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Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Occipital neuralgia: involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed. ...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

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Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness ?

Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness ?

Need more history: Are all of these symptoms on one side of your head? Did they all start last week? Feel free to schedule a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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Inside of my mouth in the back is hard. No tooth pain no swelling but radiating pain in nrck, shoulders and back of head. ?

Inside of my mouth in the back is hard. No tooth pain no swelling but radiating pain in nrck, shoulders and back of head. ?

See Oral Surgeon : Anything hard other than a boney outgrowth of the jaw is something to be considered seriously. I'd recommend seeing an oral surgeon or ENT as soon as possible. ...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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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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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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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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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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I have bad pain in my lower back and shooting pain that goes down to my leg and up to my head. I feel like something cold is running down my back ?

I have bad pain in my lower back and shooting pain that goes down to my leg and up to my head. I feel like something cold is running down my back ?

Get seen : See your doctor. Consultation with a neurologist or neurosurgeon would be appropriate. Pain going down the legs is association with back pain can be due to a number of things including compression of the cord or nerve roots. But back pain traveling to the head is a curious symptom & needs a doctor's evaluation. If recent & getting worse, get seen right away. ...Read more

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