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For almost three years (90% of time) I have had a large, painful knot in my upper neck (lower head). The pain is extreme at times. Nerves? Muscular?

For almost three years (90% of time) I have had a large, painful knot in my upper neck (lower head). The pain is extreme at times. Nerves? Muscular?

Muscle spasm: 20's male with knot-like sensation in upper neck likely has chronic muscle spasm. If symptoms are unilateral then chronic head tilting is to be considered. Other associated findings might be asymmetric shoulders with underlying scoliosis and even pelvic girdle asymmetry due to a unilateral SIJ hypermobility disorder. Osteopathy, massage, cannabis topicals, and acupuncture are considerations. ...Read more

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Y does my upper neck/ lower head always hurt like a little sprain and always has a teary cracking sound wen i turn my head right around??? :(

Y does my upper neck/ lower head always hurt like a little sprain and always has a teary cracking sound wen i turn my head right around??? :(

Snap, Crackle,Pop!: You might have a touch of arthritis in your neck that leads to that crunchy sound ('crepitations') in your neck when you twist it. That in turn could lead to some reactive muscle tightness. In some people it gets so bad it leads to a headache. Usually some x-rays help see if there's arthritis in there. The treatment involves medication, massage, range of motion exercises, proper posture and rest. ...Read more

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My 38 yr old husband has been having pain to the back of his neck.Its starts at the lower part of the head radiating all the way down to upper should?

My 38 yr old husband has been having pain to the back of his neck.Its starts at the lower part of the head radiating all the way down to  upper should?

Ok but what is the : Question? If it is possible causes, this can range from tension to muscular strain or some disc issue. If it persists in spite of otc medication and with heat applications, he can see his doctor if the pain is bothersome enough to warrant an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the lower back of my head and upper neck. Should i be worried?

Depends: Neck and upper back can be from cervical sprain but when accompanied with other symptoms like fever, emesis or radiculopathy could mean a serious illness. ...Read more

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Left upper neck or lower head pain, what's the difference?

Left upper neck or lower head pain, what's the difference?

Good question....: But you need to be more specific - pain in either place can radiate into the adjoining region - suggest getting a good physical exam to determine where the problem is and then how to treat it. ...Read more

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Every time i take pain meds either over counter or by my doctor my neck, lower head, &upper spine hurt and i get tremors. Why is that?

Every time i take pain meds either over counter or by my doctor my neck, lower head, &upper spine hurt and i get tremors. Why is that?

Not clear: It is not clear, possibly an allergy. You should definitely make your doctor aware of the problem if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removed Feb. 1st. Ever since I've had lower head, neck, upper shoulder, and gum pain. Is this normal?

2 separate problems: 1. Neck and lower head pain. See your PCP. 2. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Three month following surgery it's not OK. Time to call your dentist and to check the gum pain. Maybe another tooth needs attention? ...Read more

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I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back.Parallel to my ear middle.Cause?Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back.Parallel to my ear middle.Cause?Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

Not likely: An early thirties female with post-auricular pain likely has occipital neuritis or tendinitis of superior trapezius at occiput, especially with pain to palpation or with range of motion of neck. If there are not these findings and if pain is constant then see a doctor. Concerns increase if there is dizziness or use of cigarettes and taking of birth control pills, a bad combination. See a doctor. ...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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