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Why does the back of my neck and head hurts and feel tight in morning?

Why does the back of my neck and head hurts and feel tight in morning?

Tightness: This sounds like muscle stiffness. Try a new pillow. Physical therapy or chiropractic may help this. If persistent, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have endplate osteophyte and my back hearts really bad when its really cold out or if i pick up more then20 pounds and the back of my neck hurt at?

I have endplate osteophyte and my back hearts really bad when its really cold out or if i pick up more then20 pounds  and the back of my neck hurt at?

Degenerative arthiti: osteophyte [bone spur ,like a barnacle ,] can affect the root of the nerve or other degenerative vertebra where arthritis sets in , movements , poor body mechanics when lifting , overweight , cold air contracts muscles of back too and add to the problem espec. if any surgery in past /metal devices ect. keep warm , , heta pad, take otc like aleve (naproxen) , acetaminophin, see dr if get worse. ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat that i think has made the back of my neck hurt plus i'm having sharp deep like pains at top of chest closer to my shoulder.

I've got a sore throat that i think has made the back of my neck hurt plus i'm having sharp deep like pains at top of chest closer to my shoulder.

See a doctor ASAP: There is a potential for this to be extremely severe. It may involve the potential spaces between muscle groups in your neck and can obstruct your breathing. Go and get seen and hope this turns out to be benign. ...Read more

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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more