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Sharp, pulsating pain in neck on the left side. History of pinched nerves. Cure?

I sometimes get a sharp pulsating aching pain in my neck- usually on the left side in around the middle to middle back of my neck. This usually occurs when I am staying up all night as I have had to lately. I often consume large amounts of caffeine, which I do not like doing but is necessary. I do not think the pain is muscular, as I have had pinched nerves before.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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based on your symptoms you are suffering from upper cervical radiculopathy( nerve root compression at c1 .c2,c3 level that too left side) .You require detailed neurological examination. MR cervical spine is needed to rule out structural lesion .You also requires neuralgic drugs .Avoid prolonged standing and sitting, avoid lifting heavy weight.Consult neurologist for same
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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