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Punched In The Head
Tendonitis/neuritis: Chronic pain back of head, occipital region, can derive from expanding mass within brain or from chronic tendonitis and/or neuritis in region of superior trapezium muscle insertions on occiput. Neurologists can effectively differeniate, prescribe, refer, treat. Local steroid injections into tender sites can be effective. Imo chronic irregular postures head & neck can be primary underlying cause. ...Read more
Pain in a region in left temporal of head when I press on it
And headache in the left side of head
Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?
Depends: The area that you describe is not inherently more susceptible to trauma other than the fact that this is the area that takes the impact most of the time when someone falls back wards. The c1-2 region which is the top of the cervical spine is more prone to fracture in the elderly patients partly because of osteoporisis. ...Read more
Unlikely: Head banging is common in children and many receive hits to the head and do not have visual problems. If the hit is really hard, perhaps enough to cause fracture, loss of consciousness or bleeding, then the occipital lobe might be affected which could affect the vision. This is accidental and should not be tried at home.L. ...Read more
a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Pain in top of left lung and in rear of the trapezius. The pain is worse when i turn my head to the right.
I hit the side of my head right above the temple in a soft spot. It hit on the corner of a desk...head weight + moderate velocity. Painful to touch?
I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face, in front of my left ear. Can this be caused by head trauma? Accidentally hit in the head this past wknd
Sure: If the development of the lump was in close proximity to the trauma then yes. Watch it. If it does not improve then get it checked out. ...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.
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
Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more
Pain in the left side of the face & head., it is a tummor.?. Pain in the ear, the eye and left side of the nose
Maybe or sinusitis: You should be checked out by your primary care provider and you may need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more