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sharp pains in neck and head

A female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Probable muscle pull: There are a series of muscles behind the ear involved in the movement of the head. Pulling one of these muscles could easily cause the pain you descr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Further info and physical exam will be needed to pin point the problem, one cause of diffuse pains can be fibromyalgia. Your pains can be organic or p ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: These pains are characteristic of superficial nerve pain. The occipital nerve exits at the back of the base of the skull at the neck and travels up th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pain: Do you have any skin changes on the neck? If not this may be something else. It may be prudent to see a doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Headache: You need to be evaluated by a physician
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infection possible: Could be serious. Please be seen by your primary doctor or in an urgent care center today to rule out infection. A stiff neck is always worrisome for ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on H ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Carcione
32 years experience Neurology
Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answ ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Head pain: You MAY have a pinched nerve or another condition. Please see your doctor who will diagnose and treat accordingly. Peace and good health.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurologic ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Sinusitis: Your description sounds most like sinusitis. Go see a regular doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tension headache: Try taking advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). See your primary care doctor if headache persists!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable pr ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Sti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: You may have an irritated disc or joint in your neck. Coughing and sneezing increases the pressure in the discs of your neck which may suggest this is ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the co ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Occipital neuralgia: involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common sympt ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need to ask a single: Question as,each can have many unrelated causes.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Contact your doctor: You are describing symptoms that should be taken seriously and need to be checked to make sure you are not getting early cva pleae contact local hospi ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected si ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, ... Read More
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