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Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.

Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.

Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...Read more

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Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye. ?

Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye. ?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. You can try warm compresses and ibuprofen as well. ...Read more

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Pain in back right side of my head?

Pain in back right side of my head?

How bad?: Headaches are very non specific. One sided pain could be due to migraine or sinusitis. Stress or cluster type of headaches. If you have a very bad headache, then that could be originating from brain and needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on the top left side of my head, numbness in left side of my face, what can it be?

Sharp stabbing pain on the top left side of my head, numbness in left side of my face, what can it be?

Emergency! Go to ER : Please all 911. Sudden facial numbness might be an evolving stroke. Immediately call 911. Do you have other risk factors besides diabetes for stroke such as elevated bold pressure? This could be an emergency.seek urgent medical attention. Call family/friends to seek help as well. ...Read more

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Migraine with sudden stabbing pain in the middle of right side of head.

Very common: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. The term, migraine, is often used to include a large number of clinical presentations. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of the upper back and left side?

Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of my stomach?

May be UR ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is very irritating to the gastric lining of the stomach, especially when it's not taken with food. Please make sure that you are taking it with food, and not by itself. It is such a strong irritant. You may want to try stopping your ibuprofen altogether, and seeing whether the pain goes away immediately during the time that you're off it or not.. ...Read more

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Unexplained numbness and sharp stabbing pain in the left side of my body. Suggestions?

Unexplained numbness and sharp stabbing pain in the left side of my body. Suggestions?

Upper or lower: Body? May consider a visit to the emergency room. How is your neck? ...Read more

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What's this new stabbing pain in the middle upper left side of my back?

See below: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have discomfort on the right side of my neck. Headaches on the right side toward the temple. And tension in right eye.

I have discomfort on the right side of my neck. Headaches on the right side toward the temple. And tension in right eye.

Right head&neck pain: Please see your doctor. You MAY have some type of nerve/neurological condition. Your doc may refer you to a neurologist. It's worth the time and effort to figure this out because it will provide safety and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?

Headache: Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten and hurt. Could be neck problem referring to that area or a greater occipital neuralgia. That is a nerve that runs behind your ear that can get irritated ...Read more

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Pain at the bottom of the back of my head on the right side. Plus pain in right temple and behind my right eye. What can it be?

Headache: Could be due to sinus pain or cerivical arthritis., the latter is true especially if you have had a an injury to your head or neck have this evaluated, possibly xrays. ...Read more