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Is there anything that can cause pain to shoot trough the carotid artery in the neck to the head?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Get checked
Could be carotidynia or a carotid artery dissection.

In brief: Get checked
Could be carotidynia or a carotid artery dissection.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management
In brief: Nerve pain
Cannot imagine that pain goes through an artery, though nerves do travel in similar paths.
Possibly a trapped nerve in your upper back is causing the shooting pain. Seek pain management advice, or neurology. My be that a steroid injection (seek a physician who is comfortable with neck injections - not all are) would help, or you may need surgery as a last resort. An MRI may be in your future..

In brief: Nerve pain
Cannot imagine that pain goes through an artery, though nerves do travel in similar paths.
Possibly a trapped nerve in your upper back is causing the shooting pain. Seek pain management advice, or neurology. My be that a steroid injection (seek a physician who is comfortable with neck injections - not all are) would help, or you may need surgery as a last resort. An MRI may be in your future..
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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