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I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time i move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: See Doctor

First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain.
Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.

In brief: See Doctor

First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain.
Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Muscle spasm

Most likely this represents muscle spasm, very common in people under a lot of stress, or who keep the neck in a fixed position too long, or who have structural spinal problems.
This can be relieved by daily stretches, avoid prolong or awkward neck postures and learning to reduce stress.

In brief: Muscle spasm

Most likely this represents muscle spasm, very common in people under a lot of stress, or who keep the neck in a fixed position too long, or who have structural spinal problems.
This can be relieved by daily stretches, avoid prolong or awkward neck postures and learning to reduce stress.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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