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My head killing me one side of my head my neck hurt when I try to move it from side to side?

My head killing me one side of my head my neck hurt when I try to move it from side to side?

Is it: Pounding or throbbing? Does light or sound make your headache worse? Are you nauseated? If so you have a migraine headache. 80% of migraines are associated with neck pain. If it is not a migraine then it could be a terrible headache from the spasm in your neck. For a migraine take 3 excedrinrs and lie in a cool dark room and sleep it off. For the other take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen), ice or heat, md. ...Read more

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I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

See a neurologist: Probably want to scan the head if the diagnosis is not obvious. In a young person without a history of trauma this may be a sign of low lying cerebellar tonsils (Chiari Malformation) or a problem with the cervical spine. Dizziness with sudden head turns is a fairly common complaint in the days and weeks following TBI. Avoid prolonged neck hyper-extension or maneuvers that exacerbate dizziness ...Read more

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Stiff neck, pain in neck when head is moved side to side. Headaches, cold sensations in head. Symptoms come and go?

Exercise: It may help to exercise enough so that you sweat, that will raise core body temperature and relax the muscles.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus when I move my head side to side (ear to shoulder) you can hear my back crackle sound. What, normal?

I have neck arthritus when I move my head side to side (ear to shoulder) you can hear my back crackle sound. What, normal?

Normal: Can be normal but if painful it needs to be evaluated and treated- see an Ortho spine specialist or physical medicine/rehab specialist (PM&R) ...Read more

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Neck cracks if I move head up down/side to side. Chin tingles. Pain under belly button but across entire lower body, shingles? 1.8 cm slip L5-S1 too.

Neck cracks if I move head up down/side to side. Chin tingles. Pain under belly button but across entire lower body, shingles? 1.8 cm slip L5-S1 too.

Multiple: All those things are not likely related to a single cause. The neck cracking is likely Crepitance related to early arthritis in the facet joints, this is called cervical Spondylosis. It would not likely be related to the other issues you mentioned. You might consider a good medical checkup to discuss with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My platysma bands one each side of my neck are a different size? I only notice them when I clench jaw and strain. Should one side be smaller than other

My platysma bands one each side of my neck are a different size? I only notice them when I clench jaw and strain. Should one side be smaller than other

Platysma Band: Normally there is mild asymmetry throughout the body, but sometimes it is more noticeable. Regardless, that is your anatomy and there is no reason for concern. For the most part, platysma muscles are vestigial and serve no function in humans. ...Read more

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Started as neck pain/weakness down the sides, has moved up into my jaw and temples. No form of impact or injury. Is it stress? Or is something wrong?

Started as neck pain/weakness down the sides, has moved up into my jaw and temples. No form of impact or injury. Is it stress? Or is something wrong?

TMJ?: 27 yo female with unilateral "neck, jaw & temple" pain absent trauma might have Temporal Mandibular Disorder, sometimes called "TMJ". Differential diagnosis might include cranial nerve disorders. See a primary care doctor to begin. At some point a specialist and MRI might be necessary. Seek care urgently if there is severe headache, fever, dizziness, or ipsilateral arm weakness. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest after waking up. No pain in arm, neck or jaw. BP 125/85. Pulse 80. Was sleeping on my left side. Pains only when I move.?

Pain in left side of chest after waking up. No pain in arm, neck or jaw. BP 125/85. Pulse 80. Was sleeping on my left side. Pains only when I move.?

Change position: It could be the way you sleep the position of your arm while sleeping like above your head or on your side where you place one hand under your cheek that will place a pressure against the nerve and cause numbness. It could be the pillow causing pressure on the neck curvature and causing numbness in the chest. Change position and see if it will make any difference if not see A doctor bilsalamah ...Read more

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I have two small swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck under the jaw. They feel somewhat connected but small. Is this normal? Can sorta move each

I have two small swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck under the jaw. They feel somewhat connected but small. Is this normal? Can sorta move each

Lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes are common and usually will swell secondary to some type of infection or allergy. I expect your problem should be short lived. However some lymph nodes will swell and remain palpable. This is usually not a concern. However, if they become big or spongy that can be a sine of lymphoma. Get checked! ...Read more

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Bruxist for 30 years: a sense of fullness in ear; jaw tight on that side; light headed when move neck; lethargic or drowsy?

Bruxist for 30 years: a sense of fullness in ear; jaw tight on that side; light headed when move neck; lethargic or drowsy?

TMJ Disorder: What you describe is a disorder of your temporomandibular joint. tmj joints are near your ears and the muscles, nerves & blood supply to your face, skull and neck. more than a jaw click or pop alone, tmjd can be fatigue, brain fog, bruxism/ clenching, ringing ear (s), pain, bite changes, voice changes, headaches & other symptoms. See your dentist or a TMJ specialist (doctor/dentist)... And relax... ...Read more

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Left side cheek and lip feels funny. Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Left side cheek and lip feels funny. Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Not likely ALS but..: Based upon your described symptoms, ALS would be unusual. However, your symptoms could be the result of injury to the trigeminal nerve on the left side which can be the result of a dangerous and/or life-threatening problem. I would recommend that you see a neurologist, ENT and a dentist to ensure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago, I have a tender spot that's moved from my jaw down the side of my neck, not spreading or worsening no fever, bad?

Got wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago, I have a tender spot that's moved from my jaw down the side of my neck, not spreading or worsening no fever, bad?

WNL: Sounds within normal limits. At your age, what you are likely experiencing is a small amount of blood tracking down your upper neck. Non concern. You may get a ecchymosis (bruise) in this area. Also OK. If problems develop, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause pain in shoulder/neck/jaw with pain when I move on right breast? I hve tennis elbow bad as well on same side ofpain

Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause pain in shoulder/neck/jaw with pain when I move on right breast? I hve tennis elbow bad as well on same side ofpain

Pectoral Spasm: This can present as pain in the shoulder neck and jaw. However, the heart should also be considered esp is there is history of heart problems.
For tennis elbow, I would recommend banding and physical therapy first. Injections can be considered subsequently. ...Read more

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Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause shoulder/neck/jaw pain also hve bad tennis elbow pain on same side breast towards middle also sore on move repi wor?

Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause shoulder/neck/jaw pain also hve bad tennis elbow pain on same side breast towards middle also sore on move repi wor?

Yes: A pulled muscle will affect the adjacent muscles. The muscles that you mention are part of the longitudinal muscle support for your body so when one gets injured the others get strained to make up for the injury. ...Read more

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17 y/o female: neck pain, headache (constant), head/neck twitch from side to side & up & down. Don't know what caused this but has occurred for 1 week.

17 y/o female: neck pain, headache (constant), head/neck twitch from side to side & up & down. Don't know what caused this but has occurred for 1 week.

Headache & neck pain: This could be caused by an injury to your neck, especially the muscles, or a tension headache. A tension headache affects the back of the head. The muscles that help you tilt your head are a common source of discomfort. Sometimes they are sore after sleeping or during a viral infection. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the right side of my head it hurts when I walk and when I move my neck what is it?

I have a pain on the right side of my head it hurts when I walk and when I move my neck what is it?

Cervicalgia: Neck and head pain from any number of medical issues. You must be seen and examined. Get an xrya of your neck and use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain if you are not allergic. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the left side of my neck, and it hurts when I move my head. What is it from? And what can I do for the pain?

I found a lump on the left side of my neck, and it hurts when I move my head. What is it from? And what can I do for the pain?

Neck mass: See your primary care doctor for exam. And antibiotic. Likely infected node or cyst. See ENT if mass persists. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the left side of my neck last night and it hurts when I move my head What is it from and what can I do for it?

I found a lump on the left side of my neck last night and it hurts when I move my head What is it from and what can I do for it?

Lump on neck w/: Pain needs to be assessed by your doctor. It may be a cyst or something more and can only be diagnosed face to face. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have pain and stiffness in my neck and when I move the pain goes from my neck all the way up the side of my head what can it be?

Possibly muscular: Does your jaw hurt also? If so you need to rule out TMJoint problems as it can cause headaches as well as neck pain
See your doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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I have a neck pain on my right side & it feels like a shocking pain when I move my head either back forward or move it to my right side?

I have a neck pain on my right side & it feels like a shocking pain when I move my head either back forward or move it to my right side?

Pinched nerve: What you describes sounds like a pinched nerve. It would be useful to see a doctor, preferably a physical medicine specialist. ...Read more