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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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I have a tension headace in my lower head that is causing me to have a headace all day my neck feels stiff a little?

I have a tension headace in my lower head that is causing me to have a headace all day my neck feels stiff a little?

Tension Headache: You state that you have a tension or muscular contraction headache. What question do want answered, please rephrase? ...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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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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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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Every night, for the past 30 years, I will be awakened be pains from my head, neck, shoulders, back & lower back. The pain will last a whole day?

Every night, for the past 30 years, I will be awakened be pains from my head, neck, shoulders, back & lower back. The pain will last a whole day?

Nocturnal pains: If these generalized pains have been going on over 30 years, it doesn't suggest a systemic collagen disease, but perhaps you could have an evaluation by a rheumatologist. I wonder if your pillows and mattress are the problems. ...Read more

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The upper right side of my neck is very painful to the touch and also trying to turn my head and I have a terrible pain in the lower part of my head.

The upper right side of my neck is very painful to the touch and also trying to turn my head and I have a terrible pain in the lower part of my head.

Sounds like: A pinched nerve in your neck at the C-1-C3 levels.
A cervical collar may be helpful (this can be purchased in most Pharmacies) You also need a "hands on" visit to your Medical Professional for a neurologic exam and possible Cervical Spine MRI...Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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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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Since my neck & lower part of my head hurts can this b a anueryum in my head or neck?

Since my neck & lower part of my head hurts can this b a anueryum in my head or neck?

Unlikely: While an aneurysm may be considered, other causes of your pain are far more likely. It's important to have a detailed examination in order to find the cause. ...Read more

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I constantly get headaches, they are up the back of my neck and in my lower head. Should I be concerned?

I constantly get headaches, they are up the back of my neck and in my lower head. Should I be concerned?

See your physician: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia), migraine, or other neurological condition. Keep a log of the timing, duration, location, and severity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician, who may/may not refer you to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

None: Don't worry about noise or cracking. Instead, worry about numbness, tingling, weakness & pain. But don't worry about noise. There are no exercises to decrease noise or cracking. But anyone should go see his/her doctor if movement is painful or if any above noted symptoms. Also a good idea if any recent trauma or injury prior to new onset of cracking. ...Read more

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I have an uncomfdrtable dull ache in the lower left side of my head, the bottom side. It is affecting the side of my neck also. What should I do?

I have an uncomfdrtable dull ache in the lower left side of my head, the bottom side. It is affecting the side of my neck also. What should I do?

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have tension pulling pain in the back of my neck that hurts when I bend my head forward to look down. It pulls all the way to my lower back.?

Pain when look down: ? y/o? F asks pain in back of neck and lower back when look down. I have no idea based on this information. But for now don't look down. If at computer/phone a lot get up and move around and move computer/phone so you are looking straight ahead. Send more details if not related to computer/phone. ...Read more

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Did a handstand and fell on my head. I heard my neck crack 3 times. My right lower neck has been hurting into the top part of my back. Been a week +?

Did a handstand and fell on my head. I heard my neck crack 3 times. My right lower neck has been hurting into the top part of my back. Been a week +?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be taking images. It would be prudent to see your doctor and not let an injury go undetected. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest emergency room where they will likely do an x-ray to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain on the left side of my neck sometimes when I cough or when I lower my head. What could it be. It doesn't appear to be swollen eith?

I have a slight pain on the left side of my neck sometimes when I cough or when I lower my head. What could it be. It doesn't appear to be swollen eith?

Muscle sprain: Your symptom are consistent with a pulled muscle in your neck. Take ibuprofen, heating pad to area. See a neurologist to r/o neck spine problem if your symptoms persists. ...Read more

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Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Depends: The area that you describe is not inherently more susceptible to trauma other than the fact that this is the area that takes the impact most of the time when someone falls back wards. The c1-2 region which is the top of the cervical spine is more prone to fracture in the elderly patients partly because of osteoporisis. ...Read more

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Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.?

Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.?

Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) are caused by tight neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. The C6/7 level is a common area for pain due to a herniated or degenerated disc. Moist heat, ice and massages can reduce the pain. If it persists see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I moved my neck and I think I pulled a muscle in my lower head if that's possible. It hurts and im kind of worried?

See below: The muscles from the spine are all functionally linked from the back of the head all the way down to the sacrum in the lower back. So it is possible to pull a muscle in the neck and affect the back. In the vast majority of cases, these pulled muscles get better without any treatment. If it is not going away after 7-14 days or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lower head soreness and neck soreness for 1 month that won't go away? And what could be causing this?

Is it normal to have lower head soreness and neck soreness for 1 month that won't go away? And what could be causing this?

Many things: Many things cause this, most common are poor posture or sitting position while using a computer or smartphone. See your doctor for an full exam. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a tingling and pin pricking pain on the same spot coupled with pain the head the lower part of the head just above the neck?

Pricking paini: Could be cervicalgia, irritation of one of the nerves, or cervical spine disease - or could be early shingles, zoster before the rash apears which will respond to acyclovir. May also be musculoskelal pain f/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?

I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?

? nodes: These may be enlarged lymph nodes in the posterior neck chains. In the absence of other symptoms like a rash in the neck or scalp, or viral like syndrome, we would simply recheck these in a week to see if they're receding or enlarging or whether new nodes have appeared. In case of the latter, your MD would order appropriate tests which could include a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a specific spot on the back of my head that hurts when I cough what is this? Its a sharp down lower toward the center of my neck on the right side. Its not my neck

I have a specific spot on the back of my head that hurts when I cough what is this? Its a sharp down lower toward the center of my neck on the right side. Its not my neck

Trapezius: Your trapezius muscle runs well down your back and up into your neck. Because it makes up part of the musculature around your rib cage, it can get strained from coughing. This may cause you pain anywhere along the muscle including all the way up to where it inserts at the base of your skull in the back. ...Read more

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My lower neck hurts, nauseous, head hurt, my eyes sight and my head hurts?

My lower neck hurts, nauseous, head hurt, my eyes sight and my head hurts?

Consult doc: You need to consult an ophthalmologist or your doctor ASAP. You will a full examination and possible testing. Feel better soon. ...Read more