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I have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

I have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

Probably not: Though a simple musculoskeletal neck pain, with perhaps some irritation of the occipital nerves, is most likely cause, only an evaluation by your doctor can rule out more worrisome causes.

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I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

I have this sharp throbbing neck pain on the back of my neck, left side by my spine every time I move my head from side to side. Occured during stress?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.

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Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Facet, disc, nerve: You may have irritated a higher cervical facet joint. Less likely you could have a cervical nerve root irritation or an occipital nerve irritation. Try gentle heating pads, ice, range of motion of your head and neck, gentle stretching, and go see your doctor to see if physiotherapy, medications like antiinflammatories, anti-spasmodics, nerve medications or injections may help you. Good luck.

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Have been having throbbing pain in my neck and lower back any idea what it is?

? not connected: Throbbing neck pain and discomfort in the lower back shouldn't have any direct connection. If symptoms aren't relieved by tylenol (acetaminophen) or persist, have your physician check you for any inflammation in the neck muscles, nodes, thyroid, carotid artery, etc.

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What could cause extremely uncomfortable throbbing pain between neck and shoulder going underneath shoulder blade?

Nondiagnostic: Without a thorough history and physical examination of the area, the problem is nondiagnostic at this time. However an irritable nerve or muscle may be causing the discomfort. If a rash appears shingles is a possibility. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician. In the meantime try cold or hot packs and rubbing liniment, and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help.

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For last few years having intermittent throbbing in back of neck and shooting, piercing pains in certain areas of skull, could this be serious?

For last few years having intermittent throbbing in back of neck and shooting, piercing pains in certain areas of skull, could this be serious?

Unlikely: Unlikely "serious" like life threatening since you've had same symptoms for a few years. I would see a TMJ specialist to rule in or out TMJ or occipital neuralgia.

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For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

See M.D.: This could be an infection, inflammation of the oral maxillary structures. You are too young to have high risk of anything cardiac, but that is in differential. If you have so much pain that you have nausea with it, you need to see an M.D.

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The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

See dentist: There are a number of possibilities. You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. This is not something you can treat yourself.

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My head hurts all over with throbbing pain in the back and on the sides, my neck hurts so bad too! Plus my ears have kinda been hurting also.

My head hurts all over with throbbing pain in the back and on the sides, my neck hurts so bad too! Plus my ears have kinda been hurting also.

Neck causes of pain: Much more history is needed to diagnose your problem. Sudden onset, fever/chills, or vision changes are serious and need immediate evaluation. Once those are ruled out, many headache causes come from the neck, called "cervicogenic headaches". Xrays/mri/physical exam/fluoroscopic injections can diagnose the problem. The scm muscle can cause headaches and ear pain.

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Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Absolutely: It can, and it sounds like you're on the right track with that oath appointment. Hope you start feeling better!

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I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

This isn't something: To mess around with on the Internet. You need to see a doctor. If it turns out to be something transient or trivial, I'll be happy for you but you need to know for sure what's going on. Dr. Anne

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Throbbing pain comes n goes in left temple head n back side, sometimes on right too, for a week. Left ear blocks n pressure on neck. I'm so worried. Weaknes?

Throbbing pain comes n goes in left temple head n back side, sometimes on right too, for a week. Left ear blocks n pressure on neck. I'm so worried. Weaknes?

Evaluation!: Any time you have headaches associated with weakness you need to be evaluated. I would call your Family Doctor ASAP.

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Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many of those nerves can travel to both the neck, back and head to cause the symptoms you describe.

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I have a forehead pain since 4 days. It starts on both sides, around eyes, back of head&back of neck with throbbing&heaviness in head. Plz help.....

Pain: Your pain may bedue to a sinus infection or amigraine. A visit yo yhe doctor can help distinguish the two.