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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