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Pain Radiating From Neck To Head
Pain radiating from neck to head causing headaches and inability to concentrate. They come while im doing any level of critical thinking.
Depends: Pain from your neck into your head, causing headaches is usually due to either muscle spasm or problems within the joints of the neck. After trying conservative measures (physical therapy, nsaids) you may benefit from seeing an interventional pain physician. There are a few procedures they can perform to help these types of headaches. ...Read more
See a doctor: Need far more info and an exam to arrive at any reasonable conclusions. ...Read more
Get med eval: Cervical (neck) and head injuries can go hand in hand depending on mechanism of injury. ...Read more
Perhaps you strained your neck muscles?
Try stretching, heating pads
feel better. ...Read more
See a Doc: If your neck hurts when trying to bend it to the right, you can either stop bending it to the right, or see a doc to determine what is causing the pain. Pain in the neck can be related to a number of different causes and any recommended treatment will be dictated by an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Ouch: Well hopefully that will go away on its own. Light stretching and a heating pad with an automatic shut off switch might help. If it doesn't get better with conservative therapy see somebody. ...Read more
Hard to diagnose.: This is very hard to diagnose in this forum. If I were you, I would seek the help if a physician asap. ...Read more
Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more
Why do I have like a knot on the back of my head by my neck. Its no pain just seems like a piece of fat?
Knot on neck: As you state that there is no pain, likely you have a cyst, or lipoma. These do not have to be removed unless they become a worry to you or get large enough that you wish them to be removed. ...Read more
My neck has hurt for over a week. It hurts when I turn my head to the right and hurts to look up all the way.
Wry neck: You may have a wry neck or torticollis caused by sleeping in a poor position or by trauma to the neck. Sleep flat in bed. You can use an ice pack or a hot water bottle or a heating pad set on low, whichever feels more comfortable. Get a muscle relaxant from your doctor and institute a physical therapy program. ...Read more
I have a big head and I want to workout out the back of my neck so it can look less noticeable. Any suggestions?
Yes: Try not to be too focused on what you perceive to be flaws. ...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?
What is it if I have a pain on the back side of my neck on the left side right about where the head meets the neck.
I have a bad neck and back but now I've got sharp shooting pains travelling up the back of my head, what should I do?
I'm sick. My neck is stiff and when I try to move my head I feel like my head is gonna explode. How do I make it stop?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Head/Neck keeps switching ever so slightly every now and again, very small, not noticeable to others, but very noticeable to myself.
Had this pain at d upper sides of my neck below my head wen I wake up in the morning. Feels d pain wen I press it. Started last 2010.
Sleep position?: It's quite possible that the position you sleep in may be putting stress on your neck and neck muscles. Consider either changing the position in which you sleep/lay your head or get a more supportive/ergonomic pillow. Maybe even consider a heating pad to loosen those tight muscles and some stretching exercises to alleviate any stiffness you do still have. ...Read more
I have a pain that comes in goes from the right side of my head/neck into my back what could this be should I worry. Weird feeling...?
Muscle tension pain: It seems like you have muscle tension pain. There is a muscle that starts from the back of head and goes to neck and upper back. It is not usually serious. Use ice and rest it by avoiding neck movements that cause the pain. Medicines like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil should help also. ...Read more
My neck isn't the way it suppose to be because of me putting my head down. I think its loosing its curve is there a medical name for that?
Yes: The normal curve in your neck is called cervical lordosis. You could lose some of this curve with poor posture but can get it back with good posture and perhaps a physical therapy program or home exercises. Nice video on YouTube for these. Strand Chiropractic Centre. Basic Neck Exercise to Restore and Maintain the Natural Forward Curve. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
If you have forward head posture is it hard to turn your head to the left or right? My neck and head is having trouble turning left & right
Question cut off: Please resubmit with a clear & specific question. ...Read more
My neck has been hurting for 2 days. I can't turn it to the right or bend it back. Its hard to even lift my head. I am not sure what to do.
I am a 45 year young lady and every now and again my head starts nobbing and neck gets stiff. What can cause nobbing of the head. Thank you?
Neck pain/ stiffness: I am sorry but I only know two definitions for 'nobbing' & neither would fit the context of your question. Are your referring to 'bobbing'? Some people tense their upper back & neck muscles when they are stressed. This can lead to neck & head tightness & pain. ...Read more
I have been suffering with pain in the right side of my neck for the last 4 days. It doesn't hurt to move my head or touch the area though?
Neck pain: Common causes of neck pain such as muscle strain, vertebral problems, inflammatIon of thyroid, lymph glands, or carotid artery are usually aggravated by motion and have associated tenderness. Shingles (herpes zoster) may start as an ache for several days before the rash erupts. If symptoms persist or rash develops, get examined by your physician. ...Read more
The left side of my neck has been hurting since this morning, particularly when I turn my head to the left. What should I do and is this a problem?
Neck pain: It sounds like you may have torticolis. Some people call this a "crick" in your neck. It is probably from the position you slept in. Ibuprofen, heat to your neck, and supporting your neck better when you sleep may be all that you need to do. If this doesn't help or if it gets worse, I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more
What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?
Neck pain: Muscle tightness in the neck muscles that insert on the back of the head are the cause of heaviness or throbs of pain. The neck muscles become tight to compensate for malalignment of the cervical spine. Treatment usually begins with physical therapy, neck exercises, and cortisone shots or epidural steroids. ...Read more
It's been long time since one side of my neck hurts and I can't turn back my head like the other side. This problem continues till now. What can I do?
Could mechanical: Problem with rotation of cervical vertebrae in one direction with associated muscle spasms on the opposite side. It could also be a disk problem, but much less likely if you don't have shooting pain to the fingers on either arm. See an osteopathic doctor for a detailed physical exam on the range of motion of individual neck vertebrae as well as for imaging and a diagnosis. ...Read more
Ok so I feel. Down the steps earlier on my back my neck. Now hurts when I out my head back did I break something? This was at 11:30 am its 9:51 pm now
AnotherPainInTheNeck: Probably best to get your neck examined. Pain in the neck after a fall can be caused by a number of things but you don't want to miss a fracture, no matter how small. The chances of a break depend on how you fell, how far you fell and location of the pain on direct examination. The fact that it hurts when you extend your neck ('put it back') is a red flag. So best to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
What could cause a cold sensation to go into my sons (10yrs old) neck and then into his head and remain there for most of the day? (@11-3pm) thank you
Unusual symptom...: A pediatrician or family doctor can sit down with the 10 year-old and chat, to find out what is meant by a cold sensation. There aren't any cold items inside the body, unless one is drinking cold milk or eating ice cream. So, the doctor will want to know if the sensation is in the skin, which may mean something is irritating the sensory nerves to that area of the skin. ...Read more
My neck has been hurting for a few days now, everytime I turn my head it pops I can turn it to the left good but I can not turn it to the right even h?
? facet syndrome: What your are describing sounds like "facet syndrome", which is when a tendon or vertebra gets caught on a rough spot on the adjacent vertebra. Many times relaxing your neck and letting your head gradually fall forward then turning to right will relieve it. Do it over 3 minutes, and may need to repeat many times during the day ...Read more
I have real problems with my neck I have had these problems now for at least 20 years. I have problems raising my head it hurts if I turn my head to?
Imaging: If you have never had imaging it may help. 20 years is a long time to have neck pain. I don't know how old you are but if you are young, you could have cervical ribs causing this pain (rare), if you are older, did something trigger this? An image would help but a thorough history and physical exam would be paramount. P.S. the answer could be as simple as changing your pillow. ...Read more
My friend rachel's neck started hurting about a day ago and got progressively worse. Now, after a shower, she can no longer move her head without pain?
See a doc now:
The stiff neck and severe pain, especially if it's associated with fever or generally feeling bad, flulike symptoms etc. Could be early signs of meningitis. If there's no other obvious reason why she should have
stiffness and pain, she needs to be seen by her primary doctor or in an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
I shack my head up and down repeatedly I think that's y the back of my head near my neck hurts every day around 3:00 o'clock what is it how can I fix it?
Journal to see: If there are particular behaviors that you engage in around that time - or it could be the result of a continuous behavior. For instance - if you look down at a keyboard all day - it may start hurting at that time. Or if you stop your job around that time, it may allow you to focus on physical sensations. ...Read more
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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