What causes a shooting pain from the left ear to a point deeper in the skull in an elderly?
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Likely to be due to a pinched nerve
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Your description of shooting pain is suggestive of a pinched nerve and may occur with cervical spondylosis.
X ray of the cervical spine may be suggestive but MRI would be diagnostic in most such conditions.
It would be good to see a neurologist if you have the access.
If not an internist would be able to prescribe Gabapentin to relieve your pain.
You may also use a muscle relaxant with analgesic to get relief.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
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