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How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

Physical therapy: First line treatment for forward head posture is physical therapy, in which the muscles at the back part of your neck/spine can be strengthened to improve your posture. You may find that the improved posture helps your other symptoms too. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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Dentist send letter to pain management dr pain on upper teeth coming from nerves in back of head neck what could be done to stop the pain?

Dentist send letter to pain management dr pain on upper teeth coming from nerves in back of head neck what could be done to stop the pain?

Complex Problem.: Complex problem. I don't know who've you've seen so far. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert in your community. ...Read more

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Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck? MRI's and CT's of head were normal. Thanks.

Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck?  MRI's and CT's of head were normal.  

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More info: The MRI and CT you speak of were of the head. Did you have a neck imaging test?
Any pinched nerves come from the neck.
Scalp tingling is another separate issue. Need labs and more information.
Neck cracking and popping is benign and self limiting. ...Read more

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For almost three years (90% of time) I have had a large, painful knot in my upper neck (lower head). The pain is extreme at times. Nerves? Muscular?

For almost three years (90% of time) I have had a large, painful knot in my upper neck (lower head). The pain is extreme at times. Nerves? Muscular?

Muscle spasm: 20's male with knot-like sensation in upper neck likely has chronic muscle spasm. If symptoms are unilateral then chronic head tilting is to be considered. Other associated findings might be asymmetric shoulders with underlying scoliosis and even pelvic girdle asymmetry due to a unilateral SIJ hypermobility disorder. Osteopathy, massage, cannabis topicals, and acupuncture are considerations. ...Read more

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Can scratching and pressing the back of your head and neck due to eczema damage any nerves? Thanks

Can scratching and pressing the back of your head and neck due to eczema damage any nerves? Thanks

Unlikely: the eczema is SUPERFICIAL and the ITCH involves deeper receptors (That's why scratching ONLY RELIEVES THE ITCH TEMPORARILY)

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Having a strong pain in my head which affects d nerves on my neck nd behind ny eyes.?

Pain in Head: It sounds like you have a severe headache. Several types of headaches can affect the eyes. Tension headaches, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, and cluster headaches all can cause eye pain. Call your primary doctor for an appointment to have this checked if the pain persists... ...Read more

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Hi can being tense, stressed and anxious cause multiple irritated / pinched nerves in neck? To an extent where fingers and head tingle randomly?

Hi can being tense, stressed and anxious cause multiple irritated / pinched nerves in neck? To an extent where fingers and head tingle randomly?

No, but it can make : You feel that way with muscular symptoms about the neck and tingling sensation about the head and neck as well as into the arms/hands. ...Read more

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I have nerve twitching at my right side head,because of excessive pressure.slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw,and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

I have nerve twitching at my right side head,because of excessive pressure.slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw,and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

Please clarify: I'm not sure I see the QUESTION. Sounds like you have a diagnosis to your symptoms. Are you suffering from NPH or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? And is that what is being blamed for your right facial twitching? Do you have other symptoms? Are they planning on giving you medication or performing a procedure? You may contact me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PNXFNR for more info ...Read more

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I recently had my nerves burned 2 months ago. It caused major pain in my neck and on the left side of my head, I can't even lay on it. It shoots pain through to my eyes. My neck is swollen on the right side and shoots pain into my shoulder. I have scoli

I recently had my nerves burned 2 months ago.  It caused major pain in my neck and on the left side of my head, I can't even lay on it.  It shoots pain through to my eyes. My neck is swollen on the right side and shoots pain into my shoulder. I have scoli

Insufficient data: Please repost your question with an explanation of what having your nerves burned means. There is more than one way to interpret that statement which your post unfortunately completely fails to clarify. ...Read more

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Is there a good tea for anxiety or stress? The nerves on the back of my head is really tense causing neck soreness, also making me dizzy.

Is there a good tea for anxiety or stress? The nerves on the back of my head is really tense causing neck soreness, also making me dizzy.

Neck tension: Your anxiety and neck tension likely require more than tea. First, see your doc to rule out physical causes. Then see a Psychologist for help with managing stress and anxiety. ...Read more

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My husband is bone on bone in neck and nerves impinged. Will the nerves sever if he keeps doing heavy work looking up, arms above head, climbing ladd?

My husband is bone on bone in  neck and nerves impinged. Will the nerves sever if he keeps doing heavy work looking up, arms above head, climbing ladd?

Well,...: There is no definitive answer for you in regards to his nerves severing, but his risk of worsening paresthesia's and pain certainly increases with worsening cervical disc disease and stenosis. Be sure he gets the proper medical evaluations and clinical exams with the appropriate Imaging testing done to more definitively give him a better prognosis for treatment and any recovery, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in neck cause serve pain on the side of your head?

Can pinched nerve in neck cause
serve pain on the side of your head?

Neck and head pain: Cervical nerve problems and cervical arthritis can cause cervicogenic headaches. Not uncommon. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head?

Yes: Nerves in the upper cervical area can extend into the back of the head (occipital area) which can result in neck pain with combined headaches. Seek out a neurologist to evaluate for different types of headaches - if ruled out, consider imaging or other diagnostic testing to determine if headaches are spinal in origin. ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

Dr. Roy G. Spurling : When you turn your head to one side & experience tingling and shooting pain (radiculopathy) in your arm, upper back or shoulder region on the same side your neck was turned to, it may be indicative of a pinched nerve (foraminal stenosis; nerve root impingement. Modification of this maneuver performed by the doctor is called spurling's maneuver or sign, named after the neurosurgeon who named it. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and onto your forehead on one side. Irritation to some nerves in your neck can also lead to lower face and head tingling as well. If it progresses, or if it does not go away in a few weeks, you may need some imaging to make sure there is no entrapment. ...Read more

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Can u get pain in the back of your head from the pinched nerve in the neck?

Can u get pain in the back of your head from the pinched nerve in the neck?

Yes: Either referred from the trigger of cervical spondylosis, or secondary to a more direct mechanism, irritation of the Greater Occipital Nerve. Both mechanisms can be readily treated effectively. Have your doctor sort this out and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have some nerve balls around my head and neck. What can I do to get rid of them?

Trigger point inject: Sore spots on the scalp can be trigger points. Injections of cortisone and local anaesthetic can give relief. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a pinched nerve in the neck make your head tingle along with pain?

Would it be possible that a pinched nerve in the neck make your head tingle along with pain?

Not routinely: It is unlikely that the pinched nerve is causing your headache, unless it is impingement of the c2 nerve root and the headache is only the back of your head on one side. You may want to have someone evaluate the root and your upper cervical spine or evaluate for occipital neuralgia.. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause pain in the neck (jugular area) and pain around the top of your head which is sensitive to touch?

Yes: Pinched nerves can cause so much actual and referred pain. So, if you've had the pain for more than a week or few days, call your PCP, and have it examined, and see what is going on. If it's musculoskeletal, it's easily fixed or remedied with meds, PT, or osteopathic manipulation by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).If it's more than that, you'll be visiting a neurologists. So, start w/UR PCP! ...Read more

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Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Probably Not: I wouldn't expect nerve damage to cause any noticeable sound. It could be an inner ear issue or you may be sensing arthritic changes in the cervical spine or neck. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Herniated disc: A herniated disc in the neck can cause a pinched nerve or pressure on the spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the compression, the pain can radiate into the head, create tension migraines, radiating pain into the arms, hand numbness, weakness, and tremors or spasms in the legs. ...Read more

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If I'm getting shooting pain on the left side of my head could that be a pinched nerve in my neck?

Many things: Could be many things, including TMJ. Start with your regular MD. If TMJ, see a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck make you woozy headed? Can you get a pinched nerve from having the epley maneuver done?

Possibly: A severe pinched nerve can cause intense pain which can lead to a vagal episode (passing out - woozy head). An aggressive epley could possibly pinch a nerve if you had significant foraminal narrowing prior. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck or head cause you to be off balance and have daily body tremors? How would a pinch nerve be diagnosed?

Yes: Some of the nerves in the neck connect with your balance system (c2), and this nerve is sometimes blocked to treat vertigo. Mri may be helpful, or it may not. Tremors are another issue and most likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Vibration / buzzing sensation in pelvic area when bending neck / head forward. Is this Lhermitte's sign? Compressed nerve? Cervical herniation?

Vibration / buzzing sensation in pelvic area when bending neck / head forward.  Is this Lhermitte's sign?  Compressed nerve? Cervical herniation?

Lhermitte's sign: is also called barber's chair sign. The electrical sensation can be quite alarming indeed. A more common cause of this in a 41 year old lady would be a demyelinating disorder like MS or Clinically Isolated Syndrome. Other localizing signs and symptoms will help with deciding how to proceed in the work (MRI of a portion of the spinal cord, brain or both). Other cord issues need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Pain-shoulder blade, neck and top of head on one side. Pinched nerve? Treatment?

disc problem: Depends on duration, but chronic pain in that pattern could be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A detailed physical and neuro exam, if neck movement or talking on the phone in that arm aggravates symptoms, it is consistent, an MRI might be useful, if it is affecting performance or function. Otherwise anti inflammatories, rest about the neck with cardio low impact exercise useful. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

Physical therapy: You might be a good candidate for physical therapy, which is often quite effective for headache associated with cervical spine degenerative dic and joint disease. ...Read more

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I'm going to neurogist to have nerve test done on my neck.What are doctors looking for. I have severe pain in my neck, and head.

I'm going to neurogist to have nerve test done on my neck.What are doctors looking for. I have severe pain in my neck, and head.

Pinched Nerve: I believe the neurologist is going to perform an emg/ncs, an electrical test of your nerves and muscles to determine if you have a nerve that is being compressed, that is the source of the pain. The test consists of 2 parts, the conduction component, where thy run a mild shock up your arm and record how fast the shock traveled. The muscle part is uncomfortable, small needle in your muscle. ...Read more

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Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Bppv: You are likely suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by sudden head movements. The dizziness is classic and lasts only 30 secs or less. Occurs with head movements. It can be easily taken care of in an ents office with an eppley maneuver in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Good luck. Hope you feel better. Check it out on the web and see if this is it. ...Read more

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For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

The potential: diagnoses for this symptom are quite extensive and include pinched nerve or aneurysm. You should see a health care professional for a thorough review of the historical information and a physical exam along with additional testing to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Yes: A pinched nerve on the left side of the neck can cause numbness, tingling, spasms, or weakness in the left side of the neck or the left arm. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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What are the most successful treatments for nerve pain in head, neck and upper right side of back?

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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