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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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I was helping bring a baby car seat down at work, the other employee dropped the box on my head. No symptoms of a concussion following, I felt completely fine afterwards. Today, however, I have a pulling pain in the left side of my upper and lower neck, u

I was helping bring a baby car seat down at work, the other employee dropped the box on my head. No symptoms of a concussion following, I felt completely fine afterwards. Today, however, I have a pulling pain in the left side of my upper and lower neck, u

Talk to employer: If your injury is work related you should go and talk to your employer or supervisor. For legal reasons he will have to have you fill out some paperwork and send you to the company's contracted doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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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