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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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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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What is arnold chiari malformation and severe head and neck pain?

What is arnold chiari malformation and severe head and neck pain?

Chiari malformation: A chiari malformation (the arnold is no longer used) occurs a part of the lower brain herniates through a hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum. Symptoms that can occur with this are severe headaches, particularly at the base of the skull. Neck pain is often associated with it. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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Temp 37,severe NEW head/neck pain for 6 days, no other symptoms. Don't feel unwell in myself. Have Pseudotumour cerebri. Could this be meningitis?

Temp 37,severe NEW head/neck pain for 6 days, no other symptoms. Don't feel unwell in myself. Have Pseudotumour cerebri. Could this be meningitis?

Probably not meningi: This is probably not meningitis, although it could be theoretically. It could also be influenza for example. Or something similar to meningitis. The best way to determine if meningitis is present is to look at the cerebrospinal fluid. Although you may not need this test, if you were ill this should be considered. If you are otherwise alright, perhaps a check in to your local medical is good ...Read more

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I've been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 weeks and have noticed that every morning I have severe head, jaw, and neck pain on my right side. Is this normal?

I've been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 weeks and have noticed that every morning I have severe head, jaw, and neck pain on my right side. Is this normal?

Stop Lexapro (escitalopram): Stop taking the Lexapro (escitalopram) for 5 days to see if the pain goes away. If it does restart it to see if the pain returns. If it does contact your Dr to be examined & possibly change your medication. ...Read more

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A severe herniated disc 6/7 in neck. Waiting for results if a few tests before i see neuro again. Blurry vision, head and neck pain? Vision scares me?

A severe herniated disc 6/7 in neck. Waiting for results if a few tests before i see neuro again. Blurry vision, head and neck pain? Vision scares me?

Maybe Unrelated: Herniated discs in your neck don't cause vision problems. The c6-c7 disc could cause many other sx. Such as neck pain, arm pain, hyperreflexia. Neck problems can also cause hedaches in the back of the head known as occipital neuralgia. Your vision should absolutely be assessed by a board-certified opthalmologist. You should also probably see a neurologist for the most comprehensive workup. ...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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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.?

Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have head and neck pain that seems to ony come one when i'm standing. Once i lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

I have head and neck pain that seems to ony come one when i'm standing. Once i lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

Standing neck pain: Usually pain while standing is mechanical in nature. Nerve pain for example can occur regardless of position. Muscles are more likely. Also your neck [position while standing can be the culprit. Weight bearing can be painful if there is a disc problem. Lying down relieves this pressure. You should see a physician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm getting head and neck pain that seems to only come on when i'm standing. Once i lay down for a bit the discomfort goes away. Why is this?

Muscle activation: When you are standing the muscles of the neck are active but if you lay down they will relax and not hurt. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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I am having head and neck pain a couple of hours after a visit to a beauty parlour. What should I do? AI am also having nause. Could it be related?

The head and neck: pain may be from manipulation of the head during your beauty treatment. The nausea may be from the chemicals used at the beauty parlor. Please see your doc to rule out other possibilities. Peace and good health--and inner beauty! ...Read more

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How to get rid of head and neck pain?

More information: Typical questions a medical provider would ask is severity, associated symptoms..I.E nausea vomitting, blurred vision, time of day, week, what makes it better or worse. Headache and neck pain can be because of multifactorial reasons..Musculoskeletal, stress, poor sleep, vision and other organic reasons. Try and find out associated symptoms before getting rid/masking symptoms by medications. ...Read more

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I need doctors help please sharp stabbing head and neck pain?

I need doctors help please sharp stabbing head and neck pain?

Occipital neuralgia: Common causes of occipital neuralgia include irritation or injury to the occipital nerve, myofascial spasm, and focal entrapment of the occipital nerve. Treatment options: medication therapy, occipital nerve blocks, and surgical procedure. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I have head and neck pain, almost every 2 months. It happens when i work out (while lifting) and before reaching orgasm. The cause and how to treat it?

Ligament weakness: Two activities in which the muscles of the neck tighten and pull on the vertebrae that are suffering from instability secondary to damaged ligaments in the neck area. Prolotherapy can resolve this issue for you. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor. ...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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I have had a moderate headache with white noise in my head and neck pain for 2 weeks. Also hear clicking sound in my head when walking. Please help. ?

I have had a moderate headache with white noise in my head and neck pain for 2 weeks. Also hear clicking sound in my head when walking. Please help. ?

Tension type: Headache. There is no evidence that white noise can cause headaches. The symptoms you have presented are similar with tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain that more painful on the left and runs to the front temple and eye socket?

Head and neck pain that more painful on the left and runs to the front temple and eye socket?

Stress?: HI.As the the pain starts from the neck and moves forward,most likely due to stress .See your doctor to manage this possibility,but generally speaking ,in your age group,this is most likely.If not ,your GP will investigate other possibilities.A unilateral sinus infection cannot be ruled out. ...Read more