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I have RA. I take Ultram and Ibuprofen but it's not working. For the past 3 days I've been having headaches, severe neck pain on left side when I turn?

I have RA. I take Ultram and Ibuprofen but it's not working. For the past 3 days I've been having headaches, severe neck pain on left side when I turn?

Sounds like you need: To review this with your rheumatologist. You may have two separate issues st hand 1) being the management of your rheumatoid arthritis in general 2) your headaches and neck pain could be RA rated as it can affect the spine but it may be something else too and there is no easy way to know without you being examined in person. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Sometimes when I open my mouth wide I hear a grinding noise on the left. Also I get bad headaches/neck pain on the left side randomly. Is this tmj?

Sometimes when I open my mouth wide I hear a grinding noise on the left. Also I get bad headaches/neck pain on the left side randomly. Is this tmj?

YES: Yes these are each parts of TMJ dysfunction or tmd. You need to see a TMJ dentist or a dentist with a lot experience in treating bites. This can get worse. You can have the headaches greatly increase as well. This is the single most painful problem I see in my office. Go now. ...Read more

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Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Obtain brain &cspine: Consider obtaining a brain and cervical spine MRI to evaluate for possible cause coming from the spine or the back of the head. All migraines deserve one Brain MRI and an evaluation of triggers for the Migraines by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Neck pain/lower headache pain on left side after exercise been like that since Friday. Is it dangerous?

Neck pain/lower headache pain on left side after exercise been like that since Friday. Is it dangerous?

Probably Okay.: Please see your primary care provider far evaluation with a specific history and exam. Please call us for further evaluation if you prefer. Meanwhile try local measures as if you have a muscle strain. ...Read more

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I have headache and neck pain. My left calf hurts too, and pain in side and back that comes and goes. What wrong with me?

I have headache and neck pain. My left calf hurts too, and pain in side and back that comes and goes. What wrong with me?

Neck pain: From an orthopedic standpoint, the neck pain/headache and the back/leg pain are most likely separate conditions. The diffuse nature of your complaints suggests a systemic condition, such as possibly a viral syndrome. If the symptoms persist I would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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I have a earache contonuoes headache and pain in neck on my left side why is that?

I have a earache contonuoes headache and pain in neck on my left side why is that?

Ear infection: You really need your doctor here. Infection possible in fact likely but serious tumors can arrise and give similar sx. ...Read more

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Left side neck pain that causes headaches and has been going on for over a couple of months. What could be the cause of this?

Cervical Headaches: Cervical headaches are commonly caused by nerve compression (spinal stenosis) in the neck. The cervical nerve can be pinched by disc herniations which travel to the muscles in the back of the neck and cause headaches.

This can be confirmed with a cervical MRI ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, with a dull pain in the lower left side of my head. Feels like something needs to pop. Neck pain also?

I am experiencing headache, with a dull pain in the lower left side of my head. Feels like something needs to pop. Neck pain also?

Head and neck pain: Pain is non specific, neck pain from neck muscle spasm, cervical spine diseases can radiate up to the head and ear on the same side. Try ibuprofen, warm compress to neck, see neurologist if no improvement. ...Read more

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I am experiencing loss of consciousness, headache (quality: dull or achy) (side: front, left) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) and neck pain.

I am experiencing loss of consciousness, headache (quality: dull or achy) (side: front, left) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) and neck pain.

Emergency: Please go to your emergency department right now. Have someone drive you. Get this diagnosed and treated ASAP. Be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Migraine?: All signs of possible migraine headache. Would recommend seeing a headache specialist to see if they may help. Sometimes pain may emanate from the neck and if not better may consider a neck evaluation. Typically though neck pain will not affect the vision. ...Read more

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Constant headaches every day for 2-3 months temple area alternates between left & right side (temple) neck pain (tightening) in top right back of neck?

Constant headaches every day for 2-3 months temple area alternates between left & right side (temple) neck pain (tightening) in top right back of neck?

Temporal headaches.: Any visual changes (1 or both eyes) like blurry or complete temporary loss of vision, scalp tenderness (when you lay your head on pillow or comb your hair), jaw pain while chewing or when mouth is open wide? Any fever or unexplained weight loss over the past 2-3 months? Visual changes is the biggest isssue warrant immediate medical attention in your local ER or UCC. To prevent permanent deficits. ...Read more

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Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

Headache: Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten and hurt. Could be neck problem referring to that area or a greater occipital neuralgia. That is a nerve that runs behind your ear that can get irritated ...Read more

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Hi everyday I have neck pain. Left chest pricking. Ear ringin. Weakness. Losing of balance. Headache in back and in sides. Please help me. Thanks

Hi everyday I have neck pain. Left chest pricking. Ear ringin. Weakness. Losing of balance. Headache in back and in sides. Please help me. Thanks

Neck pain: There are many things that can be causing these symptoms. One of them is a possible disc herniation in your neck this can cause neck pain, radiating arm pain, pain radiating towards the chest as well as pain and symptoms radiating to your ears. You should start by seeing your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have tingles down my left arm, nauseous, tight chest and neck pain & a headache all of the left side. What is it?

I have tingles down my left arm, nauseous, tight chest and neck pain & a headache all of the left side. What is it?

2 B sure get checked: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy/drive, decreased libido/performance, hives/other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food ; substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea ; abdominal discomfort, headaches ; more significant neurologic problems. But get checked now. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...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?

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

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