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A 31-year-old female asked:

Sore when moving hair on head rt side by neck . on and off x few yrs. feels like ponytail was to tight . muscle ache in neck as well

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Nerve: This symptom may be caused by an occipital neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of the nerve which exits from the neck and courses behind the ear and up into the scalp. At times the nerve is pinched by a bulging intervertebral disc or spur. If you have further concerns, consult a neurologist for evaluation and imaging tests may be ordered and appropriate therapy prescribed.
Last updated Dec 2, 2015


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