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Sore neck/pain in the top back of my head leading to mild headaches and ear popping for over a week! Any idea?

Sore neck/pain in the top back of my head leading to mild headaches and ear popping for over a week! Any idea?

See your doctor: Cervicalgia, is basically a pain in the neck. Most of the time, cervicalgia may be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain. The headaches and general stiffness in the neck, are symptoms of classic cervicalgia. If your discomfort does not go away with rest, NSAIDs OTC, and moist heat packs, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Ears Popping (Definition)

Air pressure changes caused by decreases in altitude can cause painful pressure behind the ear drum. You can help your baby equalize the pressure behind the eardrum by encouraging swallowing. On an airplane, begin feeding your baby when the ...Read more


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Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?

Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?

Neck strain: There are blood vessels and nerves running through the muscles of your neck and head up to the top. Any type of strain on these muscles will affect and irritate these nerves causing a headache. Rest will help it as well as Ibuprofen taken accordding to directions and with food in your stomach. ...Read more

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Neck pain into middle/back of head, pain above eyes and back of head for over a week! Ear popping aswell! Any idea?

Neck pain into middle/back of head, pain above eyes and back of head for over a week! Ear popping aswell! Any idea?

Neck pain: Likely arthritis in the neck (cervical spondylosis). Neck muscles that insert on the back of the skull become tense in an attempt to maintain good posture which leads to headaches. These headaches originate in the back of the head and migrate forward. Often the headaches worsen through the day. The popping noise are the facet joints of the cervical spine rubbing together and transmit to the ear. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain in the right back area when I move. Flowwed by ear popping mininum numbness in arms and a little nausea. What can this be?

Severe neck pain in the right back area when I move. Flowwed by ear popping mininum numbness in arms and a little nausea. What can this be?

Many things: See your doctor for complete evaluation asap, as this could represent a significant problem, since symptoms involve the head, neck, upper back, and extremities. ...Read more

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What to do if neck swollen feeling and ears popping?

What to do if neck swollen feeling and ears popping?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms may be due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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Ear popping for weeks, stiff heavy neck and feeling unbalanced what could it be?

Ear popping for weeks, stiff heavy neck and feeling unbalanced what could it be?

Ear infection: This could be inner ear infection which could create balance problems. Your stiff neck could be due do swelling of the lymph nodes from the infection. An ENT doctor should be seen. ...Read more

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I have mild neck stiffness, ear popping and a small, occasional headache for over a week now. Any idea?

I have mild neck stiffness, ear popping and a small, occasional headache for over a week now. Any idea?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck stiffness or neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more

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I have pain underneath my shoulder blade, neck pain, crunching in my jaw and popping in my ears when I swallow, are these related?

Some of them YES: The shoulder area RHOMBOID muscles are enervated by nerves from the neck C 5& C6 - therefore your neck pain could be linked. An MRI may help to explain
Your jaw and ear plus swallowing could be involve but start solving the problem one step at a time
Good luck
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Any connection beetween constant ear popping and allergies lately constantly clearing my throat but ear popping going on for 6 mnth any relation?

Any connection beetween constant ear popping and allergies lately constantly clearing my throat but ear popping going on for 6 mnth any relation?

Clear connection: There is a connection between allergies and Eustachian tube dysfunction (your ear drums popping), your allergies and nasal congestion (swelling of the lining of the nose); post-nasal drip can be associated with both nasal allergy and gastric reflux. See an allergist/immunologist for proper care. ...Read more

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Chest pain, heat in throat (when breathing, not swallowing), ears popping. EGD/24h pH find no acid/erosion. PPIs, diet change ineffective. What's wrong?

Chest pain, heat in throat (when breathing, not swallowing), ears popping. EGD/24h pH find no acid/erosion. PPIs, diet change ineffective. What's wrong?

Need an exam: Without knowing your complete medical history, all your symptoms and how often they occur, where located, etc. Etc, and the ability to examine you it's not possible to give you any guidance. You need to see a physician for an exam if your problem continues. If necessary get a second opinion. Don't try to diagnose yourself via the internet, you won't be able to.

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Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working?

Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working?

Time 2 c ur doctor: Self medication won't help at this stage, kindly see your doctor for a better management, good luck ...Read more

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Cough, pain around temple & rt eye rt eye tearing. Constant throat clearing. Both ears popping constant since 7 months CT of chest & sinus clear ideas?

Cough, pain around temple & rt eye rt eye tearing. Constant throat clearing. Both ears popping constant since 7 months CT of chest & sinus clear ideas?

Allergic rhinitis: Cough, runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes are all part of allergic rhinitis. Opening and closing of your ear tubes is also indicative off allergic rhinitis. Which also gives you postnasal discharge that can cause you to clear your throat frequently. You should see an allergy immunology physician. ...Read more

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Back, sholder, neck pain and headaches all the time. Now gettin this popping sound sometimes it's sounds like a thing of pop rocks when I turn my head?

Back, sholder, neck pain and headaches all the time. Now gettin this popping sound sometimes it's sounds like a thing of pop rocks when I turn my head?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Neck. Pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless. Muscle twitching in legs when at rest?

Neck. Pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless. Muscle twitching in legs when at rest?

Neck pain: The crackling and popping in the neck are the facet joints in the cervical spine that are akin to cracking your knuckles. That is not a concern. What is a concern is the neck and shoulder pain associated with twitching or cramping in the legs. This may be a sign of pressure on the spinal cord from a disc. An MRI of the cervical spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon would be a good decision. ...Read more

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Can Invisalign cause lasting headaches and ear popping?

Can Invisalign cause lasting headaches and ear popping?

It is possible: Invisalign is not the only reason for this, but they do cause pressure on the teeth which can lead to headaches. ...Read more

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It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

Not likely: Food allergy reactions typically cause rash, hives, swelling, diarrhea and other GI symptoms. Ear popping/crackling is suggestive of eustachian tube dysfunction that is more commonly seen in environmental allergies leading to nasal congestion. ...Read more

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What to do if ears popping when swallowing and dizziness. Any thoughts please?

What to do if ears popping when swallowing and dizziness. Any thoughts please?

THOTS: Consider issue with eustacian tube, but need to assess inner ear function and an otolaryngologist can do testing to uncover issues. ...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