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Ache At Back Of Head
Getting more frequent headaches, pain in forehead and back of head. Also shooting pains from back of head down neck when i put pressure on back of head?
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more
Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on HealthTap other than telling you to call your Dr. for their input and treatment of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pains base of skull at the back presiding horrendous migraine and vertigo. What could cause this? What's at the back of the head?
Occipital nerves: The occipital nerves are located in the back of the skull. It is a common procedure to inject numbing medicine around the occipital nerves to help prevent migraines or to treat prolonged migraines. ...Read more
Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more
Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.
Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?
May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weird feeling in the back of head after throbbing. Now have slight throb in the left temple. Neck and shoulder pain too.
C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Still you have to be seen so as not to miss anything more severe. A good exam and a good advise is best as the pain may be simple to treat as a symptom but the underlying disease may not be as easy. Go to your md. ...Read more
Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.
Suggest you see an : ENT and audiologist for full evaluation. Ringing in the ears is usually from hearing loss and is not reversible but can be caused by some meds. You don't list any here. A full eval is warranted anyway . You have a long time to live and headaches are no fun. The two may be unrelated but start with the ENT ...Read more
Neck pain into middle/back of head, pain above eyes and back of head for over a week! Ear popping aswell! Any idea?
Neck pain: Likely arthritis in the neck (cervical spondylosis). Neck muscles that insert on the back of the skull become tense in an attempt to maintain good posture which leads to headaches. These headaches originate in the back of the head and migrate forward. Often the headaches worsen through the day. The popping noise are the facet joints of the cervical spine rubbing together and transmit to the ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?
You have been evalau: From your background information I see you have been evaluated. Was the MRI of the brain or the neck? How was the diagnosis of benign intercranial hypertension made? When you discuss this with your physician. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and can cause headaches. Was it given for headaches. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more
Question?: You've made a statement but simply put a question mark afterward. Your limited information doesn't remind me of anything more than a dull pain over a small area of the head. Could be a tension type of headache but we'd need much more information. If you'd like to write me more details...be happy to listen or set up an appointment for you: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make appt ...Read more
I have pain at the right side of my head at the back above my neck behind constint and have dissy spells most of the day every day?
Neurologist: If you are having daily dizzy spells, that is something to be concerned about. Get into see a neurologist asap. ...Read more
Intense pain at base of skull, can't turn head without turning entire upper body. Pain radiates into my lower back and shoulders. Headache 1 for 1 mth.?
Important : See a neurologist for a formal work up ! ...Read more
Had throbbing on right side of head in back. With soreness in neck and shoulders. Pressure in head, right ear burning eyes throbbing. Feel congested?
A range of things: If it doesn‘t go away after a few days, you should see your doctor to help figure out what it could be. ...Read more
Warm compresses: Try warm compresses at the back of the neck for 10-12 minutes about 3 times daily. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil with or without tea. If it is a dull head pain in the back of the head, you probably have a tension type headache. If the nature of the pain is different, or if you have any associated symptoms, it might be a different kind of headache. Consult your pcp. ...Read more