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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

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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I've got a swollen knot on my left side of my neck. It's back towards the back of my neck. Any concern?

Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family doc and let him/her decide on the next step. Probably nothing bad but you can't tell. ...Read more

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My son says the back of his throat kinds hurts, the back of his neck and lower back pain. Fever of 101?

EMERGENCY!: Fever coupled with neck/back pain should be checked out immediately. It may only be muscle tightening from the fever, but could also be meningitis. Let a doctor make that call. Do not wait! ...Read more

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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 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)?

Soft tissue: At your age, the pain is most likely due to soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis) or deconditioning or possibly early degenerative disc. If you have had symptoms > 6 weeks i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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I have sore pain on top of my head only when I touch it shoots to the back of my eyes.I also have neck pain back of neck ?

Consult your doctor: I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I would definitely go to visit your doctor. If you have had trauma to your head, there are a set of conditions to look for. If you have not had any trauma to your head, there are other things to consider. The pain in your neck is a separate issue. ...Read more

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Having Sharp pain on the back of my neck comes and goes spreads top both sides of my neck?

Having Sharp pain on the back of my neck comes and goes spreads top both sides of my neck?

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

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Hi, i've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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I have a red bumpy rash on my back lower than the base of my neck.

I have a red bumpy rash on my back lower than the base of my neck.

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Small nodes behind my right and the back of my neck feels like its on a nerve, burning and throbbing?

Small nodes behind my right and the back of my neck  feels like its on a nerve,  burning and throbbing?

Inflammation: This could me inflammation, mononucleosis or a lymph node disorder. See a practitioner who would take a look at what you are seeing, then look at other places on your body. Whatever it is... Early diagnosis and treatment are key. ...Read more

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Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to.Worse in the morning.Any idea?

Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to.Worse in the morning.Any idea?

Many possibilities: You are likely to be holding a lot of tension in your upper back and neck muscles. The question is why? At your age I would hope you could find more than symptomatic care. Posture, situational stressors, trauma, visual concerns, poor sleep, depression, toxins, etc. A good clinician can help you sort through the possibilities while providing symptomatic relief. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a pain from the right side of my head down to my neck chest shoulder, back ?

I have a pain from the right side of my head down to my neck chest shoulder, back ?

Nerve Problem?: Your description is concerning for a possible cervical (neck) nerve involvement and the pain in your shoulder, back, and chest may be radiating pain because of the nerve involvement. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuropathy. See a neurologist soon for some tests. ...Read more

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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasnt figured it out yet. ...Read more

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Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Syncope/Concussion: What you are describing is a mild concussion with neck strain and occipital tension headache. You should seek medical evaluation as soon as possible to get evaluated for the cause of syncope and evaluate your neck and head. ...Read more

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The bone in back of my neck hurts top of my shoulder and neck bone at front have i pulled a muscle ?

The bone in back of my neck hurts top of my shoulder and neck bone at front have i pulled a muscle ?

Unclear: That. Is difficult to say given the limited information. I would recommend an evaluation and possibly an x-ray if the symptoms are severe. ...Read more