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Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense

Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense

Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none over more than 3 years. Consider treatment for symptoms to decide if neurochemical cause. ...Read more

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Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers. ?

Neck issues: Have you had a good exam of your neck with possibly radiologic studies to check if you have pinched nerves that could cause these symptoms? Could also be a migraine. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause neck spasms and head pressure?

Can wisdom teeth cause neck spasms and head pressure?

It's possible: The nerves that supply feeling to your teeth, and wisdom teeth, also supply sensation to the muscles of your face, head, and neck. While it will not cause spasms to these muscles, the discomfort from your teeth can be felt in all of those muscles and be felt as the same. Myalgia in these areas can also be related to tmj/tmd problems and should evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on HealthTap other than telling you to call your Dr. for their input and treatment of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more

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Lightheadness and headache and back neck pain?

Get examination: There are many caused and too many to speculate . Need examination . Problem could be ligament injury from minor or major accident. Could be neurotranmitter imbalamce. ...Read more

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Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness?

Okay, I'll play: I'll see your dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness and raise you fever nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Seriously, you must think doctors have truly superhuman powers of divination to expect an answer to a 7-word post that doesn't even contain a verb. Thank you for the compliment, but it isn't true. Read some of the posts here that got real answers to learn how to post a real question. ...Read more

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Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be as simple as trapezius or rotator cuff sprain or as complex as a herniated cervical disc with pain radiating to the shoulders and upper back. You need to see your P ...Read more

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Back side of neck pulse feeling inside or knot, tight with headache?

Back side of neck pulse feeling inside or knot, tight with headache?

Anatomy lesson: The back of the neck has an artery on both sides ( pulse ), muscles and lymph nodes ( glands ).It sounds like you may have a tender l node, some muscle spasm, and a tension headache.Cant exclude infection or various other disorders without a more thorough history and a physical exam, therefore, see your doctor if its bad or persists. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and head popping?

Head jerking, and head popping?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging. ...Read more

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Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?

Pain: There are many possibilities for this group of symptoms. Several rheumatologic conditions come to mind including fibromyalgia. I would suggest you see a rheumatologist or a pm&r doctor to help sort all this out. ...Read more

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The right side of my head neck face and upper arm feel partially numb. Have severe neck pain as well.

Go and see a doctor: you are having pain with symptoms that suggest a pressure against a nerve you could not wait too long before you get this checked so go and see your doctor ...Read more