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Shooting Pain In The 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
What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?
Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
The back of my head is throbbing and it's very sensitive. Whenever i stand up pain shoots through the back of my head I have a fever of 100.3.
I have severe head pain in the back of my head, neck and shooting pain in my ear all at the same time.What could it be. The pain is 24hrs.A day.?
What is a shooting pain described as? I had a sharp sudden and short pain on the back of my head. Is that what they feel like?
Radiating: Yes, shooting pain is often a short, sudden radiating pain. It is not a dull, aching , or cramping type sensation. Shootong pain can occur spontaneously, or with certain movements. This type pain is often associated with nerve irritation, but can occur with some large muscle groups. In the head , it can be nerve related , migrainous, referred from the muscles of the neck, or from the cervical spine. ...Read more
Sharp Headache: It depends. Generally my rule of thumb to recommend medical evaluation is if the pain is increasing in frequency, duration, or severity. If so, get it checked. If it is out of the blue, comes and goes occasionally with no pattern or cause and effect then you can watch and wait. It can be upper back/neck muscle spasm - the most common cause in your age group. ...Read more
Experiencing sharp shooting pain at the back of the head. Starts at the base and goes up. What does this mean? What should I do?
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