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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. Creighton Wright
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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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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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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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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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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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What causes pain in forehead, behind eyes&back of head and neck? Also numbness in head...This pain has started since 5 days? Is it serious? Justify

What causes pain in forehead, behind eyes&back of head and neck? Also numbness in head...This pain has started since 5 days? Is it serious? Justify

A variety of problem: The symptoms are non specific but could be sinus inflammation, migraine, tension headaches. Numbness is not a symptom of sinus infection. Pain in the back of the neck is not a symptom of sinus disease. All these symptoms together could be related to muscle hyperactivity (pain in the back of head and neck.) rule out sinusitis which is a remote possibility and then proceed to a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more