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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?

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

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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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 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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Neck pain just below the jaw all over from left to right with headache shoul i be alarmed?

Neck pain just below the jaw  all over from left to right with headache  shoul i be alarmed?

I recommend...: Seeing a doctor. It truly depends on how long the pain has been lasting and you may have just slept on it wrong, but it shouldn't be severe pain. If your truly concerned then i would go see a doctor just to be on the safe side :]. ...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?

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 had a headache, stiff neck, neck pain, and vomiting for a whole week. It left for about three days and now its back. What could it be?

?Pseudotumor cerebri: You could have pseudotumor cerebri, a condition that mimics having a brain tumor. But because these are also symptoms of a real brain tumor you need to get it checked out. See a neurologist who can do the proper studies and help you get an answer. ...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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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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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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Left shoulder pain and weakness, lightheaded feels like i'm not there, headache, little chest pain, and neck pain should I be worried?

Left shoulder pain and weakness, lightheaded feels like i'm not there, headache, little chest pain, and neck pain should I be worried?

VAD-emergency: Did you have any neck or shoulder injury recently, or any repetitive motion by chance such as throwing balls etc? These symptoms are worrisome for a vertebral artery dissection (vad), which can also occur spontaneously. Do not delay having this evaluated, VAD is a potentially fatal condition. ...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...

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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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