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Neck pain worse at night. Turning head makes it sharp feeling and when I lie down it throbs on right side of neck and head. Feels better after sleep?

Neck pain worse at night. Turning head makes it sharp feeling and when I lie down it throbs on right side of neck and head. Feels better after sleep?

Nerve impingement?: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve.

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Neck Pain (Definition)

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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.

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I m suffering from sharp neck pain sine 5 days. ..I m not able to move my head...What is the reason n treatment.

I m suffering from sharp neck pain sine 5 days. ..I m not able to move my head...What is the reason n treatment.

Severe neck pain: Sorry to hear this. Must consider: 1. Muscle strain 2. Muscle spasm 3. Disc abnormality (herniation, bulge, tear...) 4. Facet joint irritation (whiplash joint) probably time to see a doctor. Weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever, bowel or bladder changes would be very worrisome symptoms if you have those as well.

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I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible.

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I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor.

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Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Some type of: Physical exam is vital to diagnosing muscle-skeletal problems. A Virtual Consult on Health Tap with accompanying audio-visual component may help since you can demonstrate what movements cause pain and whether there are other symptoms. Otherwise, you should see a doctor. Most family docs & primary care docs are experienced in diagnosing & treating such problems. Dr. Anne

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I've been having neck pain, sharp hot pains in head and the feeling of something pushing through the back of my throat. What could it be?

I've been having neck pain, sharp hot pains in head and the feeling of something pushing through the back of my throat. What could it be?

Uncertain: I can't be clear but a lot of neck pain can be muscle. You also have bone and disc in the neck, joints in the neck. Each of these could be contributing to your symptoms. Your best the decision would be to see your physician and get in evaluation. You may need consultation, you may need imaging, but I can't be certain from what you tell us at this point what the symptoms are due to

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc.

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Fluroxtine side effects - sharp pains from left side of head right down to left hip. Shoulder/neck pain. Nausea. Feeling Drugged up today. 3rd week?

Fluroxtine side effects - sharp pains from left side of head right down to left hip. Shoulder/neck pain. Nausea. Feeling Drugged up today. 3rd week?

Fluroxtine effects: Discuss with your doctor, it may not be the drug for you and they could try others. Nausea, myoclonus, balance bruxism (teeth grinding), buccalglossal syndrome, gastritis has been reported and some of these can cause unusual muscle pains.

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Sharp pain in head only. Last a couple secs nausea dizznies and spaced out neck pain tightness in back of headlightheadness shouks I go to er?

Migraines: The symptoms that you describe are likely a tension migraine. Going to the emergency room is not necessary unless symptoms worsen. Call your doctor in the morning to get an evaluation and treatment.

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Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?

Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?

TMJ: Likely TMJ, which can be serious. Something more serious? You need an exam to know for sure. See a board certified oral surgeon for diagnosis. He can treat you, or refer you.

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Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I

Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps

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Sharp neck pain, light headed, blurred vision. Went to ER and told me to go home and take panadol (acetaminophen). Would like a second opinion?

Sharp neck pain, light headed, blurred vision. Went to ER and told me to go home and take panadol (acetaminophen). Would like a second opinion?

Go to your doctor: Go to your medical doctor and have a complete physical examination, this is the best source of a second opinion.

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June 20 experienced sharp shooting pain on R side of neck below the base of the head. Ear pain/severe headache. Felt neck pain earlier in the day.

Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultrasound (or go to the emergency room) as soon as possible. If there's a dissection, then antiplatelet or anticoagulant (often for 3 months) is treatment to lower your risk of stroke. If no dissection, likely nothing dangerous.

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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia.