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Does a sinus issue cause the back of head and neck to ache?

Does a sinus issue cause the back of head and neck to ache?

No: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause pressure/pain in the face and over or between the eyes. But usually sinusitis doesn't cause occipital headaches or pain in the neck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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In sinus pain in back of head?

In sinus pain in back of head?

Possible: As stated previously, sphenoid sinus problems can refer pain to the top or back of head. See an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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I am having pain/tingling in right side of neck and head, right side of lymph node swollen, right ear and sinus pain. Any ideas?

See below: It could be infection or sometimes lymph nodes can swell as a result of malignancy. If the infection you reported has resolved, the lymph node swelling should resolves within two weeks. If it doesn't, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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God does sinus pain ever get any better cuz my cheeks teeth neck and pretty much my whole face kills I'm on amox clav but not to better help?

God does sinus pain ever get any better cuz my cheeks teeth neck and pretty much my whole face kills I'm on amox clav but not to better help?

MY be something else: If your only symptom is pain then it may not be an infection. I see many people with "sinus pain" who have headaches or migraines or jaw and teeth problems. If you can breathe easily through your nose and you have no yellow or greenish mucus it is possible you do not have a sinus infection and therefore antibiotics will not help you. You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could thrombosis of the cranial venus sinuses be the cause of worsening 4year Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and neck ear and sinus pain?

Could thrombosis of the cranial venus sinuses be the cause of worsening 4year Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and neck ear and sinus pain?

Venous sinus: The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drains into the venous sinuses. Thrombosis of venous sinuses are likely to slow or impair CSF absorption which is likely to be associated with intracranial hypertension or worsening of this latter condition if present ...Read more

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Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Possibly migraine: You are having a migraine issue. The ear pain may be from teeth clenching or grinding partly related to your anxiety or less likely an inner ear infection. You need to talk to your doctor and get examined. Glaucoma should be ruled out as the cause for the eye pain- get the eye pressure checked since it may lead to permanent loss in vision if left untreated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

See a doctor: Sounds like you have some serious problem please find a qualified doctor who can diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more

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I spit out black specs shortly after I rinse out my nose. No noticeable mucus. Sinus infection? White under the black. Slight sinus pain. Sore throat.

I spit out black specs shortly after I rinse out my nose. No noticeable mucus. Sinus infection? White under the black. Slight sinus pain. Sore throat.

Maybe residua of inf: Ection. Did you have a "cold" in the past 2-3 weeks? It is probably broken pieces of clot. If it doesn't disappear soon see your local ENT to have a look-see. ...Read more

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It's been 4 days since I got sick stuffy nose sinus pain sore throat swollen glands body aches when is this going to end I feel like I'm getting worse?

It's been 4 days since I got sick stuffy nose sinus pain sore throat swollen glands body aches when is this going to end I feel like I'm getting worse?

Acute viral URI: This is usually self-limited and seldom lasts longer than 5-7 days. If this persists and is not improving suggest you go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

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My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

Sinus infection: A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek bones. Acute sinusitis lasts less than eight weeks and with each episode lasting no longer than 10 days. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Tight head at temples, back of head, and forehead. Getting over cold and have minor ear issues as well. Slightly sore neck as well. Muscle? Sinus?

Tight head at temples, back of head, and forehead. Getting over cold and have minor ear issues as well. Slightly sore neck as well. Muscle? Sinus?

Headache: Your pain may be due to a sinus infection as well as muscular because of your sore neck. Try ibuprofen-sinus for relief. ...Read more

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Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

See your Dentist: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately. Without radiographs and a physical exam, it is impossible to say what is causing this pain.
You could have one of the following issues: impacted wisdom tooth, infected tooth, sinus infection, fractured jaw, neuralgia, or a tumor.
It sounds like a tooth issue, but your dentist can help diagnosos your problem. ...Read more

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Left side headache in the temple & top & back of head pain in face jaw under eye and next to nose and neck pain dr said sinus? It went away then c/b

Left side headache in the temple & top & back of head pain in face jaw under eye and next to nose and neck pain dr said sinus? It went away then c/b

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, temple, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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My mother has been feeling dizzy like fainting, pain in back of head and neck nausea and happens out of nowhere what can she have? Help please

My mother has been feeling dizzy like fainting, pain in back of head and neck nausea and happens out of nowhere what can she have? Help please

Your mother: May have a serious condition and may need to be evaluated sooner as opposed to later. She may need some tests to be done. If this is sudden and new she may benefit from ER evaluation today. If this old and not sudden, but more gradual, and she feels fine otherwise- calling her Doctor in the AM to be seen would be prudent. We try not to diagnose in this forum. ...Read more

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Something is pulling in back of head and neck hurts to turn?

Something is pulling in back of head and neck hurts to turn?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem.
See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps. ...Read more

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Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Pinched nerve?: Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck or scalp can cause sensations like this. See a doctor and have it checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why am I having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Why am I having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Stress HA = migraine: Your headaches are almost certainly migraines. Although stress can aggravate them, it is likely that you would still have headaches even if you were completely stress-free. The otc meds you take for the head pain can result in rebound/medication overuse headache. You should see a neurologist and get put on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute headpain med, ie a triptan (ie imitrex). ...Read more

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Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Muscle tensioin: Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites. The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

Most hot and cold: Sensations involve misfiring or some sort of dysfunction of the sensory nerves of the skin. The sensations of redness and warmth to the touch suggest dilation of blood vessels...it almost sounds like a type of "hot flash." How old are you? Sometimes menopausal hot flashes are perceived in a localized part of the body vs generalized over the entire body. Review with your doctor to decide on tests ...Read more

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Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?

Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?

See pain doctor: If you haven't already been evaluated by an interventional pain physicians for radiofrequency neurotomies, that should be the next step. If the headaches are truly cervicogenic headaches they may likely be successfully treated with radiofrequency neurotomies. ...Read more

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M58, two days back had pain spasm in head over rt. Ear. Next day woke up and having pain in top and back of head and neck. Bp 170/92. What is this?

Ha: You should see your doctor to make sure the headache isn't from anything serious. Based on your description there are many possibilities, some serious and some not so serious. ...Read more

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Have head tension/pressure, applied heat pad now have throbbing in back of head and neck. Why is that? Is this serious?

Headaches/Neck pain: The association of headaches and neck pain may be seen in cases of tension, problems with posture, lack of sleep, and with trauma or lesions of the cervical spine. The most appropriate course of action is seeing a medical doctor to start a diagnostic process and treatment. Chiropractic doctors may help the posture and release tension in neck and back. Exercise and relaxation are very helpful. ...Read more

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Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?

Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?

Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that unnatural position. This will cause pain. ...Read more

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Burning back of head and neck. Can't even sleep. Also severe nausea?

Burning back of head and neck. Can't even sleep. Also severe nausea?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more