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

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

Dr. Craig Morton
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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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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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34 yo m w/ chronic neck pain/ headaches since 2000. I think that I hurt myself "head banging" at heavy metal concerts. Neck "popped." thoughts?

34 yo m w/ chronic neck pain/ headaches since 2000. I think that I hurt myself "head banging" at heavy metal concerts. Neck "popped." thoughts?

Degeneration: May be related to chronic disc degeneration or early arthritis in the neck. You should see a spine md for an evaluation. This can be a physiatrist or spine surgeon- orthopedic spine or neurosurgeon. Most often this is effectively treated nonoperatively. ...Read more

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A heavy bottle of juice fell of my freezer and hit me on neck top is spine. I have a lot of head n neck pain is this normal?

A heavy bottle of juice fell of my freezer and hit me on neck top is spine. I have a lot of head n neck pain is this normal?

May be muscle injury: This may have pulled muscles. Try ice applications on 20 minutes three to four times today and tomorrow ...Read more

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Base of head/neck pain fever chills sore throat feels like something heavy is in my head?

Base of head/neck pain fever chills sore throat feels like something heavy is in my head?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), coming with other symptoms (head and neck pain in this case) recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head? I've these?

Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head? I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain, dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too. Spin sensation

Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain, dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too. Spin sensation

See a doctor: I'm sorry, but we can't diagnose you from online. Please see a physician who can properly take your history, examine you, and treat you. Please do this as soon as you can -- sinus infections can worsen if not addressed. Be well. ...Read more

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Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?

Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?

Second opinion: With the symptoms that you have, and an answer that did not provide relief, you should obtain a second opinion, preferable from an ear, nose and throat specialist, as ear problems may produce these symptoms ...Read more

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Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Long hair: More often than not long hair by itself will not cause neck pain. It is usually due to poor positioning or degenerative changes. We must include trauma and neck strain in there. The long hair (weight) might aggravate another problem. ...Read more

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Can burning persistent throat pain and neck pain and a heavy arms and tingly face have anything to do with heart, more slow heart disorder than attack?

Anxiety, see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment and Vicodin is not one of them. ...Read more

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Burning behind left ear on skull some neck pain on same side left cheek keeps feeling heavy and pressure in nose and eyes left foot keeps tingling?

Burning behind left ear on skull some neck pain on same side left cheek keeps feeling heavy and pressure in nose and eyes left foot keeps tingling?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristics, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. Https://www. Aan. Com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic? TopicId=16, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...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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Neck pain and funny feeling to back of head when I move my head feels like something's stuck in my head?

Neck pain and funny feeling to back of head when I move my head feels like something's stuck in my head?

Possible arthritis: Since you have back pain there is high likelihood that same phenomenon is affecting your neck also and causing neck pain and discomfort. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, with a dull pain in the lower left side of my head. Feels like something needs to pop. Neck pain also?

I am experiencing headache, with a dull pain in the lower left side of my head. Feels like something needs to pop. Neck pain also?

Head and neck pain: Pain is non specific, neck pain from neck muscle spasm, cervical spine diseases can radiate up to the head and ear on the same side. Try ibuprofen, warm compress to neck, see neurologist if no improvement. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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