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Random short stabs of pain from back of neck left side to left head. Pressure in left head. Training for marathon, v healthy 34 yr female.?

Random short stabs of pain from back of neck left side to left head. Pressure in left head. Training for marathon, v healthy 34 yr female.?

Varies : Because cardiac problems can cause exercise induced pain running into left arm, I would be seen and checked. That being said, the most likely condition is an irritation of a nerve in the neck causing pain that radiates into the arm; often associated with a condition known as cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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Head pressure back of head, neck and low back pain all on left side for week now. Temp around 97-98. Should I go ER or wait for primary care on mon?

Head pressure back of head, neck and low back pain all on left side for week now. Temp around 97-98. Should I go ER or wait for primary care on mon?

Pain head and neck: Sound musculosketal related to bad posture or strenuous activity. You can observe iif no weakness or numbness on half side of body or bladder dysfunctions. If masages help then most likely related to muscle pain. ...Read more

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SIgns of west nile? I HAVE PAIN IN BACK OF MY NECK FOR A WEEK. HEAD PRESSURE!

SIgns of west nile? I HAVE PAIN IN BACK OF MY NECK FOR A WEEK. HEAD PRESSURE!

West Nile Virus: Symptoms of West Nile Virus are fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes, rash on the chest, stomach or back ...Read more

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Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake.  What could this be?  Please help.

Muscle tensioin: Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites. The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Head pressure saw a chiro who helped my head completely adjusted my neck and back now my back is in terrible pain and very stiff neck?

Head pressure saw a chiro who helped my head completely adjusted my neck and back now my back is in terrible pain and very stiff neck?

Stop seeing chiro: Why would you go to a chiro when it is clear that they are NOT helping you. I. Bet they charged you each time for 'treatments' There is a good chance they caused the pain you are in Now they will probably recommend additional treatments to treat the pain they caused!! Stop going. Save your money.

See a real doctor, preferably one who specializes in spine or pain. ...Read more

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Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when I get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when I get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Neurologist: Anyone with such frequent migraines and the other cluster of symptoms you have should see a neurologist for a history, exam and work up of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an MRI determine if your at a risk of having a stroke in the future? Been having sore neck and head pressure, head MRI had done was normal, tension?

Can an MRI determine if your at a risk of having a stroke in the future? Been having sore neck and head pressure, head MRI had done was normal, tension?

Does not predict: Rather, an MRI shows what did or did not occur in the past. Instead, pay attention to the true risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension, high triglycerides, hyprhomocysteinemia, prior heart disease, diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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I am feeling head pressure when bending my neck. What could it be. Weeks ago I had crawling feeling under my scalp that got somewhat better with time.

I am feeling head pressure when bending my neck. What could it be. Weeks ago I had crawling feeling under my scalp that got somewhat better with time.

? muscle ?nerve: Your symptoms could stem from a cervical (neck) strap muscle sprain; there are many muscles in the posterior neck that can easily be strained during sleep or when driving a car. Sprained muscles can swell and push on adjacent nerves causing what are called paraesthesias, tingling or crawling feelings in the distribution of the nerve. As long as this gets better, no worries; if worsening see PCP ...Read more

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What can cause neck pain and a sudden incidence of moderate to severe head pressure with a buzzing sensation in the head lasting only 5-10 seconds?

What can cause neck pain and a sudden incidence of moderate to severe head pressure with a buzzing sensation in the head lasting only 5-10 seconds?

Neck problem: I would be suspicious for neck problem. Disc, arthritids or vascular obstruction. Do symptoms change with head movement? ...Read more

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Can decay in teeth be causing my head pressure and neck pain?

Can decay in teeth be causing my head pressure and neck pain?

No: In general pain from tooth decay is felt in the tooth area or in the jaw. It does not radiate to the neck. If you have tooth decay you should see a dentist soon as it can lead to an infection. ...Read more

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Head pressure, light-headed, & difficulty concentrating, stiff neck. Bp 140/100. Possible causes?

ER: I recommend you go to the er now. This could be meningitis, a blood clot, or fluctuating blood pressure. It is not safe for you to be at home. ...Read more

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Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Stress related?: It may be stress related if you have appropriately ruled out medical causes by visiting appropriate MD's and following their recommendations. If your primary care physician can find no medical issues/concerns, a referral to a psychologist for stress reduction, relaxation training and overall wellness sessions may be helpful. ...Read more

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Wake in the middle of night and in morning with head pressure not bad pain and stiff neck dry eyes sometimes all day worse when shaking head?

Wake in the middle of night and in morning with head pressure not bad pain and stiff neck dry eyes sometimes all day worse when shaking head?

Tension Type HA: Once a diagnosis of Tension Type Headache (TTH) has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (Psychological support), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Got hashimotos thyroiditus. Starting levotirox. Feeling weak at the moment, strong head pressure and strange eye feeling, neck pain and ears blocked?

Got hashimotos thyroiditus. Starting levotirox. Feeling weak at the moment, strong head pressure and strange eye feeling, neck pain and ears blocked?

It takes time: It takes time for the medication to build up to correct the hypothyroidism. The current symptoms however are not common in hypothyroidism. It could be a cold or something else causing them and not necessarily the hashimoto's or the pill doing it. ...Read more

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Neck pain, head pressure, sensitivity to light/sound, feel drunk, earache MS on DMD 11 months WBC 1.8, Lymph Abs.3 CD4 55, % 18.2, Cd4/Cd8 ratio .43?

Concerning : Meningitis is a serious concern as u'r 3 primary symptoms that u listed, plus having immune suppression, are at top of list. Medication side effect possible to, but I STRONGLY RECOMMEND u go to the ER. I have had meningitis and it started with severe headaches, then I could not tolerate light and even moving my eyeballs hurt, plus neck stiffness. ...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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I hit the top of my head on the freezer handle. The top of my head, right side and front is swollen and I feel pressure. The back of my neck is also?

I hit the top of my head on the freezer handle. The top of my head, right side and front is swollen and I feel pressure. The back of my neck is also?

Common reactions: You describe a minor head injury. If you are knocked unconscious, or if you experience new symptoms (eg, weakness, double vision, seizure, loss of balance) or if you feel worse, you should see a doctor for an exam. Swelling is very common when the scalp is bruised, and neck muscles often tighten up, especially over the 2-3 days following the injury. ...Read more

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I have constant pressure on the side of my neck. Also, tension on the back of my head with dizziness. The pain has been there for months now the dizziness started within the week.

I have constant pressure on the side of my neck. Also, tension on the back of my head with dizziness. The pain has been there for months now the dizziness started within the week.

Neck distress: Muscle tension in the neck or back of the scalp can be caused by chronic stress or a strain. Dizziness in the form of lightheadedness may be related or could be due to other factors such as inner ear disorder, low blood pressure, anemia,etc. See your physician for an examination and perhaps a referral for stress management therapy will be made after his/her assessment rules out other problems. ...Read more

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I had an acdf in march of this year, is it normal to still be experiencing neck and head pain? When I lay on my back I feel a lot of pressure on the back of my head, it feels as if someone is pushing up from the back side.

I had an acdf in march of this year, is it normal to still be experiencing neck and head pain? When I lay on my back I feel a lot of pressure on the back of my head, it feels as if someone is pushing up from the back side.

Post-op neck pain: You should definitely discuss the pain with your surgeon, especially if it is worsening. A small amount of pain might not mean anything, but progressive, severe pain might indicate loosening or unsuccessful fusion or even similar problems at another level. ...Read more

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Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and 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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Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a really painful pain in my neck, back of my head and pressure behind my ear (all right side). No injury and painkillers aren't working?

I have a really painful pain in my neck, back of my head and pressure behind my ear (all right side). No injury and painkillers aren't working?

A few possibilities: Spasm of neck muscle, malfunctioning vertebrae, migraine, inflamed cervical/occipital nerves, mastoid infection, etc. A good history & physical exam, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find the cause. Don't hesitate to get help. Most of the causes are benign, but infection could be serious. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain comes n goes in left temple head n back side, sometimes on right too, for a week.left ear blocks n pressure on neck.im so worried.weaknes?

Throbbing pain comes n goes in left temple head n back side, sometimes on right too, for a week.left ear blocks n pressure on neck.im so worried.weaknes?

Evaluation!: Any time you have headaches associated with weakness you need to be evaluated. I would call your Family Doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and the back of my head is also in pain more on the right side than the left. Swollen glands constant feeling of pressure?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like your neck muscles that extend up into your scalp are irritated. This may have been triggered when the lymph nodes rapidly enlarged. Why is another question — they respond to perceived threats to your body like infection. Moist heat, mild stretching and some ibuprofen might help. Massages good too. If continues or worsens see your MD.
http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/neck-shoulder ...Read more