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Head pain caused by trapezius

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: a tension headache. Have you worked out vigorously? Do you tend to carry your stress in your shoulders? Do you have any other symptoms of illness?
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spasm: It sound S like you may be having a spasm. Some of the pars spinal muscles insert on the back of the head and so it is not uncommon for spasm to ass ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Exercise: Counterintutive as it may sound, exercise could help relax your muscles. You may start gradually and increase the intensity of exercise to the point w ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Neck strain: If your symptoms are localized to the neck and trapezius, this is most likely musculoskeletal strain. Heart pain is usually crushing substernal pain w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pain is: definitely associated with headache (so -called "tension" headaches are often due to neck muscle spasm. Dizziness is less common but certainly is "ass ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not exactly: Problems in the neck can cause both neck pain, headaches, and even pain that runs into the shoulder and arm. Neck problems usually do not cause dizzi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
Scalp neuralgia: This could be due to a scslp neuralgia ie. Iritated nerve.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Headache: This usually stems from tension in the muscles in the neck. They are attached at the back of the head, and usually give rise for a headache. Help with ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Head pain : Can had many reasons lack of sleep can be among them.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Lots of things: Besides migraine, lots of things can cause left sided headaches (or right-sided headaches). There is no disease which only causes left-sided headaches ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Lots of things. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly run some tests, and let you know what's going on and ho ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Try some OMM: You might want to find a local do who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat back and neck problems. They might be able to identify and treat a proble ... Read More
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