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Throbbing Pain In Back Of Neck
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 throbbing pain at the back of my head, top of spine base of back of neck, hurts when I go to standing or move around, is this serious?
Potentially: Headaches have the potential to be serious. If this lasts more than 24 hours or develops additional symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
This morning, I woke up with a throbbing pain near the top of my back/bottom of my neck on the right next to the vertebrae. How can I treat this?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated to find cause of problem so be treated. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 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.
I have a hard marble sized painless lump on the back of my head above my neck and a weekly very slight throbbing pain in the back right corner of head?
Must be examined: Could be a lymph node or a growth-get examined. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My neck, back upper left, feels a bit stiff. Does not idle-hurt but anything that elevates my heart rate causes throbbing pain there. Been 1 week now.
Exam: Cannot be diagnosed online. Proceed to you local UC clinic for an examination or make an appointment to see your PCP. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Pecan size lump in crease of arm about a year now. Doesn't move not warm or red or throbbing etc. Sometimes pain upper arm, shoulder, back of neck. Was in both arms, now just left arm.?
See MD: You need to have it evaluated by a physician. Could be a cyst, infection or enlarged lymph node. No way to tell without an examination. ...Read more
I've had a bad headache and throbbing in temples throat back of neck. My doctor gave me hydroxyzine but now I feel sleepy and in pain. What should I do?
I quit smoking hookah at the end of December. Now sometimes I get a throbbing pain In the top of my back throat. What could it be?
Be seen: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Hi, I have a throbbing pain in the front left part of my neck that comes and goes, is that normal.
No It Isn't!: There are several things that could be causing it most fairly simple but some that could be more troublesome. You should get an appointment to see your md as soon as you can & describe what is going on so they can check it out. Better to be safe! ...Read more
I have a throbbing pain in the left side of my neck and is off and on, when I do physical activities?
Exam: Get a physical exam and x-rays if necessary. ...Read more
I have a throbbing pain in the left side of my neck that started lastnight but has gotten much worse since then. Is this normal?
No: The pain is not normal. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Dissection?: Carotid artery dissection could do that. If no other symptoms, see doctor asap. ...Read more
Migraine with neck triggers. Usually is one-sided, mostly in women and associated with blurred vision, tinnitus, lacrimation, sensitivity to light/noise, nausea and neck/arm pain. At this point if the headache >14 days/month is considered episodic and easier to manage.
Se your headache specialist for evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more
Two days ago the right side of my neck/shoulder started with a pulse/throbbing pain. What can I cause this?
Two days ago I got this throbbing pain in the lower part of my neck, think that it could be my thyroid. It lasted for a couple of minutes only.?
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