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Dull Pain In The Back Of My Head
Multiple etiologies: The middle of the back is not a common place for disc disease, which is more common in the neck and the lower back. Depending on your age and your other medical problems, the pain could be a muscle spasm (eg from exercising), pain radiating from other places (e.g. Abdomen in case of pancreatitis), trauma to the back, compression fractures (e.g. In osteoporosis), and cancer with bone metatasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?
Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?
May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more
Weird feeling in the back of head after throbbing. Now have slight throb in the left temple. Neck and shoulder pain too.
C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Still you have to be seen so as not to miss anything more severe. A good exam and a good advise is best as the pain may be simple to treat as a symptom but the underlying disease may not be as easy. Go to your md. ...Read more
More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and severe you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Pain in left side of my throat ear red achy eye.Pain in the back of my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders ?
Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.
Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...Read more
Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.
See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, i would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?
Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more
I have a burning pain on the left side of my head towards the top of my head.. The burning pain is always in the same place and comes and goes..
Time to see doctor: You need to see your doctor now for an exam. Give a good history. Once you have your diagnosis you will have your treatment plan ...Read more
Come & Go Neck Pain: What are you doing when the sharp pain attacks your neck? Bending your head forward? Tilting it back? Turning your head abruptly to one side or the other? Anything traveling into the base of your skull? If attacks are noted more with tilting your head back or turning your head to the sides, then your cervical facet joints might be intermittently getting irritated. ...Read more
Pain in top of left lung and in rear of the trapezius. The pain is worse when i turn my head to the right.
I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but Im not sure what it is. And im worried.
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?
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
Possibly: Possibly, but one would need to examine the back of the head, and neck structures to make a more accurate decision. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing runny nose, headache (better by: rest) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: during menstruation) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hours) , back pain (side: lower) , sore throat,
URI/pharyngitis: Your symptoms appear to be consistent with a "flu-like" viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, but may also be a bacterial throat infection. If regular "over the counter" remedies for congestion, headache ( decongestants, aspirin or ibuprofen for headache) do not relieve the symptoms, see your healthcare provider for an exam, culture and treatment. ...Read more
Pain at base of head, over the eyebrows, general fatigue, back pain & aching feet & legs too, head heavy too, no fever, going up the stairs an effort?
See below: See your doctor as there are quite a few issues that may need to be addressed here with your description, such as cardiac, muscle, lung, etc. ...Read more
I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? thanks.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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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