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Why do I get a neck-headache the moment I use a laptop?

Why do I get a neck-headache the moment I use a laptop?

Ergonom. posture imp: If you gret a neck ache whenever you use a lap top first you need to make sure you have a good posture and ergonomically psoitioned laptop in refernce ot your shoulders and neck muscles. If you had nay neck injurty that may contribute to this as well. You should see you md for this for furhter suggestions. ...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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I have neck headache from back side. I have done citiscan. Reports are normal.does any other investigation needed?

I have neck headache from back side. I have done citiscan. Reports are normal.does any other investigation needed?

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe are likely tension headaches due to a pinched nerve in the neck. Tense muscles of the neck insert on the skull and cause headaches. An MRI of the cervical (neck) spine can provide further answers. Often anti-inflammatory medications, neck exercises and physical therapy will resolve the pain. If the pain persists see a neurosurgeon for further treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a stiff neck, headache and feeling sick for 11 days what could it be?

I have had a stiff  neck, headache and feeling sick for 11 days what could it be?

Too nonspecific: There are too many things that can cause your symptoms. I don't think you can get a diagnosis on here. You need a detailed history and physical. I recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, headache, and cough that won't go away..Ideas?

Stiff neck, headache, and cough that won't go away..Ideas?

Stiff neck and cough: Call your doctor... Worse case is meningitis but there are lots of other possibilities. ...Read more

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I experience dizziness with tension in upper back, neck, headache, why do drs. Dismiss this as anxiety ?

I experience  dizziness with tension in upper back, neck, headache,    why do drs. Dismiss this as anxiety ?

Tension headache: Tension headaches occur in the distribution you describe. Dizziness can be associated with anxiety. If symptoms aren't resolving with current treatment, follow up with another doctor. Go to er at any point if the symptoms are worsening to the point of agony or associated with new neurological symptoms. Most of the time, this kind of diagnosis can be made by exam. Might need further workup... ...Read more

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Neck headache past 5 days in/off. Pressure in head and face with position change.Not horribly painful. Syrinx/ 1sr tripregnant. Worried dr apt in week?

Neck headache past 5 days in/off. Pressure in head and face with position change.Not horribly painful. Syrinx/ 1sr tripregnant. Worried dr apt in week?

It should be fine: What you describe may have nothing to do with your syrinx. Unless things change you can safely wait for next week to be examined by your doctor. If you should get worse or even more worried get an earlier appointment. ...Read more

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What to do if ears ringing, stiff neck, headache?

What to do if ears ringing, stiff neck, headache?

Consult Dr. ASAP: Although it could be simply a virus or musculoskeletal problem (esp. upper neck vertebral dsyf) causing this symptom complex, severe stiff neck w/headache can also be meningitis, brain bleed, etc.Rule these out immediately.If illness/bleeding is not the cause, consider osteopathic exam to find neurologic or muscoloskeletal cause(s).These may be treatable by manipulation, meds, or other care. ...Read more

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Burning stiffness in center of upper back and neck, headaches and tremors been her for a long time. What could it be?

Burning stiffness in center of upper back and neck,  headaches and tremors been her for a long time.  What could it be?

Fibromyalgia: That describes fibromyalgia or myofascial pain. I would see you primary care doctor and also try chiropractic and massage for a couple months. ...Read more