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Could an acoustic neuroma explain my severe headaches and neck pain?

Could an acoustic neuroma explain my severe headaches and neck pain?

Rarely: Acoustic neuromas would very infrequently cause neck pain and would only cause headache if very large. Acoustic neuromas usually present with ringing ing in one ear and hearing loss in one ear. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Giddings
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Acoustic Neuroma (Definition)

Acoustic neuroma is a benign, noncancerous tumor that grows at the base of the brain. The most common symptom is hearing loss, often noticed on the telephone. Hearing tests and MRI are used for diagnosis. Treatment can include surgery or highly focused radiation ...Read more


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I normally have a heavy period but ive been spotting this hasnt happened before Im also getting severe headaches and neck pain what could be the cause?

I normally have a heavy period but ive been spotting this hasnt happened before Im also getting severe headaches and neck pain what could be the cause?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . The headaches and neck pain should be evaluated by your primary care doctor ...Read more

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My mother (50) got a severe headache and neck pain. She went to the doctor and her BP is 150/90. Related?

My mother (50) got a severe headache and neck pain. She went to the doctor and her BP is 150/90. Related?

See below: I hope your mother is ok. The most important thing to do is rule out serious cardiac or cranial conditions. Another more common cause of neck pain and headache is inflammation of the discs, and joints in the neck due to arthritic changes. It is also common to have elevated blood pressure when in pain. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

Neck pain and HA: I can't see how it would hurt, but if you do not have a history of trauma, or migraine or other headache, you need evaluation. ...Read more

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How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

U should B Cn by- : -a neurologist, the important thing is 2 rule out it Bing a transient vascular event. An MRA of the brain will pick up a narrowing of a vessel or an aneurism . ...Read more

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Severe headache and neck pain. Four years ago three disks in the neck fused together. What can patient do for relief?

Visit a Pain doctor: Visit the doctor who did the surgery, discuss with a neurologist, consider a massage, acupuncture, visit your regular medical doctor to rule out other reasons not related to the disks/neck...Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

A neuroma is a painful condition in which there is a swelling of a nerve that is usually caused by trauma or compression. It usually develops on the ball of the foot or between the third and fourth toes, and occurs more often in women. Common symptoms include tingling, ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more