What Does a Sharp Pain on the Left Side of the Neck Indicate?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 9, 2020 2:35:10 PM ET

A sharp pain on the left side of the neck may indicate bone or joint abnormalities, poor posture, muscle strain, tumors or degenerative diseases, explains WebMD. An injury to the rotator cuff in the shoulder may also be the cause of the neck pain, according to Cleveland Clinic.