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Neck Pain Tilting Head Back
Woke up with neck pain when I tilt head back. All other positions fine. Mid and lower back stiff as well, but are better after warm shower. What to do?
Give it time: Give it time and it should resolve. ...Read more
Possible whiplash? Dancing at concert wildly shaking head for hours. Now, week later, dull headache and some neck pain esp when tilt head back.
I've had neck pain going on 4 weeks, I woke up this way one morning. I only have the neck pain when tilting head slightly to the left and back?
What did I do and how do I stop the neck pain? I "cracked" my neck and now have pain when tilting head up/back and rotating to the left.
See good chiro: Leave the cracking to professionals. You may have caused a mild fixation or muscular trigger point. This is usually easily foxed with proper manipulation and soft tissue care. ...Read more
I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?
Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have a soft lump between C7 and T1. It's more disc shaped than round. I can only feel it when I tilt my head up with chin up. It moves if I apply pressure while tilting back. I had neck pain a few weeks ago but is mostly resolved. What can it be?
Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back Also neck pain arm numbness?
Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more
Neck pain arm pain back pain leg pain jaw pain and I can't tilt my head all the way back. No health insurance got two weeks any ideas of what this is?
It could be: Something serious, when you have this much pain in these different areas. I don't think any home remedies would help if you had it for 2 weeks already. Ask a doctor for a discount if you don't have health insurance coverage. Most doctors will try to help you even if you can't pay the full fee. ...Read more
"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
This clicking in my head happens when I tilt my head forward, or jerk it quickly, I have neck pain, I also have ringing I. The ears, help!!! ?
Disc issue?: You may have problems with the disc in the neck. I would see a primary care doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?
Many strap muscles:
First, if this has been going on for a while, it needs to be looked at by your doctor.
Do a google search of neck muscle anatomy (look for photos) and try to figure out which of the strap muscles is in the location of your pain. There are several layers of muscles so you may need to study a few different diagrams. See if palpating and stretching a specific muscle helps or aggravates your pain. ...Read more
Possible reason for a person with raised intracranial pressure complains of neck pain getting relieved by tilting head?
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
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
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?
Neck pain and funny feeling to back of head when I move my head feels like something's stuck in 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.
Bad neck pain a day later I started having dull on/off tension pains in back right of head. Suffer from chronic migraines n the same spot.?
Muscular contraction: migraine/headache are complex. May be due to stress, tension, anxiety, hormonal issues, neck arthritis or sleeping positions. You MUST be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. I suggest using Aleve (naproxen) tablets if you are not allergic to this medication. I also recommend Bio-Freeze liniment for neck pain and muscular spasm, until you can be seen. ...Read more
4 yr old son gets upper neck pain sitting on ipad for 5 min or so. He pushes his head back few times and pain goes away in 5 min. Is this normal?
Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. ...Read more
I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?
Muscle spasm.: Absent injury, of which you made no mention, is probably muscle spasm from awkward neck posture while sleeping. Is common in people in thirties and in springtime for some reason. Some think is from cold air coursing over neck while sleeping. Use heating pad while awake to relax neck muscles. Wear a turtleneck to bed. If continues see an osteopath. ...Read more
My sister is headaches often and they worsen at night and cause neck pain. The pain is around her temples and migrates to the back of the head. Advice?
Tension headache: This could be a number of things, and the safest thing is to get checked out by a doctor. That being said, in the mean time, have her change pillows, sleeping position, and try neck stretches before bed. It sounds like a tension type headache, but would need more info and physical exam to be sure. However, try those things, as well as gentle massage and see if that helps. ...Read more
What are some good exercises for neck pain. I was leaning over & looked up & felt a dull ache from my neck to the back of my head. Now have shooting pains down back?
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
I have neck pain and it seems to occur when in the cold. I can feel a knot at the bottom back of head next to the spine. Any thoughts?
Several: It sounds muscular & you may hold your neck in a tucked or lowered position when cold creating some muscular pain as you attempt to stay warm limiting your range of motion & the cold makes the muscles tighter or stiffer as you generally are not moving about as much. The large neck muscles attach/insert themselves at the base of your spine so you will typically feel a "knot" or tightened muscles. ...Read more
I had a neck pain then a pain in the back of my head (left), then the pain moved to the center. I feel like there's a fluid moving in my head.?
I had a mild concussion a year ago still have lil symptoms sucn as spaciness, some back headaches, some neck pain. Head tingels will this go away?
Can take awhile &: You are describing a post concussion syndrome with most of your ongoing symptoms that should be evaluated by a neurologist if you have not seen one already. When the brain is injured, it is not unusual for the neck to sustain some injury as well and this should also be evaluated. ...Read more
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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