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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), i would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read more

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Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night.  pressure in the back  of the head &  painful stiff neck. What is it?

Migraine headache? : Your symptoms are suggestive of vascular headache. But if you are under lots of stress than also you at wake up with stiff neck but usually not pounding headache. Try Antiinflammtory medicine like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). Drink lots of fluid bid this is recurrent episode please consult your MD ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup i would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see your PCP or your neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Abscessed top back tooth for a month. Pus drainage, stiff neck, headache,swollen cheek is bruised, no pain/fever since last wk. Still fluey. No insur.

Abscessed top back tooth for a month. Pus drainage, stiff neck, headache,swollen cheek is bruised, no pain/fever since last wk. Still fluey. No insur.

Try Obamacare: Check to see if you qualify for Obamacare, which has a dental component. In addition, dental schools and hospital residency programs offer dental care at reduced rates. Try to contact ASAP to avoid bigger problems. ...Read more

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I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

Go to ER: Go to the emergency room. Now. These can be symptoms of meningitis, a life threatening and contagious condition. There are other conditions that are less common for a 27 year old. Infections like cat scratch fever and some other serious infections and inflammatory conditions can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a stiff neck for months, hurts when i turn my head to the right...Discovered lump on left side right next to spine..To press - slght hdache?

I have had a stiff neck for months, hurts when i turn my head to the right...Discovered lump on left side right next to spine..To press - slght hdache?

Get assessed: Anytime you have a newly found growth, you need a physical exam. It may be something concerning, or it may be a trigger point. Trigger points can present as a small nodule, often just lateral to the spine in the muscles, and pressing on them can cause shooting pains to other areas, and occur with spasms. However, with any new type of growth, you will need a physical exam to be sure what it is. ...Read more

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Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Stiff neck, headaches, earache and face numbness are associated symptoms of TMD. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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Friend and i knocked heads yesterday's really hard.Got an instant headache. I still have headache and now when i chew it hurts. Also stiff neck.

Friend and i knocked heads yesterday's really hard.Got an instant headache. I still have headache and now when i chew it hurts. Also stiff neck.

Post traumatic HA: Head hits can lead to daily headache, plus muscle tightness of face, jaw and neck. Likely this will resolve on it's own within 4 weeks or less. For the first 2 weeks, it's okay to take over-the counter Ibuprofen or Naproxen as needed. If it persists beyond 2 weeks, get in to a neurologist for evaluation and management. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more