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Pain In Left Side Of Neck And Back Of Head
Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?
Headache: Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten and hurt. Could be neck problem referring to that area or a greater occipital neuralgia. That is a nerve that runs behind your ear that can get irritated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?
May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?
Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend. ...Read more
I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?
Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your symptoms persist see your physician or consult a Health Tap physician online. ...Read more
Discomfort in right side of neck and ear, when i tilt my head back the very bottom of my right side of neck feels larger than the left?
63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck. Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.
Evaluation needed: But you already knew that. I would recommend seeing your regular doctor, getting an xray of your neck. You will likely also need a few more tests including an MRI and emg/ncs. This will help understand whether you have a herniated disc, and pinched nerve. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.
Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...Read more
Aching in right side of head, all around eye and down side of nose and right side forehead. Aching in neck, aching in head went left side now right?
I have severe neck pain and the back of my head is also in pain more on the right side than the left. Swollen glands constant feeling of pressure?
Muscle spasm: Sounds like your neck muscles that extend up into your scalp are irritated. This may have been triggered when the lymph nodes rapidly enlarged. Why is another question - they respond to perceived threats to your body like infection. Moist heat, mild stretching and some ibuprofen might help. Massages good too. If continues or worsens see your MD. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/neck-shoulder ...Read more
If you truly: have a motor or sensory deficit of your left arm coincident with a right sided headache of significance then you need immediate medical evaluation. Transport to an ED now is my suggestion, If a false alarm, then so be it, but better that than ignoring something serious and potentially life threatening. ...Read more
Pain in left side of my throat ear red achy eye.Pain in the back of my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders ?
Dear doctor i am suffering from neck pain and numbness in my back side of the head. and some times i feel rotate the numbness in left side of the head
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
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