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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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Can chronic tension in neck, shoulders, and head cause brain fog and cold hands?

Can chronic tension in neck, shoulders, and head cause brain fog and cold hands?

Yes: Chronic tension in the neck, shoulders and head can cause "brain fog" or cognitive clouding because of increased distractibility due to the pain and tension. Cold hands can result because of some constriction in circulation to your hands as a result of the increased muscle tension. That said, there are many causes for "brain fog" and cold hands, so i can't say for sure that yours is from tension. ...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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Having quite continuous head pressure, stiff neck, shoulders, and jaw. Sore scalp, tender areas on scalp, headaches in forehead and behind eyes.

Having quite continuous head pressure, stiff neck, shoulders, and jaw. Sore scalp, tender areas on scalp, headaches in forehead and behind eyes.

Musculoskeletal: 21 yo female with constant head, neck and jaw pain likely has chronic muscle spasm in cervical region, with possible tension muscle headache and/or TMJ. Osteopth is best doctor to evaluate, especially for chronically tilted head and crossed muscle syndrome in the superior trapezium. Evaluation by seasoned Physical Therapist might be useful. ...Read more

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Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist for treatment. ...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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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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Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tension headache: The combination of headache, stiff neck and pain behind the eye would often signify a tension, or stress, headache. The history of the development of the symptoms would be most helpful in determining this diagnosis. Naturally other entities should be entertained and anything from glaucoma to meningitis could be the cause of these sympoms. A visit to your doctor is in order if it persists. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain , dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too.Spin sensation

Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain , dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too.Spin sensation

See a doctor: I'm sorry, but we can't diagnose you from online. Please see a physician who can properly take your history, examine you, and treat you. Please do this as soon as you can -- sinus infections can worsen if not addressed. Be well. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and sinus infrction?

Stiff neck and sinus infrction?

Go see your Doc!: Unfortunately, your question is vague, but potentially dangerous. A stiff neck may mean you have a muscle spasm- or a meningitis. More information is needed and is best done in the purvue of a physician rather than on the internet. ...Read more

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