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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.

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.

Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinched or irritated. Try NSAIDs and if it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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...

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

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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

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

Probably Positional: 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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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When I tilt my head back I cough. What is it?

When I tilt my head back I cough. What is it?

Cough: You may be aspirating or chocking on post-nasal drainage when you tilt your head back. ...Read more

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When I tilt my head back neck through my shoulders hurts for 3 days now?

When I tilt my head back neck through my shoulders hurts for 3 days now?

Muscle spasm?: Sounds like you may have a muscle spasm. Consider taking an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen and booking an appointment with a massage therapist. If it doesn't go away after another week, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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..

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..

No problem: The adam's apple can move and if irritated and there is inflammation you can feel a pop as it moves. You do not need to rub it and move it but if it does pop it is OK You need to relax and understand that it is a normal process ...Read more

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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

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

Woozy: Feeling light headed can be caused by many factors, including irritation of your balance organ (vestibulitis) - best to get an evaluation of your hearing and balance by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss?

Can tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss?

See a doctor ASAP: Your description is a concern. Almost sounds like concussion like symptoms. I would not hesitate seeing a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss. What should I do?

Tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss. What should I do?

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

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Sharp pain in my neck when I tilt my head back. Happened twice at work what's the cause?

Sharp pain in my neck when I tilt my head back. Happened twice at work what's the cause?

Muscle spasm: Use ice and take ibuprofen for discomfort. Seek professional evaluation if condition persists. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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

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Why do I get dizzy and nauseous when I tilt my head back?

Why do I get dizzy and nauseous when I tilt my head back?

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

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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?

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?

Suggesting sinuses: Would suggest an OTC antihistaminic, such as claritine or cetirizine along with a nasal saline rinse. Please mention it to your physician also and look for a seasonal pattern. ...Read more

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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?

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?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: 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

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Do you tilt your head back or forward with a bloody nose?

Do you tilt your head back or forward with a bloody nose?

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

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When I tilt my head back and swallow I can see my thyroid, is this normal?

When I tilt my head back and swallow I can see my thyroid, is this normal?

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

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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.

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

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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?

Neck pain: This could be from many reasons.. Could be lymph node enlargement from a bad tooth. Could be submandibular gland infection. Could be mumps if not vaccinated. Anyway you have to be seen by dr. To figure it out. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: The 'Adam's apple' is the larynx or voicebox. It is made of flexible cartilage and is mobile. It is normal for it move when pushed or when swallowing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Positional vertigo: It is common to experience vertigo on extending the head back and lowering the head. That is due to the inner ear balancing mechanism being stimulated and that can make you nauseous. ...Read more

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..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?

..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

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Every time I swallow or tilt my head back and rotate it in circles, it feels like there's something stuck in my throat. Can you help me?

Every time I swallow or tilt my head back and rotate it in circles, it feels like there's something stuck in my throat. Can you help me?

Evaluation needed: You may in fact have a foreign body in your throat, or a spasm of the muscles of the upper esophagus that make it feel like you do. Suggest evaluation by an ENT physician or gastroenterologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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When I tilt my head back to R or Left & lie down, thick, clear nasal drainage suddenly runs out. Could that trapped drainage be causing my dizziness?

Allergic Rhinitis: Yes this could be causing dizziness. Some of our balance centers are located in the middle ear which could be blocked. A decongestant such as Claritin-D, Allegra-D or Zyrtec-D may be helpful along with a nasal spray such as Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). ...Read more

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