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I have neck and back of head pain and pressure when straining please help ?

I have neck and back of head pain and pressure when straining please help ?

NECK PAIN : There are several causes of neck pains: make sure your BP is normal, check for muscle strain like torticolis, meningitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, disc problems, infections, injury, tumor, spinal cord compression, etc. You need to see md and be examined. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What would cause neck and back of the head pain and pressure when straining as in bowel movements , bending and exercise this happens periodically?

What would cause neck and back of the head pain and pressure when straining  as in bowel movements , bending and exercise this happens periodically?

NECK PAIN : There are several causes of neck pains: make sure your BP is normal, check for muscle strain like torticolis, meningitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, disc problems, infections, injury, tumor, spinal cord compression, etc. You need to see md and be examined. ...Read more

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Headache x5days Motrin,Tylenol, Excedrin not helping Right back of head sharp pain/pressure Feels like I was hit in the head, dizziness on and off?

New headache: This sounds new. Any new headache refractory to pain medication and with associated symptoms such as fever, confusion, muscle weakness, dizziness, or vision change needs evaluation. Although still more likely to be transient/treatable, I would recommend seeing your physician or heading to the ED if the pain is unremitting. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity ?

Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity ?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is an over active thyroid which can lead to anxiety eg nervousness as well as exophthalmos or protrusion (proptosis) of eyeball which might be experienced as pain/pressure. Thyroid nodule needs to be investigated as graves disease is common cause of hyperthyroidism & exophthalmos. Go see your family doc for initial testing, then referral to endocrinologist & ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should i go to dr?

Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should i go to dr?

Yes, your primary : Care doctor will do physical ; neurological exams to determine if you need x-rays or other radiographic studies or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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So much back pain and head pressure. I also have pain on the side of my head. What could be wrong?

Most likely: Your headache is related to muscle spasm emanating from the para vertebral muscle spasm from the back, check with your doctor to see what options you have for treatment. ...Read more

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Pain on back left side of head (pressure pain), slight inner ear pain (more annoying than pain), and slight pain from tooth infection. All left side.

Pain on back left side of head (pressure pain), slight inner ear pain (more annoying than pain), and slight pain from tooth infection. All left side.

Infection: Are you under dental care and on antibiotics for your infection? It's likely that all your symptoms are related to a dental abscess. Discuss this with your dentist or oral surgeon who will refer you to your physician if it is deemed advisable. ...Read more

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Can neck problems cause pressure feeling in back of head?

Can neck problems cause pressure feeling in back of head?

Sure.: Neck pain can spread to your skull, because some of the muscles attach to it. Be sure you get therapy to help control pain and spasm. See your doctor to make sure there is not another cause of your headache, though. ...Read more

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Why does the back of head hurt every time I lay down it feels like I have pressure?

Why does the back of head hurt every time I lay down it feels like I have pressure?

More likely: Its your NECK which is causing the referred pain to the back of your head! Try not using more than one pillow!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more