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Pressure In The Back Of My Head And Neck
I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?
Have a stiff neck knot in the back of my neck . Tingling in the center of my back to my lower of my head. Minor headaches vision blurry?
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.
I have a bad headache in the middle top of my head accompanied by an ache in the ack of my neck. If i put pressure on the ache in the back of my neck ?
Neck pain first: The headache is due to the muscle spasm coming from the neck. It pulls the muscles from the neck and goes up the back of the neck up the back of the scalp to the top of your head. If you massage the neck muscles and relax them, then the headache may start to subside. Ice packs to the neck may helps as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle pain: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying ice on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read more
Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?
May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clicking in the ear, light headache near the top of my head, and light tension in the lower back of my head near neck - causes?
More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and severe you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more
Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?
Neck strain: There are blood vessels and nerves running through the muscles of your neck and head up to the top. any type of strain on these muscles will affect and irritate these nerves causing a headache. Rest will help it as well as Ibuprofen taken accordding to directions and with food in your stomach. ...Read more
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more
Getting more frequent headaches, pain in forehead and back of head. Also shooting pains from back of head down neck when i put pressure on back of head?
Pain in the back of my neck is that a muscle disorder? And would that give me pressure in the back if my head on my forehead and cheek numbness
Time for exam: It's a little difficult to put that all together. Head and forehead pressure could be sinus infection. If your neck is stiff and you have these symptoms go see the er today, it could be meningitis. Most neck pain is due to straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck, with lifting or sleeping in a strange position. True cheek numbness is serious, and should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Daily headache localized at the back of my head on Rt side. Causes pressure in my eyes and ears. Worse in the am after laying down.
New or changed?: If a headache is something new or different we usually recommend seeing a doctor. Details of the history of this pain are very important. Most headaches are not caused by anything dangerous. A good history and physical exam can usually determine that. Rarely other testing is needed. ...Read more
63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck. Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.
Evaluation needed: But you already knew that. I would recommend seeing your regular doctor, getting an xray of your neck. You will likely also need a few more tests including an MRI and emg/ncs. This will help understand whether you have a herniated disc, and pinched nerve. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weird tingling in forehead, mostly at the hairline and a single muscular type pain in the right side of my neck into my shoulders.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
My head feels constantly thick,its been going on for 2 months.Also feels lame at the back of my head and neck but then moves arond?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
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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, thats 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
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