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Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

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 more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

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 more

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Mild pain in lower left side of my back and bit of a head ache?

Mild pain in lower left side of my back and bit of a head ache?

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

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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?

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?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of the upper back and left side?

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

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I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?

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

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Pain in back right side of my head?

Pain in back right side of my head?

How bad?: Headaches are very non specific. One sided pain could be due to migraine or sinusitis. Stress or cluster type of headaches. If you have a very bad headache, then that could be originating from brain and needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Neck pain: This could be from many reasons. . Could be lymph node enlargement from a bad tooth . Could be submandibular gland infection. Could be mumps if not vaccinated. Anyway you have to be seen by dr. To figure it out. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Pain in right side of head and left arm not functioning?

Pain in right side of head and left arm not functioning?

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

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Pain in lower back right side of head?

Pain in lower back right side of head?

OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get better, get checked. ...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

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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 ?

Many issues: A good physical examination by a doctor will be needed. These symptoms are more global and the causes could be many. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more