A 20-year-old female asked:
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i have a spot on my head that hurts when i leave a certain way and my neck muscle on the left is tight. is this tension?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Band like headaches could describe tension headache and neck pain can result from muscle tension. Examination to rule out any associated neurological or eye abnormality is prudent.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
Dr. Joyce Adams
43 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Could be: Headaches are often caused by muscle tension. Since neck muscles attach to the head, if a neck muscle is tight, it can also pull on the scalp, causing pain in a very specific area. Muscle relaxation exercises should help, if this is the case.
Answered on Jul 10, 2013

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