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I am having pain/tingling in right side of neck and head, right side of lymph node swollen, right ear and sinus pain. Any ideas?

I am having pain/tingling in right side of neck and head, right side of lymph node swollen, right ear and sinus pain. Any ideas?

See below: It could be infection or sometimes lymph nodes can swell as a result of malignancy. If the infection you reported has resolved, the lymph node swelling should resolves within two weeks. If it doesn't, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of neck when tilting head to left also hurts when swallowing and looking to left.

Pain in right side of neck when tilting head to left also hurts when swallowing and looking to left.

Probably muscular: When experiencing right neck discomfort on looking and tilting to the left, a muscular or arthritic type discomfort is often the culprit as opposed to a pinched nerve. Because you also have discomfort on swallowing, I recommend a thorough neck exam by your physician, however, to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.

Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?

I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?

Many strap muscles: First, if this has been going on for a while, it needs to be looked at by your doctor.
Do a google search of neck muscle anatomy (look for photos) and try to figure out which of the strap muscles is in the location of your pain. There are several layers of muscles so you may need to study a few different diagrams. See if palpating and stretching a specific muscle helps or aggravates your pain. ...Read more

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When I do intense cardio exercises, I feel a sharp pulsating pain in right side neck, ear and head. Disappear after 30min in repose, what can this be?

When I do intense cardio exercises, I feel a sharp pulsating pain in right side neck, ear and head. Disappear after 30min in repose, what can this be?

Many possibilities.: The symptoms sound most likely migraine headaches triggered by exercise. It may be pain caused by muscular tension. These problems could also be due to a sudden increase in blood or abdominal pressure or may be heart problems. It is possibly you may be hyperventilating. Get an evaluation with your doctor while exercising. Until then, engage in less vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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I have had a constant pain radiating thru right side of my neck to head. The level is consistently 7/7.5 but gets ecsrutiating when I swallow?

See the doctor: Hi Ariella;

there are quite a few causes for your symptoms, some of these are vascular, some of them muscular. In order to be sure that it's nothing to worry about you should get in and see her primary care doctor, or consider going to an urgent care. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning severe Pain radiating in right side...neck, head, jaw, shoulder and down arm. Woke me up from a dead sleep...what's wrong?

Burning severe Pain radiating in right side...neck, head, jaw, shoulder and down arm. Woke me up from a dead sleep...what's wrong?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Neck pain worse at night. Turning head makes it sharp feeling and when I lie down it throbs on right side of neck and head. Feels better after sleep?

Nerve impingement?: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I have pain on right side of neck going right up into my head on right side?

I have pain on right side of neck going right up into my head on right side?

Neck pain: If the pain arises in the back of the neck and radiates upward into the scalp, a pinched or inflamed occipital nerve is likely. If pain and tenderness is on the side of the neck, inflammation of the lymph glands, thyroid gland, or carotid artery are possibilities. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation and neck xrays and/or referral to a neurologist may be ordered. ...Read more

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Vision was a little off/ weird. Sudden sharp pain on right side of neck. Little bit out of it. Sudden but very very mild aches in head at random.

Vision was a little off/ weird. Sudden sharp pain on right side of neck. Little bit out of it. Sudden but very very mild aches in head at random.

Vision and headaches: , if there is associated pain or tenderness on your temples, should worry about temporal arteries, need to see an opthlmologist soon, but your symptom of neck pain, unlikely to cause vision, changes, with headaches, you have to be evaluated for a blood vessel disease, or autoimmune condition, may be nothing but err on caution ...Read more

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I started having pain on right side of neck all of a sudden. Pain has worsened & is now hurting all on right side of head to shoulder. It's been3days?

I started having pain on right side of neck all of a sudden. Pain has worsened & is now hurting all on right side of head to shoulder. It's been3days?

Injury?: It might be a muscle spasm which could transfer from the neck to the shoulder. This could be triggered by injuries, abnormal movements, or also if you have been recently sick the muscles can be sore after the illness. Treatment with warm and cold packs and anti inflammatory medication can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Have spasms and pain on right side of neck everytime I swallow. I have swelling in my sternoclemastoid for months. Head even not tilted. Dystonia?

Have spasms and pain on right side of neck everytime I swallow. I have swelling in my sternoclemastoid for months. Head even not tilted. Dystonia?

Could: Be Cervical Dystonia/Torticollis. Recommend seeing a Physiatrist (Musculoskeletal expert) or Neurologist to see if Botox might be helpful for you. Alternatively stretching exercises may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Turned my neck and felt a shock up left side of neck and head. Now I have a dull headache and shoulder pain that goes away with sleep or walking.

Turned my neck and felt a shock up left side of neck and head. Now I have a dull headache and shoulder pain that goes away with sleep or walking.

Could be muscle pull: Could be muscle pull. The other thing to consider is osme type of nerve injury. Since you just did it teh first move would be to try some ice for the 1st 24 -36 hours and if it is after that try heat ...Read more

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For the past few months I have had crackling sounds in my head when I turn it from right to left. I also have had electric shock right side of neck?

For the past few months I have had crackling sounds in my head when I turn it from right to left. I also have had electric shock right side of neck?

Neck arthritis: Sounds like you have some beginning arthritis changes in the vertebrae in your neck (cervical spine). This is very common. The sound itself doesn't mean it's anything dangerous. Unless it hurts, you don't have to do anything. The "electric shock" could be a nerve that is getting pinched when you turn your head. Over time, this can get worse. Maintain range of motion by doing gentle stretches. ...Read more

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Painful pea size knot lower right side of neck. Headaches and pain when moving head or laying down? What do you think should I worry?

Family practice.: It his hard to say. If you have a stiff neck and enlarged lymph nodes it could be a sign of infection. Get this checked out. ...Read more

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Discomfort in right side of neck and ear, when I tilt my head back the very bottom of my right side of neck feels larger than the left?

Neck pain: This could be from many reasons.. Could be lymph node enlargement from a bad tooth. Could be submandibular gland infection. Could be mumps if not vaccinated. Anyway you have to be seen by dr. To figure it out. ...Read more

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What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?

What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?

See below: You could have pulled a muscle in your neck or have a pinched nerve. You symptoms may resolve soon or could come back, or last for several weeks. If it continues to be bothersome, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had bad muscle spasms in my neck the past couple days. The pain goes from the right side of neck all the way up to my head, should I be worried?

I have had bad muscle spasms in my neck the past couple days. The pain goes from the right side of neck all the way up to my head, should I be worried?

No: Try nsaids, ice, heat...Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. If persists, see doc. ...Read more

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Hi. Can't sleep. Right side of neck hurts all the way up to right side back of head. Then when I touch the pain radiates down the neck. (Have neck & back problems for a while.)?

Hi. Can't sleep. Right side of neck hurts all the way up to right side back of head. Then when I touch the pain radiates down the neck. (Have neck & back problems for a while.)?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant i.e. Skelaxin/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam &blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

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Two fractures in neck from injury over 15 years ago causing severe pain in right side of neck and shoulder blade. Hard to turn head. What can he do?

Two fractures in neck from injury over 15 years ago causing severe pain in right side of neck and shoulder blade. Hard to turn head. What can he do?

Facet injections: You have degenerative changes in your neck, likely accelerated from your accident. A significant pain generator can be the facet joints. These can be treated via medial branch nerve blocks. If the pain is reduced by these blocks, then radiofrequency lesioning can be performed giving pain relief of up to a year or more ...Read more

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Cold symptoms--fever, head/bodyaches, chills. Now noticed a small lump on right side of neck only in-between chin and shoulder. Should I be concerned?

Cold symptoms--fever, head/bodyaches, chills. Now noticed a small lump on right side of neck only in-between chin and shoulder. Should I be concerned?

Tis the season: To have the colds! You are not alone. Just make sure you are not coming down with the flu. Swollen lymph gland is a normal reaction of the body to fight infection. It should resolve in time. Not to worry unless it gets bigger, tender and hot to touch then it needs to be treated. Continue your current medications as prescribed. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Bulge (painless, soft, <1 cm) on right side of neck when head is turn to left and neck + shoulder muscles are contracted and right arm raised. Worry?

Bulge (painless, soft, <1 cm) on right side of neck when head is turn to left and neck + shoulder muscles are contracted and right arm raised. Worry?

Painless neck bulge: Neck mases always need evaluation specially in smokers or patients with family history of cancers. Havind said this many are benign anatomy findings or variation your family Doctor can help you navagate appropiate testing ...Read more

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22mth son has a large solid fixed lump on right side of neck below his ear. Looks like half a golf ball when he turns his head. Doesn't seem poorly?

22mth son has a large solid fixed lump on right side of neck below his ear. Looks like half a golf ball when he turns his head. Doesn't seem poorly?

Neck swelling: This could be a cyst, a lymph node or another structure. It is large enough, that it requires evaluation by a physician. Sometimes an Ultrasound may help sort it out. All the best. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, stiffness, burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

I have neck pain, stiffness, burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chickenpox is low. Shingles can occur at any age but especially is more common as we age. ...Read more

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Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Occipital neuralgia: Involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed.
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Off balance, neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth. It aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

Off balance, neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth. It aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

See a dentist: If you know you grind your teeth, your neck issues may be a result.
Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which s often a stress-related habit, can cause headaches, migraines, ear and neck pain.
See your dentist or a TMJ specialist for an examination. ...Read more