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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

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


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Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Heart?: At your age, the thing I would worry about the most is angina or heart attack. See MD or ER NOW. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left side of neck?

What causes pain in the left side of neck?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Causes of pain in testicles?

Causes of pain in testicles?

Various: Acute severe pain in the testis might be testis torsion & an emergency. Severe pain of fairly rapid onset & relieved by gently lifting scrotum on that side could be epididymitis requiring antibiotics. Dull ache could be due to varicocele or hydrocele. Pain can be related to sexual stimulation without ejaculation. Suggest see a urologist if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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Experiencing headache and pain in the back of the neck?

Experiencing headache and pain in the back of the neck?

Cervical spine.: That combination of symptoms leads me to think you have cervical spine pathology. This can causer neck pain, of course, as well as a headache that arcs over the head, as if you were putting on a helmet from back to front. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain.

What are the causes of neck pain.

Causes Neck pain: Neck pain can be caused by several of many structures in the cervical spine. They include: muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, discs, and nerves. Neck pain can also radiate from other structures like the heart, trachea, esophagus, and blood vessels. If you're suffering see your primary care and they will begin to work things up to help you. ...Read more

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What causes pain in back of the knee?

What causes pain in back of the knee?

Knee pain: Knee pain, even in the back, maybe caused by several things. Generalized arthritis can even refer to the back, BUT a Bakers cyst is common for pain in the back of the knee. Get an eval by a dr. if the pain si bad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain and difficulty in swallowing?

DISH: Exaggerated bone spurs on the front of the spine may do this. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, if you're a googler. Unlikely if you're 35. I would treat these as two separate problems. See an ENT for swallowing issue. Try pt, nsaids, etc for neck. Obtain doctor's eval if not improving. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the middle of chest?

What causes pain in the middle of chest?

Middle?: Top to bottom or front to back makes all worry about angina, but it can be a variety of GI issues (reflux, esophagitis, esophageal cancer), bony/arthritic (costochondritis). It usually warrants an ekg and blood tests, and possibly more extensive investigation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left side of head?

What causes pain in the left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the back of the ribs?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?

What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?

Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause pain in the front of my neck?

Could anxiety cause pain in the front of my neck?

Anxiety: Possibly, but you should check with your doctor to rule out any medical causes. If cleared consult a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Is anxiety the cause of pain in center of chest and radiate to back?

Is anxiety the cause of pain in center of chest and radiate to back?

Physical vs emotionl: It is possible but you should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left temple of the head?

What causes pain in the left temple of the head?

A few things: Could be due to migraines or food sensitivities. Could be secondary to stress or medication rebound. While you are young, it is still worth getting evaluated as severe temple pain can be associated with some serious complications, such as vision problems that you would want to avoid. ...Read more

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Cause of pain in neck shoulder and across chest?

Heart?: At your age, the thing I would worry about the most is angina or heart attack. See MD or ER NOW. ...Read more

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I have TMJ. Could it cause constant pain in neck and shoulders, mild headache (starting from base of scull), and plugged ear?

I have TMJ. Could it cause constant pain in neck and shoulders, mild headache (starting from base of scull), and plugged ear?

Yes,: Yes, it's possible it could cause all the things you mentioned. Please consult a local dentist with extensive experience and knowledge treating patients with TMD\TMJoint dysfunction. ...Read more

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Would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Would muscle spasms  in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out. ...Read more

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Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more

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Sudden ear pain, loud ringing, intensified in hours, fluid movmnt when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, becoming intolerable?

See doc asap: That kind of sudden intese pain along with reaction in lymph nodes is a history that suggest possible ear infection. In any even the pain is screaming - go get it seen! you may need some antibiotics or done some injury to the ear that got infected. This is not something for self treatment without a medical exam. See your doc or go to an urgent care center. This can get worse without treatment. ...Read more

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What causes pain in neck on left side?

What causes pain in neck on left side?

Many possibilities: Most common reasons of neck pain are compromised posture (work, sleep etc), strained neck, and lack of exercise; these are likely muscular pains. Other factors involve trauma, genetics, underlying medical illness etc. Consult your pcp for starters. Also try doing warm compresses for about 10-12 minutes twice daily. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder issue cause pain in neck and face or does pain always go downwards. My collarbone sounds like crackers being crushed up but it all hurt?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but generally if the problem is a nerve issue the pain can go anywhere. The nerves in the head and neck are very intertwined and the pain can travel anywhere they are. You should have it checked out ...Read more

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I am currently taking voriconazole for histoplasmosios. Can this cause neck pain? Neck pain started about 2 weeks ago, and hasnt let up. It only hurts on the left side. What can I do?

Neck : Neck or muscle pain is not listed as a side effect of voriconazole. This pain is likely caused by something else. Possibly a muscle spasm or strain. Have you tried any pain medications? If not try tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Also a heating pad may help. If the problem worsens or persists see your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in neck under left collar bone cancer?

What can cause pain in neck under left collar bone cancer?

Many things: Sure cancer can cause pain anywhere, but pain can be a symptom of many things. Please see a healthcare provider if this is a problem. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause tooth pain? Severe headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, tooth ache, feeling lightheaded

Can a migraine cause tooth pain? Severe headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, tooth ache, feeling lightheaded

Yes, but: It is just as likely, or more, that the tooth has caused the other distress. See your dentist if this has happened before or if it continues past a normal 'migraine' for you. Migraines are a very specific thing and don't usually impact teeth or jaw. Rather the temple(s) are most common. Have a dental exam. Best! ...Read more

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I have postero-central & paracentral protrusion of c4-c6 vertebrae, causing pain in neck & shoulder. What is the line of treatment? I'm on pain meds.

I have postero-central & paracentral protrusion of c4-c6 vertebrae, causing pain in neck & shoulder. What is the line of treatment? I'm on pain meds.

Traction: I recommend over door traction device at your drug store.I'd also recommend you find a D.O. A doctor of osteopathy who does manipulation.Not many of us left;but we can often be helpful for this problem. ...Read more

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What causes pain behind the neck?

What causes pain behind the neck?

Muscles: The neck is held up by spinal bones, ligaments , tendons and muscles. Likely you have a tension type muscular skeletal dysfunction.
This is treated by OTC meds like Advil, Tylenol. Also good for headache.
Massage, chiropractic manipulation can also relax the muscles and realign the natural curve in your neck.
See a doctor if not better in 24 hours for examination. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis cause pain in the neck?

Can osteoporosis cause pain in the neck?

Osteoporosis: can cause bone pain, but the neck would be an unusual presentation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my neck (like something is catching) when I turn my head?

Neck pain: Please see your primary doctor about this. She/he will take your history, examine your neck and order appropriate lab tests. It won't take long to get the answers and your doctor will decide what treatments are necessary, if any. ...Read more