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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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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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What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

Many things: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

Convergence: Because the nerves in the neck connect with the nerves in the head at the base of the brain, painful information can be sent to the neck when the head hurts. This is known as pain referral. This does not mean there is a probllem in the neck. This is also why the sinuses often hurt with migraine headaches. It is not a sinus problem, just excited nerves from the headache. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of headache backache joint pain fainting and fatigue?

What are the possible causes of headache backache joint pain fainting and fatigue?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic without a physician performing a thorough history and physical examination. He/she will order the appropriate tests and,if necessary, refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Could scoliosis cause mild to severe back pain and severe tension headaches?

Could scoliosis cause mild to severe back pain and severe tension headaches?

Yes: It can, if coupled with c-spine or thoracic abnormalities, contribute to uncontrollable repetitive movements. You need to be seen by a good Neurosurgeon who can evaluate your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. I suspect there will be other findings beyond the scoliosis. Good information is available at http://www.srs.org/patient_and_family/scoliosis/early_onset_scoliosis/tis/index.htm ...Read more

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What are causes of severe headaches. Back pain on left side and lower stomach pain. And swallowing ankles.?

What are causes of severe headaches. Back pain on left side and lower stomach pain. And swallowing ankles.?

Depends on your age: In an older person, there are few ways to tie all this together, the most likely is associated with changes in blood pressure and cardiac function. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and my neck grinds which causes headaches?

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Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I suspect that your headache might come from the degeneration of facet joint in your neck. I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...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 severe muscle tension in the neck cause persistent migraines?

Can severe muscle tension in the neck cause persistent migraines?

Migraine: Yes it could be associated with headaches. Anyone having a persistant headache should be evauluated by their physician. ...Read more

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What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...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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Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Yes: If there are degenerative changes in the cervical or neck region of the spine, they can lead to inflammation creating muscular symptoms of tightness leading to a type of muscle contraction headache up the back of your head or occipital region. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in joints, muscles, headaches and fatigue?

What could cause pain in joints, muscles, headaches and fatigue?

Many conditions: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection. Can also be thyroid issue or lyme disease or other types of infections. Thus you should go see your doctor-. ...Read more

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Dizziness reduced cognation lack of focus forgetful ear and eye pain headaches nausiea. Also abdom pain. Side pain back pain weakness of limbs?

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Dizziness reduced cognation lack of focus forgetful ear and eye pain headaches nausiea. Also abdom pain. Side pain back pain weakness of limbs?

Dizzy: With multiple complaints which apparently are uncomfortable, you need to see your pcp to find out the cause, whether medical problem or effect of some medication. ...Read more

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What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w

These : These are very non-specific symptoms, and could mean a wide range of problems. General aches and pains could be secondary to viral illness, fatigue, stress/anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, etc. The shakiness could be due to low blood sugar, anxiety, chills secondary to infection process. The easy bruising could be due to a low plalelet count or other abnormality in blood count. The bottom line here is to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Hopefully after a detailed history, physical, and testing, your doctor will have a diagnosis(es) and will be able to provide a treatment plan. Best of luck. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more