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What could be causing a tendons in my neck to protrude causing pain and tightness in my face? My neck and face are sensitive to touch too

What could be causing a tendons in my neck to protrude causing pain and tightness in my face? My neck and face are sensitive to touch too

Irritated Nerve: Some nerves in the face and neck can become irritated or pinched as the come out of the brain. These nerves include the trigeminal and facial nerve. This would produce symptoms similar to those you describe. I would suggest talking to a neurosurgeon to see if this can be helped by medications, injections or perhaps surgery. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Can a pinched nerve cause pain in the neck (jugular area) and pain around the top of your head which is sensitive to touch?

Can a pinched nerve cause pain in the neck (jugular area) and pain around the top of your head which is sensitive to touch?

Yes: Pinched nerves can cause so much actual and referred pain. So, if you've had the pain for more than a week or few days, call your PCP, and have it examined, and see what is going on. If it's musculoskeletal, it's easily fixed or remedied with meds, PT, or osteopathic manipulation by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).If it's more than that, you'll be visiting a neurologists. So, start w/UR PCP! ...Read more

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Ache behind left ear and felt in neck when I turn head to the right? Sensitive to touch as well. Cancer? Lymph nodes? HELP!

Ache behind left ear and felt in neck when I turn head to the right? Sensitive to touch as well. Cancer? Lymph nodes? HELP!

Check for rash: A localizearea with radiation of the pain, is suggestive of a nerve pain, with involvement of likely muscular, as it is related to movement, it is important to see if there is no rash, as on some occasions, prior to herpes zoster, one can have these symptoms ...Read more

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Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many of those nerves can travel to both the neck, back and head to cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Pain on left side teeth, ear, temple and neck. Sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Pain on left side teeth, ear, temple and neck. Sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Get checked: You may have more than one issue going on. Get checked... I would check the left TM joint, the left ear, the occiput, the frontal sinus, the associated musculature, the teeth, and the throat for the presence of toxins, pathogens and allergens. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause skin to become sensitive to touch?

Can a thyroid problem cause skin to become sensitive to touch?

Thyroid and skin: This is not a common complaint of a thyroid disorder. If you were hyperthyroid (eg. Graves), you could be "hyper" all over, and I can imagine that could be manifest as skin sensitivity. If your thyroid level is normal (i.e. taking thyroid replacement) then these symptoms are probably not thyroid related. ...Read more

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Skin on left side of face sensitive and hurts to touch ear too and is achy. Left of throat irritated gums swollen. All on left. What is it? Remedies?

Skin on left side of face sensitive and hurts to touch ear too and is achy. Left of throat irritated gums swollen. All on left. What is it? Remedies?

Acute herpes zoster: Symptomatic treatment with analgesics is recommended. Also for most cases of acute HZ the use of antiviral therapy (acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir), is recommended to prevent postherpetic neuralgia. Take care. ...Read more

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Body/skin hurts to touch especially in my neck and back? Why!

Body/skin hurts to touch especially in my neck and back? Why!

Are you ill?: You can have sensitive skin and muscles all over your body, if you are feverish from a viral illness or the flu. Other possible causes would be environmental contacts that irritated you or localized trauma to those areas. I can't give you a lot more information without more detail on your end. See your doctor if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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The upper right side of my neck is very painful to the touch and also trying to turn my head and I have a terrible pain in the lower part of my head.

The upper right side of my neck is very painful to the touch and also trying to turn my head and I have a terrible pain in the lower part of my head.

Sounds like: A pinched nerve in your neck at the C-1-C3 levels.
A cervical collar may be helpful (this can be purchased in most Pharmacies) You also need a "hands on" visit to your Medical Professional for a neurologic exam and possible Cervical Spine MRI...Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been suffering with pain in the right side of my neck for the last 4 days. It doesn't hurt to move my head or touch the area though?

Neck pain: Common causes of neck pain such as muscle strain, vertebral problems, inflammatIon of thyroid, lymph glands, or carotid artery are usually aggravated by motion and have associated tenderness. Shingles (herpes zoster) may start as an ache for several days before the rash erupts. If symptoms persist or rash develops, get examined by your physician. ...Read more

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Hi my neck hurt and the back of my head hurt when I touch it or lay down my head hurt all over and it feels like something is crawling across it?

Neck and head pain: From what you are describing it sounds like you are having muscle spasms in the muscle in the neck up into the back of your head. These spasms can feel like something crawling across your neck/back of head. Without more information its tough to be more specific - Try moist heating pad and some advil or aleve (naproxen). If it continues or you have numbness in the arms please see a doctor. ...Read more

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The skin on my neck has an extremely strange/painful sensation when I touch it the left side and the right side feel different. Its in my shoulder too?

The skin on my neck has an extremely strange/painful sensation when I touch it the left side and the right side feel different. Its in my shoulder too?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care, ent, or dermatology doctor can evaluate. There may be irrigation of nerves in that area. It could also be shingles about to appear. Shingles skin lesions have contagious viruses from the time the skin lesions begin to break (feel damp or sticky) until after the skin is healing, covered with dry scabs or dry skin. If shingles, treatment should start right away. ...Read more

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Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.?

Hump on the back of my lower neck where my head joins the upper spine hurts to touch and causing headaches.?

Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) are caused by tight neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. The C6/7 level is a common area for pain due to a herniated or degenerated disc. Moist heat, ice and massages can reduce the pain. If it persists see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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The gland on the right side of my neck is very tender to the touch and hurts when I move my head certain ways. What could this be?

The gland on the right side of my neck is very tender to the touch and hurts when I move my head certain ways. What could this be?

Swollen Glands: Glands in the neck are often from infections in the mouth throat or skin of the face head and neck. If no obvious source is present have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello I keep getting pain in the vein on the right side of my neck when touched or pressed it makes the top right sife of my head hurt?

Hello I keep getting pain in the vein on the right side of my neck when touched or pressed it makes the top right sife of my head hurt?

Blood clot: Is a small possibility. You should get venous duplex scan if the pain is in the vein. Also warm compresses and Ibuprofen helps. Radiating pain seems like it could be due to nerve. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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The skin on the back of my neck is dark and sometimes when I touch it it stings. It gets irritated when I scrub it. How can I fix this?

The skin on the back of my neck is dark and sometimes when I touch it it stings. It gets irritated when I scrub it. How can I fix this?

Acanthosis nigricans: If you are a female, see an endocrinologist for anvaluation for pcos., otherwise see a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Fell back and hit the back of my head very hard on a concrete floor 2 days ago. Still very painful to touch and pain in neck. Should I see a Dr?

Fell back and hit the back of my head very hard on a concrete floor 2 days ago. Still very painful to touch and pain in neck. Should I see a Dr?

Head injury: Did you lose consciousness or feel nauseas after your injury? Are you having double vision? These are signs of a more serious injury that require immediate medical attention. That the area is sore is normal. Apply ice and take an anti inflammatory, if not better in a few days make sure you f/u with your doctor. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Would it be possible for HIV seroconversion to start now? It's been two years since exposure and my neck hurts on sides when I touch them or turn head

Would it be possible for HIV seroconversion to start now? It's been two years since exposure and my neck hurts on sides when I touch them or turn head

Unclear question: When were you last tested for hiv? It can take up to a year for antibody tests to turn positive. If you have any doubt, please see your doctor and get tested. Do not delay testing because you may be afraid. Early treatment is better for controlling the infection. ...Read more