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I hit my head and my neck hurts the bottom of my head near the top of my spine connected to my head why is that?

I hit my head and my neck hurts the bottom of my head near the top of my spine connected to my head why is that?

Muscle Attachment: There is a strong system of muscles surrounding and supporting the neck. Any head trauma likely involves some neck trauma as well. Nearby neck muscles engage to protect the spine, and thus may create some soreness at sites away from the main area of injury or trauma. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should consult a doctor at your earliest. Women often have atypical pain from heart disease and that needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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The lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck the lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck

The lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck the lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck

Those : Those are unusual symptoms, and head swelling is very rare. Please have an immediate medical evaluation by your doctor. If you have increased pain, swelling, fever, vomiting, weakness, numbness, or if your doctor can't see you right away then please go to the er. ...Read more

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Everytime i turn my head towards the left hand side the back of my left ear hurts and inside?

Everytime i turn my head towards the left hand side the back of my left ear hurts and inside?

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. Good rest and passive physical therapy, otc nsaids and you might recover within a few days or weeks. Rec.: if symptoms persist, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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I've got a swollen knot on my left side of my neck. It's back towards the back of my neck. Any concern?

Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family doc and let him/her decide on the next step. Probably nothing bad but you can't tell. ...Read more

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Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Syncope/Concussion: What you are describing is a mild concussion with neck strain and occipital tension headache. You should seek medical evaluation as soon as possible to get evaluated for the cause of syncope and evaluate your neck and head. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache on the front left dude of my head it's pulsating and my neck is stiff my eyebrow hurts?

I have a bad headache on the front left dude of my head it's pulsating and my neck is stiff my eyebrow hurts?

Frontal headache: A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head then heard a crack in back of my head near my neck it hurts like a headache in back of my head what could this be?

I hit the top of my head then heard a crack in back of my head near my neck it hurts like a headache in back of my head what could this be?

Get an Xray!!: As soon as possible!! You need to visit one of the urgent care facilities (North Shore Hospital?) and get an xray of your cervical spine with "ODONTOID VIEWS!!!!! Write this down and take it with you! Go NOW Hope this helps...! Dr Z ...Read more

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My right ear feels clogged and hurts, right side of my neck hurts and the back of my head (on the right side). Any ideas?

My right ear feels clogged and hurts, right side of my neck hurts and the back of my head (on the right side). Any ideas?

Ear clog: It sounds like you have an ear infection. If this has been going on for a while, or is worsening, you need to have your ears checked and be placed on antibiotics. Google otitis media. ...Read more

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Hi, i've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hi, i've got  pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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The back of my head hurts. My scalp? Like someone pulled my hair?

The back of my head hurts. My scalp? Like someone pulled my hair?

Several options : This could be related to migraine, occipital neuralgia, fibromyalgia and other causes. Seeing a physician for a decent history and examination would be most helpful to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer: From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing i would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &. ...Read more

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I recently had my nerves burned 2 months ago. It caused major pain in my neck and on the left side of my head, I can't even lay on it. It shoots pain through to my eyes. My neck is swollen on the right side and shoots pain into my shoulder. I have scoli

I recently had my nerves burned 2 months ago.  It caused major pain in my neck and on the left side of my head, I can't even lay on it.  It shoots pain through to my eyes. My neck is swollen on the right side and shoots pain into my shoulder. I have scoli

Insufficient data: Please repost your question with an explanation of what having your nerves burned means. There is more than one way to interpret that statement which your post unfortunately completely fails to clarify. ...Read more

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I have sore pain on top of my head only when I touch it shoots to the back of my eyes.I also have neck pain back of neck ?

Consult your doctor: I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I would definitely go to visit your doctor. If you have had trauma to your head, there are a set of conditions to look for. If you have not had any trauma to your head, there are other things to consider. The pain in your neck is a separate issue. ...Read more