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throbbing pain in neck and back of head

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many o ... Read More
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Migraine ?: Migraine with neck triggers. Usually is one-sided, mostly in women and associated with blurred vision, tinnitus, lacrimation, sensitivity to light/no ... Read More
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A 31-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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, narcotics can B: -a source of these symptoms as well as causing headaches.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
CervicogenicHeadache: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the ne ... Read More
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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 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Possible arthritis: Since you have back pain there is high likelihood that same phenomenon is affecting your neck also and causing neck pain and discomfort. See a neurolo ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
36 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: You need to see a doctor. The knot could be muscle. A chiropractor may help. It could be more serious like a tumor. Thus you need an examination by a ... Read More
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A 29-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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