Help me fix this pain in the neck
August 18, 2009 6:51 AM Subscribe
Are these sudden, sharp twinges of pain in my neck normal?
For the last year I have noticed that something strange happens every two weeks or so. I'm going about my day-to-day business and I move my head in one direction or another (nothing too severe or forced) and PING! It feels like I have been shot with a BB or something on the side of my neck.
The pain is sharp and makes me reflex instinctively. The first time it happened, I really thought I had been hit with something. But it occurred again and now comes every so often. There's no warning and, though surprising and painful, no sensation lingers after a second - it is more startling than anything else. Both sides of my neck have been affected.
Is this common? Is there a name for it? Should I be going to any kind of medical professional?