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Sharp Pain In The Back Of Head
Bad headache kept waking me from sleep last night.Sharp pain l, r, back of head.No nasal congest/drainage or fevers.Sharp pain if i bend over.No h/o ha?
What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?
Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves. ...Read more
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
Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?
Why would Tylenol#3 or morphine injection cause an increase in pressure type, deep squeezing sharp pain in neck and back of head?
Yes, narcotics can B: -a source of these symptoms as well as causing headaches. ...Read more
Sharp pain in back of head on left side , comes and goes accompanied by nausea , dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now ... Any idea what's causing this?
Can not pin point th: These symptoms are non specific for any condition. But if your symptoms are persisting still, then you shouild see your doctor for examination and perhaps have some tests to find the cuase. Headaches can cause nausea but if headache is severe and persistent you may need to have your head/brain checked with a ct scan or MRI scan of the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today. ?
I get Sudden sharp pain in the back of my head with any physical activity. Its very sudden and excrutiating worst pain of my life what could it be?
Could be serious: Assuming this has just started happening, you need to be seen immediately in an ED. If it has been going on for weeks, you can make an appointment but go to the ED if it comes and stays or gets worse. ...Read more
Need an exam : No pvt doctor go to er.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get sharp pain in the back of my head more on right side.It comes and goes.Also my neck is sometime stiff and can't move in any direction.Thank you?
Occipital neuralgia: hi Amila, You may have an irritation of one of your occipital nerves. These nerves are formed from upper nerve roots of the cervical spine, and they course through a couple of layers of neck musculature to innervate your scalp. You may have some tight neck muscles compressing this nerve intermittently. Try icing your neck, physical therapy, or see a dr for an occipital nerve block procedure. ...Read more
I have had my migraine for 3 days now, but today I have had a really sharp pain in the back of my head on my left side is that bad?
Contact your doctor: The pain could be part of migraine, such as an icepick headache symptom, but you might suffer greater occipital neuralgia on the left. In brief, migraine issues may vary from pt to pt, and you may benefit from a different treatment program. At the least, sort all of this out. ...Read more
My son told me he has been jerking off. And he has been haveing a really bad sharp pain in the back of his head and neck. What could this be is it bad?
Masturbation : Masturbation is a natural and normal part of the human experience. So, I am very impressed that your son felt safe enough to talk to you about this. I wish there were more parents like you. The headache could be related but there is little to go on here with your question. I can think that there is some intensity to his orgasm that even could cause a seizure-like reaction. I would see the doc. ...Read more
What would cause sharp pain behind the knee that occurs shortly before a sharp pain in the back of the head? No other symptoms of dvt: just pain!
Should i go to the ER for this headache? It started last night, while jumping rope/working out. It was a sharp pain in the back of my head, on the right side only. It has lasted til now. Advil seems to dull the pain, but it does not go away. It is worse w
A : A moderate or severe headache that is new or different from those that have been experienced in the past, and that does not go away with over-the-counter medications is a good reason to seek medical evaluation. The medical evaluation could be conducted by a primary care provider or an urgent care provider, who could determine if an emergency is present. While there is a low chance of a serious problem, like the sentinel headache of a ruptured aneurysm, the consequences of such a problem could be life-threatening. ...Read more
Slight eye ache followed by a sharp pain in the back of my head/neck especially when i'm walking or moving my head too much. What could this be?
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