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Sudden sharp pain in right nasal all the way up jaw line and side of right head and neck. Moderate sharp headache on the right side only. Rt eye pain?

Sudden sharp pain in right nasal all the way up jaw line and side of right head and neck. Moderate sharp headache on the right side only. Rt eye pain?

Get it checked out: It may be trigeminal neuralgia however it could be problems with your sinuses. See your Physician and get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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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My son told me he has been jerking off. And he has been haveing a really bad sharp pain in the back of his head and neck. What could this be is it bad?

My son told me he has been jerking off. And he has been haveing a really bad sharp pain in the back of his head and neck. What could this be is it bad?

Masturbation: Masturbation is a natural and normal part of the human experience. So, I am very impressed that your son felt safe enough to talk to you about this. I wish there were more parents like you.

The headache could be related but there is little to go on here with your question. I can think that there is some intensity to his orgasm that even could cause a seizure-like reaction. I would see the doc. ...Read more

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Brief intense sharp pain in right earlobe. Pain pulses, lasts 5 to 30 seconds. Twisting head and neck to left sometimes helps. Had this all my life

Hard to say: I would start with a ear, nose and throat specialist. This could be anything from a a tumor near the ear canal (ocoustic neuroma) to chronic otitus (an inflammation inside the middle ear). You might need an MRI or ct to start the diagnostic process. Sometime dental issues get referred to the ear, also. ...Read more

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What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves. ...Read more

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head only. Last a couple secs nausea dizznies and spaced out neck pain tightness in back of headlightheadness shouks I go to er?

Migraines: The symptoms that you describe are likely a tension migraine. Going to the emergency room is not necessary unless symptoms worsen. Call your doctor in the morning to get an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Occipital bursitis: This is likely from where a tndon in your neck attaches to to base of your skull. Many doc recommend nsaids or cortisone injection to fix this issue. Sometimes sleep postion or repetitive motions exaserbate this problem. Seeing a doc to rule out ear infection and mastoiditis would be a good idea, however, your symptoms are not consistent with this. Heat pack might help as well ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I

Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps ...Read more

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Shooting sharp on-off pain on one side of the back of the head and neck for about 2 weeks. Now a bad all-over headache that seems to go down to spine?

Because of the: Change in nature of your headache for the worse and your age, you should see a physician to rule out some more serious conditions that could be brain related but it could also be from a cervical spine or neck problem as well. ...Read more

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Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Some type of: Physical exam is vital to diagnosing muscle-skeletal problems. A Virtual Consult on Health Tap with accompanying audio-visual component may help since you can demonstrate what movements cause pain and whether there are other symptoms. Otherwise, you should see a doctor. Most family docs & primary care docs are experienced in diagnosing & treating such problems. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Constant headache. Sharp pain staring at base of neck/shoulder goes into head. Jaw and ear pain. No meds are helping. Should I be concerned?

Constant headache. Sharp pain staring at base of neck/shoulder goes into head. Jaw and ear pain. No meds are helping. Should I be concerned?

See neurologsist: Check the focus of the pain at the "base of the neck/shoulder" for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause of the pain. Moreover the proteomic biomarker l-homocysteine will quantify the titre of the infection utilizing energy resonance testing. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me when I get headaches, my head burns up, my neck hurts, my shoulder & arms have sharp pain, light headed, blurred vision.

What's wrong with me when I get headaches, my head burns up, my neck hurts, my shoulder & arms have sharp pain, light headed, blurred vision.

Migrane or fibromyal: It is possible you have true migrane headaches neck and shoulder trigger points associated with fibromyalgia also can cause these symptoms but that's still not all the possibilities you may need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

See your Dentist: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately. Without radiographs and a physical exam, it is impossible to say what is causing this pain.
You could have one of the following issues: impacted wisdom tooth, infected tooth, sinus infection, fractured jaw, neuralgia, or a tumor.
It sounds like a tooth issue, but your dentist can help diagnosos your problem. ...Read more

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When I eat and chew sometimes I get sharp pain in my neck and ear, and headaches on and off is it possible that I grind my teeth at night?

When I eat and chew sometimes I get sharp pain in my neck and ear, and headaches on and off is it possible that I grind my teeth at night?

Yes: It sounds like you may have a poor relationship between your upper and lower jaws. This can cause grinding/clenching and tooth pain upon chewing. See your dentist for an evaluation and history. ...Read more

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Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes, forehead, & back of neck.?

Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes, forehead, & back of neck.?

HeadacheFromAlcihol: Headache next morning after drinking alcohol the night before can be due to many causes1dehydration and can be prevented by drinking lot of water the night before & in the morning.2It may be related to the chemicals in ethanol like acetaldehyd. Cogeners, flavonoid&Tryptophan3Red wine gives headache in some due to sulphides4Individual Responce. Many get red in face&more prone 5Migraine trigger ...Read more

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I've had headaches, some memory loss and tightening in the head and neck. What is going on?

Get this evaluated: Perhaps the headaches are migraines, and the tightness is of muscle contraction character associated with this. Some folks with migraine do experience "hemicrania dysphrenia transitoria" where confusion and memory loss occur. But make sure that you are not at risk for other brain conditions, and that your problem doesn't involve medication or recreational drug rxtns. ...Read more

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For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?

For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?

Analgesics?: Your headache could well be referred from neck, and you could have arthritic issues in the spine, but there are several other problems to consider, so you need an exam and a diagnosis. Hard to tell you what meds to use, as different conditions are treated based on cause. Might try localized warmth on neck, and might find benefit in supine position. Regardless, enlist the help of your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat positional vertigo? Its causing me to have major headaches and pain/heaviness on the back of my head and neck.

How do you treat positional vertigo? Its causing me to have major headaches and pain/heaviness on the back of my head and neck.

Confirm it first: Benign positional vertigo can cause significant symptoms (namely the sense of room spinning). It usually does not cause pain or headaches. I would get into see your primary or an ENT to ensure you have the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for nearly 6 weeks at the back of my head and neck, sometimes I get a slight earache do I need to worry about this?

Possible TMJ: Your earache could be associated with a TMJ disorder. Headache is common in addition to a forward head posture of 4 inches on average according to research. Each inch forward is 10 lbs on neck so we see cervical vertebrae instability with jaw joint problems leading to headaches at the back of the neck. You may want to consult a dentist trained in treating TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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The right side of my head and neck have been hurting and I had a headache today something I don't normally have. Could it be from a bad tooth?

The right side of my head and neck have been hurting and I had a headache today something I don't normally have. Could it be from a bad tooth?

Perhaps: You ned to see your dentist to check your teeth and jaw joint, and your physician to check your neck & head. Don't try to self-diagnose...Have the appropriate professionals do an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?

I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean something sinister such as inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cod. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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Why am I having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Why am I having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Stress HA = migraine: Your headaches are almost certainly migraines. Although stress can aggravate them, it is likely that you would still have headaches even if you were completely stress-free. The otc meds you take for the head pain can result in rebound/medication overuse headache. You should see a neurologist and get put on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute headpain med, ie a triptan (ie imitrex). ...Read more

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My husband has had severe headache for five days with multiple lumps forming on head and neck.

My husband has had severe headache for five days with multiple lumps forming on head and neck.

Headaches that last: Headaches can be either transient, minutes to hours, or more chronic, as over the course of days. Duration of a headache is important in knowing the cause, as is the nature of the headache (pressure, pounding). Systemic problems related to infection and medication side effects can cause headaches and should be evaluated by a health care provider. Acute changes require more urgent attention. ...Read more

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Been experiencing anxiety symptoms since sunday only they are worse with major headaches and severe numbness in my head and neck.

Been experiencing anxiety symptoms since sunday only they are worse with major headaches and severe numbness in my head and neck.

This could be more: Than just anxiety. See your doctor to check out what is going on physically. If they do not find physical condition seek psychotherapy. Good luck and let us know how you are doing. ...Read more

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Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?

Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?

See pain doctor: If you haven't already been evaluated by an interventional pain physicians for radiofrequency neurotomies, that should be the next step. If the headaches are truly cervicogenic headaches they may likely be successfully treated with radiofrequency neurotomies. ...Read more

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I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

Migraine: Sounds like you have migraine which is defined as intermittent disabling headaches. Migraine can cause pain in the head, neck and sinus area. They are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting. It may be hard to function during a migraine event which may last 3 days. If you can get to sleep now, this would likely shut off the pain. Best of luck. ...Read more