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What would cause pressure in both ears and pain in the back of the head?

What would cause pressure in both ears and pain in the back of the head?

Ear pressure: With both ear pressure and a headache, I would think that the most likely cause would be your sinuses. If it does not go away soon, or if it worsens, see your doctor. Feel better! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Yes: Lower molar pain can radiate to the ear or the back of the head. Please see your dentist for treatment. More than likely you will need a root canal and crown to protect and save the tooth. ...Read more

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What could cause a shotting pain from the bottom of the back of the neck to the side of your head above the left ear?

What could cause a shotting pain from the bottom of the back of the neck to the side of your head above the left ear?

Pinched nerve: Yoiu ae describing the effect of pinching the greater occipital nerve at the base of yoiu skull. It is outside the skull and is common in whiplash settings. If it persists see yoiur doctor for a referral to a pain specialist or clinic. ...Read more

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Do you have sinuses in the back of your head of base of your skull?

Do you have sinuses in the back of your head of base of your skull?

Yes: The mastoids are sinuses, just behind your ear. There are also venous sinuses (different) in the back of your head as well, carrying blood. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?

What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?

See below: Might be sinus condition/infection. Sinusitis can refer pain to back of head besides usual sites of around eyes, cheek bones, base of nose, forehead. Saline nasal spray may help with congestion as may otc decongestant like sudafed. If gets worse or develop fever & purulent drainage, see doc for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Can u get pain in the back of your head from the pinched nerve in the neck?

Can u get pain in the back of your head from the pinched nerve in the neck?

Yes: Either referred from the trigger of cervical spondylosis, or secondary to a more direct mechanism, irritation of the Greater Occipital Nerve. Both mechanisms can be readily treated effectively. Have your doctor sort this out and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck give pressure to the front of the head and eye?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck give pressure to the front of the head and eye?

Nerve face pain: In a round about way the answer is yes. If nerve compression in the cervical region causes spasm of the the muscles in the neck and upper back, there can be reduced blood flow regionally which can cause pain/pressure and 'traction' headaches. ...Read more

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Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing sharp ice pick type headaches in the back of the head in the back right base of the skull which come and go intermittently.

I have been experiencing sharp ice pick type headaches in the back of the head in the back right base of the skull which come and go intermittently.

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can snapping your neck back in a chair cause throbbing in the rear of head?

Can snapping your neck back in a chair cause throbbing in the rear of head?

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. Although there is no epidemiological data available, on is regarded as a common cause of protracted or severe headache. Rec.: see a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

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

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Can a migraine cause constant pressure in the back of your head without pain?

Can a migraine cause constant pressure in the back of your head without pain?

Maybe but,: Migraine is usually an episodic event lasting 4-72 hours. It usually involves one side of the head but can be both. It will be of a moderate to severe intensity if not treated. What you are experiencing does not sound like migraine. You should consult with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck!" LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? www.sootheaway.com. Check it out. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and pressure in the back of my neck and head while bending over?

Back/neck pain: It is tough to say without an exam, but some common conditions such as arthritis or a muscle sprain strain of the neck muscles in the back of the head could certainly cause your issues. best wishes. ...Read more