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Doctor insights on: Pain In The Back Of The Head And Dizziness

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Sharp, lasting pain in front through back of head. Dizziness. Vertigo, with nausea/vomiting. Ongoing for over a month. Not sinuses. Help?

Sharp, lasting pain in front through back of head. Dizziness. Vertigo, with nausea/vomiting. Ongoing for over a month. Not sinuses. Help?

Neurologic: That constellation of symptoms often is the result of a neurologic problem or a variation of a migraine, such as a vestibular migraine. Especially if CT scan of the sinuses was normal. However, any more conservative diagnosis such as this can only be entertained after properly ruling out the big bad possibilities like a tumor or severe progressive neurologic infection. ...Read more

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Have neck & back pain , pinching pains in scalp.was stretching after sitting in awkward position ..& felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate ..back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Have neck & back pain , pinching pains in scalp.was stretching after sitting in awkward position ..& felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate ..back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Can forward head posture be the cause of the following symptoms? Headache, mucus in back of throat (gerd/lard), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain...

Can forward head posture be the cause of the following symptoms? Headache, mucus in back of throat (gerd/lard), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain...

Structure & function: Headache, mucus in back of throat (?Pnd vs, (ler), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain are all non-specific, often due to an identifiable condition or a named disease process. Without knowing what specific condition(s) is(are) causing these symptoms, it would be incorrect to attribute one vague physical sign (ie forward head posture) to a set of vague symptoms. ...Read more

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Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd i go to er?

Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd i go to er?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering.
Visit ER if needed. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain , now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain , now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Concussion Syndrome: Typically a "pinched nerve" in the lower back will not cause any dizziness. If he was in an accident, it is possible that your son may have suffered a concussion even without loss of consciousness. I would recommend further evaluation by a specialist for that possibility. There are many other causes of dizziness that may require an ENT evaluation or neurological consult. Medication side effects? ...Read more

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Pressure around mid section with back pain and burning/tingling sensation. Really strange feeling of pressure in head and dizziness/lightheadedness?

Pressure around mid section with back pain and burning/tingling sensation. Really strange feeling of pressure in head and dizziness/lightheadedness?

Midsection pressure: May be gallbladder or GERD/ reflux. try OTC ranitidine /prevecid and see if it helps ( GERD can cause lgihtheadedness). At your age vascular issues are less likely unless a family history, same with cardiac issues. f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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Hyperthyriod does it cause dizziness all day and nervousness and breathing issues on one side and headach and head pressure and back pain and rib pain?

Hyperthyriod does it cause dizziness all day and nervousness and breathing issues on one side and headach and head pressure and back pain and rib pain?

No: You have other issues, usually having so many organ systems involved without a complete evaluation ... You have the obvious. Anxiety of some type. Thyroid issues usually do not cause both head and back pain.
Sounds as though you have a mood disorder feeding you pain or a pain disorder fueling an anxiety problem. See you doc plus start a wellness prog., vits minerals, yoga, massage and acupuncture. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: ... the back pains have been going on for about 6 months. My head feels dizzy and lightheaded. ?

I am experiencing  back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: ... the back pains have been going on for about 6 months. My head feels dizzy and lightheaded. ?

ER-NOW!: Your symptoms are serious and require urgent medical intervention: you cannot be diagnosed online. I suggest that you have a friend or relative immediately transport you to your local ER for further urgent medical evaluation. I also suggest calling 911 and describe these issues. ...Read more

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Girl of 7 years old having back pain felling dizziness was suggested by doctor that she dehydrated but she keeps having dizzy head?

Girl of 7 years old having back pain felling dizziness was suggested by doctor that she dehydrated but she keeps having dizzy head?

Dizzy: Your 7 yr. old child needs a complete examination and tests to determine the cause of the dizzy spells and the back pain. There are many possibilities. She may need to see a specialist e.g. a neurologist. ...Read more

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Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when i get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Frequent migraines, about 3 weekly, rear head pressure, blurred vision, dizzy when i get up. Some neck/shoulder pains. Upper back pain.

Neurologist: Anyone with such frequent migraines and the other cluster of symptoms you have should see a neurologist for a history, exam and work up of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having back pain dizziness bad taste in mouth and upset stomach... Wat are the causes of this?

I am having back pain dizziness bad taste in mouth and upset stomach... Wat are the causes of this?

Peptic ulcer disease: With the limited history sounds like may have ulcer, bad reflux, get the blood counts checked to rule out anemia. ...Read more

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I have been having back pain for a year now and just recently, it's worsened. Accompanied with dizziness, dry mouth and even rashes on my breast.

I have been having back pain for a year now and just recently, it's worsened. Accompanied with dizziness, dry mouth and even rashes on my breast.

Sjogren's disease ?: You could be describing some of the symptoms of this autoimmune disorder. Go see a dermatogist who may do a skin biopsy and order some blood work to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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Back pain neck pain headache that comes and goes Buring in throat horsness jaw won't open all the way dizziness lightness feel not my self any ideas?

Back pain neck pain headache that comes and goes Buring in throat horsness jaw won't open all the way dizziness lightness feel not my self any ideas?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have huge swollen gland under right chin where the jaw starts under ear, blood in mouth and burning upper back pain right sided, and dizziness :( ?

I have huge swollen gland under right chin where the jaw starts under ear, blood in mouth and burning upper back pain right sided, and dizziness :( ?

See a doctor: Ugghh..that all sounds miserable! The most concerning thing is the blood in the mouth. It sounds like you may have an abscess which is draining into the mouth, and affecting nerves nearby. This needs urgent attention! Please get in for evaluation now. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do been having chest pain on left side, back pain, dizziness, blurry vision, heavy nose bleed, headaches, nausea?

What should I do been having chest pain on left side, back pain, dizziness, blurry vision, heavy nose bleed, headaches, nausea?

Go to ER: If your regular doctor can't see you now, you should head to the emergency room. I don't like what I am hearing. ...Read more

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Severe migraine for one month can it cause chest pain lower back pain & nausea I am also dizzy & i see flashing lights dry mouth?

Severe migraine for one month can it cause chest pain lower back pain & nausea I am also dizzy & i see flashing lights dry mouth?

Call 911 !: Call 911 (or have someone drive you to your pcp, the hospital or a 24/7 medical facility) and have this checked out immediately. While it could be a combination of several different and non life threatening problems, chest pain alone warrants immediate attention! it's always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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22f.have loss of lordosis.pain in left arm from neck to finger,back pain,chest pain,left ear pain,dizziness,headache,weakness.sufferning from anxiety nowadays.feeling weakhearted after fights.mentally am not stable.

22f.have loss of lordosis.pain in left arm from neck to finger,back pain,chest pain,left ear pain,dizziness,headache,weakness.sufferning from anxiety nowadays.feeling weakhearted after fights.mentally am not stable.

Be seen: I would certainly be seen by a primary care doctor to have these issues discussed and come up with a plan to get you better. Treatment of your anxiety alone may help in relieving some of your other symptoms. ...Read more

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Missed period, negative PT, back pain, and low abdominal pain. Dizziness, light headed, nausea, could this be an ovarian cyst?

See a doctor: Persistent abdominal pain should be evaluated by a doctor. The missed period, nausea and dizziness may or may not be related. My immediate concern is that the pregnancy test result may not have been accurate if done to early, and that the symptoms could be related to a problem with a pregnancy. Please see a doctor. ...Read more