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I'm having neck pain, can't turn head right. What might it be?

I'm having neck pain, can't turn head right. What might it be?

Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. It could also be a muscular issue or even a symptom of an infection about the head ;/or neck. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more

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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


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Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?

Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?

Depends: Many patients after spine surgery can have pain again. Usually the disc above the fusion can get herniated. Visit your doctor for a full exam and likely new imaging studies to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Sholder pain started last night now now I have pressure in my head hard to open jaw back pain neck pain can't put head back all the way bck ideas?

Sholder pain started last night now now I have pressure in my head hard to open jaw back pain neck pain can't put head back all the way bck ideas?

Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain with cervicogenic component. Referred pain from the muscles of your neck or other sources, like muscle of mastication. Try conservative home remedy first: spray and stretch, deep massage, relaxation techniques. It should ameliorate the condition. If no improvement in a week see your pcp for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Morning time head back side neck pain?

Uncertain: Is this a chronic problem? If you just woke up this way - it may be related to how you were positioned when you slept. 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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Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Yes: Either acutely as a result of initial loading, or from prolonged loading and resultant degeneration. ...Read more

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What should I do I had a neck pain and head at the same time?

What should I do I had a neck pain and head at the same time?

Focus on the neck: Depending on the severity I would do pt on the neck. Headaches are likely cervicogenic. ...Read more

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Is it normal for head/neck pain to come up every time I exercise?

Is it normal for head/neck pain to come up every time I exercise?

No: You should be able to exercise without pain. If your head/neck hurts wtih exercise you may want to see your md for an x-ray. You may have some arthritic changes in your spine leading to the pain. ...Read more

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My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain, why is that?

My head is boiling hot and I have a bad neck pain, why is that?

See below: Sounds like a fever. Is neck just sore or also stiff? Any sore throat, sinus pain/pressure, headache? Have you been immunized against meningitis? Use cool cloths to cool head; NSAID (aleve/advil/motrin/etc) or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever & pain. See pcp soon to be evaluated & treated or, if neck is stiff & fever high, go to er. ...Read more

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I'm having back neck pain very much pain. I am unable to move my head. What should I do?

I'm having back neck pain very much pain. I am unable to move my head. What should I do?

Warm it: You may have pinched a nerve. Try a warm compress or warm bath to relax the muscle. Then also try ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have a neck pain on my right side & it feels like a shocking pain when I move my head either back forward or move it to my right side?

I have a neck pain on my right side & it feels like a shocking pain when I move my head either back forward or move it to my right side?

Pinched nerve: What you describes sounds like a pinched nerve. It would be useful to see a doctor, preferably a physical medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I was in accident bout 1.5mo ago. Ever since I have been having neck pain and I can turn my head to the left normaly but rt <90° it hurt to turn rt?

I was in accident bout 1.5mo ago. Ever since I have been having neck pain and I can turn my head to the left normaly but rt <90° it hurt to turn rt?

Common: Such injuries are common after accidents and can take months to resolve. However, if your symptoms last 6 or more weeks as you note, you should get an MRI and dynamic flexion and extension xrays to ensure a more serious condition such as a disc herniation is not present. ...Read more

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Should I seek medical attetion now about a month ago I fell and hit the back of my head and I have an on going head acke a week or so after I started having neck pain that never goes away and nausea along with the neck pain I can't make a sudden turn with

Should I seek medical attetion now about a month ago I fell and hit the back of my head and I have an on going head acke a week or so after I started having neck pain that never goes away and nausea along with the neck pain I can't make a sudden turn with

Hello.: Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. I do recommend that you be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head and neck pain after fight?

CT scan of head: You need to get ct scan of the head to r/o a bleed. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain after massage, too rough or wrong type?

Head and neck pain after massage, too rough or wrong type?

Go easier: Have your therapist "go easier" when doing the massage. Remember, you are in control of how hard or soft the massage is done; if it is too rough, let the therapist know. You should always feel better after a massage. ...Read more

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What is the cause of neck pain getting decreased on tilting head?

"Pinched Nerve": Neck pain (cervical spine) which improves with tilting the head to one side and not the other side can be a sign of a pinched or compressed nerve, muscle spasms, sprain/strain, as well as other related and unrelated conditions. After your doctor examines your neck, he or she may order an x-ray or another imaging study and may even refer you to another specialist. ...Read more

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I keep getting neck pain to where my head feels heavy. What could be causing it?

Meds or Neck problem: Neck problems, or both. Have you ever had an MRI of your neck? The doctor who is giving you your medicine will be able to help, maybe take your blood pressure and see if they think your general medical issues/medicine/blood pressure/cervical MRI findings are issue. ...Read more

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I have head and neck pain on the right side. It also hurts when I lay on the right side.?

Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have head and neck pain that seems to ony come one when I'm standing. Once I lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

I have head and neck pain that seems to ony come one when I'm standing. Once I lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

Standing neck pain: Usually pain while standing is mechanical in nature. Nerve pain for example can occur regardless of position. Muscles are more likely. Also your neck [position while standing can be the culprit. Weight bearing can be painful if there is a disc problem. Lying down relieves this pressure. You should see a physician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm getting head and neck pain that seems to only come on when I'm standing. Once I lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

Muscle activation: When you are standing the muscles of the neck are active but if you lay down they will relax and not hurt. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm trying to have a good posture but it always seems like my head is reaching forward. I'm also having shoulders and neck pain. What can I do?

Physical therapy: You should be evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. You may benefit from postural correction exercises and physical therapy.. ...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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My 4 year old son complains of upper neck pain after sitting on ipad for 5 mins or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min..

My 4 year old son complains of upper neck pain after sitting on ipad for 5 mins or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min..

Decrease I-pad time: At this tender age, his body and neck muscles are still growing. Typically people lean forward which can put the neck muscles under strain. The American academy of pediatrics recommends no more than 2 hours total on media devices per day. This will require rest & finding other activities that engage other muscle groups. However do take him in to see the pediatrician for a checkup just to make sure. ...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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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