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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense

Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense

Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Can back of the neck pain cause headache and dizziness?

Can back of the neck pain cause headache and dizziness?

Migraine?: Migraine headache can have symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, neck pain, problems with light or sound, and aura. The neck pain may not cause for headache but the headache may be a cause of the neck pain. ...Read more

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Lightheadness and headache and back neck pain?

Get examination: There are many caused and too many to speculate . Need examination . Problem could be ligament injury from minor or major accident. Could be neurotranmitter imbalamce. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck  and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem. ...Read more

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Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), i would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read more

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Cold pain in back of head?

Hmm...: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and.... You might know this. Cold/hot/electric/tingling are often descriptions when an injured nerve is the cause of the pain. The top nerve coming out of the spine goes up the back of the head and can give that symptom in degenerative cervical spine disease. or,Migraine, other degenerative spine..etc. ...Read more

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Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd i go to er?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. Visit ER if needed. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

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

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Pain in neck and back of head, worse with stress?

Stress headaches: Sounds like tension headaches which result from poor posture or maintaining prolonged positioning of neck w/o taking breaks. Neck muscles can spasm and put tension on the back of head. New onset headaches in young females need a workup and braun mri. Also need to consider underlying neck injuries and occipital neuralgia. Bottom line- you need to see a neurologist or a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

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

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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Severe head pressure/headache(chiari), eye pressure, blurry vision &painful.Spinal pain& bad neck pain, pain in the back of head.Intracranial press?Er?

ER visit: Changes in vision, new onset of new symptoms all suggest a need fora fast evaluation. If these are more chronic, then see a neurologist. Severe pain should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Sharp tight pain in back of head?

Neuralgia: Most often this type of pain which is usually sharp and shooting is neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to have a constant off balance feeling, back and pressure in the back teeth, neck pain, headaches and back pain?

TMJ, MPFD disorder: Possibly of bruxing which is a problem of clenching or grinding your teeth. This may cause muscle spasms in the jaw, neck and back. Also this can create pressure in the jaw joint and create pressure on the inner ear, causing pressure, pain, jaw poping etc. ...Read more

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Back pain neck pain headache that comes and goes Buring in throat horsness jaw won't open all the way dizziness lightness feel not my self any ideas?

Back pain neck pain headache that comes and goes Buring in throat horsness jaw won't open all the way dizziness lightness feel not my self any ideas?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Back, sholder, neck pain and headaches all the time. Now gettin this popping sound sometimes it's sounds like a thing of pop rocks when i turn my head?

Back, sholder, neck pain and headaches all the time. Now gettin this popping sound sometimes it's sounds like a thing of pop rocks when i turn my head?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Started Valacyclovir yesterday, had fever of 102 since yesterday, moderate-severe back/neck pain, headache, muscle weakness. Is there another medication I could try?

Started Valacyclovir yesterday, had fever of 102 since yesterday, moderate-severe back/neck pain, headache, muscle weakness. Is there another medication I could try?

HealthTap's free: Q & A module doesn't dispense specific treatment recommendations. Also, to decide on a treatment, the doctor must have some idea of what disease they're treating. You're symptoms sound severe enough to warrant a doctor visit and I highly recommend one. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Muscle pain, swollen red joints, pain in joints, back/neck pain, headaches fatigue, weak. Have ms, it's it cause of problems or something else?

Muscle  pain, swollen  red joints, pain in joints, back/neck pain, headaches fatigue, weak. Have  ms, it's it  cause of problems or something else?

Symptoms NOT : Multiple sclerosis problems, as the description is one of rheumatological issues. Ms does cause pain quite frequently but does not cause joint pain with swelling and reddening. An additional problem has presented, and you need to see your doctor and get this diagnosed, as the ms could well be indirectly worsened. This is complex, so get it addressed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Food Allergies: You must test igg food allergies to gluten/wheat/casein/egg and many of the other common causes. I see this very often. Ige food allergy testing and skin testing is not complete to rule out this possiblity. ...Read more

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Can back of the neck pain cause headache and dizziness?

Migraine?: Migraine headache can have symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, neck pain, problems with light or sound, and aura. The neck pain may not cause for headache but the headache may be a cause of the neck pain. ...Read more

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Have degenerative disc disease and have had bad back and neck pain with a headache and nauseated and now pain in my key sooner blade and feels like sc?

Have degenerative disc disease and have had bad back and neck pain with a headache and nauseated and now pain in my key sooner blade and feels like sc?

Hard to say: Back and neck pain secondary to degenerative disc disease is very common, so common that we are cautious as doctors that we must not associate everything that bothers a patient to degenerative disc disease. Nauseas and headaches, for example, are not clasically associated with ddd. Consider starting with a thorough exam by a primary care doctor, this would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Hi dr I have clinical menopause, sacroiliac joint problem recent fall on my back and now neck pain and headaches ?

Hi dr I have clinical menopause, sacroiliac joint problem recent fall on my back and now neck pain and headaches ?

See your physician: It sounds like you are having several health problems. However, the most serious is the recent fall resulting in headaches and neck pain. Although rare but serious condition can occur in which blood slowly accumulates in the cranial cavity resulting in pressure on the brain. If you are having daily headaches, numbness, disorientation, confusion, nausea, or vomiting, see you doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing shoulder, back, neck pain(mod-severe), & headaches, due to 2 car accidents. I have fibro, scoliosis, & carpal tunnel(rt hand)?

I'm experiencing shoulder, back, neck pain(mod-severe), & headaches, due to 2 car accidents. I have fibro, scoliosis, & carpal tunnel(rt hand)?

Need more info: Unfortunately, without more information, it is not possible to give you much help or guidance. However, unless it has been several months or more since these symptoms started or these accidents happened, you should be medically evaluated urgently. If more long-term, then you should at least have a conversation, if not an exam, with a doctor as the next step. ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger swelling, neck pain and low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Neck strain, Headache. What should I do?

I am experiencing  finger swelling, neck pain and low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Neck strain, Headache. What should I do?

See a doctor: With new onset symptoms of swelling and pain, get an evaluation by a doctor to help evaluate and create a treatment plan for your issues,. ...Read more

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Can back of neck and shoulder pain cause headaches? Been hurting for 2 days, need relief:/

Can back of neck and shoulder pain cause headaches? Been hurting for 2 days, need relief:/

Neck problems do -: cause a headache, referred to as Tension headaches. Get yourself seen to by your PCP to get evaluated. Try Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim ( if no hx of having side effects), plus a Muscle relaxer would be beneficial. Check with your PCP if no relief. ...Read more

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Neck pain started on right side as cramp. Over a couple nights has spread to back of neck and head. Accompanied by headache. Thoughts? Pain is 4/10.

Stiff neck: Be sure the problem is not related to a head/neck infection. Old neck injury can result in painful arthralgia.4/10 pain is controlled by any NSAID like ibuprofen or naproxen. Next, use ice to relieve spasm and pain the begin isometric exercises. If still in pain try cervical traction of about 15# for 30" at a time. Check my book, "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now" for more help. ...Read more

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Constant headaches every day for 2-3 months temple area alternates between left & right side(temple) neck pain (tightening) in top right back of neck?

Constant headaches every day for 2-3 months temple area alternates between left & right side(temple) neck pain (tightening) in top right back of neck?

Temporal headaches.: Any visual changes (1 or both eyes) like blurry or complete temporary loss of vision, scalp tenderness (when you lay your head on pillow or comb your hair), jaw pain while chewing or when mouth is open wide? Any fever or unexplained weight loss over the past 2-3 months? Visual changes is the biggest isssue warrant immediate medical attention in your local ER or UCC.to prevent permanent deficits. ...Read more

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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?

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

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63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck. Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.

63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck.  Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.

Evaluation needed: But you already knew that. I would recommend seeing your regular doctor, getting an xray of your neck. You will likely also need a few more tests including an MRI and emg/ncs. This will help understand whether you have a herniated disc, and pinched nerve. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lightheadness and headache and back neck pain?

Get examination: There are many caused and too many to speculate . Need examination . Problem could be ligament injury from minor or major accident. Could be neurotranmitter imbalamce. ...Read more

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Neck pain everyday that causes headaches. When I move my neck back it hurts and my neck either clicks or pops. What could be the reason?

Neck pain everyday that causes headaches. When I move my neck back it hurts and my neck either clicks or pops. What could be the reason?

Tight muscles or arthritis: The symptoms you describe could be due to tight muscles limiting the movement on the spine bones. Tension in the neck can also irritated nerves in the area that cause headaches. Stress, posture, previous injuries, or arthritis may also cause your conditions. 24 is typically young for arthritis however. May need to try and anti-inflamatory. You might consider seeing an osteopathic manipulative doc ...Read more

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Everyte I stand up after 15 minutes I get a severe headache the only way it goes is if I lay back down. What do I do? I also have neck pain.

Everyte I stand up after 15 minutes I get a severe headache the only way it goes is if I lay back down. What do I do? I also have neck pain.

Headache: As you are having pain in the neck also, it could be arising form the neck. Neck joints may need to be checked out for any arthritis or exaggerated curves curves causing strain on the muscles. Other causes of head also need be considered in the differential diagnosis like vascular headache, tension headache, headache related to intracranial lesions etc ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more