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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

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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Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Pinched nerve?: Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck or scalp can cause sensations like this. See a doctor and have it checked. Good luck! ...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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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...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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Sore throat and pain in the back of my neck and head with headaches and random bouts of nausea?

Sore throat and pain in the back of my neck and head with headaches and random bouts of nausea?

See MD: If present for more than a week, see MD for exam. Otherwise may be URI which is self limited to about a week. OTC meds. ...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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Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

There is a thing: called "exploding head syndrome", which is a type of headache. It doesn't usually cause strange feelings in legs though. It seems possible that you just have a lot of anxiety about something, but nonetheless, with any severe headache and other unexplained symptoms you should probably seek a medical opinion. When you do, just describe the symptoms. Don't use analogies "feeling of earthquake". ...Read more

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What causes pain and throbbing in the back of the and neck and forehead?

What causes pain and throbbing in the back of the and neck and forehead?

Muscle pain: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying ice on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?

I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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What could the pain in the back of my head and neck be?

See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit to your doctor is really warranted. ...Read more

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Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scoliosis: Consult an orthopedist who can recommend exercises for you with the help of a physiotherapist ...Read more

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Weird feeling in the back of head after throbbing. Now have slight throb in the left temple. Neck and shoulder pain too.

C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Still you have to be seen so as not to miss anything more severe. A good exam and a good advise is best as the pain may be simple to treat as a symptom but the underlying disease may not be as easy. Go to your md. ...Read more

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Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest. Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation ?

Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest.
Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation ?

Atypical chest pain: Given age group and no documented risk factors, your symptoms are unlikely cardiac in origin. However an evaluation with blood tests (thyroid unction) an echocardiogram (sonogram of the heart) to rule out structural disease and a treadmill stress test for coronary and abnormal heart rhythm abnormalities would help to rule out cardiac etiologies. ...Read more

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