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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