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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

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


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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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High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

Sounds a lot: Like INFLUENZA (FLU!!!!) Drink lots of fluids, takes Aspirin or Acetominophen for the fever and REST!

If symptoms continue or worsen...Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for advice and possibly a hands on examination!
Good Luck BE WELL!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Stiff neck, pins and needles in head, left and right templesometime hurt and right hand gets numb, 3days ago I got a pain in the occipital bone. Help?

Stiff neck, pins and needles in head, left and right templesometime hurt and right hand gets numb, 3days ago I got a pain in the occipital bone. Help?

Pins & Needles: And the other symptoms you mention indicate the need for you to see your doctor. Once you know the cause you can do treatment. This could be due to migraine, pinched nerves, or something more. Please keep mind-body help in mind. If migraine or in need of pain management you can see a clinical psychologist who treats those situations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: Symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...Read more

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Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Body feels heavy, with stiffness of neck and back of head. Usually in the later part of day and worse while standing?

Body feels heavy, with stiffness of neck and back of head. Usually in the later part of day and worse while standing?

These are vague: And not uncommon symptoms. They are also very non-specific. Heaviness and stiffness generally suggest some dysfunction of connective tissues: muscles, joints, tissues that connect. It can be simple fatigue, but bony degeneration, muscle spasm and even injury can be the cause. These symptoms are often associated with stress as well. Try relaxing: deep breathing, meditation, massage. Ice/heat. ...Read more

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Have neck stiffness associated with pain and head pressure in back of head for 5 days now. Temp has been consistent around 97.4. Should I take nsaid?

Have neck stiffness associated with pain and head pressure in back of head for 5 days now. Temp has been consistent around 97.4. Should I take nsaid?

Head/neck pain: Sound musculosketal related to bad posture or strenuous activity. You can observe iif no weakness or numbness or bladder dysfunctions then try massages and neck stretching if that helps then most likely related to muscle pain. ...Read more

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25 m, hypothroidism-12.5 mcg throx, earthquake feeling and throbbingin back of head, in legs sometimes, stiffness in neck, cracking sound in back of skul?

25 m, hypothroidism-12.5 mcg throx, earthquake feeling and throbbingin back of head, in legs sometimes, stiffness in neck, cracking sound in back of skul?

Thyroxine dose: I don't know what is causing your symptoms. However, if you are truly hypothyroid, 12.5 mcg of thyroxine will not do much of anything. It is very low and will not replace what your thyroid is supposed to make. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, stiffness, burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

I have neck pain, stiffness, burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chickenpox is low. Shingles can occur at any age but especially is more common as we age. ...Read more

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I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?

I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?

Neck pain: At your age, a stiff neck is most commonly due to degenerative changes, meaning aging changes. For now, your symptoms should be well treatable with simple conservative measures such as stretching, range of motion exercises, and anti-inflammatory meds (such as ibuprofen, naproxyn). See an md if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I fall backwards while roller blading. There is a bump on my top right side of my head towards the back. And stiff neck hours later. Will I be ok?

I fall backwards while roller blading. There is a bump on my top right side of my head towards the back. And stiff neck hours later. Will I be ok?

You should be: You may be having muscle spasm in the neck (similar to whiplash injury). Warm compress to the neck, analgesic balm, massage to the neck, and pain killers on a regular basis, all may help if you do it every day for a week or so. ...Read more

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Need I be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Yes: Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. It sounds like you have suffered a concussion and need to not exert yourself until symptoms are 100% resolved. See the cdc website for more info: http://j.Mp/12m6hk4. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head on monday and its thursday night and the pain is getting worse on the back of my head and I have a stiff neck.?

I hit the back of my head on monday and its thursday night and the pain is getting worse on the back of my head and I have a stiff neck.?

Not uncommon: Similar to a car accident - you may feel worse several days after the accident. Did you lose consciousness? If so, then see your doctor for exam. Other concerning signs would be fuzzy thinking, headaches, dizziness, nausea, numbness / tingling in the hands or arms. If it is just stiffness and pain then I would see a chiropractor to help speed up the healing process. ...Read more

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I was hit on the head with a box that wasn't heavy. Before this I had stiff neck, shoulder, & back. What sign should I worry and should I see doctor?

I was hit on the head with a box that wasn't heavy. Before this I had stiff neck, shoulder, & back. What sign should I worry and should I see doctor?

Knocked out.: If the box you and you were knocked out it is much more likely you may have a significant injury. We look for neurologic findings such as mental confusion, upset stomach, eyes focusing properly, ambulating properly. You could also have pain in your arms or loss of function in your arms. ...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?

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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Back pain? Stiff neck? One side head numbness? Could this be a migraine?

Back pain? Stiff neck? One side head numbness? Could this be a migraine?

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, numbness, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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Head pressure saw a chiro who helped my head completely adjusted my neck and back now my back is in terrible pain and very stiff neck?

Head pressure saw a chiro who helped my head completely adjusted my neck and back now my back is in terrible pain and very stiff neck?

Stop seeing chiro: Why would you go to a chiro when it is clear that they are NOT helping you. I. Bet they charged you each time for 'treatments' There is a good chance they caused the pain you are in Now they will probably recommend additional treatments to treat the pain they caused!! Stop going. Save your money.

See a real doctor, preferably one who specializes in spine or pain. ...Read more

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Chronic stiff neck/neck pain and pain often goes to the back of my head and I get dizzy when I move my head in certain ways. +neuro problems. Help?!

Stiff neck: Any old trauma or whiplashes. You are welcome to check with the neurologist first to exclude rare but serious problems but most cases are helped by an osteopath, physiatrist or chiropractor. ...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?

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