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Sharp pain in the back lower left part of my

02/10/2010

Question:

I have a sharp pain in the back lower left part of my head. it comes and goes. It also radiates. My left arm also has a twitch. Is this serious?

Answer:

Without a full history and physical exam, it may be difficult to answer the question about the seriousness of the condition. In general, one should not ignore neurologic symptoms, especially involving the head and neck areas. You are advised to see care with your physician or a neurologist.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University