Doctor insights on: Dull pain in the back of my head

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I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but I'm not sure what it is. And im worried.

I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but I'm not sure what it is. And im worried.

Muscle spasms.: You may have spasms of the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massages. If it persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull pain in the back of my head when I lay down, any ideas?

Why do I have dull pain in the back of my head when I lay down, any ideas?

Need to be examined: While muscular tightness and stress lead to headache, headaches that worsen when lying down need special attention. Please follow up with your doctor. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003024.htm. ...Read more

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I have been having this dull pain on the back of my head and on my neck There is also some pain around my jaw. And I have been sneezing?

I have been having this dull pain on the back of my head and on my neck There is also some pain around my jaw. And I have been sneezing?

Muscle strain: You probably pulled a muscle when you were sneezing. Use Motrin or Tylenol for pain and some warm and cold compresses on the area in question that hurts. It should go away in a few days. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I have had an occasional dull pain in the lower back of my head. Could it be a problem from pet allergies, or should I worry?

Not from allergy: You could have sprained your neck. However if the problem gets worse or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see your doctor re. It. ...Read more

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Getting an intermittent dull pain in the back right side of my head. Is it just tension?

Getting an intermittent dull pain in the back right side of my head. Is it just tension?

Possibly: Possibly, but one would need to examine the back of the head, and neck structures to make a more accurate decision. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?

See below: It possible that it 's just a tension headache. But you should better check with your doctor, if it's repeating as you described. You can also try to take an advil (ibuprofen) in a mean time as recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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I got a dull constant pain in the back center of my head. Also my vision is blurry?

I got a dull constant pain in the back center of my head. Also my vision is blurry?

Headache!: Headache and blurred vision could be caused by many things. You need to see an eye specialist. Could be un related, need for glasses or as bad as a brain tumor or aneurysm. ...Read more

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Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Some type of: Physical exam is vital to diagnosing muscle-skeletal problems. A Virtual Consult on Health Tap with accompanying audio-visual component may help since you can demonstrate what movements cause pain and whether there are other symptoms. Otherwise, you should see a doctor. Most family docs & primary care docs are experienced in diagnosing & treating such problems. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.

I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.

Tension?: You may have some spasming in the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massage. If it persists you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Top back of my head had like a dull pain why?

Top back of my head had like a dull pain why?

Head pain: If there has been no injury, such dull headache without other symptoms is nonspecific but not unusual. If it resolves with no treatment or a little Tylenol (acetaminophen) it most likely isn't anything serious. Muscle contraction ache is a common cause. If headache persists or worsens, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have severe pain from the top of my neck up the back of my head. This is a dull pain when upright but When I bent over or strain/Cough it gets worse?

I have severe pain from the top of my neck up the back of my head. This is a dull pain when upright but When I bent over or strain/Cough it gets worse?

Occipital neuralgia?: Occipital neuralgia is a condition that can cause severe pain radiating from the upper neck to the occiput. The cause is not firmly established but appears to be due to compression of the occipital nerves. There are various treatments. ...Read more

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I have a now constant dull pain behind my right ear not like a headache. No pain in ear. Between the back of my ear and back of my head on my skull.?

Facial Pain: There are many reasons for your dull pain from trauma to headache to possible TMJ issues. You will need to go to the doctors to have a proper diagnosis to eliminate all possible issues. ...Read more

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Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities: By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Yes, absolutely: Anxiety can definitely cause all the symptoms you mention. However, so can other conditions, so you should make sure you get a complete medical evaluation. In the meantime, you should also get help and support for your anxiety: counseling, stress reduction techniques, understanding the sources of stress in your life, and anti-anxiety medication can all help. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Constant dull pain in back of head. Feel cloudy. Face and arm tingle. Doc says anxiety. Is he right. Head feels foggy. Is he right. No other symptoms?

Constant dull pain in back of head. Feel cloudy. Face and arm tingle. Doc says anxiety. Is he right. Head feels foggy. Is he right. No other symptoms?

Evaluation: Nothing beats a good history and physical to determine what is going on with a patient. Having not examined you and not knowing all the facts, we are in no position to second guess your Doc. That being said, there is nothing wrong with getting another opinion. So if you don't agree then see another doctor for his evaluation. In fact, we encourage that. Sometimes a fresh view finds new things. ...Read more

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Yesterday had a dull pain in back of head, between left ear and center of lower skull. Felt groggy/slow mo for couple hours. Still not 100%.?

Could be nothing...: ...but it also could be a symptom of somrthing to be concerned about. Exactly what is not apparent from your post - there are several possibilities - but you are justified in getting a medical opinion about it. See your doctor to rule out or rule in anything to worry about. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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History of migraines. MRI in January clear. Two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

History of migraines. MRI in January clear. Two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

Help your neck: Chicken or egg it doesn't matter. Find ways to get your neck muscles to relax and your condition will improve. A loving MASSAGE from a loving partner might be a start. Warm moist soaks on the neck could help. Get really angry and scream and shout, herbs, meds, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, good sex, there are many options but remember prevention is best. All the best. ...Read more

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Sinus infection for a week. Zpack for 5 days+home self care. Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head. Getting worse. Now what?

Sinus infection for a week. Zpack for 5 days+home self care. Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head. Getting worse. Now what?

Sinusitis: Often, antibiotics are unnecessary in managing sinus infection. Treatment should be accompanied by nasal irrigation with saline (neti-pot), decongestants (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray), possibly nasal steroids and pain control with nsaids. If these measures do not help, see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure. Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure. Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Sinus infection like: You have sinuses behind your ears. Your ear nose and throat are all connected. If your symptoms persist for longer than a week, you made need antibiotics and flonase. ...Read more