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Throbbing Pain In Neck And Back Of Head
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?
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
Stress headaches: Sounds like tension headaches which result from poor posture or maintaining prolonged positioning of neck w/o taking breaks. Neck muscles can spasm and put tension on the back of head. New onset headaches in young females need a workup and braun mri. Also need to consider underlying neck injuries and occipital neuralgia. Bottom line- you need to see a neurologist or a pain specialist. ...Read more
Why would Tylenol#3 or morphine injection cause an increase in pressure type, deep squeezing sharp pain in neck and back of head?
Yes, narcotics can B: -a source of these symptoms as well as causing headaches. ...Read more
Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?
CervicogenicHeadache: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, parasthesias. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have neck pain, stiffness, burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.
Neck pain and funny feeling to back of head when I move my head feels like something's stuck in my head?
I have neck pain and it seems to occur when in the cold. I can feel a knot at the bottom back of head next to the spine. Any thoughts?
Several: It sounds muscular & you may hold your neck in a tucked or lowered position when cold creating some muscular pain as you attempt to stay warm limiting your range of motion & the cold makes the muscles tighter or stiffer as you generally are not moving about as much. The large neck muscles attach/insert themselves at the base of your spine so you will typically feel a "knot" or tightened muscles. ...Read more
Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?
May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by 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
I have a throbbing pain on the left back side of my head. No neck pain but pressure in my temporal sides as well. What can this be?
It can be time: To get examined and treated: cannot be diagnosed online.. ...Read more
My neck pops then white hot pain in neck and up the back of head also an increase of saliva reoccurring but maybe two three times a year?
Fell backwards upside down on back of head. Heard noise in neck upon impact. Lot of neck pain, but can move neck and do activities. Rest or go to doc?
Go to doc asap: The neck is one of those areas in which you could cause significant damage to the spinal cord if a fracture goes untreated. I am assuming all of the weight of your body fell in top of your neck which is not a good thing. You need plain films and additional flexion and extension views to rule out a listhesis/slippage. CT and/or MRI might need to be considered if there is suspicion for fracture. ...Read more
Episodic pain staying 1min every 45min right side back of head with vestigeous feel 7days runng.1stly there was neck pain, vomittin now no vomit, neck?
See your doctor: This can be something as minor as the flu or something more ominous. See your doctor. ...Read more
My sister 18 has a neck pain & headache in the back of head for 4 months. She usually took painkillers but for past week seems worsened. Why?
Good question: The history is scant so anything may cause her headaches. Painkillers are not the answer for headaches. She needs to see a physician to determine the source of her pain. It could be a migraine, a muscle tension, a reaction to chronic use of painkillers, a food sensitivity or even a brain tumor, although that is rare. ...Read more
Hit back of head hard. Immediate strong headache. Area feels cold (not to touch but like after ice). Neck pain too. Should I go to the hospital?
Closed head injury.: If you have change in mental status, in sensation, motor power, or vision may need to be looked at with physical exam, eye exam and Ct scan of the head ASAP. If persistent headache without any of these symptoms have it checked out through your primary care doctor in the office setting, ...Read more
Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?
Pain in neck shoulder and arm. Unable to move. Burning deep intense pain. Cant straighten. Worsening with time. Headache back of head coming on. Help?
Need this checked: Could be a spinal versus neurologic issue. See your doctor or a neurologist. Would not wait on this. ...Read more
60 year old man has bumps and what feels like small lumps on the lower right side back of head accompanied by severe headache and severe stiff neck pain for the last 4 or 5 days?
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During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?
Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated. ...Read more
Hit my forehead on car door. Had CT can was neg, been a week since injury have neck pain and pain on sides and back of head. Should I be concerned?
Not really: What you are describing is a post-concussive syndrome that usually resolves within 6 to 8 weeks.... ...Read more
Having pain in neck, back of head, and muffled ear only on left side. My teeth are shifting right now from losing retainer. Could this be the cause?
Yes, possible.: Your neck pain, head pain, and ear issue could be caused by the TMJ on that side. When your teeth shift and change your bite, the change can cause premature and damaging contacts of your teeth while chewing or grinding during sleep. You may want to rule out TMJ and bite issues at your dentist prior to seeing a medical doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
Neck pain on right side. Sharp, and acute and consistently present the entire day. Sometimes accompanied by sharp pain in scalp on right side, back of head and above ear, that causes me to wince.?
Is tramadol effective for headache (back of head) and neck pain (tension). or would a muscle relaxer be more effective?
Tramadol: Tramadol is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain, headache and neck pain included. Tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more
Acid reflux sufferer, neck pain back of head pain, pain inbetween shoulder blades today egg smell when burpes v worried what r these pains & smell?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
42 yrs old female started having pain in neck, back of head, high blood press & now lower jaw and right arm are shaking. Reason? Pinched nerve may be?
Difficult diagnosis: If it involves numbness, I would recommend getting an EMG test to see if there is a nerve involved. It could be a focal seizure, and seeing a doctor could help tease that out. They might order an EEG. Another possibility is an atypical migraine. Multiple sclerosis is another possibility. The shoulder should be looked at as a source of the pain as well. ...Read more
Neck pain radiating to back of head, persistent dull headache, with neurological symptoms similar to brain injury worsened by substances. Causes?
Neck pain into middle/back of head, pain above eyes and back of head for over a week! Ear popping aswell! Any idea?
Neck pain: Likely arthritis in the neck (cervical spondylosis). Neck muscles that insert on the back of the skull become tense in an attempt to maintain good posture which leads to headaches. These headaches originate in the back of the head and migrate forward. Often the headaches worsen through the day. The popping noise are the facet joints of the cervical spine rubbing together and transmit to the ear. ...Read more
Daily twitching eyelid on left side with headache over eye that comes and goes. Sometimes neck pain or pain on back of head also. Eye is dry also.
No simple answer: The most common cause of achy pain around the eye that I see, comes from irritation of some nerves in the upper neck near the base of the skull. When they are irritated, there may be a tender spot to pressure over them in the neck but the body may be most aware of the pain felt around and behind the eye - called referred pain. For this particular cause, tratment must be delivered to the neck. ...Read more
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