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I have head and neck pain on the right side. It also hurts when I lay on the right side.?

I have head and neck pain on the right side.  It also hurts when I lay on the right side.?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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I am having severe head and neck pain on the left side only with blurred vision?

I am having severe head and neck pain on the left side only with blurred vision?

Could be serious : Pain and blurred vision on one side can be very serious. Horners syndrome with a dissenting anurysm needs to be ruled out. Masses and pcomm anurysms as well. It may be something as benign as a migraine but more serious etiologies need to be ruled out. Head to the emergency room now! ...Read more

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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?

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

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My ear is red, warm and hurts and I've have head and neck pain on the left side for 4 days now. I'm also dizzy. What could this be,?

My ear is red, warm and hurts and I've have head and neck pain on the left side for 4 days now. I'm also dizzy. What could this be,?

Mixed infection: Sounds like you have an ear infection. The dizziess goes along with an inner and middle ear infection, the red warm ear with an external ear infection. Do you swim? Ottitis externa is more common with swimming. YOu may also have a viral infection go to the doctor ...Read more

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Will a head and neck CT with contrast rule out a tumor? Reason I had it is constant head and neck pain on left side X6months. Normal results.

Will a head and neck CT with contrast rule out a tumor? Reason I had it is constant head and neck pain on left side X6months. Normal results.

It will rule: out a neck mass with a relatively high degree of confidence, but no test is 100%. It is likely enough to start thinking of other etiologies for your pain rather than a neck tumor, unless there is a palpable mass, in which case additional imaging may be warranted. ...Read more

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Is a head CT with contrast sufficient to rule out a brain tumor? Reason I had it was head and neck pain left side for 6 months. Pain still present.

Is a head CT with contrast sufficient to rule out a brain tumor? Reason I had it was head and neck pain left side for 6 months. Pain still present.

Usually: certain type of tumors can't be well visualized on CT and requires MRI, such as meningiomas, but neck pain is rarely cause of tumor in the brain. tumors can occur in the spinal cord, including the neck spinal cord, but neck pain is usually due to problems with the neck itself, such as disc or arthritis. ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Yes: Usually you have inner ear issues but occasionally the vertebral artery can be compressed by spurs in the neck can lead to these symptoms. Ct of the cervical spine or MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain after massage, too rough or wrong type?

Head and neck pain after massage, too rough or wrong type?

Go easier: Have your therapist "go easier" when doing the massage.. Remember, you are in control of how hard or soft the massage is done; if it is too rough, let the therapist know. You should always feel better after a massage. ...Read more

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