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Sharp Pain Back
Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?
Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more
? salivary blockage: Most likely not, but also make sure you do not use qtips. They are an instrument of the devil. Rare salivary blockage can do it. See if it is specific foods (ie sour). Rare rare reportable tumors can do it, but unlikely. ...Read more
20yrs software developer, have moderate, sharp pain back of neck right just below skull. Almost constant. Should I see neurologist or physiatrist? Thanks!
Neurologist: Unlikely to be due to a serious cause but have a check up if it continues ...Read more
Sharp pain back of L knee when I bend it, especially going up/down stairs. Stabbing pain when kneeling on it. No injury, no swelling. Been appx 4 months.
RA: These symptoms may be related to a ruptured bakers cyst however I am more concerned for joint destruction by your RA and you should see an ortho surgeon for evaluation and keep your rheum in the loop. ...Read more
When my migraine begins to die down, I have pain left over, really localised specific areas of sharp pain, back of neck, over eye, top of head. Why?
Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?
During my period I have sharp pain back of my head on the left, waving down my ear and shoulder. It's so sever I feel my brain would explode.?
Migraine: Most likely these are migraines. Rarely associated with a dangerous condition, but potentially treatable. Speak with your doctor, possibly a neurologist. ...Read more
Sharp pain back of head. Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus. Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it? Pain usually face, not top/back head
Depends: It depends on which sinus. For example if the sphenoid sinus is involved you may feel it in the center of your head. Ethmoid sinus may give you eye pain. Also if they are infected, the lymph node drainage is variable and back of head/ neck may hurt. So it depends ...Read more
I had sharp pain back left side were rib cage ends, now moved to left front side. Stomach large, very fatgue, light headed at times. Also have large uterine fibroid could all be related?
Thoracic Spine Pain: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more
Sharp pain in back of my head when I rotate my head. It is a sudden and quick pain and goes away quickly. It occurs irregularly.?
Pain with movement in areas of the body which have high tendencies of injury could mean a musculoskeletal injury.
It is good to know more history including onset of pain, the frequency (constant or intermittent), previous similar history, does the pain radiate to other locations, any previous trauma to the area, have you taken any otc meds, does it hurt if you push on the area of pain. ...Read more
You prob have a muscle injury rather than disc or nerve damage.
Suggest intermittent ice and moist heat, 15 each time alternating about 3-4 times per day.
Advil will also be effective as anti-inflame and for pain.
If still present in one week, or worsening, then seek medical help.
Hopefully it will improve in the next few days. ...Read more
I keep getting a sharp pain in back of my head and im suffering with lightheadedness its frightening me please help?
Today, experienced a sharp pain in back of my head while masterbating, which I do twice a day. The pain lasted for some minutes. What can be the cause?
Not related: This is likely unrelated. If it recurs, speak with a doctor. ...Read more
Esophageal Spasm: Often times the esophagus will spasm with very cold food or drink and may be felt in the back. Usually nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Fainting spells...First feeling of sharp pain in back, and I can feel like someone is pushing their finger through my back to my chest, then I faint?
You need to be seen: It may be a vasovagal response to the pain, . ...Either way you need to be seen. ...Read more
Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. Randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?
Pleurisy, perhaps: If this has been going on for a few days, then I would schedule an appt with my primary care doctor. This could be something more serious, but if it is only a day or two, then some anti-inflammatory medicine taken wtih food might help with the pain. There are several things that can cause referred pain though and these might need to be evaluated ...Read more
I have sharp pain in back and stomach. It feels like there's a knife in my stomach that's coming out of my back : (it hurts a lot. Could this be serious?
Possible ulcer: Is best for you to see your physician and see if this is an ulcer. But maybe something else and you may need to see a guess urologist. But with the symptoms you have this is what you should look for. ...Read more
Frequently experience sharp pain in back in the area where the heart is when I am walking. Any ideas?
Probably: Musculoskeletal but recommend further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Head injury- 2 days later. Sharp pain in back of head when bending over and it goes away after standing up. Neuro exam normal.
Need more info: If you hit the back of your head this could be occipital neuralgia, another possibility is a pinched cervical nerve which can get more compressed with certain neck positioning (MRI C-spine would show it); if sharp pain is primarily below the hairline, this could also be a muscle strain at the back of the neck (worsening with neck flexion), need more information to help you figure this ...Read more
Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise I would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?
Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more