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tightness on left side of head

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
You need an exam: Tightness on one side of the head and shoulder along with neck and ear heaviness, that is relieved by lying down, suggest a mechanical cause. It may b ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Been Necking??: This is a tough one,but it may be from muscle tension in the neck and shoulder. Usually from stress or strain or even sleeping wrong.The pain can spre ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow und ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Migraine headache: Migraine is a disorder of recurrent attacks. A typical migraine attack progresses through four phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache, and the p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Muscle contraction: You may be experiencing muscle contraction headaches. Best approach is to try and reduce trigger which is most often stress. Speak to your doctor ab ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
20 years experience Internal Medicine
This could be...: Could be a variety of things, ranging from harmless to a little more serious. I would consider "scalp fatigue" caused by diminished local circulation ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an exam and possible neck / shoulder x-rays.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Based on your : Symptoms including the weakness you need to get medical evaluation immediately to make sure there is no significant neurologic issue going on like an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Numbness: See your doctor asap or go to the er to be evaluated for a possible heart attack.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Tension headaches...: Your head is covered with very thin muscles that in moments of stress can get tight and cause headaches. The fact that you mention that you are suffer ... Read More
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