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Nerve Pain In Temple
Had occipital nerve pain for the last year. For the past month I've also had tingling in both temples. Could they be related?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
My question is that why do I feel like I have nerve pain in the right side at the back of my head where it's pain for few second and go then comeback.
Occipital nerve: There is a superficial nerve that comes out just above the lump at the base of your skull (occipital protruberance). This can be irritated by neck sprain or spams or for no real reason and can cause sharp shooting pains up and over the scalp on that side. Usually very brief but can be severe. ...Read more
It can be a simple irritated nerve of the scalp or can be the beginning of a nerve root irritation: neuralgia.
Causes are many and varied. Hopefully relieved by the use of the over the counter anti-inflammatory medication like advil or aleve (naproxen). Consult your physician if condition persists. Avoid harsh hair products or direct hot air dryer. ...Read more
I have chronic nerve pain in the front and side of my head after trauma and I'm emotionally blunted, Is this a condition? And what is it called?
Needs examination: Your symptoms require an examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nerve pain in rt U/LE & head. Lyme disease that took 2.5yrs to Dx. Is there anything I can do for the horrific nerve pain/mms pain in extreme flares??
Can produce pain on one side of the body (including the head). The clinical course may help with sorting out what is going on. Is this jolts of pain, progressive episodes of pain and are there any other symptoms besides nausea?
Does change in body position relative to gravity affect the pain? You need to have this worked up.
If I turn my head to the right and swallow hard I feel a quick sharp nerve pain down the side of my neck.
Yes, TheJigIsNatural: Well, that makes sense. If I put any area of my body into a rather un-natural position to then perform a natural function, I'm bound to feel something weird. Like if I touched my left foot to my right ear and then try to dance the jig. Especially in the neck. Lots of nerves and little muscles that need coordination to accomplish a swallow. So, unless you are watching a tennis match, just eat normally ...Read more
What could continuous pain at the top of the head be? The pain feels hot, like nerve pain, not a headache. NSAIDs relieves the pain but it returns.
AVM: Fixed pain in 1 location in the head is a red flag for a vascular malformation such as an AVM or aneurysm. Brain MRI with MRA would be the test of choice to evaluate. Could also be a variant of trigeminal neuralgia, but that also requires imaging to evaluate for an aneurysm, so the work-up would be the same. ...Read more
What are the most successful treatments for nerve pain in head, neck and upper right side of back?
See pain specialist: There are many innovative methods used today to treat chronic pain for long term relief. An interventional pain specialist can help to diagnose and design a treatment plan right for you. ...Read more
Can nerve pain travel from your private area to your neck and head? Does neerve pain feel like burning, aching feeling?
Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin sorta works but have too many side effects. I have chronic head nerve pain. What are my options?
Fell last week on stairs, hit shoulder/back. Mostly nerve pain. Don't think I hit my head, but freq nausea, spaciness & front right headache since?
I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?
What do: You mean by nerve pain? Pins, needles, tingling, shooting pain? Your description is not common at all. I have never heard description like that. Assuming your brain/neck MRI are normal, would consider your issue related to psyche/side-effects of your medicine rather than something anatomically wrong. Stick with your medicine and see if your neurologist/psychiatrist can suggest a cause. ...Read more
I have a headache (for 4yrs) that began 1 week after tapering off prednisone for my colitis. I feel pressure and nerve pain from my head down my spine?
See pcp or neuro: There are several causes for chronic headaches, including muscular pain, neck pain, stress, migraines and many other possibilities. The best way to proceed from here would be to schedule an appointment with your pcp who can ask lots of questions and help guide you through the possible causes and most appropriate diagnostic tests and determine the best referral person if appropriate. ...Read more
I have localized nerve pain (tingling, burning, itching) on scalp, diffuse thinning & moving pressure in head for 10 mo. Now. What could be the cause?
Not clear: What you mean by "diffuse thinning". Also you don't indicate whether you have or have had any rash or exposure for example to insects or injury. You should probably get a live consult from Concierge to go over all of the possibilities. ...Read more
What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.
Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and cons of treatments is one. If the pain can be managed in other ways - hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Or just tolerated is up to you. Not everyone has hair loss and it's not always permanent. ...Read more