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What Causes Pain In The Back Of Your Head
What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia?Could not bear hot
Probably not: Fibromyalgia affects both right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist. There are several things that might cause your symptoms-e.g.-trigger points (painful bands inside the muscle), facet joint arthritis of the lower neck or upper back (especially if you were in an accident with a whiplash injury), disc tears, and subluxation of the joints between the rib and vertebrae. ...Read more
Can forward head posture be the cause of the following symptoms? Headache, mucus in back of throat (gerd/lard), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain...
Structure & function: Headache, mucus in back of throat (?Pnd vs, (ler), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain are all non-specific, often due to an identifiable condition or a named disease process. Without knowing what specific condition(s) is(are) causing these symptoms, it would be incorrect to attribute one vague physical sign (ie forward head posture) to a set of vague symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on location: Upper back pain: could be vertebrae, ribs, or muscles such as trapezii, paraspinals or scalenes. Low back: could be scarring of dura mater (meninge) which attaches to head, neck and sacrum - or to other spinal segments if you had an injury such as an old disc hernia. Truthfully, there are too many possibilities to name, here. A good history & physical incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find/fix. ...Read more
Sharp pains in head few seconds later went away then hr later happened again. could this cause lightheadness all day also have bad back pain all over?
Head/back pain: Could be related to reflux ( even the back pain), Check for H pylori gastritis. .Advil/ibuprophen will exacerbate gastritis pain. Consider omeprazole, antacids. Other causes may be mycoplasma infection( can have a mild sinusitis causing lightheadedness and head/back pain), UTI, constipation, and musculoskeletal/back/head pain. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more
Having back pain and when I bend head forward I can feel something pulling and painful. Have s pped discs and pinched nerves. Could this be the cause?
Yes: If it is clear that you suffer from displaced disks or pinched nerves in the neck then, certainly flexing the neck forward can create a pulling sensation on the spinal column and subsequently place drag or stretch on the nerves and vertebral disks which may not be perfectly aligned causing pain in the neck. Have you participated in some type of exercise therapy for your condition? ...Read more
Dull upper back pain every time I twist my body or turn my head. It sometimes hurts when I take deep breath but not alwayswhat could be the cause ?
What would cause serve lower back pain to the point of immobility, where even lifting my head would cause horrible pain? X-rays didn't show anything.
Need examination: Are you currently pregnant? Is there a fever, headache, sweating/chills? If you haven't been seen by a doctor then, your symptoms need to be evaluated more carefully. Obviously, someone sent you for X-rays as opposed to CT or MRI so that tells me something. At any rate, if pregnant your back pain for sure is going to be due at least in part to that situation. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain , now he is getting light headed and feeling na
Concussion Syndrome: Typically a "pinched nerve" in the lower back will not cause any dizziness. If he was in an accident, it is possible that your son may have suffered a concussion even without loss of consciousness. I would recommend further evaluation by a specialist for that possibility. There are many other causes of dizziness that may require an ENT evaluation or neurological consult. Medication side effects? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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