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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Prob exertional ha: If this has happened a few times, it is probably an exertional headache, which often occurs with orgasm. These are normally benign, and can be preven ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Pinched nerve?: Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck or scalp can cause sensations like this. See a doctor and have it checked. Good luck!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Neck Bubble: You might have subcutaneous emphysema. Read===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/subcutaneous_emphysema and see if it might apply to your history. Even so, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause pressure/pain in the face and over or between the eyes. But usually sinusitis doesn't cause occipital headaches ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sniezek
37 years experience Pain Management
Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurolo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer rela ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weak ... Read More
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A 49-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 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Radiculopathy: You need to be seen by your physician. Risk for nerve damage. Get an appt.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Pain at the top : Her back ? Could be cervical disc syndrome , if it is bothering u see u lpcp for evaluation.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Neck pain: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve, you might want to try some over the counter antiinflammatory meds like Alieve or Motrin and if that does not hel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
Is there a history : Of trauma or family history of arthritis. You may have arthritis of the cervical spine. I recommend you see an interventional pain specialist.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Hard to say....: In general, if a pain is occurring that persists despite conservative measures (e.g. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc...) more than a few days, you should ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultras ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinch ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: This is a very common pattern we see in persons who have problems with the uppermost part of the neck. It can be from arthritis in the neck, a pinched ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tension: Weird things happen with tension. Just the same for tight neck muscles. Exercises in my book, Stop Neck Pain and Headache Now would help. Relax with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Muscle pain: It appears to be a muscle spasm in the trapezius muscle. Try some ice if it is a few days old. If longer try some moist heat like a warm compress. P ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Brant
25 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve impingement: See physician if pain continues.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You may have: neuritis or neuralgia from local nerve irritation in the temporal region of your scalp. Or you may have infection of the cranial or oculomotor nerve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Important : See a neurologist for a formal work up !
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Be seen by a Dr.: This might be a minor issue but at our age, it's often wise to check it out and find an early cardiovascular problem early. Carotid artery blockages c ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience Neurology
Need to see a doc: You probably need to see a doctor soon to get more evaluation. An MRI may be needed.
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