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burning sensation in back of head and neck

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: There are many possibilites. A pinched nerve can certainly cause neck pain, headaches, and pain that runs into the shoulder. Usually a detailed hist ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: You would not be coherent enough to type out the question if you had a true case of bacterial meningitis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. F.: Regular exercise would help by improving you muscle tone. Exercise need not be targeted to neck muscles. Any exercise, waling, jogging, treadmill, cyc ... Read More
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Not meningitis: People with meningitis are not feeling fine and they often have difficulty moving chin to chest. If your symptoms resolve in minutes to hours, do no ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to r ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tension type HA: Cervical alignment and Muscle balance are frequently lost after motor vehicle accidents, causing pressure on cervical nerve outflow. Some of them inne ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chicke ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this m ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Occipital nerve: It appears that the occipital nerve, which exits the neck vertebra,travels up the back of the scalp all the way to the forehead, is either being pinch ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Safdieh
18 years experience Neurology
Feels familiar?: Hi Elle, What you describe is not specific enough to say whether this is IIH or migraine. As a headache specialist, I see many patients with IIH who ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Urgent: See your physician immediately to rule out meningitis!
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
All migraine : Migraine ha can manifest in many different ways in the same person depending on stress, diet, sleep and hormones. Menopause can make woman overly sen ... Read More

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