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Back Of Head Muscle Pain
My mom who is 52 years old has muscle pain from her neck radiating to the left occipital part of her head..Is it bcoz of her job?Shes a secretary
See anwser: Being a secretary has nothing to do with it however holding the head steady in one position for a long time could cause the muscles to get tired and painful.Frequent change of position may help, if pain continues and is not resolved by adopting simple measures such as heat, warm compresses, tylenol, (acetaminophen) then she needs more in depth examination to rule out other sources of pain such as neck arthritis ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more
I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?
May or may not: Main issue is the cause of your Abducens palsy, and if you have inflammatory disorder of meninges due to any cause, the burning could be associated due to involvement of trigeminal or greater occipital nerves. If your N VI issue is congenital or post-traumatic, then there is NO relationship. ...Read more
YES: YES- caused by multiple medical factors. Get examined and tested ...Read more
What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?
See your dentist: Teeth grinding MAY be a subconscious release of daily tension. Try reducing stress, especially before bed (don't watch TV news as that is stressful). This may work or you may need a mouth guard to reduce stress. Some dentists have a Biolase Epic diode laser (not painful) which has a pain therapy mode which has been shown to be quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lightheaded when sitting and holding head up to look at computer. Neck muscles tight. Tingling in back of head. What is it?
Ear/TMJ/???: Hard to say. Could be one main cause or many triggers. Get to a md/do first. ...Read more
Back of head started feeling tender, now top of my head feels bruised, and like I pulled a muscle. Sometimes feel off my equilibrium and ears ringing?
Referred pain: Was there an acitivty that triggered this? There are nerces at the base of the skull that can cause pain to radiate over the top of the head. Also balance is controlled in part in the temporal bones, strain of the muscles attaching there can be a factor affecting your balance. Tinnitis can be caused by several issues. Best to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Is tramadol effective for headache(back of head) and neck pain(tension)..or would a muscle relaxer be more effective?
Tramadol: Tramadol is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain, headache and neck pain included. Tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more
Have you ever heard of primary tuberculosis in sinuses? I have many terrible symptoms that point to TB or something like tb. My symptoms started in my sinuses, now in the back of my neck, back of head, spine, muscles and now starting in my joints. When
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