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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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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?

See below: 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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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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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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