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Tilt Head Back
Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.
Snap in top of neck/base of head the other day. Had craniotomy 5 weeks ago. It's tight and hurts a bit. It happened when tilting head back. Help...
Might be related: Your symptoms may or may not be related to your recent surgery. Would follow up with your neurosurgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Woke up with neck pain when I tilt head back. All other positions fine. Mid and lower back stiff as well, but are better after warm shower. What to do?
Give it time: Give it time and it should resolve. ...Read more
Sporatic dizziness laying in one position like the bed was standing up, up and closing eyes tilting head back, turning over in bed, standing, headache?
Possible whiplash? Dancing at concert wildly shaking head for hours. Now, week later, dull headache and some neck pain esp when tilt head back.
Pain in front of neck under chin, hurts to touch, to tilt head back, to chew and swallow, no swollen lymphs. Start2 days ago ¬ from physical strain?
Infection: Most probably infectious process. Get it checked by a doc. ...Read more
Cea more than 1yr ago. Have dizziness when tilt head back-sometimes worse than others. Doc doing MRA of head/neck. Could be pinch vertebral art? Not bppv
A common cause of dizzyness when you move your head is benign positional vertigo.
Look up Eply Maneuver on internet. Perhaps you can have that treatment and be well. ...Read more
Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?
Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face. ...Read more
What could cause throat pain (above & to right of adam's apple) when tilting head back? Have had lump there when swallowing but MRI showed nothing.
ENT+GI docs to check: If something is in the throat or neck, an ear-nose-throat doctor and a gastroenterologist should evaluate. The doctors can decide if it's worthwhile to do a cine-esophagram or other swallowing study to see if something happens during swallowing. Sometimes, nothing can be found at the present time, but rechecking later may locate a problem, especially if the problem has grown big enough to show up. ...Read more
Sharp pain in front of throat by collarbone and left side of throat. Hurts to tilt head back. Hurts when touched. Had sleep apnea surgery years ago.
Evaluation: Likely unrelated to sleep apnea surgery. See MD for evaluation. ...Read more
I have pain at the bottom of my head when I tilt my head back or turn my head certain ways. What could this be?
Muscle strain: If it is reproducible with motion and touch likely to be muskuloskeletal condition like a cervical strain ...Read more
When I tilt my head back the 2 arteriesin the back of my head get compressed making me fell disorientated and sick. Can anything be done about this?
Are you sure?: What 2 arteries in the back of your head? Are you sure about this? Have you had arteriographic studies that document this? Where the radiologist did an injection in neutral position & then with your head back? Was the occlusion total or partial? If that's true, someone could kill you just by holding your head tilted back. Those arteries are vital for life. Please repost with more details. ...Read more
Can rubbing on your adamas Apple or tilt my head bAck and to the side and rubbing it affect it? I heard what soinded like a pop! And it felt like it moved..
I have had this woozy feeling in my head for 2 months. It gets worse when I tilt my head back. It seems to be worst in the mornings. My balance is fine
See a doctor soon.: This may be a sign of vertebralbasilar insufficiency syndrome - this means the blood vessels in the back of the neck supplying the brain may be compromised and you could be at risk of stroke. Be seen soon. ...Read more
I have been having pain in my upper spine area where my neck is and when I tilt my head back it feels like there is liquid and then it pops and hurts?
Rheumatism: If you were older, i'd suspect degenerative arthritis in your cervical spine, but at your age, it's more likely to be a muscle sprain. This is a good indication for seeing a chiropracter who may be able to provide symptomatic relief. Alternatively, you can wait it out till it gets better on its own. Heat, rest, and analgesics often help. ...Read more
Positional vertigo: This is frequently caused by positional vertigo. Exercises often will correct this problem. An ear specialist is the best physician to see to diagnose this condition. ...Read more
Ears muffled, going on 5 weeks. When I tilt my head back they clear up but clog up when I look straight forward. What can I do?
When I stand I have some pressure over my eyes and I tilt my head back and it feels ok but soon as lean it forward, I feel the fullness return. Why?
Most likely you have allergy sinusitis, or you could be having a chronic sinusitis
try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy
if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist
some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more
Forward: Pinch the soft triangle of the nose for 5+ minutes with the head forward. This will apply pressure on the blood vessels which are most likely the culprits while leaning forward prevents blood from welling in the throat or swallowing blood causing nausea. Apply Afrin nasal spray first, if not contraindicated, which will help constrict blood vessels also. ...Read more
Can be: When you flex your neck. The thyroid gland is pressed against the skin of the neck making it more noticeable. So you can see the outline of the gland. ...Read more
If I tilt my head back and at a certain angle, I get a ringing noise in my left ear. Is this normal?
No: I would recommend seeing an ent.Get a more detailed answer ›
What did I do and how do I stop the neck pain? I "cracked" my neck and now have pain when tilting head up/back and rotating to the left.
See good chiro: Leave the cracking to professionals. You may have caused a mild fixation or muscular trigger point. This is usually easily foxed with proper manipulation and soft tissue care. ...Read more
Discomfort in right side of neck and ear, when I tilt my head back the very bottom of my right side of neck feels larger than the left?
I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?
Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
When instilling eye drops for glaucoma I tilt my head back in front of mirror so I can see drop going in instead of looking at ceiling, is this okay?
Yes: Use the method that works best for you to get the drop into the eye. ...Read more
When, my nose has bleed I let it bleed because I hate taste of blood in mouth. Is it bad not to tilt your head back?
Quite the contrary: You should not tilt your head back, since you could choke on the blood. But you don't have to let it bleed, either. Pinch your nose, right at the middle of the bridge, and keep a firm grip for 10 minutes (watch a clock, it's longer than you think). The pressure will stop the bleeding. And be very gentle when blowing your nose and never pick it, since that's what causes most nosebleeds. ...Read more
I just had nasal surgery 1 day ago and I feel very dizzy when I tilt my head back or lay down. Also when I tilt my head blood comes out.?
When I tilt my head back and to the side and rub my throat I always touch my adamas Apple and it feels like it moves or something is that normal?
Was on bed rest in my back for 2 months. When I sit up in bed I'm really dizzy headed but if I tilt my head back and look @ ceiling it goes away. Why?
Go slow: It's called orthostatic hypotension. There is no routine on how to recover. Just gradually try to sit up. When the dizziness gets to you, lower back to a level that is tolerable or look at something solid and unmoving (ceiling). Baroreceptors in your vessels regulate your BP and they have gotten "lazy" with bed rest. Just go slow and increase your sitting up time. Takes time. ...Read more
No: It is not unusual to feel blood in the back of the throat during a nosebleed. ...Read more
Why do I get dizzy and nausea when I tilt my head back is it my ears, and can this be causing me to feel sick a lot.
..should I feel pain when I tilt my head back in the front part of my throat. Also it hurts really bad when I cough and I press right in the middle of my neck in the front?
Need exam: These symptoms are not specific for a single diagnosis, and really require an exam and proper evaluation. Ok to start with your primary care doctor. Ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more