
Snapping Neck: Doubt if the noise was a bone. Although we don"t know for sure what pops, a bone is the least likely theory. At you age, unless you have hurt your neck severely in the past, ignore it. It will be gone shortly. If it associated with pain and/or weakness check with your HCP for and X-ray. ...Read more
Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a little lump on my left side neck.y shoulders and neck hurt now I feel something pushing my left eye.
R/O LIPOMA: If the lump in the neck is movable it is less worisome and may be a lipoma. You need Us to evaluate for lymph node/DVT/Cyst/LIPOMA. Also full exam and labs. Lymphomas when active tend to elevate the sed rate and CRP levels. Please seek prompt evaluation for this issue especially if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
I have a lump on the left side of my soft palette, it's big and very painful. My teeth also hurt on that side, throat and neck hurt when swallowing.
The right side and right back side of my neck hurt really bad what's the matter with my neck? And how can I fix it?
Depends..: Did you suffer and injury?Did you do any erratic movements? It is important to know how pain started and what other symptoms you are experiencing at this time.If you didn't suffer any injuries or recent accidents, let's say you just woke up like that;icing the area 15-20 mins three times a day helps.However, it is always good that you visit your doctor. Ask your caregiver to take you for check up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hit rt side of my head 2 days ago with a heavy object. Next day the lt side of my neck hurt. Now lt side of neck-back-fingers extra pain. What is this?
I have a lump at the base of my neck on the right side (swollen gland) making that side of my neck hurt along with intense ear pain. What can I do?
Not normal: Very abnormal See ENT surgeon ASAP for diagnosis. ...Read more
Carotidynia-: There are a variety of reasons for pain when touching parts of the neck, like an inflamed lymph node, a growth, pressure on a nearby nerve. However, there is a condition called carotidyina where pressure on the main neck artery (the carotid artery) causes pain. The pain is continuous, dull and throbbing , may stretch to the same side jaw, eye, ear and cheek. Cause unknown. Treat with nsaids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it: Pounding or throbbing? Does light or sound make your headache worse ? Are you nauseated ? If so you have a migraine headache . 80% of migraines are associated with neck pain. If it is not a migraine then it could be a terrible headache from the spasm in your neck. For a migraine take 3 excedrinrs and lie in a cool dark room and sleep it off. For the other take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) , ice or heat, md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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