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Stiff Neck Back Pain Headache
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
Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more
Possible: Your symptoms may be related to TMJ. It is likely that there may be other things going on. Is your life stressful? Poor ergonomic work conditions? Traumatic events? You may need a multifaceted treatment, working with a TMJ dentist, primary care, massage, PT to help you. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Okay, I'll play: I'll see your dizziness rubbery legs, neck and back stiffness and raise you fever nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Seriously, you must think doctors have truly superhuman powers of divination to expect an answer to a 7-word post that doesn't even contain a verb. Thank you for the compliment, but it isn't true. Read some of the posts here that got real answers to learn how to post a real question. ...Read more
ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more
Pl get checked: While you seem to be having symptoms of whip lash, with nausea and headache, you should get checked for any sign of head injury or concussion. Depending upon the time elapsed from the MVA, or severity of your symptoms and exam findings, your doctor can recommend watchful waiting or order imaging study to rule out such a possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense
Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Midface Migraine: It is common for a migraine to be misdiagnosed. It is difficult to diagnose when pain is in a different location such as face, maxillary sinus, neck, upper teeth or jaw. The diagnosis can be elusive and results in a misdiagnosis of neuralgia, sinus headache or atypical facial pain. See otolaryngologist and headache specialist; one cause for a headache does not exclude the presence of another ha. ...Read more
Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tension headache: The combination of headache, stiff neck and pain behind the eye would often signify a tension, or stress, headache. The history of the development of the symptoms would be most helpful in determining this diagnosis. Naturally other entities should be entertained and anything from glaucoma to meningitis could be the cause of these sympoms. A visit to your doctor is in order if it persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever 100.6 severe head pressure @temples & back of head.Vertigo nausea neck pain swollen glands back pf arms calfs?
Right side neck tightness , arms tired and fatigued, hip tightness, stiff neck and back, overall pain?
May be spondylitis.: See a rheumatologist first for labs and X-rays. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Muscle pain: Many times neck and muscle pain is due to weakness and inhibition of the lower terapezius muscles causing excessive tightening of the upper trapezius muscle and of the neck muscles. Scapular stabilization retraining exercises are very helpfu. Avoid the drugs especially muscle relaxants as they are only sedatives for the most part and don't address the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Sore, stiff neck. Headaches (I usually never have headaches) back pain &a nausea. what is making me feel so bad? no temperature (as far as I know).
Not clear: Could be viral, mechanical, internal etc but since this is new you would do best to see your physician ...Read more
Have severe headache with stiff neck and back pain, shooting pain down my right leg. Is this something I should worry about?
Possibly: You are describing a fairly broad range of symptoms which are likely unrelated. If any of your symptoms are debilitating or have persisted for more than several day, then you should see a physician for further evaluation/treatment. If you have had a fever associated with your headache and stiff neck, you should seek immediate medical attention to rule out meningitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i walk i get low back pain then i get upper back neck ,headache, then i get off balance an stiff neck an headache, an vision trouble . why?
Lower back pain...stiff neck that goes away when I move it ...on and off mild headaches....jaw pain ...feel heartbeat in my back...what could this be ?
Various symptoms: I doubt that these varied symptoms are interrelated. It's best to have a physician take a thorough history and system review, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Low back strain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, tension headaches, prominent aortic artery pulsation with or without aneurysm come to mind. Your MD will sort all this out. ...Read more
I woke up with headache, stiff neck, lower back pain , neck pain, eyes hurt , sinuses hurt and very tired. What could be wrong?
Been docs for the 10th time been told I got migraines AGAIN! Headaches weak arms/pit tired nausea pain behind eyes stiff neck top back pain ? Not sure
See a neurologist: Your migraines do not appear to be under control. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, frequency, associated characteristics, and intensity of these headaches and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did I have the flu? Headache,fever of 102.3,stiff neck,chills,sore throat,back pain. My fever dropped but still a little stiff neck and sore throat.
Can back pain(pain along d spine) be the only symptom for meningitis without having headache, fever and neck stiffness?
Severe headache for a.week sore throat neck pain and stiffness, Going on 7dys bad neck and upper back pain. CT and xray clear? Meds work semi briefly
I have fibromyalgia, tinnitus, sciatic pain, migraines, Stiff neck, back pain, time to time sinusitis etc...so what should I do to lead a normal life?
Take things: One step at a time. Speak to your doctor. Focus on the most important complaint and tackle the next one and so on. Have frequent scheduled visits with your doctor can allow you to have the support you need. Seek out online groups or real groups for moral support. The best advice can come from other patients that found a way to continue living a normal life. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible viral inf: Sounds like what happens when you get a viral infection. So long as no fever or neurological signs of problems, no lessening of mental status or function, etc. then, conservative treatment and steady as she goes.....hydration (water best), you can certainly do an anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or Naprosyn...or if you prefer smething like a couple of ES Tylenol (acetaminophen) per label instructions, REST... ...Read more
Started w/ lower back pain last Wed. Pain started moving up my back on Fri. Today I had all over back pain along with a stiff neck right side. Why?
I have gotten a stiff neck along with lower back pain ,so do i visit a neurologist or orthopedist ?
Stiff neck and back: pain are common problems. Primary care doctors can often deal with this as can chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists. Private practice neurologists will vary a bit in their approach and are well trained to treat these problems conservatively. Orthopedic surgeons like to order scans and operate on things. I would go with a conservative approach first (read up on both topics) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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