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Pressure In The Back Of Your Head
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
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 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
Neck pain: Yes it suggests a musculoskeletal problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Both can be due to sinus infection. ...Read more
Neck strain: Perhaps you strained your neck muscles? Try stretching, heating pads feel better. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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