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I have been suffering from on going ear pain for over a month now. It comes with sharp pains in my head, neck and back of my ear. All on the right side. I've seen my primary doctor but he said its nothing. It prevents me from sleeping unless I take pain k

I have been suffering from on going ear pain for over a month now. It comes with sharp pains in my head, neck and back of my ear. All on the right side. I've seen my primary doctor but he said its nothing. It prevents me from sleeping unless I take pain k

Probable muscle pull: There are a series of muscles behind the ear involved in the movement of the head. Pulling one of these muscles could easily cause the pain you describe. If that is the case there are some conservative measures you could do to make it better. There are also some pinched nerves that can cause pain in that area. To sort it out completely a little more info would help. Such as pain moving. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have sharp shooting pains from neck into back of my head?

Should I be concerned if I have sharp shooting pains from neck into back of my head?

Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more

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I have a bad neck and back but now I've got sharp shooting pains travelling up the back of my head, what should I do?

I have a bad neck and back but now I've got sharp shooting pains travelling up the back of my head, what should I do?

Neck pain: You should visit a spine specialist in the office for evaluation and treatment. You may or may not require a referral to a neurologist to evaluate for occipital neuralgia. ...Read more

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Entire neck hurts. Head heavy. When I look up or to sides I get random sharp pains in back of head. Hear a lot of cracking. Going on for 3 days?

Entire neck hurts. Head heavy. When I look up or to sides I get random sharp pains in back of head. Hear a lot of cracking. Going on for 3 days?

See a doctor: Sounds like time to see a doctor. Whatever it is, that will be the best way to get relief. From the symptoms described it might be an injury or an internal condition involving inflammation or swelling putting pressure on nerves. Why guess? Even if one hits on the name - that won't relieve the pain. Go, get it treated and get a good night's sleep. Best! ...Read more

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I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches. I still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck. Pls help?

I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches. I still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck. Pls help?

Likely migraines: Cluster headaches are headaches on one side of the head with eye tearing and/or nose running on that same side of the head that make you agitated and pace that last 15-180 minutes untreated. Migraines last 4+ hours untreated and are more often associated with nausea and blurred vision. The distinction matters since we treat them differently. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to further discuss ...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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Random sharp head pains for a few seconds. I get them a lot but this time had a pain in the side of my neck to. Neck been sore to recently. Related?

Sounds like tension: Tension headaches can give sharp shooting pain. I'd get checked by the doc at least once, though, because it would help to do a physical examination and rule out other stuff. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pains in Both sides of my head and by my ears. Also tense neck. What could be causing the head pains?

I've been having sharp pains in Both sides of my head and by my ears. Also tense neck. What could be causing the head pains?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck. Followed by head pain. Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck. Followed by head pain. Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Age and medical hx?: So age and previous medical history will play into the diagnosis here, but if you don't have a previous history, and are relatively young, I would likely chalk this up to muscular. Possibly something suboccipital (base of skull), which may press on one of the nerves running up front along your skull. An osteopathic physician could help with this; muscle relaxants may also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp fuzzy pain in head when move my neck. Tingling and burning down one side of face. Head ache when I wake up. Sharp shooting pains?

Sharp fuzzy pain in head when move my neck. Tingling and burning down one side of face. Head ache when I wake up. Sharp shooting pains?

Head pain: You MAY have a pinched nerve or another condition. Please see your doctor who will diagnose and treat accordingly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pains in rt side if head for a while. Now seeing 'sparkles' and numbness and pressure on rt side of head neck and shoulder. Very tired?

Sharp stabbing pains in rt side if head for a while. Now seeing 'sparkles' and numbness and pressure on rt side of head neck and shoulder. Very tired?

Could be a migraine: With aura. Could be related to chronic neck tension. See a neurologist for the headache and ask for a referral to a physical therapist to address the mechanical dysfunction of your neck spine and muscles. ...Read more

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I think I might have Occipital Neuralgia due to sharp shooting pains in my head and neck, is there any point seeing a GP?

I think I might have Occipital Neuralgia due to sharp shooting pains in my head and neck, is there any point seeing a GP?

See below: Seeing your GP could be a good start especially if you need a referral to a specialist. Shooting pain in the head/neck could be occipital neuralgia or related to your cervical spine. These are common conditions treated by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I think I suffer from anxiety and sometimes I have trouble sleeping and maybe 4 days ago that happened to me and I have neck and head sharp pains

I think I suffer from anxiety and sometimes I have trouble sleeping and maybe 4 days ago that happened to me and I have neck and head sharp pains

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. See doctor to rule out medical conditions related to head and neck pain. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Grinding my teeth but I'm trying to sleep, while doing that feel tiny sharp pains near neck. Been having neck issues for a bit. Neck & back. & back of head? What could I do for relief? What is this?

Grinding my teeth but I'm trying to sleep, while doing that feel tiny sharp pains near neck. Been having neck issues for a bit. Neck & back. & back of head? What could I do for relief? What is this?

Teeth\neck\back?: Probably all related to stress, bruxism and muscle strain. Short term and immediate: Advil, Aleve, (naproxen) Motrin, determine cause of stress and try exercise, relaxation techniques, do what is fun for you. Long term: see dentist regarding bite analysis. See MD if you can't control stress levels on your own. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in neck with pain in shoulder what can this be? For the past 3wks I have been have a crook in my neck causing sharp pains. It is hard to turn neck at times. The pain sometimes cause throbbing in head neck base down my left shoulder. I ha

Having sharp pain in neck with pain in shoulder what can this be? For the past 3wks I have been have a crook in my neck causing sharp pains. It is hard to turn neck at times. The pain sometimes cause throbbing in head neck base down my left shoulder. I ha

Neck pain: These symptoms could be caused by muscle spasm leading to nerve entrapment causing the pain in your neck and shoulder. However these could also be caused by vertebral displacement in which case surgery may be the cure. My suggestion is see your physician and have him get an MRI of your neck scheduled to rule out any surgical need. ...Read more

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Visable vein in neck. Head pressure sharp pains in throat. Very worried. 23 year female?

Neck: Hard to tell from your description. I would have it checked out with your doctor or if its really severe go to the ER ...Read more

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Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side. Get Sharp Pains Periodically. Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?

Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side. Get Sharp Pains Periodically. Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?

Eagle's syndrome: This type of pain may be caused by glossopharyngeal neuritis and/or elongation or calcification of the styloid ligament commonly referred to as Eagle's syndrome. In a true Eagle's syndrome, intraoral palpation of the styloid process through the tonsillar fossa will precipitate an attack of pain. Rec.: see a dentist for PAN x-ray and evaluation, or ENT or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Sore neck aches and right between my shoulder blades, and sharp pains on top sides or back of head that last a few seconds. I'm 11 weeks pregnant!

Sore neck aches and right between my shoulder blades, and sharp pains on top sides or back of head that last a few seconds. I'm 11 weeks pregnant!

See below: Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Ribcage pain can be from rib joints. Its important to establish a diagnosis. See ortho. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should consult a doctor at your earliest. Women often have atypical pain from heart disease and that needs to be excluded. ...Read more