And I have a tension headache and back of the neck ache. How do I deal with this?

Diagnose First. Pain on one side caused by spastic neck muscles (superior trapezium & levator scapulae). tendonitis where these muscles insert upon back of skull is painful.  my observation has been common unequal girth & mass of superior trapezium muscles from chronic unconscious head tilting (various causes). A neurologist's evaluation, massage biofeedback, etc., to treat. See chronic pain board on quora.Com.
First things first. If you are certain that your headaches are tension headaches, then the best treatment is to reduce the tension. Range of motion exercises, frequent positional changes, heat (and/or ice) and massage are often useful. Using over the counter medications no more than 3 times weekly may also be helpful. But more frequent usage, even of these otc drugs runs the risk of provoking chronic daily headaches.

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Pressure both sides if temples only. Feels like someone pressing on both sides with fingers. Brain fog also with upper neck ache tension headache?

Hypertension? I notice you are on pain meds, but i don't see that you are on anything for high blood pressure which you say you have. Firstly make sure your high blood pressure is treated adequately. If it is, then the next consideration would be tension headache. However, with brain fog, it could be any of a number of things, so i would recommended you see your family doctor. Can't diagnose with so little info. Read more...

How to deal with tension headaches and neck ache on that side?

First things first. If you are certain that your headaches are tension headaches, then the best treatment is to reduce the tension. Range of motion exercises, frequent positional changes, heat (and/or ice) and massage are often useful. Using over the counter medications no more than 3 times weekly may also be helpful. But more frequent usage, even of these otc drugs runs the risk of provoking chronic daily headaches. Read more...

Neck aches/tension headaches. When I lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer. From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing i would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &. Read more...
Likely muscle tensio. Generalized anxiety can cause neck aches, as can a pinched nerve. Talk to your doctor about treatment options for both and have an MRI of your cervical region if conservative measures fail. You may also wish to remove any weapons hidden in your pillowcase. Just kidding. :). Read more...

Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities. By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi. Read more...

I have neck pain, tension headache along the back of my head, ears keep plugging, and nauseated. I was given keeler (1xqid) 2 days ago for serious uti?

What is keeler ? Tetracycline can trigger Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (headaches that are worse on reclining associated with blurred vision due to an imbalance of Cerebrospinal fluid production / resorption). If Keeler is tetracycline you need to see a neurologist. Read more...

Is it common for neck aches to cause tension headaches?

Yes. Tension headaches are generated from the muscles and in likewise fashion, neck problems can cause similar muscular contractions leading to headaches typically up the back of the head from the neck. Read more...

When laying down I get tension headaches, stuffy nose, facial, eye aches. Sometimes neck aches. It lessens after I get up. But always there.

The headaches. you describe may be due to a SINUS problem. Lying down decreases the emptying of fluid filled sinuses due to seasonal allergies! This is "that time of year"!! Try an OTC anti-histamine/anti congestion medication . Nasal spray (with OTC cortisone like medication) is also worth a trial! Just a thought! Dr Z. Read more...
See your doctor. Certainly sounds like you have a problem that needs a physical exam to help determine the solution. I would see your doctor soon as you can to start getting answers. Good luck. Read more...