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Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers.?

Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers.?

Neck issues: Have you had a good exam of your neck with possibly radiologic studies to check if you have pinched nerves that could cause these symptoms? Could also be a migraine. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...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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What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

A few thought.: This is not an easy answer and something youneed to ask your physician. One thought is TMJ also know as temporal mandibular joint syndrome = in your jaw joint. The complaints you have coudl fit this. We can see this with neck/shoulder muscle syndromes. Ask your physician to evaluate you for these problems. ...Read more

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Both cheeks on face still tingling on and off since 12/24. I don't have visual probs, no stiff neck, no headache. Does this sound serious? I'm 18.

Both cheeks on face still tingling on and off since 12/24. I don't have visual probs, no stiff neck, no headache. Does this sound serious? I'm 18.

Might be ok: It does not sound worrisome. Tingling is not always a sign of an illness, and since the symptoms come and go, there may not be much of an explanation in the end.

A total loss of sensation or weakness, especially on one side, is more concerning.

There's nothing wrong with checking with your doctor, but a week of symptoms like this is not an emergency. ...Read more

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I have milk layer in mouth, body pain, stiff neck, some times tingling feeling in body, no fever or cough for almost 1 month. Any suggestions?

I have milk layer in mouth, body pain, stiff neck, some times tingling feeling in body, no fever or cough for almost 1 month. Any suggestions?

Does not sound good: The "milk layer" in your mouth suggests thrush (fungus) and this is not a good sign in adult unless specific cause is known such as recent antibiotic and/or steroid/inhaler use etc. Immunosuppressive state such as HIV is a cause of concern. Since you have symptoms for about 1 month now, it is time to consult doc to find out what is causing your trouble. Good luck. ...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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I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

Osteoarthritis: At your age degenerative disease of spine is most common cause of your symptoms. Tingling in head is from irritation or pinching of nerve in upper part of neck. ...Read more

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Ringing in left ear, tingling, pain on crown of head. Some soreness and stiffness on pack of neck?

Ringing in left ear, tingling, pain on crown of head. Some soreness and stiffness on pack of neck?

Neck pain: Ringing in ear is probably not related to the neck pain, could be due to hearing loss or ear problems. Neck pain could be due to disc disease in the neck. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a very stiff neck and my head to feel super heavy?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain, stiffness, and headaches you can also get neck pain/stiffness from a muscle strain. See your physician if these symptoms do not clear up. ...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

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Bumped my head 34 hrs ago, cut which bled but didn't hurt that much now it and the surrounding area is painful I have headache, stiff neck, is it ok?

Headache: Althought the stiff neck is likely to be due to neck muscles strain, it would be wise to see a physician who could examine you and determine if there is a need for further testing. ...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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Stiff neck unable to turn head! Vertebrae problems?

Stiff neck unable to turn head! Vertebrae problems?

Head turning: It may be a vertebral problem but it may be a muscular problem. You may have torticollis or a wry neck. If you do it will respond to heat or ice treatment and analgesics or muscle relaxants. If no response see your doctor for further evaluation and xrays of your cervical vertebrae. ...Read more

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Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Muscle contraction: There are many things we need to know. Do you have a fever? If you do you need to see if physician. If it is a muscle contraction headache it may improve with heat. You could have a sinus infection too. You would best see your physician to clarify this ...Read more

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Bumped head 9 hours ago. Stiff neck immediately, headache pain level 1 starting 1 hour ago. Neck. Still stiff. Am I Ok? Besides stated, feel fine.

Bumped head 9 hours ago. Stiff neck immediately, headache pain level 1 starting 1 hour ago. Neck. Still stiff. Am I Ok? Besides stated, feel fine.

Should be evaluated.: History suggestive of trauma to your neck or possibly brain. You should be evaluated by a neurologist just to be sure that there is no serious trauma. ...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?

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 experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches. I still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck. Pls help?

I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches. I still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck. Pls help?

Likely migraines: Cluster headaches are headaches on one side of the head with eye tearing and/or nose running on that same side of the head that make you agitated and pace that last 15-180 minutes untreated. Migraines last 4+ hours untreated and are more often associated with nausea and blurred vision. The distinction matters since we treat them differently. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to further discuss ...Read more

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I fell last night & hit my head on a drive way really hard, today I’ve had a slight headache and stiff neck, am I probably fine? Or should I be worrie

I fell last night & hit my head on a drive way really hard, today I’ve had a slight headache and stiff neck, am I probably fine? Or should I be worrie

Concerned: Some residual ache can be expected but one can never be certain that you might have a concussion or subdural hematoma problem. If the headache gets worse and any nausea, neurologic symptoms or visual distortion occurs, need to rush to ER. Regardless, in case of doubt get examined. ...Read more

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I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?

I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?

Torticolis: Cholesterol shouldn't have anything to do with a stiff neck. It sounds as though you have strained the neck muscles leaving them in spasm. Time and anti-inflammatory medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may be useful in relaxing the tissue to normal. Failing that, you may want to look into osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation. Daily exercise can help avoid this problem before it occurs. ...Read more

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I Have a pulsating in my head and a stiff neck, no other symptoms.

Cannot diagnose: There is no way in which to even guess what is going on without more history and a physical exam. The medical care in UK is outstanding. Go and see a local doctor. Hope this works out OK and this advice is of value. ...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