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Are There Sinuses In The Back Of Your Head
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Sinuses: Ethmoid sinus is behind your nose and eye area. Frontal sinus above eye (forehead area) maxillary sinus (cheek bone area). . There are other terms like cavernous sinus, sigmoid sinus (this one is on the back of head)hope this help. Talk to your doctor. Let us help with clinical symptoms , diagnosis, and terminology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both can be due to sinus infection. ...Read more
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
What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?
See below: Might be sinus condition/infection. Sinusitis can refer pain to back of head besides usual sites of around eyes, cheek bones, base of nose, forehead. Saline nasal spray may help with congestion as may otc decongestant like sudafed. If gets worse or develop fever & purulent drainage, see doc for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
See below: Cervical migraine cervicogenic headache occipital neuralgia migraine headache tension type headache brain tumour rheumatoid arthritis cervical myelopathy osteomyelitis paget's disease head lice basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma contact dermatitis herpes zoster cellulitis scalp injury head injury tick bite. ...Read more
Mostly tension/sinus: Frontal headaches can have many causes. Sinus disease related to allergy or infection, tension, and dehydration. Migraine headaches can have all sorts of triggers including food, lights, allergy, emotional stress, changes in weather etc., more common in women.Somes arteritis or inflammation of temporal artery can be cause. ...Read more
Neck pain: Yes it suggests a musculoskeletal problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more
Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?
The sides of my face and neck swollen from in front of the ear down the neck to being the ear. Same on both sides.
No ill systems prior to the swellin?
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