• K.J.Seibert K.J.Seibert
    May 10, 2008
    What causes pain in the right shoulder, collarbone?
    K.J.Seibert K.J.Seibert
    May 10, 2008

    I have been having pain in my arm, neck, back, right shoulder, right side of head, and right collarbone. I would like to know what is causing these symptoms. Thanks for any help you can offer.



  • Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
    Health Guide
    May 12, 2008
    Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
    Health Guide
    May 12, 2008

    These pains may or may not be related to acid reflux. It sounds like a general practitioner who is familiar with acid reflux could help you to rule out the cause with a reflux-friendly diet and possibly medication. Pain like this could also be caused by a pinched nerve, a muscle strain, or a number of other conditions, but acid reflux doesn't usually make you have this type of symptom. It's always best to have pain that is getting in your way like this looked at by a doctor as soon as possible.


    In the meantime, here are some articles on pain that may help you:


    What Can Be Done About Nerve Pain?

    Let's Talk About Pain Meds

    Using Tylenol Responsibly



  • platinum May 22, 2008
    May 22, 2008

    I have the same thing. I also have acid reflux along with it and it seems to be very closely associated with stress. I have seen a GP sometime back but was told I was too young to have GERD, I was in my early 30s then.  It seems to come only when I have stress.

  • Amaroq June 21, 2009
    June 21, 2009

    I'm currently having the above symptoms as well. It's happened two or three times in my entire life, and it's always the right side when it happens. Never the left.


    It usually only happens when I'm really stressed about something. I'm 22 years old.

  • Holly July 31, 2009
    July 31, 2009

    You could be describing the last two weeks of my life. I hope by now you've had your problem diagnosed, but on the chance someone else comes along with the same issue, I am answering your question. I've had pain in my right collar bone, going through to my back, up my neck, and slightly down my right arm, along with horrible heartburn and indigestion. I was diagnosed with acid reflux and given nexium 40 mg once per day. I've taken it just once, and it does appear to be helping, though I've heard you need to take it several times before you will get the full effects. Of course, other things can cause these symptoms, and you should never risk your health and should always see a doctor.

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