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Why does it hurt to turn my head to the side?
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
In brief: Neck problem?
Not enough detail to answer well, but neck, head, or shoulder pain with head turning is often due to spine, rib, or cranial bone problems.
Other causes might be lymph node swelling, goiter, infection, etc. A good medical assessment by your osteopathic physician-who will do everything your md will do, but can also check for & treat these musculoskeletal problems with her hands would be a good idea.

In brief: Neck problem?
Not enough detail to answer well, but neck, head, or shoulder pain with head turning is often due to spine, rib, or cranial bone problems.
Other causes might be lymph node swelling, goiter, infection, etc. A good medical assessment by your osteopathic physician-who will do everything your md will do, but can also check for & treat these musculoskeletal problems with her hands would be a good idea.
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