Sharp pain neck artery

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Avatar n tn Recently I have been experiencing pain on the right side of my neck, in what feels to be my carotid artery. The pain is a very sharp pain that only last a couple of seconds, and starts up every 15-20 seconds. This can last about a minute or two, and then sometimes even longer. I'm worried about some type of carotid artery disease? Is this something I should go right to the dr's about? I had my blood pressure taken yesterday and is was 126/73.
Avatar n tn I find that appoximately every several weeks I get a sharp pain in the middle of chest...then a sharp pain in my neck..this pain can last for several minutes....I have an under active thyroid.. The pain goes away but usually after I have burped many times... I don't get the pain after I eat...I have no stomach problems as I can pretty much eat anything.. Any suggestions, what this could be?
Avatar m tn lately, for about the past two weeks, I have had a pain that is sharp in nature on the left side of my neck. Its not surface pain, but rather inside of the neck, closer to my esophagus than anything, but it feels very sharp. I have seen a chiro before about back/posture issues, but just wondering if anyone else has had this or not. Im 32 and in relatively good health.
Avatar n tn By Friday morning I was in severe pain and my neck was swollen. Sounds crazy, but if I touched the carotid artery it got much worse. I went to the doctor Friday afternoon and he said there was inflammation around the carotid artery. I was/am also suffering from extreme anxiety, something I've never had a problem with. He put me on Celebrex (anti-inflammatory for my neck and gave me Zoloft and Xanax for the anxiety.
Avatar f tn For the last 6 months I guess I have been pretty breathless, very tired, dizzy fainting spells, and more and more often a very sharp pain in the left side of my neck which feels like the vein. I have to press on it hard to tollerate the pain. I am worried that this further heart related problems. Today the neck pain has been on and off most of the day. I am a 64 year old woman.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! In all probability this is neck stiffness due to wrong sleeping posture. Other than that it can be occipital neuralgia which results from compression of higher cervical vertebral nerves. It can also be due to an inflamed carotid artery or jugular vein. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without examining. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper investigations and referral. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn Have you followed up with your doctor at all? I would certainly start there. Pain in the side of the neck could be in the carotid, and then it may be from a nerve or muscle too. If you are concerned, make an appointment with your pcp.
Avatar n tn my wife gets pain in her neck and describes it as someone pushing a golf ball up her artery towards her brain. the pain is so intense it drops her to her knees. she then gets a sharp constant pain just below her ear and in her temporal lobe, with immediate loss of sight. her pupils dialate to light normally, and sometimes she has a bad headache with it.
Avatar m tn I have a sharp pain on between my neck and bottom part of my skull. The spot is roughly 4 inch away from my left ear. I have the same pain too sometimes when my blood pressure is high or when gastric occurs. I'm not sure if it is the artery area. But the pain is usually a single line about 4 inches in length not a whole area, and can Be either left or right. Today, I have been having this pain since 5pm till now. My blood pressure is normal 128/80. I took a nap at 9to1am.
Avatar n tn I have seen my GP doctor once a week, and have mentioned to them that I have been having headaches and the I am now experiencing pain on the right side of my neck, in what i believe to be my carotid artery. The pain is a very sharp pain that only last a couple of seconds, and is sporadic. The pain can last about a minute or two, I'm scared as to what this could be and am not getting any answers. Any answers or place you can direct me would be helpful.
Avatar f tn I have pain on the left side of my neck. When I prop on my left side I hurt in my chest, hard to breath, and my neck and shoulder hurt. I change on to my right side and no pain. Could it be a artery blocked or not. I have had a 4 bypass heart surgery. Went to the ER last night with these symptons plus sick at my stomach, headace and back hurting. Gave me something for pain and sent me home. Could this be pertaining to my heart or not.
Avatar n tn This morning I went outside with a friend and decided to go swinging for the first time in years. When swinging I leaned back and felt this sharp pain in my neck. I immediately stopped and was in pain and have been in pain for the rest of the day. The pain started and increased until I was unable to move my neck very much beyond looking straight ahead and turning it to the right about 75 degrees.
Avatar n tn Stimulation of the internal carotid artery causes pain along the artery that is sometimes accompanied by pain in the eye and parietal cephalalgia. These symptoms can result in wrong diagnoses, such as cluster headache or migraine. Symptoms may also include aphasia, sight disturbances, weakness or even syncope episodes. Stimulation of the external carotid artery causes facial pain, mainly in the area under the eyes.
Avatar n tn I too am experiencing this excrutiating pain.. Like a sharp stabbing pain in the left inner thigh.. I would say it's at the centre of the fleshy area about 2 inches below the crotch area.. It's like someone has got a red hot poker and stabbed me in the thigh and twisted it.. It only lasts for a few seconds but it totally knocks me sick! If I am asleep it wakes me up and I almost scream out. I find it terrifying. I'm going to make an appointment to see my GP asap.
Avatar n tn Hi, The most common cause of throbbing neck pain on one side is Carotidynia . Carotidynia is a common neck pain syndrome characterised by dull, throbbing, localized pain over the carotid artery bifurcation, but may radiate to the mandible (jaw), cheek, eye, or ear on one side .The causes are Carotid artery aneurysm ,Cranial arteritis , Infection , Carotid artery occlusion . Please go for an MRI or arteriography to rule out the condition .
Avatar n tn 2 years ago I had a chiropractic adjustment in which during I had a sharp pain in the area of C2. Later that evening, I had long period of a headache in the back of my head, dizzyness, nausea, visual problems and could not get up. After a few hours the pain and symptoms went away. Over the next couple of weeks they returned but were not as severe and then went away, except for the pain in my neck has been constant.
Avatar m tn It presents with one sided pain in the temple area ( not neck pain), jaw pain and pain when chewing. It is associated with elevated ESR in the blood ( an inflammatory marker) and needs to be treated with steroids ASAP as it can cause vision loss. Again it is highly unlikely that you mother has this. Occipital neuralgia seems more likely. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Now for 6 days I have had a headache that comes and goes all day. Sometimes just a severe sharp pain out of the blue. Although I told my cardiologist that I had been having pain in my neck during 3 separate appointments, at mostly my right carotid artery (sometimes left side too), he hasn't done anything. So here I am looking for information. I noticed tonight that when I have the carotid artery area pain my heart jumps around right after the inital pain. Not sure what to think?
Avatar f tn Its not round and doesnt really have a shape - its just along the right side of my windpipe and a bit towards the back (inwards, where my artery is) The pain in my neck was increasing, getting more intense and much more frequent. It does not hurt to touch, but if I lean forward and come back up - I get a weird sensation in my neck. If I cough or sneeze, I may get a slight dull pain, perhaps a sharp one - it really varies.
Avatar m tn A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required. If your neck MRI is clear then the pain could be referred to the head and neck due to spinal problems of the upper back, or it could be due to tight neck muscles, or due to stress and anxiety or due to clots in the carotid artery. Hence you can get a MRI of the upper back spine and a dopplar study of the carotids. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn The thing I can not understand is I have little to no pain in my neck. I do however have tremendous pain in my right shoulder blade and down my right arm into my hand. This has been going on for about 3 months and when I cough I have sharp pain in my shouder blade. Is this a normal sensation for a compressed nerve?
Avatar m tn ) and thoracic outlet syndrome(a group of distinct disorders that affect the brachial plexus (nerves that pass into the arms from the neck), and/or the subclavian artery and vein (blood vessels that pass between the chest and upper extremity). I strongly advise you to consult a neurologist and get your hand examined.Investigations like blood sugar levels,EMG (electromyography), nerve conduction tests ,rheumatoid factor,serum uric acid and CT/MRI hand are needed to confirm a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn other in that area that relay signals to cause temple pain. Can be from neck-posture/an artery narrowing blood flow/stress spasm/food. If it's been around along time, best to see a neurologist or start w/ his MD for referral. MRI may show something. Have him try to keep a journal even in a sm-day-calendar of when occurs & what was he doing. Buy a sm. hot/cold pak & wrap w/ washcloth or ?, & dampen well then micro 30 secs ea. side & heat/rest might help.
Avatar f tn What you have is probably Scalene Myofascial Pain Syndrome. When scalene muscle is the cause of pain, the pain is referred from neck to (either all or a combination of) chest, inner lining of scapula (shoulder bone), shoulder, posterior and lateral sides of the arm right up to the thumb and index finger.
Avatar m tn Dull ache develops into constriction-like sharp pain when temporal artery is touched or pressed on. This sharp pain lingers after touching artery and worsens when tilting head to affected side. 3. Scalp tenderness (typical symptom I know). 4. Head pain worsens when lying down. 5. Pressure in forehead and in upper front and back teeth 6. Pressure behind nose near top and bottom of septum that worsens when bending over. 7.
Avatar n tn I would be anything from schoolwork, to internet browsing, to watching tv, to eating, to even just laying down in the dark and I would get these intense sharp pains on the back of my head behind my right ear. This pain only occurs in this location and it comes and goes. At first the pains were simply a nuesance as they would come and go and weren't that bad, but lately they're getting worse causing me to stop what I'm doing until they go away.