Hello, I am a 39 year old active female. For the past 7 years or so.. I have been getting these really strange shooting pains .. on the left side starting at the base of my neck that travel just about to ear level. It feels like boiling water traveling up and lasts for just a couple of seconds then they leave. I get these about 3-4 times a year. I just had one Monday and now.. my left eye has been twitching. Any... clues..on where I should start?
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Whenever pain is described as shooting, it sounds like nerve involvement. Have you ever had the structure that houses your nerve system checked? It's quick, painless and will provide very good information as to why you have this shooting pain. I would get this checked as soon as possible - don't wait for this problem to worsen. Seek a wellness chiropractor in your area. If you would like the name of someone, you can message me.
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