U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A female asked:

Lately my head has been hurting toward the lower back of my head. my neck also hurts and last night i got dizzy. what's wrong?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Neck pain: May be musculoskeletal strain in neck not uncommon if you work at a computer and it is not positioned ergonomically ( top of screen at eye level). Can also be strep, mycoplasma, lyme or subclinical herpes I ( in which case I have given acyclovir ) You may consider Lysine 1500 mg /day x 7 days for herpes also. Follow up with doctor/urgent care in next 24-48 hours.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 7, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.