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What to do if I have been experiencing a severe sharp shooting pain in the back of my head.?

What to do if I have been experiencing a severe sharp 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

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What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?

What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?

Shooting pain: See your regular family doctor for an examination to sort out the cause of your shooting pain. The pain could be coming from your head or neck area or from the ear. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Shooting pain: Usually, without treatment might progress. It is multiple neuralgic pain. A neurologist will identify the nerves and a pain doc will treated. Local infiltrations with local anesthetic and steroid will help, as well as some other oral pills. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have sharp shooting pain on back of the head. The pain comes and goes. What will be this?

I have sharp shooting pain on back of the head. The pain comes and goes. What will be this?

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

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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?

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

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When I start a run, I get a shooting pain up the back of the right side of my neck and up into my head. It goes away when I rest. What might this be?

When I start a run, I get a shooting pain up the back of the right side of my neck and up into my head. It goes away when I rest. What might this be?

Slipped disc??: Just like you have heard of people having sliooed discs in the lower part of their backs they also have them in the spinal vertebrae too. You should be evaluated by your doc and maybe get a cervical collar and maybe get a neck traction device. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Foreign Body?: Although anything is possible, it is unlikely that a simple laceration sustained several years ago would still cause discomfort unless contaminated with a piece of glass or debris, or if the laceration involved a nerve which hasn't healed properly. ...Read more