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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck. Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.

63 yr old male. Vertebrae hurts to the touch at back of neck.  Pain and occasional numbness in left arm and hand. Headache in the back of lower head.

Evaluation needed: But you already knew that. I would recommend seeing your regular doctor, getting an xray of your neck. You will likely also need a few more tests including an MRI and emg/ncs. This will help understand whether you have a herniated disc, and pinched nerve. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

There is a thing: called "exploding head syndrome", which is a type of headache. It doesn't usually cause strange feelings in legs though. It seems possible that you just have a lot of anxiety about something, but nonetheless, with any severe headache and other unexplained symptoms you should probably seek a medical opinion. When you do, just describe the symptoms. Don't use analogies "feeling of earthquake". ...Read more

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I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?

I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically : The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on HealthTap other than telling you to call your Dr. for their input and treatment of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Pinched nerve?: Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck or scalp can cause sensations like this. See a doctor and have it checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

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

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Pressure in face. Tingling around temple,forehead and front part of head all on right side.feeling exhausted, back of head throbbing,neck a lil stiff?

Pressure in face. Tingling around temple,forehead and front part of head all on right side.feeling exhausted, back of head throbbing,neck a lil stiff?

Tingling: Is there a rash on the face. Any fever? Any history of migraines?. If no additional neuroloIgical problems, I would take some Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil. If there is any fever, etc, I would recommend you go to an urgent care center or ER to rule out an infection such as meningitis, etc. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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Weird tingling in forehead, mostly at the hairline and a single muscular type pain in the right side of my neck into my shoulders.

Tension: Weird things happen with tension. Just the same for tight neck muscles. Exercises in my book, Stop Neck Pain and Headache Now would help. Relax with a mild sedative is also effective or they yoga. ...Read more

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Pain in my neck and shoulder and tingling in arms?

Pain in my neck and shoulder and tingling in arms?

Pain: Your cervical vertebrae may be impinging on your nerves causing tingling in your arms and fingers. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat and pain in the back of my neck and head with headaches and random bouts of nausea?

Sore throat and pain in the back of my neck and head with headaches and random bouts of nausea?

See MD: If present for more than a week, see MD for exam. Otherwise may be URI which is self limited to about a week. OTC meds. ...Read more

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Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scoliosis: Consult an orthopedist who can recommend exercises for you with the help of a physiotherapist ...Read more