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Doctor insights on: Pain In My Right Side Back Neck At Near The Joint Of Head And Neck

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Shooting sharp on-off pain on one side of the back of the head and neck for about 2 weeks. Now a bad all-over headache that seems to go down to spine?

Shooting sharp on-off pain on one side of the back of the head and neck for about 2 weeks. Now a bad all-over headache that seems to go down to spine?

Because of the: Change in nature of your headache for the worse and your age, you should see a physician to rule out some more serious conditions that could be brain related but it could also be from a cervical spine or neck problem as well. ...Read more

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I have bump on the back of my neck where my head and neck meet on one side should I be worried?

I have bump on the back of my neck where my head and neck meet on one side should I be worried?

Check: Unlikely to know with out an exam. Most of lumps in this area are safe. Get checked. All the best. ...Read more

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I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do?

I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do?

A neck problem: You clinical picture could be due to a cervical spine sprain/strain with probably radiculitus of cervical spinal nerves:Go to see a Orthopedic for evaluation and management of you neck problem. ...Read more

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What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?

What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?

Swollen glands or...: ...muscle tension is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. However, a good history and physical exam are necessary to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. If this has been going on a while and/or you have other symptoms (fever, sore throat etc) you need to see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had pain down the left side of the back of my head and neck for a week now. It is stopping me sleeping and is very uncomfortable?

I have had pain down the left side of the back of my head and neck for a week now. It is stopping me sleeping and is very uncomfortable?

Have an exam: A week is long enough to wait for it to clear and loss of sleep can quickly snowball into many problems. Don't wait1 Hopefully, it's nothing major but even so - sleep debt can become such a burden that you'll be glad to get on the right track. Best! ...Read more

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I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?

I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean something sinister such as inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cod. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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I am suffering from neck pain at back side of my neck exactly at head joint on both right and left sides. Please give me the final solution. Thank uou?

I am suffering from neck pain at back side of my neck exactly at head joint on both right and left sides. Please give me the final solution. Thank uou?

High Expectations: There are numerous options to treat and manage neck pain, but there are seldom "fixes". I'd suggest being evaluated by a spine/pain management specialist to look into which options are right for you. ...Read more

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I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. Hurts when I turn my head and neck.?

I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. Hurts when I turn my head and neck.?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like spasm or inflammation in the neck muscles causing the headache. I would see your chiropractor for treatments and take NSAIDs. Moist heat may also help ...Read more

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3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months??

3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months??

Get eval: Always best to get chronic lymphadenopathy evaluated and tested to determine and assure it is not a serious issue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?

See a neurologist: Probably want to scan the head if the diagnosis is not obvious. In a young person without a history of trauma this may be a sign of low lying cerebellar tonsils (Chiari Malformation) or a problem with the cervical spine. Dizziness with sudden head turns is a fairly common complaint in the days and weeks following TBI. Avoid prolonged neck hyper-extension or maneuvers that exacerbate dizziness ...Read more

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Pain in right ear and right side of throat - went away, swollen bumps on back right side of head and neck.?

Pain in right ear and right side of throat - went away, swollen bumps on back right side of head and neck.?

?? lymph nodes??: These may be swollen lymphatic nodes that drain debris from the areas that were infected. They may take longer to resolve. If not improved within several weeks please consult with your provider. ...Read more

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Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when I lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when I lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected side is called a positive "spurling's sign". Your shoulder blade pain is also characteristic of this. Would start with some otc antiiflams and if pain persists or weakness develops in hand or numbness persists would seek attention. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment (s) can be considered. I hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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Is it bad if the back of your head and neck feel numb a lot?

Is it bad if the back of your head and neck feel numb a lot?

Numbness is: Something you need to have checked by your doctor or a neurologist. There are many reasons why so get checked and put your mind at ease. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Something is pulling in back of head and neck hurts to turn?

Something is pulling in back of head and neck hurts to turn?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem.
See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps. ...Read more

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I have head and neck pain on the right side. It also hurts when I lay on the right side.?

I have head and neck pain on the right side. It also hurts when I lay on the right side.?

Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more

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I got pushed down pretty hard my head and neck hit the box spring and I hurt my back really bad. I don't have a dr what can I do for the pain?

I got pushed down pretty hard my head and neck hit the box spring and I hurt my back really bad. I don't have a dr what can I do for the pain?

Varies: Mild injuries can often be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products or anti-inflmatories such as ibuprofen. If there is any question about the severity of your injury, do not hesitate to be seen, even if it means going to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have multiple spots on the back of my head and neck. They swell then open then im left with a draining swore, that's not going away. Its been a mont?

I have multiple spots on the back of my head and neck. They swell then open then im left with a draining swore, that's not going away. Its been a mont?

Time to see a doctor: It's best to have a physician evaluate the problem and see exactly what type of infection you have. Then he/she can prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Fainting=see doctor: Anytime someone faint when working out it can be a sign of something seriously wrong. You need to see your physician to have this evaluated. After falling it is not uncommon to get neck and head pain. The dizziness that you have also be related to the fall. All of the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my head and neck, starts hurting 10-15 min after every meal and stays for 2-3 hours. Pain is 8 out of 10. been lik this for 3 dys?

Pain in the back of my head and neck, starts hurting 10-15 min after every meal and stays for 2-3 hours. Pain is 8 out of 10. been lik this for 3 dys?

Neck pain: If there is discomfort produced or aggravated by motions of your neck, it would point to a probable pinched nerve. Another possibility is neuralgia. It's difficult to explain the relationship to meals unless the neck process is affected by neck positions or motions while eating and sitting at the table. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. An X-Ray of your neck may be ordered. ...Read more

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Why is my back lower head and neck feels so hot and pain?

Why is my back lower head and neck feels so hot and pain?

Head neck pain: Impossible to say without more information. Could be an injury. Could be an infection such as the flu.
If this has lasted for longer than 3-5 days, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Lots of stuff: The commonest cause of those symptoms is simple tension, muscle spasm. Other possibilities abound, including spinal arthritis, herniated cervical discs, inflamed lymph nodes, congenital malformations (chiari syndrome) or even tumors in the back part of the brain. ...Read more

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Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem.
See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps. ...Read more