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I had sharp pain on top my head, when I move just right. Then my neck feel like going spasm. What does this soumd like?

I had sharp pain on top my head, when I move just right. Then my neck feel like going spasm. What does this soumd like?

Neck pain: Neck pain when turning to the right that radiates to the top of the head and is associated with muscle spasms could be a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. Sometimes complications from a root canal can mimic a pinched nerve in the neck. See your dentist to ensure there are no complications related to the recent procedure before seeking a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain that keeps shooting up the center of my head. It radiates from my neck upward. Should I be concerned? This is the first time

Have sharp pain that keeps shooting up the center of my head. It radiates from my neck upward. Should I be concerned? This is the first time

Greater occipital N: This is commonly seen and usually is diagnosed as greater occipital neuralgia. The pain may radiate from the upper neck/back of head to the top and sides of head. It may occur unilaterally (one side) or bilaterally (both sides). Treatment includes physical therapy, medication, injections and/or complementary and alternative medicine. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my neck when I turn my head to the right. What can I do?

Sharp pain in my neck when I turn my head to the right. What can I do?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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How come I get a sudden sharp pain in my neck when I turn my head quickly?

How come I get a sudden sharp pain in my neck when I turn my head quickly?

Muscle or nerve: It is either a tight muscle or a nerve root irritation of the cervical spine. Both can be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

Maybe Torticollis?: This condition can have many causes, and sometimes no known cause at all. Some diseases, some medications, some trauma or strain all are possibly causes. And sometimes it just happens. Depending on how much acute pain you are in will determine if you need to be seen promptly ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had blunt trauma on the bottom right of my head after hours suddenly I started feeling a very sharp pain in that area extended to my neck help me??!

I had blunt trauma on the bottom right of my head after hours suddenly I started feeling a very sharp pain in that area extended to my neck help me??!

See a doctor: If you are being abused report this to the doctor as well. Ask if there are any safe shelters for you to go to. You may have a concussion or a brain injury and a pulled neck. Do not let anyone talk you out of getting help. ...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 - don't seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my neck when I tilt my head back. Happened twice at work what's the cause?

Sharp pain in my neck when I tilt my head back. Happened twice at work what's the cause?

Muscle spasm: Use ice and take ibuprofen for discomfort. Seek professional evaluation if condition persists. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.

Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinched or irritated. Try NSAIDs and if it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I turned my neck yesterday and I sharp pain with burning sensation traveled to the right side of my head. Is this something I should be concern about?

HOw long did it last: If the pain was only for a short period of time I would not worry. I might keep an eye on it and restrict your athletic activity for a short period of time, This was not following any type of trauma or accident?
I would wait a couple of days and if persist see your doc ...Read more

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Keep getting a sharp pain on the top of my head and pains in my neck, I'm a heroin addict and I've been getting these pains for some time, thanks Damo?

Keep getting a sharp pain on the top of my head and pains in my neck, I'm a heroin addict and I've been getting these pains for some time, thanks Damo?

Possible: Cervical nerve damage. Please consult your private physician and hopefully you have not developed neurological damage from abuse of heroin: good luck- get medical attention, ASAP. ...Read more

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What can I do if my head and my neck to my head hurt it was like a sharp pain. Is it whiplash?

What can I do if my head and my neck to my head hurt it was like a sharp pain. Is it whiplash?

No: If you have suffered a whiplash injuey, the answer is yes. But if there has been no whiplash, there has been no whiplash. ...Read more

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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a sharp pain around my left neck lymph node that is not allowing me to turn my head?

Should I be concerned about a sharp pain around my left neck lymph node that is not allowing me to turn my head?

Yes: Most likely coming from an infection in your mouth or throat. But yes be concerned and if not promptly improving with conservative measures get it checked out. ...Read more

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Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

I would: Go to the hospital, now. I would not even wait till the morning please. You need to know why this is happening. Please don't put this off till tomorrow. ...Read more

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Vision was a little off/ weird. Sudden sharp pain on right side of neck. Little bit out of it. Sudden but very very mild aches in head at random.

Vision was a little off/ weird. Sudden sharp pain on right side of neck. Little bit out of it. Sudden but very very mild aches in head at random.

Vision and headaches: , if there is associated pain or tenderness on your temples, should worry about temporal arteries, need to see an opthlmologist soon, but your symptom of neck pain, unlikely to cause vision, changes, with headaches, you have to be evaluated for a blood vessel disease, or autoimmune condition, may be nothing but err on caution ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hello, I was laying down and moved my head to the right and heard a loud pop. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck, I am having difficulty moving now.

You strained a: Muscle in your neck. It probably hurt when you changed position suddenly. Or you popped a vertebral disc, but that is very unusual unless you have had significant trauma to the neck in the past. Either way if it doesn't get better with ibuprofen and some massage, and if it primarily hurts right in the middle of the neck spine, then you need to go get some MRI at the ER. ...Read more

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Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I've had a sharp pain at the base of my neck that is sore in one place and I feel pressure in my head. Help idk what this is.

I've had a sharp pain at the base of my neck that is sore in one place and I feel pressure in my head. Help idk what this is.

Probably muscular: Frequently people will have pain at the base of the neck and this can be a cause of a headache. I would try some over the counter remedy to help this and maybe some heat. If there persists then I would see your doctor. If you have been straining or doing exercise or stress - all of these can be the source of your "pain in the neck"
Best wishes. ...Read more

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For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

The potential: Diagnoses for this symptom are quite extensive and include pinched nerve or aneurysm. You should see a health care professional for a thorough review of the historical information and a physical exam along with additional testing to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain left shoulder blade and neck today, getting much worse can't hold head up properly due to neck/back pain. Temp 35.4?

Sudden sharp pain left shoulder blade and neck today, getting much worse can't hold head up properly due to neck/back pain. Temp 35.4?

Need a full exam: These symptoms are indeed concerning as neck and back pain with a low temperature can be due to many issues. I would see a doctor face to face to examine your chest, neck and back to determine what is causing this finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain along the temples of my head till the back and in my neck and pain behind my eyeballs I get blurred vission at times. Why so?

Something isn't righ: Without an exam it would be foolish to identify exactly what - but that's why you need to have an exam. Sharp pain is usually a message to get attention - heed it! Hopefully it will be easy to deal with, but in any case that's the best 1st step. Best! ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest.?

Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest.?

Possibly from a: Pinched nerve from a slipped disc. Your dr may consider doing an xray and MRI of your cervical and thoracic spine to confirm this. God bless u! ...Read more

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Brief intense sharp pain in right earlobe. Pain pulses, lasts 5 to 30 seconds. Twisting head and neck to left sometimes helps. Had this all my life

Hard to say: I would start with a ear, nose and throat specialist. This could be anything from a a tumor near the ear canal (ocoustic neuroma) to chronic otitus (an inflammation inside the middle ear). You might need an MRI or ct to start the diagnostic process. Sometime dental issues get referred to the ear, also. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more