Pain in Carotids. Inflammation in the carotid arteries may cause pain. More importantly, it is critical that you see a vascular surgeon to have your carotid arteries evaluated. You will need a carotid duplex to assess the amount of stenosis in the arteries, if any. Carotid artery blockage is one of the leading causes of strokes. Have this evaluated today.
Not usually. Arteritis generally cause pain you can have temporal arteritis that can cause pain.
Inflammation of carotid arteries. I have pain in the right side of my neck. I was told there was nothing that can be done except antinflamatory meds.
Well, yes. cannot say in your particular case without direct exam. AND large vessel autoimmune diseases are treated with high dose steroids. High dose steroids are effective in large vessel disease. Other therapies (anti-rejection drugs, monoclonal antibodies) are being evaluated and likely to be helpful, but are not known definitely to work yet. Read more...