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Pressure In The Back Of My Head And Neck
As I bend down and get back up the pain at the back of my head and neck gets worse its like pressure is building up at the back of my neck and head and I feel a burning sensation..
R/O ARTHRITIS/HNP: R/O OSTEOARTHRITIS OF NECK/HNP. You need a full exam AND FOCUSED NEURO EXAM and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/ Lyme titers /MRI to be through. Also GF diet wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretrol rejuvenation-science. Com. &eval for PT and strengthening. PMR EVAL FOR PRP/PROLTHERAPY/STEROID EPIDURAL INJECTION. Then reevaluate. ...Read more
Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.
Muscle tensioin: Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites. The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Have head tension/pressure, applied heat pad now have throbbing in back of head and neck. Why is that? Is this serious?
Headaches/Neck pain: The association of headaches and neck pain may be seen in cases of tension, problems with posture, lack of sleep, and with trauma or lesions of the cervical spine. The most appropriate course of action is seeing a medical doctor to start a diagnostic process and treatment. Chiropractic doctors may help the posture and release tension in neck and back. Exercise and relaxation are very helpful. ...Read more
I feel pressure in my head, dizziness, and pain at the back of my neck. I had a head and neck MRI / mrv last year that were normal. What is this?
Take it easy: Sounds like you had a thorough exam and investigations, including MRI and mrv. The "pressure" in head could be because of "tension headache", which is not a serious problem. It happens due to muscular pain. The best remedy is plain tylenol (acetaminophen). Said that, did you also had a complete eye exam? ...Read more
I had a lumbar puncture 2 days ago. Pain in my head and neck is horrendous so much so I cannot sit upright for the pressure/pain what should I do?
Spinal headache: This is a spinal headache. The small hole in the covering of the nerves and spinal cord that allowed the doctor to get the fluid is stil leaking. The headache is worse when you head is up and better when your are down. Try caffeine or have your doctor give you medicean that contains a barbiturate. If these fail you may need a blood patch. ...Read more
When I lay on my back, no matter the position of my head I feel pressure in my face, head, and neck and can feel my heartbeat in my neck and face why?
Get evaluated: There are many possibilities from the trivial to very severe -- you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have severe pressure pains in my head and neck for a week. Pain killers aren't helping me and my doctor just keeps prescribing more. Help!
Sinus pressure: Sinus pressure would be in your face, cheeks, behind your eyes or in your fore head. It would not be in your neck. If you have sinus pressure, then it will respond to decongestants and possibly antihistamines if the obstruction is due to allergic inflammation. If there is an infection, you may need antibiotics. If OTC treatments don't relieve your pressure, please consult an ENT. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with mild chiari malformation I have neck pain migraines pressure in the lower part of the head and neck and pain in my shoulder. Does mild chiari progress from here?
No: Headaches are non-specific, not necessarily the result of chiari malformations, and can be managed with lifestyle and medical support. The malformation is not going to progress. Seek treatment for your neck and shoulder pain. Musculoskeletal pain is responsive to many approaches and therapies. A physiatrist is experienced in this. ...Read more
I have pressure in head and neck, helicopter sound in my right ear and vision changes with intense shoulder and neck pain...what could it be?
No telling: You need to go to your PCP ASAP ...Read more
Maybe: Many people find that chiropractic adjustment helps their pain. I would caution you to first make certain that you do not have any type of structural problems in your spine. Talk with your primary physician and/ or neurologist and have a thorough medical exam before choosing a chiropractor. ...Read more
I've had pain in the back of my head like where my head and neck join. It's been two days and not sure what it is or what to do?
I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do?
I have multiple spots on the back of my head and neck. They swell then open then im left with a draining swore, that's not going away. Its been a mont?
Time to see a doctor: It's best to have a physician evaluate the problem and see exactly what type of infection you have. Then he/she can prescribe treatment. ...Read more
Pain in the back of my head and neck, starts hurting 10-15 min after every meal and stays for 2-3 hours. Pain is 8 out of 10. been lik this for 3 dys?
Neck pain: If there is discomfort produced or aggravated by motions of your neck, it would point to a probable pinched nerve. Another possibility is neuralgia. It's difficult to explain the relationship to meals unless the neck process is affected by neck positions or motions while eating and sitting at the table. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. An X-Ray of your neck may be ordered. ...Read more
For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?
Analgesics?: Your headache could well be referred from neck, and you could have arthritic issues in the spine, but there are several other problems to consider, so you need an exam and a diagnosis. Hard to tell you what meds to use, as different conditions are treated based on cause. Might try localized warmth on neck, and might find benefit in supine position. Regardless, enlist the help of your doctor. ...Read more
How do you treat positional vertigo? Its causing me to have major headaches and pain/heaviness on the back of my head and neck.
Confirm it first: Benign positional vertigo can cause significant symptoms (namely the sense of room spinning). It usually does not cause pain or headaches. I would get into see your primary or an ENT to ensure you have the right diagnosis. ...Read more
I have this condition almost every hour of the day cold sweat at the back of my head and neck. Palpitaion and shortnest of breath?
Arrhythmia?: You may be having an arrythmia of the heart. Important to sort out if the heart beats are regular or random. You can try and see, but better to see a physician and get a holter monitor to capture this activity. The ordering of a holter can prob be done by any health care provider. It records the rhythm for 24-72 hrs, and should be caught if it happens so frequently. ...Read more
I've had a headache for nearly 6 weeks at the back of my head and neck, sometimes I get a slight earache do I need to worry about this?
Possible TMJ: Your earache could be associated with a TMJ disorder. Headache is common in addition to a forward head posture of 4 inches on average according to research. Each inch forward is 10 lbs on neck so we see cervical vertebrae instability with jaw joint problems leading to headaches at the back of the neck. You may want to consult a dentist trained in treating TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more
I have had pain down the left side of the back of my head and neck for a week now. It is stopping me sleeping and is very uncomfortable?
I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?
Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean something sinister such as inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cod. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more
I can hear blood circulation on my head and neck, it never stops only when I press one płace on the back of my head?
Why do I start getting a migraine at my temples and the back of my head and neck when I get upset or stressed out in any way?
The back of my head and neck hurts and tingles, what is this? It is mild to moderate pain all day, no fever. I have never expierenced tingles before
Occipital nerve: The occipital nerves run from the base of the skull to the top of the head, the can be trapped and squeezed by the neck muscles, especially the trapezius muscle, causing pain, tingling, and headaches. The diagnosis is made by injection of the nerves or the muscles. Medicines such as the antiseizure medications will also help. You need to see a board-certified pain doctor. ...Read more
No recent injury but have had sudden neck stiffness, extreme pressure in the back of my head & dizziness. For over a week What may the cause of this?
I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?
Migraine: Sounds like you have migraine which is defined as intermittent disabling headaches. Migraine can cause pain in the head, neck and sinus area. They are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting. It may be hard to function during a migraine event which may last 3 days. If you can get to sleep now, this would likely shut off the pain. Best of luck. ...Read more
For the past few days I have been experiencing a very rapid heart beat which I can feel in the back of my head and neck causing headache.?
Check up: Probably worth a check up with your md. ...Read more
I have been having these headaches that are accompanied by neck pain, teeth hurting and pressure in the back of my head...What could it be?
Need evaluation: I would recommend an in depth evaluation. This could be more than just a sinus problem. Headaches are not often sinus problems, but actual tension or migraine headaches. You also may have some type of neck musculoskeletal pain that is causing the headaches. There could be issues with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. So therefore, you need a good evaluation. ...Read more
Getting very dizzy if I move my head from side to side. Been also having daily headaches towards the back of my head and neck pain. Thank you?
See a neurologist: Probably want to scan the head if the diagnosis is not obvious. In a young person without a history of trauma this may be a sign of low lying cerebellar tonsils (Chiari Malformation) or a problem with the cervical spine. Dizziness with sudden head turns is a fairly common complaint in the days and weeks following TBI. Avoid prolonged neck hyper-extension or maneuvers that exacerbate dizziness ...Read more
My left arm has been getting heavy and numb randomly. Yesterday I had a severe headache in the back of my head and neck and my arm went heavy again?
I was in a car accident a yr and half a. I had a tbi. I've haf blood in boogers lately. The back of my head and neck hurt. Steroid shots make it worse
Separate issues?: A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can check on the bloody mucus in the nose, which sometimes can be due to tiny cracked veins in the lining of the nose, related to dry air, allergies, colds, sinus infections, etc... Chronic pain in the back of the head and neck after a car accident can be due to the head being tossed around in the accident. The physical medicine / rehab. Specialist can help. ...Read more
Recovering from anemia after miscarriage. I have been getting painful headaches everyday in the back of my head and neck. Is this normal? How long?
Headaches are not normal. The cause is not easy to determine without additional history and physical examination. These may be due to tension and one way of getting around tension is by exercise. You may wish to start exercising, first thing in the morning. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have what appears to be a waterlogged head. Sever headaches on the back of my head and neck area. When I swallow my ears feel like water in them.?
See below: You probably have eustacian tube dysfunction which means they're blocked. Fluid is trapped in the middle ear and that is what you're feeling. ...Read more
Does facial palsy always present with ramsay hunt syndrome, I have all other symptoms, only pain is to the back of my head and neck. Blisters in ear etc?
RHS: Facial paralys can present few days before or after onset of other symptoms in rhs. Acute facial paralysis is the hallmark of rhs, but the syndrome as described by dr. Hunt can have varying presentation, making the history and physical examination the most important tool. Other nerves in close proximity to the facial nerve can be affected by vzv. Focus is on differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?
Check: Unlikely to know with out an exam. Most of lumps in this area are safe. Get checked. All the best. ...Read more
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