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Pain At Back Of Head
Hmm...: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and.... You might know this. Cold/hot/electric/tingling are often descriptions when an injured nerve is the cause of the pain. The top nerve coming out of the spine goes up the back of the head and can give that symptom in degenerative cervical spine disease. or,Migraine, other degenerative spine..etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague: Location is precise but "the devil is in the details" meaning your information is insufficient to even offer a guess to a symptom which can occur from at least 10 different conditions. Don't speculate--get facts. Be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Neuralgia: Most often this type of pain which is usually sharp and shooting is neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
Head injury- 2 days later. Sharp pain in back of head when bending over and it goes away after standing up. Neuro exam normal.
Need more info: if you hit the back of your head this could be occipital neuralgia, another possibility is a pinched cervical nerve which can get more compressed with certain neck positioning (MRI C-spine would show it); if sharp pain is primarily below the hairline, this could also be a muscle strain at the back of the neck (worsening with neck flexion), need more information to help you figure this ...Read more
Trying to wakeup, my body was paralyze. I started shaking violently in my upper rt body. Woke-up, with pain left back of head. Should i be concern?
Yes, should be.: Possible partial seizure (have you stopped your Gabapentin in the recent past), and/or even a small ischemic stroke (any other symptoms?). You may have also woken during a very specific period of sleep that can cause momentary paralysis when transitioning from sleep to wake, but that wouldn't cause head pain. I would recommend getting assessed by a physician asap with workup to be safe. ...Read more
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