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Cause Of Head And Neck Injuries
Muscular and nerve: You can sustain extensive head and neck injuries from a bumpy ride. A researcher studying these injuries from university of miami football players showed you do not have to be hit in the neck or head to sustain extensive injuries including concussions. Bumpy rides exerts extensive g-forces on your head and neck which may lead to brain and, spinal cord/nerve injuries as well as muscle strains ...Read more
Can a broken jaw injury occurring 25 years ago from punch to lower jaw result in neck injuries that dont manifest until later like disc/nerve problems?
Sort-of: if you got hit hard enough to break your jaw you got hit hard enough to damage your neck. It's not the broken jaw that causes the neck problem, it's normal wear and tear, history of trauma, posture, etc. Have it examined. ...Read more
Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my mri of head and neck, it was noted that i ve empty Sella, what are the causes of it, i ve only had Ct scans but no injury, or radiation therapy?
GiddyYap,Clyde!!!!!!: Quote:"Empty sella syndrome is where the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened, creating a void in the boney sella turcica("Turkish Saddle")wherein it resides at the base of the brain. ESS can be found in the radiological workup of pituitary disorders,or as an incidental finding." So, it all depends on why they took the MRI, what symptoms you have.I'm sure your doc will discuss it with you ...Read more
Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more
Occasionally I get a weird fizzing noise and feeling where my head and neck meet. Sounds like a rainstick. No other symptoms with it. causes?
Weird neck noise: Hard to say cause as there are many possibilities. If condition continues then it is a good idea to get a check up. ...Read more
Can anxiety (specifically anxiety about dizziness) cause dizziness when bending head and neck over or in different directions?
Why kind of test to determine the cause of this discomfort pain at the back of my head (just where the head and neck meet), upper back shoulder.
Neck pain: You might want to get xrays of your cervical vertebrae to rule out the cause of your pain. ...Read more
What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?
Swollen glands or...: ...muscle tension is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. However, a good history and physical exam are necessary to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. If this has been going on a while and/or you have other symptoms (fever, sore throat etc) you need to see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause pain in the back of the head and neck . Then when you move you get very wobbly and dizzy?
I have head and neck pain, almost every 2 months. It happens when i work out (while lifting) and before reaching orgasm. The cause and how to treat it?
Ligament weakness: Two activities in which the muscles of the neck tighten and pull on the vertebrae that are suffering from instability secondary to damaged ligaments in the neck area. Prolotherapy can resolve this issue for you. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor. ...Read more
I am fairly healthy and do moderate exercise but I sweat excessively when exercise, especially on my head. What could be the cause of this? Also after I shower my head and neck and back continue to sweat.
Sweating: I do not think this is abnormal. Sweating is part of the exercise response. Some people do sweat more than others, but this is part of there physiology. Perhaps a longer cool down time after exercise would help. ...Read more
If a 6 days SEVERE head and neck ache was caused by meningitis, wouldn't other symptoms have occurred by now?
What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?
Most hot and cold: sensations involve misfiring or some sort of dysfunction of the sensory nerves of the skin. The sensations of redness and warmth to the touch suggest dilation of blood vessels...it almost sounds like a type of "hot flash." How old are you? Sometimes menopausal hot flashes are perceived in a localized part of the body vs generalized over the entire body. Review with your doctor to decide on tests ...Read more
Can anxiety (specifically anxiety about dizziness) cause dizziness when bending head and neck over or in different directions? Doc says not bppv.
Possibly: Balance and dizziness issues are related to 3 general areas. There is inner ear input, visual input, and musculoskeletal input. A problem in any area can cause confusing signals to your brain and make you feel dizzy. In your case, it could be another inner ear problem- not bppv according to your md- or may be related to cervical(neck) musculoskeletal issues. ...Read more
Sometimes: If your head/neck symptoms are stemming from pathology in the brain or cervical spine then these tests may reveal something. If its muscular pain, then probably not. Realize that an MRI is just a picture at that point in time, and is not a physiologic test. However, it can be a very helpful test, especially if the symptoms aren't going away in a few weeks time. ...Read more
Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?
Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that unnatural position. This will cause pain. ...Read more
What causes pain in forehead, behind eyes&back of head and neck? Also numbness in head...This pain has started since 5 days? Is it serious? Justify
A variety of problem: The symptoms are non specific but could be sinus inflammation, migraine, tension headaches. Numbness is not a symptom of sinus infection. Pain in the back of the neck is not a symptom of sinus disease. All these symptoms together could be related to muscle hyperactivity (pain in the back of head and neck.) rule out sinusitis which is a remote possibility and then proceed to a physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an mrv of head and neck without contrast sufficient to see any cause of pulsitile tinnitus? had mra w contrast but contrast caused tingling 4 weeks
Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)
I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, i suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?
Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that dont break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have shingles on left side of my head and neck. Can that cause inner ear pain or throat pain on left side of throat?
What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?
Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause ms symptoms? Have mri of head and neck. Everrthfjne. Still blurred vision abnormal sensation all over body. Off balance. Difficultly swallowing. Hard to control urine. Sore muscles. Shock of pain when I look down running from neck to han
Trauma, posture &...: Weakness. Whiplash or sudden traumatic forces are common causes but so are improper posture while sitting, bad ergonomics, and lack of exercise, movement. These cause weakness of the cervical muscles resulting in micro-instability and premature wear and tear of cervical spine, as well as strain on the neck. ...Read more
Can pituitary malfunction be caused by whiplash or other neck injuries? Can the malfunction cause chronic neck pain in and of itself?
Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more
Drug or anxiety: This can mean that you have had exposure to a high dose of a toxic substance like alcohol. It can also reflect severe anxiety. If you have been exposed to (alcohol), you need to go to an urgent care center for treatment to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. Otherwise you need to contact a mental health provider.l ...Read more
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