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Head injury- 2 days later. Sharp pain in back of head when bending over and it goes away after standing up. Neuro exam normal.

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

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Left side , back of head pain when laughing, bending over and coughing. What could cause this?

Left side , back of head pain when laughing, bending over and coughing. What could cause this?

Tension headache: It seems that a muscle that runs from the back of your head to the neck on the left side is tight causing muscle tension headache, especially when you perform the activities you mentioned. Applying heat or at times ice might help. Stretching exercises to relieve tension will help along with medicines like ibuprofen or naproxen . Please go see a doctor if not better after doing this for a week. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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It's normal when having occipital neuralgia that the stabbing pain of right part of my head to get worse when bending forward, i get dizzy also.

It's normal when having occipital neuralgia that the stabbing pain of right part of my head to get worse when bending forward, i get dizzy also.

Occipital pain: It sounds like you're informing us of some symptoms you're experiencing . . . But you haven't asked a specific question. If i were in your place, i would see my physician for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Cold pain in 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 more

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Why do I keep getting pain in back of head?

Why do I keep getting pain in back of head?

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

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In sinus pain in back of head?

In sinus pain in back of head?

Possible: As stated previously, sphenoid sinus problems can refer pain to the top or back of head. See an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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Sharp tight pain in back of head?

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 more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more