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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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Back pain neck pain headache that comes and goes Buring in throat horsness jaw won't open all the way dizziness lightness feel not my self any ideas?

Back pain neck pain headache that comes and goes Buring in throat horsness jaw won't open all the way dizziness lightness feel not my self any ideas?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

An anti-inflammatory: There are a number of otc medications on the market for treating pain. Everyone responds and reacts to meds differently so you may have to find the one otc that provides you the most relief.

If you do not have any contraindications, anti-inflammatory meds, i.e., aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs would be recommended. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

Depends: There is no best medicine. Most people have a personal favorite. Usually, some type of anti-inflammatory like aspirin, Ibuprofen or anaprox works well. However, some people can't take those medicines and need to stick with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I've been having headaches jaw pain pain under chin and neck pain I'm scared I have tetnus what are they symptoms of that? How would I know if I had it? My legs and back have been hurting as well

I've been having headaches jaw pain pain under chin and neck pain I'm scared I have tetnus what are they symptoms of that? How would I know if I had it? My legs and back have been hurting as well

Can't open mouth: Tetanus is pretty rare and requires that you had a cut and it was infected with spores typically found in dirt. It is very severe, you become unable to open your mouth or even swallow your saliva, and muscle spasms you can't control.
If you might have been exposed (had a cut) then you should get checked and at least have a booster shot. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain, occasional tooth pain, headaches, neck pain and sometimes pain in my ear - all on the right side of my head. Feel generally unwell.

I have jaw pain, occasional tooth pain, headaches, neck pain and sometimes pain in my ear - all on the right side of my head. Feel generally unwell.

TMD +?: See your dentist to determine if this is TMD\TMJoint Dysfunction related (plus other dental problems) and also see your physician to check out your general medical health. When were you last dental and medical check-ups? The way to better health and relief will be through personal one on one evaluations and not internet searches for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Neck pain, tensions headache, some dizziness after lifting head an getting up from uncomfortable 2 hour lying on sofa. Slowly getting better, normal?

Neck pain, tensions headache, some dizziness after lifting head an getting up from uncomfortable 2 hour lying on sofa. Slowly getting better, normal?

Sounds like ortho-: -static hypotension. In a young kid it should B evaled 2 make sure that this is normal. @ Ur age, this is not normal. U should C an internist & B checked out. ...Read more

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Pulsatile headache on the right part of my head, neck pain and dizziness for over than one month. Pain feels like a pressure when I stay on my pillow.

Hemicrania continua: Hemicrania continua is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache. The primary area of pain is located in the ocular temporal region, pain may also be experienced in the maxilla or in the occipital region. The patient usually responds to
indomethacin within 48 hours.
Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

See a neurologist: Probably want to scan the head if the diagnosis is not obvious. In a young person without a history of trauma this may be a sign of low lying cerebellar tonsils (Chiari Malformation) or a problem with the cervical spine. Dizziness with sudden head turns is a fairly common complaint in the days and weeks following TBI. Avoid prolonged neck hyper-extension or maneuvers that exacerbate dizziness ...Read more

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I hit my head a couple days ago and passed out. I woke up today with neck pain and have headaches and dizziness. Should I wait to see a doctor?

I hit my head a couple days ago and passed out. I woke up today with neck pain and have headaches and dizziness. Should I wait to see a doctor?

You should not wait: Although chances of intra cranial injury are low, loss of consciousness means significant injury. You might also have a neck injury. Only a neuro exam by a doctor can tell whether you need more tests, such as a CT brain scan. ...Read more

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I have headaches neck pain decreased range of neck motion feel dizzy at times. Also the bumps on the back of my head r gone I think cuz of swelling?

I have headaches neck pain decreased range of neck motion feel dizzy at times. Also the bumps on the back of my head r gone I think cuz of swelling?

Clarification: Is this all the time or these symptoms come and go during the course of the day? If these are persistent you may benefit from being evaluated by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?

During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?

Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated. ...Read more

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Been suffering with constant headaches, pressure in head and eyes, eye pain, neck pain, teeth aching, dizziness, what could it be?

Been suffering with constant headaches, pressure in head and eyes, eye pain, neck pain, teeth aching, dizziness, what could it be?

Get checked: You should see both a doctor and a dentist for evaluations. With these symptoms there could be many causes. There are both dental and medical issues here with some overlapping symptoms. ...Read more

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Been having dizziness (not lightheaded), neck pain, eyeball pain, ear pressure all right side. Headache back of head, right side. What could it be?

Been having dizziness (not lightheaded), neck pain, eyeball pain, ear pressure all right side. Headache back of head, right side. What could it be?

Get checked: I would first assess your cranial joints (frontal sinus, TM joints, and occiput, as well as the associated muscles, and ears for presence of toxins, pathogens, allergens. Neck pain and back of head pain suggests infection at the occiput. Dizziness suggests issue with the ears ...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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Can neck pain cause dizziness, and headache? I have been having trapezius spasms, and I don't know the cause.

Not exactly: Problems in the neck can cause both neck pain, headaches, and even pain that runs into the shoulder and arm. Neck problems usually do not cause dizziness. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can back of the neck pain cause headache and dizziness?

Migraine?: Migraine headache can have symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, neck pain, problems with light or sound, and aura. The neck pain may not cause for headache but the headache may be a cause of the neck pain. ...Read more

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Have history of sinuitis have had headache and serious neck pain a week now and been really dizzy what could it be?

Have history of sinuitis have had headache and serious neck pain a week now and been really dizzy what could it be?

Sinusitis: Please see your family doctor as soon as possible. Sinus infections can lead to abscesses in the brain. If they persist, they need careful evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches, tinnitus, neck pain, dizziness/vertigo in a fifteen year old female. What could this be?

Headaches, tinnitus, neck pain, dizziness/vertigo in a fifteen year old female. What could this be?

Migraine: Is a neurovascular pain disorder. The migraine includes a large number of clinical presentations ranging from the typical and many variant forms with "headaches, tinnitus, neck pain, dizziness/vertigo".
Rec. Appointment with pcp to rule out secondary headache. ...Read more

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Headache dizziness coughing neck pain shortness of breath?

Headache dizziness coughing neck pain shortness of breath?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have episodes of extreme difficulty standing up+extreme weakness when walking afterward. Prior I get dizziness, neck pain, and headache. Causes?

I have episodes of extreme difficulty standing up+extreme weakness when walking afterward. Prior I get dizziness, neck pain, and headache. Causes?

Neuro Condition: Gait is a manner of walking or moving on foot. It is an important aspect of signs that may provide information about several musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. There are several basic pathological gaits that can be attributed to neurological conditions.
Rec.: see a neurologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Is my headache, dizziness and neck pain caused from my wisdom teeth?

Is my headache, dizziness and neck pain caused from my wisdom teeth?

Maybe: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of nightime clenching and this can be a source of facial pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Can papllidema cause headaches, dizziness, eye pressure, neck pain?

Increaed ICP: The same thing that's causing the headaches, dizziness, eye pressure, neck pain (symptoms) can also be causing papilledema (a physical sign; not a diagnosis). Constellation of reported signs and symptoms is consistent with increased intracranial pressure and requires urgent medical attention. ...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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more