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I got elbowed in the nose yesterday from the side and all night I have had nose/cheek pain and a bad headache that goes down my neck?

I got elbowed in the nose yesterday from the side and all night I have had nose/cheek pain and a bad headache that goes down my neck?

Rule out fx: You may have a fracture of your nasal septum that is causing pain, as well as a neck sprain from the impact. I would get an xray of your nasal bones and take ibuprofen for pain.. ...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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I am 4-5 weeks pregnant. I've had this huge headache all day that goes down my neck. Also, everything I eat makes me nauseous. What do I do?

I am 4-5 weeks pregnant. I've had this huge headache all day that goes down my neck.  Also, everything I eat makes me nauseous. What do I do?

See doctor: For the sake of your and your baby's health you should see a doctor be under the care of an obstetrician. Visit this site for information and see your doctor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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I have headaches everyday and it travels down to my neck. Nothing works. What do u suggest?

I have headaches everyday and it travels down to my neck. Nothing works. What do u suggest?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Everyte I stand up after 15 minutes I get a severe headache the only way it goes is if I lay back down. What do I do? I also have neck pain.

Everyte I stand up after 15 minutes I get a severe headache the only way it goes is if I lay back down. What do I do? I also have neck pain.

Headache: As you are having pain in the neck also, it could be arising form the neck. Neck joints may need to be checked out for any arthritis or exaggerated curves curves causing strain on the muscles. Other causes of head also need be considered in the differential diagnosis like vascular headache, tension headache, headache related to intracranial lesions etc ...Read more

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I GET A HORRIBLE PAIN IN THE BACK RIGHT SIDE OF MY HEAD AND IT GOES DOWN WITH MY SPINE TO MY NECK. ITS NOT A HEADACHE THOUGH PUT IT HURTS BAD. ?

Head and neck pain: The pains may be spasm in the scalp muscles. Massaging the area may help. If you have any neck issues and x-ray may help rule out any neck bone abnormalities. ...Read more

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Shooting sharp on-off pain on one side of the back of the head and neck for about 2 weeks. Now a bad all-over headache that seems to go down to spine?

Shooting sharp on-off pain on one side of the back of the head and neck for about 2 weeks. Now a bad all-over headache that seems to go down to spine?

Because of the : Change in nature of your headache for the worse and your age, you should see a physician to rule out some more serious conditions that could be brain related but it could also be from a cervical spine or neck problem as well. ...Read more

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I had contracted legionella last fall. since then I keep headaches that run down the back of my neck and keep my neck painfully contracted.

I had contracted legionella last fall. since then I keep headaches that run down the back of my neck and keep my neck painfully contracted.

Post-legionella prob: After recovery from Legionnaires' disease, you may get symptoms such as tiredness, poor concentration, cough or mild shortness of breath. These may take several months to settle.

from http://www.patient.co.uk/health/legionnaires-disease-leaflet

neck contractions may be another health issue and you should visit your physician ...Read more

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I have had a headache in my front left side of my head that radiates down my neck for three days is this something I should be concerned with?

I have had a headache in my front left side of my head that radiates down my neck for three days is this something I should be concerned with?

Yes: You are taking many medication that have the ability to cause these problems and they conflict with one another. You need your medication needs reviewed and altered appropriately. ...Read more

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I have headache in the back sides of my head and top of my neck. It gets very intense when I move my head too quick or bend down quickly (2 weeks)?

I have headache in the back sides of my head and top of my neck. It gets very intense when I move my head too quick or bend down quickly (2 weeks)?

Headaches=Stressed: Tense and tight muscles will active and driving pain. Your treatment is pamper yourself and your muscles: Start self-care with a wellness program of Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, stretching, hand-on PT. Epsom tub soaking. In my 32 yrs as a doctor modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj are a godsend to my patients who have aches, pains and tension. ...Read more

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Why do I get awful headaches when i bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Why do I get awful headaches when i bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Sinus headache?: What you've told me so far makes me think of sinus headache, even if you don't feel you have sinus disease. You need to be seen, and perhaps a neurology consult is in order. ...Read more

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Headache back of my head radiates down neck, left side only, no tingling, no numbness anywhere, was off and on for about a week. No OTC helped.

Headache back of my head radiates down neck, left side only, no tingling, no numbness anywhere, was off and on for about a week. No OTC helped.

Check it out.: as a neurologist, headache could be serious, and has many possibilities, which make it difficult to give simple answer. Kindly you need to check it out, has exam, maybe imaging.... However it could be simple, this all depends on your history and exam during an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I just passed out while sitting down and my head, neck, and upper back fell backwards. I regained consciousness. Should I have a headache after?

Hi, I just passed out while sitting down and my head, neck, and upper back fell backwards. I regained consciousness. Should I have a headache after?

Yes: But you must get evaluated by a Doctor, maybe the fall caused head injury.You need to get checked by a doctor to know the reason of the pass out. ...Read more

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What causes ur spine to go straight up and down, with no known injuries?Nd can this cause neck, back&shoulder pain including headaches?

What causes ur spine to go straight up and down, with no known injuries?Nd can this cause neck, back&shoulder pain including headaches?

Weakness: Straightening is usually seen due to muscle tightening. It can be due to muscle guarding after an acute sprain such as whiplash or as a result of weakness. Weakness will result in the muscles tightening in an uncomfortable attempt to maintain posture. ...Read more

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What would make me have like a burning headache on my right side of the head that goes down the back of my head into my neck and a burning nose?

What would make me have like a burning headache on my right side of the head that goes down the back of my head into my neck and a burning nose?

Consider Neurologist: In a 30 yo woman a diagnosis is Trigeminal Neuralgia is not terribly common but the symptoms descibed are consistent with that diagnosis. There is a work up to be done, but this will get initiated by a neurologist. TN is more common >50yo and in women.

A diagnosis of Migraine is also possible, but seeing a neurologist, will help diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Been having headaches that starts behind ma neck n goes upward 2 ma eyes n back down 2 ma shoulders, was seen @ da ER n i was told its from stress, but i'm not stressed in any way. Need answers?

Been having headaches that starts behind ma neck n goes upward 2 ma eyes n back down 2 ma shoulders, was seen @ da ER n i was told its from stress, but i'm not stressed in any way. Need answers?

Typically tension HA: I would see a neurologist who specilizes in headache issues---sometimes Botox is injected in the neck muscles for issues like this with excellent results. ...Read more

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9yr old has pain when neck 'pops'. Pain goes from backside of neck up to top and down torwards temple. Headache lately from her neck hurting. ?????

Hypermobility: children's musculature is often more flexible than adults, causing the muscles to "pop" when a child moves its neck a lot, hyper flexing or extending their neck muscles. I would have the child evaluated by a pediatrician to make sure that the child is not causing the headaches by moving its neck causing the pain. ...Read more

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Headache the past few days.comes/goes.right side of head,pressure behind eyes,pain down neck.stuffy head. tired. sinus issue or should I worry?

Headache the past few days.comes/goes.right side of head,pressure behind eyes,pain down neck.stuffy head. tired. sinus issue or should I worry?

Headache vs sinus: Could be sinus related or related to your diet (see migraine diet at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com on how to potentially change this feeling... naturally).Consult with us or see your MD as these symptoms are not normal. ...Read more

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I'm having pain up and down my right arm. It goes up into my neck, jaw, and ear. I also have a sever headache. What should I do?

I'm having pain up and down my right arm. It goes up into my neck, jaw, and ear. I also have a sever headache. What should I do?

Seek medical help: The most concerning part of your symptoms is your headache, but they are NOT easily explained by a common or benign cause. Please don't wait to see if you get better. There MAY be a simple explanation (such as migraine) but your symptoms are complex and atypical. Please get help and stay well. ...Read more

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I'm having a shooting pain up and down my right arm. It goes in to my neck, jaw, and ear. I also have a sever headache. What should I do?

Pain: First call your doctor to set up an early appointment.
If you have to wait more than a day or two please have someone take you to the nearest emergency facility.
Hope all goes well!
Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have severe headaches in only my right side of my head and the pain goes down in my neck and into my arm why could this be? I get severe headaches in the right side of my head only, the pain is in my temple, behind my eyes, down the right side of my fac

I have severe headaches in only my right side of my head and the pain goes down in my neck and into my arm why could this be? I get severe headaches in the right side of my head only, the pain is in my temple, behind my eyes, down the right side of my fac

Cluster headache?: One possibility is a cluster headache. It is normally on one side of head. Severe pain eye and temple region. It repeats on timely manner like clockwork. Not common. There are some meds that may help. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy ?

Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy ?

See your doctor: There can be a multitude of causes for any one of the symptoms you have described. You should schedule an appointment with your PCP for further evaluation. You may possibly need lab testing, etc. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter has a cough for a few days now,almost as if her chest is a bit tight,headache comes and goes,sore throat this morning,she says her neck is sore but she can put her chin down,yesterday she had a slight temperature,gone this morning,?

Hi my daughter has a cough for a few days now,almost as if her chest is a bit tight,headache comes and goes,sore throat this morning,she says her neck is sore but she can put her chin down,yesterday she had a slight temperature,gone this morning,?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). If there is a lung cough, it is often viral, but can be "bacterial." ...Read more