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I have headache in the back sides of my head and top of my neck. It gets very intense when I move my head too quick or bend down quickly (2 weeks)?

I have headache in the back sides of my head and top of my neck. It gets very intense when I move my head too quick or bend down quickly (2 weeks)?

Headaches=Stressed: Tense and tight muscles will active and driving pain. Your treatment is pamper yourself and your muscles: Start self-care with a wellness program of Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, stretching, hand-on PT. Epsom tub soaking. In my 32 yrs as a doctor modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj are a godsend to my patients who have aches, pains and tension. ...Read more

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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 tongue syndrome? Have upper left neck pain when I move it. It cause head pain and my tongue feels numb/weird feeling. What can I do? Relief?

Neck tongue syndrome? Have upper left neck pain when I move it. It cause head pain and my tongue feels numb/weird feeling. What can I do? Relief?

Get an evaluation: This is caused by an increased mobility of C2 root which touches the hypoglossal nerve. Visit your doctor, get imaging in the area if needed. The main thing is to make sure you don't have any neurological deficits. If these are absent, then you should be ok. But to know this, visit your doctor asap. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

See a neurologist: Probably want to scan the head if the diagnosis is not obvious. In a young person without a history of trauma this may be a sign of low lying cerebellar tonsils (Chiari Malformation) or a problem with the cervical spine. Dizziness with sudden head turns is a fairly common complaint in the days and weeks following TBI. Avoid prolonged neck hyper-extension or maneuvers that exacerbate dizziness ...Read more

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Neck tongue syndrome? Have upper left neck pain when I move it. It cause head pain and my tongue feels numb/weird feeling. Throat tired. What can I do?

Neck tongue syndrome? Have upper left neck pain when I move it. It cause head pain and my tongue feels numb/weird feeling. Throat tired. What can I do?

Research: There are conditions with similar symptoms that can be diagnosed with an appropriate work-up. Http://www. Medhelp. Org/posts/neurology/neck-tongue-syndrome/show/430603 has some interesting discussions that might be helpful for you to understand before consulting with your primary care physician and beyond, possibly to a neurologist. You need to be well versed in this but avoid firm self-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ongoing headache for several days, pain moved to neck, and is now all of back; now head, neck & back pn, maybe slight fever-no other symptoms.

Ongoing headache for several days, pain moved to neck, and is now all of back; now head, neck & back pn, maybe slight fever-no other symptoms.

Exam: Any unexplained, ongoing headache should be thoroughly evaluated and examined. The faxt that your head pain seems to be radiating, suggestsm a muscular contraction headache, which will require mediciation. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, headaches, and I can fully move my head laft but I can only turn my head to the right a little and when I do it tilts and it hurts.

I have neck pain, headaches, and I can fully move my head laft but I can only turn my head to the right a little and when I do it tilts and it hurts.

See doctor: It is a good idea to see a doctor for progressing neck pain if your symptoms are not improving. Neck arthritis can cause these symptoms as well as nerve impingement. Treatment for this is usually nonoperative....But you should see your primary doctor or even a spine physician if not improving. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, pain in neck when head is moved side to side. Headaches, cold sensations in head. Symptoms come and go?

Stiff neck, pain in neck when head is moved side to side. Headaches, cold sensations in head. Symptoms come and go?

Exercise: It may help to exercise enough so that you sweat, that will raise core body temperature and relax the muscles.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have severe RA and my neck is severely stiff all around my neck, pain going up the sides of my head and giving me headaches. Can't move it.

I have severe RA and my neck is severely stiff all around my neck, pain going up the sides of my head and giving me headaches. Can't move it.

Possible cervical: Cervical instability or subluxation between the first and second vertebral or cranial settling must be considered. This should be assessed asap.. ...Read more

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I have constant headaches that last multiple days, usually with nausea. The pain starts in my neck but then moves to my entire head. Please help!

Cervicogenic HA: Cervicogenic headache is one of the most unusual headaches because the pain truly isn’t in the head. Cervicogenic headache is referred pain perceived in the head from a source in the neck. Treatments include blocks, physical therapy, Botox injections, and medications. Physical therapy and breathing exercises produce the best results. See pain management specialist for source of the pain treatment ...Read more

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Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Need an exam: You have several causes that require immediate attention. A visit to a hospital or a clinic immediately is what I would do. Please. Rule out the things that are easily treated and can cause death or stroke and move the more common chronic issues. But at least get one thorough evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

You: You may have injured your head and neck when you hit the top of your head. Sometimes this can cause bleeding in the skull or broken vertebrae in the neck. I would recommend going to emergency room or urgent care to be checked out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Pain behind my neck, stiff neck, hurts to move head, headache, 98.8 - 99.8 temp. Severe body aches to the point where I cry. Hot/cold flashes.

Pain behind my neck, stiff neck, hurts to move head, headache, 98.8 - 99.8 temp. Severe body aches to the point where I cry. Hot/cold flashes.

"Aseptic" meningitis: You probably have a viral infection causing irritation to the coverings around the brain/spinal cord. Good you don't have a major fever, but you should get checked by your primary physician. I don't think you have bacterial meningitis-you would be sicker (believe it or not). There are 100s of different kinds of meningitis BTW-you won't die from this, but your doc could help with symptom management ...Read more

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24f I've had a (stiff) sore neck for 2 weeks now! I always have headaches too! Iin the morning is the worst feel like I can't lift my head. Daytime just really sore when moved!?

24f I've had a (stiff) sore neck for 2 weeks now! I always have headaches too! Iin the morning is the worst feel like I can't lift my head. Daytime just really sore when moved!?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ headache in left temple, neck hurts, headache in right frontal area. Back of head and neck throbs when I move and walk around?

Woke up w/ headache in left temple, neck hurts, headache in right frontal area. Back of head and neck throbs when I move and walk around?

Go to ER.: If this has happened before, then it is likely from migraine.If this is new especially when there has been a history of recent head trauma, then you should consider going to the ER now. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain behind my left ear at the base of my neck causing a nauseating headache. I can hardly move my head. Should I go to hospital?

Occipital neuralgia: Most likely er will not help you, unless they will give you an injection for pain, that will last temporarily, take motrin, see neurologist or pain specialist tomorrow, pain most likely coming from you neck. ...Read more

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Left side of neck is so sore, can't move it, severe headache and sore throat. Neck and head throbb when I lay down. Can't sleep?

Left side of neck is so sore, can't move it, severe headache and sore throat. Neck and head throbb when I lay down. Can't sleep?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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I have been experiancing frequent headaches. They start at the neck and move up to my forehead?

I have been experiancing frequent headaches. They start at the neck and move up to my forehead?

Needs eval: You may be having tension or muscle contraction mediated headaches, although migraine events could be playing a role. Wonder about neck problems and secondary headaches, but dental issues such as TMJ or bruxism can occasionally play a role. Start with your doctor, and get examined. ...Read more

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Every 2 weeks I get a horrible headache behind my right eye into my neck that moves to the left side the next day. Super sensitive eyes and vomiting?

Every 2 weeks I get a horrible headache behind my right eye into my neck that moves to the left side the next day. Super sensitive eyes and vomiting?

See doctor: You need to have a primary doctor. This is where you start. You then can go to your doctor and the doctor will know you very well. If it is appropriate you may get referred to a neurologist to help with your problem. This is what you do ...Read more

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A pain moves through throat & nose, it press d skin, neck muscle tightness and terrible eye pain, eye pain varies, headache for like 4 months, please help?

A pain moves through throat & nose, it press d skin, neck muscle tightness and terrible eye pain, eye pain varies, headache for like 4 months, please help?

Sinus related: Your symptoms are most common of sinus headaches. You may have chronic sinusitis. But you do need ct of sinuses and possibly an MRI of the brain. Your best consult is with your family dr. And possible referral to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What can be taken for neck and head pain?

What can be taken for neck and head pain?

Use heat or ice: Check with your doctor for otc medications you can take depending on any other medications you are on or what other medical problems you have. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my neck and head pain doing cobra?

What is the cause of my neck and head pain doing cobra?

Try some OMM: You might want to find a local do who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat back and neck problems. They might be able to identify and treat a problem in your neck, giving you less pain and greater range of motion.
Answered by dr. David miller. ...Read more