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What Does Pain In The Back Of Your Head Mean?

What Does Pain In The Back Of Your Head Mean?

Head ache: It all depends on your history preceeding the pain, the quality and characteristic of the pain and other comorbid symptoms. Generally, it is likely due to cervical (neck) muscle strain. You may benefit from motrin or other NSAIDs for a day may be 2, bot if it persists or worsens or other symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea, etc. Develop you should see your doctor. Also, rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does pain at the lower back of the head mean?

What does pain at the lower back of the head mean?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?

I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?

You probably: Are not working out properly either in total routine or on one or more of the weights or machines. Ask someone at the fun to help you you might need to slow down your workouts to prevent the lightheadedness and be sure you stay properly hydrated during the work out ...Read more

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Head pressure back of head, neck and low back pain all on left side for week now. Temp around 97-98. Should I go ER or wait for primary care on mon?

Head pressure back of head, neck and low back pain all on left side for week now. Temp around 97-98. Should I go ER or wait for primary care on mon?

Pain head and neck: Sound musculosketal related to bad posture or strenuous activity. You can observe iif no weakness or numbness on half side of body or bladder dysfunctions. If masages help then most likely related to muscle pain. ...Read more

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Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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History - oesphoegal cancer (remission) now have persistant wet cough (6 months), severe back pain and recent lump developed on back of head.?

History - oesphoegal cancer (remission) now have persistant wet cough (6 months), severe back pain and recent lump developed on back of head.?

With this history: One should first rule out that there is not any recurrent carcinoma in terms of a spread or metastasis that could be related to either or both symptoms. You need to see the oncologist or your doctor now.. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Woke up and my left pinkie hurts really bad and my right hand is numb and weak and weird feeling in the back of my head.? Smoker, a lot of back pain, use to do a lot of drugs

Woke up and my left pinkie hurts really bad and my right hand is numb and weak and weird feeling in the back of my head.? Smoker, a lot of back pain, use to do a lot of drugs

Not: Not sure how to relate all those symptoms but if you are having pain in your head with neurological symptoms you should see a doctor as soon as possible, if you haven't already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, back pain that goes up through left shoulder, into neck and back of head. Otc pain meds do not help. Sleeping difficult. Help!

See a physician: It is impossible to adequately diagnose anything online, though anytime somebody complains of tightness in the chest and pain into the left arm it raises a concern of heart issues. Please see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can forward head posture be the cause of the following symptoms? Headache, mucus in back of throat (gerd/lard), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain...

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

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What could it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes around the base of head and ears and neck, low grade fever, abdominal and back pain, and diarreah?

What could it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes around the base of head and ears and neck, low grade fever, abdominal and back pain, and diarreah?

Lots. See md: Anything from viral syndrome such as infectious mono (due to epstein barr or CMV viruses) to evidence of tumor/ cancer, lymphoma, other. See md asap. ...Read more

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Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd I go to er?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering.
Visit ER if needed. ...Read more

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What could a CRP of 4.8 and positive ANA w/speckled pattern mean? My thyroid is fine. I do have hair loss and mid upper back pain. Estrogen is low?

What could a CRP of 4.8 and positive ANA w/speckled pattern mean? My thyroid is fine. I do have hair loss and mid upper back pain. Estrogen is low?

Lab tests: These values are meaningless in the absence of a full history and physical examination. A positive ANA with a speckled pattern is very non-specific unless the titer is >1:80, and then only if accompanied by other findings. We have discussed your hair loss and low serum estrogen previously. ...Read more