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stiff neck and pain in back of head

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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 headac ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
headache: It is highly possible your have cervical nerve root irritated, especially at c3-4 level.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical strain: Neck muscle strain viral myositis cervical arthris or spondylosis
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Your question is?: You have not asked a question. Have the issue evaluated and be sure the doctor checks you for spondylitis.
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 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Scoliosis: Consult an orthopedist who can recommend exercises for you with the help of a physiotherapist
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Tension headache: Try heat, warm bath, massage, ibuprofen, etc, for relief. For the long run, look up and learn some relaxation exercises to do when your neck starts t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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 headac ... Read More
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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 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 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. S ... 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Headache: You need to be evaluated by a physician
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Lochemes
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meningitis: I would get this looked into rather quickly. This could be something serious
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See MD: If present for more than a week, see MD for exam. Otherwise may be URI which is self limited to about a week. OTC meds.
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
31 years experience Family Medicine
Fibromyalgia: It easy for me to say go to your physician for an evaluation, but in this cas that is the right thing to do. When you have pain all over essentially, ... Read More
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