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What causes pain and throbbing in the back of the and neck and forehead?

What causes pain and throbbing in the back of the and neck and forehead?

Muscle pain: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying ice on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Location important: Your sketch does raise a question of a brachial plexus problem provoking headaches, or perhaps referred issues from the neck. So, need to search for thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spondylosis, etc. Therapy can be very successful, but need to have a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically : The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Occipital neuralgia: The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more

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Swollen trapezius muscle, tightness in the side of my neck with tingling all the way up to my head and face . Shoulder pain and chest pain under the c?

Swollen trapezius muscle, tightness in the side of my neck with tingling all the way up to my head and face . Shoulder pain and chest pain under the c?

Neck &shoulder pain: Your age? Any exercise related? or any strenuous activity to trigger this episode?! Sometimes arrival of shingles try local moist heat to affected area I f no relief ,see your physician. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck  and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem. ...Read more

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I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Is stiff neck and pain in the neck the same?

Is stiff neck and pain in the neck the same?

Maybe.: A stiff neck generally refers to the muscles that support your neck. Neck pain could be arthritis of the cervical spine, a bulging or herniated disc, just to name a couple of possibilities. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist. ...Read more

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Experiencing headache and pain in the back of the neck?

Experiencing headache and pain in the back of the neck?

Cervical spine.: That combination of symptoms leads me to think you have cervical spine pathology. This can causer neck pain, of course, as well as a headache that arcs over the head, as if you were putting on a helmet from back to front. ...Read more

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What could the pain in the back of my head and neck be?

See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit to your doctor is really warranted. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?

What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?

Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read more

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