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Knots On The Back Of My Neck
Muscular: More than likely this is increased muscle tension in the neck muscles and is related to chronic stress or strain such as can occur with certain activities,exercises or sleeping in awkward positions or with use of poor pillow support. Stress management, change of pillows or posture at work, muscle relaxants, massage therapy, antiinflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) are possible treatment measures. ...Read more
I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?
I've got a swollen knot on my left side of my neck. It's back towards the back of my neck. Any concern?
I doubt it: Unless the lump is tender it is not the cause of your headaches. See a doctor and have the lump evaluated. It is likely to be a cyst. ...Read more
Refer to answer: It could be pulled muscle, or a pinch nervefor pulled muscle keep it warm and massage it. Stop all cereals. Take whole milk cheese.Do less than 10lbs push pull lift for two weeks. Take vit d3 1000 units. Bend forward do forward streching exercise with your neck completely relaxes and try to touch your toes in up and down for ten times twice a day.If it is from pinch nerve should go away. ...Read more
I have a large knot on the back right side of my neck and a couple of smaller knots on the right side of my head also in the back. None which hurt. ?
Knot: I wonder if you're describing enlarged lymph nodes which can occur in those regions in response to conditions like scalp infection, viral infections,blood disorders or malignancies. Muscle knotting would be an unusual finding in those areas. I recommend that you have these masses examined by a physician to be sure. ...Read more
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and severe you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.
Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) are caused by tight neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. The C6/7 level is a common area for pain due to a herniated or degenerated disc. Moist heat, ice and massages can reduce the pain. If it persists see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Have a stiff neck knot in the back of my neck . Tingling in the center of my back to my lower of my head. Minor headaches vision blurry?
Come & Go Neck Pain: What are you doing when the sharp pain attacks your neck? Bending your head forward? Tilting it back? Turning your head abruptly to one side or the other? Anything traveling into the base of your skull? If attacks are noted more with tilting your head back or turning your head to the sides, then your cervical facet joints might be intermittently getting irritated. ...Read more
I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
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