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Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?

Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?

Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck muscles become spastic to prevent painful cervical tilt; a cervical self-preservative splinting process. The trick is to resolve muscle spasm to prevent muscle deconditioning and weakness from disuse. Few weeks of disuse can further weaken muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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Severe head pressure/headache(chiari), eye pressure, blurry vision &painful.Spinal pain& bad neck pain, pain in the back of head.Intracranial press?Er?

Severe head pressure/headache(chiari), eye pressure, blurry vision &painful.Spinal pain& bad neck pain, pain in the back of head.Intracranial press?Er?

ER visit: Changes in vision, new onset of new symptoms all suggest a need fora fast evaluation. If these are more chronic, then see a neurologist. Severe pain should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

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Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later

Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Can back and neck injury cause nausea?

Can back and neck injury cause nausea?

What r u taking 4 it: Nausea may reflect injury due to the nsaids you may be taking to relieve discomfort from your back and neck injury. Alternatively, nausea may reflect un-recognized head trauma that accompanied your back and neck injury. In either case, please ask your treating physician for his/her advice. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Strained muscles causing neck discomfort/stiffness & head achiness?

Manipulation: Gentle indirect osteoapathic manipulative techniques can be very helpful. Most of these will resolve by themselves without intervention given a few days. ...Read more

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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Nausea, headache, diarrhea, neck back shoulder jaw pain, after rear ended?

Nausea, headache, diarrhea, neck back shoulder jaw pain, after rear ended?

Pl get checked: While you seem to be having symptoms of whip lash, with nausea and headache, you should get checked for any sign of head injury or concussion. Depending upon the time elapsed from the MVA, or severity of your symptoms and exam findings, your doctor can recommend watchful waiting or order imaging study to rule out such a possibility. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain, sudden onset, traveling from hip, shoulder, jaw. Low to mid grade fever. Headache, fatigue. No injury. Debilitating pain. 9 days.

Severe joint pain, sudden onset, traveling from hip, shoulder, jaw. Low to mid grade fever. Headache, fatigue. No injury. Debilitating pain. 9 days.

Close your computer: If this is as severe and sudden as you describe I suggest immediate medical evaluation and ether your private physician or local UC clinic. ...Read more

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Back pain ? Stiff neck? One side head numbness? Could this be a migraine?

Back pain ? Stiff neck? One side head numbness? Could this be a migraine?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, numbness, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Possible: Your symptoms may be related to TMJ. It is likely that there may be other things going on. Is your life stressful? Poor ergonomic work conditions? Traumatic events? You may need a multifaceted treatment, working with a TMJ dentist, primary care, massage, PT to help you. ...Read more

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Swelling on the lower back of the head, severe headaches n dizziness not due to head injury?

Swelling on the lower back of the head, severe headaches n dizziness not due to head injury?

Needs evaluation: Unexplained severe headaches can be a sign of something dangerous happening and need evaluation in clinic or er; a complete history of the issue and a physical examination and tests if indicated are needed. Tightness of neck muscles can cause headaches, but i would not expect dizziness. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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Might I have headaches because of a back injury?

Might I have headaches because of a back injury?

Yes: The muscles in the back can pull on the muscles in your neck and head causing a headache. ...Read more

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I get a sharp but brief (10 secs) headache every time I sit up. I am very rarely ill but suffered a bad back injury last week if that could be related?

Possibly: If your back injury was in the upper back, muscle strain or pinched nerves could radiate to the head and cause a headache. Positional headache is another possibility. Keep a log of these episodes (timing, duration, severity, location, and characteristics) and take it with you to a neurologist. Go sooner if symptoms worsen. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Since an neck and back injury a month ago my mom constantly has headaches and fatigue. Only xrays were done. Related?

Since an neck and back injury a month ago my mom constantly has headaches and fatigue. Only xrays were done. Related?

Could very well B...: What was the trauma, was there LOC?Auto Accident? Post concussion syndrome is a possibility. Or trapezius strain can cause occipital HA. Start in the back of the head go over the top & settle behind the eyes. Can B 1sided or both sides.U nneed a neurological work up as well ask a head CT & MR of the neck. This will r/o any serious problem. GOOD LUCK! ...Read more

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What causes ur spine to go straight up and down, with no known injuries?Nd can this cause neck, back&shoulder pain including headaches?

What causes ur spine to go straight up and down, with no known injuries?Nd can this cause neck, back&shoulder pain including headaches?

Weakness: Straightening is usually seen due to muscle tightening. It can be due to muscle guarding after an acute sprain such as whiplash or as a result of weakness. Weakness will result in the muscles tightening in an uncomfortable attempt to maintain posture. ...Read more

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Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Emergency room.: Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden onset of headache which seems abnormally severe, it is important to get checked out right away. It may turn out to be an unimportant cause, but you don't want to miss it if it's not. Go right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had no back/neck injuries before but for some reason I get a headache whenever I lay on my stomach. Do you know why this might be?

I have had no back/neck injuries before but for some reason I get a headache whenever I lay on my stomach. Do you know why this might be?

No: But I would make an appointment with your physician and discuss the nature of your headaches with him. Oh, and by the way, stop sleeping on your stomach! Try different positions-side,back,different bed or surface (couch or floor). ...Read more

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I have had headaches for about 2 wks straight now all feeling like they are stemming from the tender spot on back of head, lower right side. No injury?

I have had headaches for about 2 wks straight now all feeling like they are stemming from the tender spot on back of head, lower right side. No injury?

New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, Hello Sir, I suffered a rotatory cuff injury 2years back, since then neck stiffness,crunching noise as well in the neck, headache,pls sugge?

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Hello Sir, I suffered a rotatory cuff injury 2years back, since then neck stiffness,crunching noise as well in the neck, headache,pls sugge?

Rotator cuff injury: You need an mri to assess the damage. If there is tear you need repair surgery or sometimes conservative treatment. After the treatment your symptoms will probably go away. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a brain injury 2 years back.I suffer from post traumatic headache since then. Is it curable?

I had a brain injury 2 years back.I suffer from post traumatic headache since then. Is it curable?

Treatable &manageble: but not curable. While most patients with headaches and post-traumatic syndrome will improve with time, some studies have shown that 20-24% of patients may have a persistent headache two to four years after the traumatic injury. Ask your PCP for more info. ...Read more

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Hi just of hospital after suffering minor head injury getting headaches minor dizziness +pressure in head should I go back or is tha normal.

Hi just of hospital after suffering minor head injury getting headaches minor dizziness +pressure in head should I go back or is tha normal.

Most likely normal: Agree with the other answer. Want to add that the most common after effects of a minor head injury, or concussion, are: headache, mild dizziness, and sometimes mild confusion. These almost always get better with time. ...Read more

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I suffered a bad fall from an mva 2 days ago and got four stitches. I was diagnosed with a basal skull fracture, but thescan showed no other injury to neck or spine. I have somenausea and headache. What would be the recovery time?

I suffered a bad fall from an mva 2 days ago and got four stitches. I was diagnosed with a basal skull fracture, but thescan showed no other injury to neck or spine. I have somenausea and headache. What would be the recovery time?

A few weeks: The wound should heal within just 2 - 3 weeks. The skull fracture should largely heal within 4 - 8 weeks, depending on each individual's health condition. Most of the pain from the fracture should resolve within just 2 - 3 weeks. Mvas can cause associated soft tissue injury that can take longer to treat/heal. ...Read more

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Swelling on the lower back of the head, severe headaches n dizziness not due to head injury?

Needs evaluation: Unexplained severe headaches can be a sign of something dangerous happening and need evaluation in clinic or er; a complete history of the issue and a physical examination and tests if indicated are needed. Tightness of neck muscles can cause headaches, but i would not expect dizziness. ...Read more

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Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

Headache: Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten and hurt. Could be neck problem referring to that area or a greater occipital neuralgia. That is a nerve that runs behind your ear that can get irritated ...Read more

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Having daily headache in the back of head for 3weeks.Concussion over 2months ago.Ct normal after injury.Concussion complication after all this time?

Having daily headache in the back of head for 3weeks.Concussion over 2months ago.Ct normal after injury.Concussion complication after all this time?

Post-traumatic HA: Not unique to have headache following injury, and this could last for many months. Suggest though, you check dentition, jaw, neck, etc for potential persistent triggers and address these if present. Some medications may also help, especially if emotional consequences are present. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. http://www.webmd.com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more