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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Both Sides Of Face

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Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck pain: Would consider PT, massage, liftign techniques, Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or flexeril at night. Warm shower in AM, ice when home from work If lifting constantly consider breaks every 30 minutes for 1-2 minutes to shake out neck. May consider a few days of neck collar, sometimes at night it helps the neck from rolling all over f/u with doc /urgent care. . ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I sometimes get a feeling of tightness on the left side of my head, I wonder what could be the problem. Could you please shed some light?

I sometimes get a feeling of tightness on the left side of my head, I wonder what could be the problem. Could you please shed some light?

Muscle contraction: You may be experiencing muscle contraction headaches. Best approach is to try and reduce trigger which is most often stress. Speak to your doctor about a referral for cognitive behavioral therapy for stress reduction. ...Read more

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Hi! I have had a very bad stuff neck on the left side for about three weeks. It hurts and feels very tight when I lean my head to the right?

Hi! I have had a very bad stuff neck on the left side for about three weeks. It hurts and feels very tight when I lean my head to the right?

Several possibilitie: The most common cause is muscular. Spam, strain or pull.
Swollen lymph nodes could also cause this.
Try massage and anti inflammatories, like alleve. If things don't abate, see your dr. ...Read more

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Heavy and tight feelings on my head for about a week, started with nerve twitchings on right side of my head. Now starting to cover also the left side?

Heavy and tight feelings on my head for about a week, started with nerve twitchings on right side of my head. Now starting to cover also the left side?

Tight head/twitch: May be sinusitis, change of season (try zyrtec) or lyme or herpes I (I have seen bad headaches with this) which responds to acyclovir. can also be cervicalgia from nerve compression/irritation in neck, though you are young, may also be from TMJ (tempormadibular joint) or teeth grinding f/u w/doc within 48 hours ...Read more

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Trigmenial tightness on right side of face for 5 months. No pain just tightness and pressure feeling. Tests all normal. Will it go away?

Trigmenial tightness on right side of face for 5 months. No pain just tightness and pressure feeling. Tests all normal. Will it go away?

Specify which tests?: Not sure what exactly you're saying by using the word "Trigeminal" with the word "tightness" related to the face since facial muscles for the most part are handled by the Facial nerve. The trigeminal nerve is mainly sensory (there is some facial motor function but not much)...so are you talking about a SENSE of tightness or actual muscle spasms or tightness? Wanna meet? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have for a month tightness in the left side of my head was 3 times inER all blood tests and head scan came ok fella like my head is inflamed?

I have for a month tightness in the left side of my head was 3 times inER all blood tests and head scan came ok fella like my head is inflamed?

TMJ: You have covered most of the important areas. This makes me wonder if you have some "minor" yet painful problem. If you have TMJ this might feel like that. You did not say where on the side your head hurts. It also could be there if you have dentures that do not fit right.
An otitis externa can also feel this way. Instead of the ER see your primary care doc or get one. ...Read more

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What can cause left side of face to feel tight kind of numb. Feel tired no ambition?

What can cause left side of face to feel tight kind of numb. Feel tired no ambition?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I have a swollen irritated area on the side top tight side of my head that hurts when I touch it. Its allso givinge headaches?

See your doctor: It's hard to know without having more information and being able to examine the area. However, it sounds like it may represent a skin infection. I'd suggest you call your physician to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering what this stabbing, warmness and tight sensations on my left side of the head near temple? Along with anxiety.

Hi, I was wondering what this stabbing, warmness and tight sensations on my left side of the head near temple? Along with anxiety.

Tension headaches...: Your head is covered with very thin muscles that in moments of stress can get tight and cause headaches. The fact that you mention that you are suffering of anxiety as well increases the chances of this diagnosis. However, if this is new for you it is always advisable to see your doctor for exam and tests as needed or necessary if persistent. If headache gets severe it is time to go to the ER. ...Read more

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I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

Osteoarthritis: At your age degenerative disease of spine is most common cause of your symptoms. Tingling in head is from irritation or pinching of nerve in upper part of neck. ...Read more

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I'm having tightness in the left side of my neck and toward the front of it. It's not constant, it comes and goes. The pressure goes to my head too?

I'm having tightness in the left side of my neck and toward the front of it. It's not constant, it comes and goes. The pressure goes to my head too?

Several causes: Are possible. The most likely cause is muscular. If one is involved in motor vehicular accident or sudden stop or fall, sports any of these can cause the pain. The pain is frequently in the sternocleidomastoid muscle This is a large muscle that involves all of the areas you. If persists see your doc. ...Read more

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For the past 4 months the back of neck and sides feel tight when turning head and all day long done meditation herbs nothing works this is everyday?

For the past 4 months the back of neck and sides feel tight when turning head and all day long done meditation herbs nothing works this is everyday?

You need an evaluati: You need to see your physician and have an evaluation. This may be a muscle or pinched nerve or some type of inflammatory arthritis.since it is for four months you need to have it clarified. ...Read more

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Sense of trigmenial tightness on right side of face for 5 months. No pain just tightness and pressure feeling. Blood tes all normal. Will it go away?

Sense of trigmenial tightness on right side of face for 5 months. No pain just tightness and pressure feeling. Blood tes all normal. Will it go away?

Tightness: If you are experiencing tightness, this is more likely your facial nerve. Also, could be something associated with your electrolytes. CN 5 should move your jaw, CN 7 moves rest of your face. ...Read more

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For the past month now I've been experiencing tightness/tingly sensations on the right side of my face. I have also been very tired. Is this anxiety?

For the past month now I've been experiencing tightness/tingly sensations on the right side of my face. I have also been very tired. Is this anxiety?

See your doctor.: It could be related to fatigue or anxiety, but could be symptoms of a mild stroke or other neurological condition. Although you are young, you should get checked out by your dr. ...Read more

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Right side face feels weird all of a sudden, sort of tightness, I've had a really bad headache and a bitter taste.?

Right side face feels weird all of a sudden, sort of tightness, I've had a really bad headache and a bitter taste.?

Could be a migraine.: Migraines do not have to cause just a bad headache...They can cause many abnormal symptoms. Still, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stabbing pains in top right side of head started one week ago, usually followed by tight band feeling around back of head. Could it be serious?

Headache.: Although headaches can be serious, this sounds like a tension headache which is painful, but not serious. If the headache started suddenly, is associated with fever, neck stdffnes or light hurts your eyes if would get checked. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 25 and for the passed three day I have had tightness on one or both side my head and when I eat something my jaw gets tight what could it be?

Hi I'm 25 and for the passed three day I have had tightness on one or both side my head and when I eat something my jaw gets tight what could it be?

Some possibilties: Without an exam, I can only give general information, and spasm of the neck is quite common can be with poor posture, working over something on top of a desk, or just out of the blue.
rest, cervical collar, maybe physical ther. Maybe NSAIDS and muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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My shunt valve feels heavy is this normal? It doesn't normally feel like this and I've had headaches twice now my shunt side head is very tight why?

My shunt valve feels heavy is this normal? It doesn't normally feel like this and I've had headaches twice now my shunt side head is very tight why?

Headache: Shunts are too subtle and complex to diagnose with online questions and answers! If you have a shunt for hydrocephalus and a change in your headaches, seek medical attention. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, neck pain, or even coma or death can result from shunt malfunction. Significant symptoms may require a CT or MRI, or a trip to the hospital!! ...Read more

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The last few days on my shunt side is tight and it feels like something is pushing against my head or brain from the inside should I get this checked?

The last few days on my shunt side is tight and it feels like something is pushing against my head or brain from the inside should I get this checked?

Yes: If you are talking about a VP shunt, then call your neurosurgeon and make an appointment. Urgency depends on the severity and duration of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Not really pain, right side in my head feels like being squeeze/tight/tired since tues night. Right neck/shouder feels tired at times. Carrying heavy bag

See headache doctor: Your description is consistent with a tension type headache. If you'd be interested in a private consultation for work up of the problem using a special logging tool that can help suggest the best type of intervention then, please go to www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make a Virtual Appointment.

Be Well- Be Strong- Be Happy ...Read more

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Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?

Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?

Muscle Spasm: This sounds like a muscle spasm. I would apply heat, little bit of massage may also help relax those tight muscles and you may take Ibuprofen for pain as needed. ...Read more

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Will trigmenial neuropathy last forever? I have no pain just more aware of nerve in side of face with pressure and tightness feeling all the time. Can't deal with this anymore

Will trigmenial neuropathy last forever? I have no pain just more aware of nerve in side of face with pressure and tightness feeling all the time. Can't deal with this anymore

See a neurologist: You need to see a neurologist
you can talk to one of our neurologist at health tap. You can get a very good information and advice but since you live in England they could prescribed any medication for you.
you can ask specifically for an appointment with neurologist by scheduling a time in their concierge virtual practice
i recommend Dr Dariush Saghafi ...Read more