What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

Neck pain. Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm.
Neck pain. Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. 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.

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What is causing my severe neck pain?

Severe neck pain. Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm. Read more...
See below. There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. Read more...

I have severe neck pain and my neck grinds which causes headaches?

Cervical instability. Prolotherapy will rectify this problem . Read about it at www.Getprolo.Co, or www.Aaomerd.Org and find a doctor there that can help you get rid of the problem on a permanent basis without surgery or dangerous drugs. Read more...
Neck pain. The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I suspect that your headache might come from the degeneration of facet joint in your neck. I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Read more...

I have severe neck pain and was wondering if this could cause migraines?

Could well trigger. Problems within neck, especially rupture disks can trigger headaches, but nearby issues such as thoracic outlet, and likewise cause headaches, and migraines not uncommon. Read more...

Could an earache cause severe neck pain?

Not likely. I'm a spine specialist, not an ENT doctor, but i've never run across any data to show that an ear problem can cause any severe neck pain. On the flip side, problems in the neck can cause pain to be felt around the ear. I'd suggest seeing an ENT doctor in your area to evaluate the ear. If normal, then find yourself a spine specialist. Read more...

I just wanted to know can earache cause severe neck pain?

Probably not. If you do not have a hearing loss associated with the earache, it is unlikely that you have an ear infection. There are other structures at the side of the face including the jaw joint, jaw muscles, teeth, lower jaw that may refer pain to the neck. See either an ENT doctor or your dentist for a more specific diagnosis. Read more...

Having frequent severe neck pain that causes stabbing pains to shoot into my head.?

Muscle spasms. I is very common to suffer of muscles spasms that can affect the head and cause headaches as well. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds(like ibuprofen), can help with symptoms. Make sure also you use appropriate pillows that give support to your neck. If not better get evaluated with your PCP ASAP. If pain is severe, having fainting, changes in vision, or sudden weakness go to the ED. Read more...

Cause of sudden severe neck pain? I have not sustained an injury and it hurts on the right side. It is painful to turn my head right but not left

Muscular . Most episode of acute neck pain are muscular in nature. They generally resolve in several days with rest, nsaids, and physical therapy. Things to watch for include arm symptoms (numbness, weakness which should always prompt medical evaluation. Read more...
Cervical facets? I can't say for sure without examining you, but in my patients, this presentation is usually a cervical facet joint issue. You should seek out a non-surgical spine specialist (physical medicine or anesthesia pain doc). Without major trauma and without severe radiating pain and weakness, this is unlikely to be a surgical case. Could be as simple as spasming muscles that only needs pt. Read more...

Can ovarian cysts cause severe neck pain?

Ovarian cysts. No, not directly. There is no obvious connection. Please see your PCP for evaluation. Read more...