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I was in a car accident a yr and half a. I had a tbi. I've haf blood in boogers lately. The back of my head and neck hurt. Steroid shots make it worse

I was in a car accident a yr and half a. I had a tbi. I've haf blood in boogers lately. The back of my head and neck hurt. Steroid shots make it worse

Separate issues?: A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can check on the bloody mucus in the nose, which sometimes can be due to tiny cracked veins in the lining of the nose, related to dry air, allergies, colds, sinus infections, etc... Chronic pain in the back of the head and neck after a car accident can be due to the head being tossed around in the accident. The physical medicine / rehab. Specialist can help.

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My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

Sinus infection: A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek bones. Acute sinusitis lasts less than eight weeks and with each episode lasting no longer than 10 days. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment.

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My nose is really stuffy, my throat head and neck hurt. Back slightly in pain too. Are these symptoms of the flu?

My nose is really stuffy, my throat head and neck hurt. Back slightly in pain too. Are these symptoms of the flu?

Possibly: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing.

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I just hit my head hard. My eyes are teary and foggy my head and neck hurt pretty bad I feel foggy and I'm a little a nauseas. Should I be worried?

I just hit my head hard. My eyes are teary and foggy my head and neck hurt pretty bad I feel foggy and I'm a little a nauseas. Should I be worried?

Head Injury: Did you lose consciousness when you hit your head? If the bang was that hard, it is better to be safe than sorry and let the ER evaluate you. Good Luck

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I hit my head and went outside in the heat right after. My head and neck hurt and it is now 6 hours later. Am I dehydrated or could this be serious?

I hit my head and went outside in the heat right after. My head and neck hurt and it is now 6 hours later. Am I dehydrated or could this be serious?

Depends: If you have a lot of pain, dizziness or disorientation it could be serious. It depends upon how hard you hit your head. It is safest to see a doctor and get checked out.

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Could sinus have your left side of head and neck hurt?

Could sinus have your left side of head and neck hurt?

Sinusitis?: Possibly a sinus problem could be causing your symptoms, but left head and neck pain could be musculoskeletal or other problems. Much more information is needed to give you proper advice. See your primary doctor first and consider seeing a specialist after this.

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Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem. See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps.

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The back of my head and neck hurts and tingles, what is this? It is mild to moderate pain all day, no fever. I have never expierenced tingles before

The back of my head and neck hurts and tingles, what is this? It is mild to moderate pain all day, no fever. I have never expierenced tingles before

Occipital nerve: The occipital nerves run from the base of the skull to the top of the head, the can be trapped and squeezed by the neck muscles, especially the trapezius muscle, causing pain, tingling, and headaches. The diagnosis is made by injection of the nerves or the muscles. Medicines such as the antiseizure medications will also help. You need to see a board-certified pain doctor.

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I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

Migraine: Sounds like you have migraine which is defined as intermittent disabling headaches. Migraine can cause pain in the head, neck and sinus area. They are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting. It may be hard to function during a migraine event which may last 3 days. If you can get to sleep now, this would likely shut off the pain. Best of luck.

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Hi my neck hurt and the back of my head hurt when I touch it or lay down my head hurt all over and it feels like something is crawling across it?

Neck and head pain: From what you are describing it sounds like you are having muscle spasms in the muscle in the neck up into the back of your head. These spasms can feel like something crawling across your neck/back of head. Without more information its tough to be more specific - Try moist heating pad and some advil or aleve (naproxen). If it continues or you have numbness in the arms please see a doctor.

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I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when I turn my head a certain direction I feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when I turn my head a certain direction I feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like you have a cervical radiculopathy or a pinched nerve when you strained your neck you may have injured the muscles and irritated the nerve that comes off the side of your neck I would rest, use ice and nsaids see your doctor if it doesn't start to improve.

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Something is pulling in back of head and neck hurts to turn?

Something is pulling in back of head and neck hurts to turn?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem. See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps.

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My upper back chest and back of neck hurt light headed am I just sick or should I go to emergency room?

My upper back chest and back of neck hurt light headed am I just sick or should I go to emergency room?

ER or urgent care: Is ok to get evaluated. Could just be a viral infection, muscle strain or fatigue. Follow up with your dr. Hope u feel better soon!

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Woke up w/ headache in left temple, neck hurts, headache in right frontal area. Back of head and neck throbs when I move and walk around?

Woke up w/ headache in left temple, neck hurts, headache in right frontal area. Back of head and neck throbs when I move and walk around?

Go to ER.: If this has happened before, then it is likely from migraine.If this is new especially when there has been a history of recent head trauma, then you should consider going to the ER now.

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Tbree days ago eyes hurt. Last nite got migraine. Imitrx helped. Now back of head and neck feels like it burning hot. What is it? Body is freezing

Aura assoc. Symptoms: The symptoms you describe are most likely aura associated. Migraine symptoms are so unique to each individual they are like snowflakes. The burning in back of head could be related to increased pressure on the greater occipital nerve. I have found surgical decompression to be very effective in patients with chronic migraines. Nerves when inflamed can feel like they are "burning.".

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Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to. Worse in the morning. Any idea?

Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to. Worse in the morning. Any idea?

Many possibilities: You are likely to be holding a lot of tension in your upper back and neck muscles. The question is why? At your age I would hope you could find more than symptomatic care. Posture, situational stressors, trauma, visual concerns, poor sleep, depression, toxins, etc. A good clinician can help you sort through the possibilities while providing symptomatic relief. All the best.

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Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Lots of stuff: The commonest cause of those symptoms is simple tension, muscle spasm. Other possibilities abound, including spinal arthritis, herniated cervical discs, inflamed lymph nodes, congenital malformations (chiari syndrome) or even tumors in the back part of the brain.

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What could the pain in the back of my head and neck be?

See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit to your doctor is really warranted.