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Pain In Upper Neck Lower Head
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
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
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?
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
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
For the past couple of weeks I've been getting bad shocks of pain in my lower head and now I'm getting them in my neck. What does that mean?
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?
My wife has pain in her lower back head down to her neck. She says it doesn't hurt to press the affected area but it persistet pain almost 2 months?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
I'm a 37 yr old woman. I have pain & swelling in the lower left side of my head for the past 3-4 days. Near the nape of the neck. What could it be?
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
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?
Pressure in the right lower part of the head for a month now. With a right swollen face and right stuff neck.
Please see: Please see your ear nose throat doctor for evaluation asap. ...Read more
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
I'm having a lot of pain n my neck the left side kinda lower part of my head can this b aneurysms problem? Scared
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
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
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
When for physo stiff twichi neck now after physo it hurst every where lower back ars neck back head. Can't sleep is anything damaged or just tense.
As above: It is good to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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
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
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