Tenderness in the back left side of my head with neck pain and headaches on left side with no injuries?
Headache. Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten and hurt. Could be neck problem referring to that area or a greater occipital neuralgia. That is a nerve that runs behind your ear that can get irritated.
Paracervical Strain? It sound like you may be suffering from a paracervical muscle strain. I recommend trying moist heat, gentle neck massage and ibuprofen or naproxen. I would also purchase a cervical pillow. These may also be a sign of tension headaches, often due to stress, so include relaxation techniques. Seek medical attention if your symptoms persist or worsen. Take Care!
Everyday off and on for a couple of months I have a tightness in my head, dull headache (temple pain and behind eyes), and neck pain tender to touch.?
See your Dr. Ongoing headaches like this are not normal. See your neurologist for a formal workup. This needs to be looked into. Read more...
Couple possibilities. Could be recurrent sinus problems or 'muscle tension' headache, but the key may be the feelings of tightness & temple pain.These are most commonly seen with muscle tension ha.The cause, however, is likely coming from your neck (called cervicogenic ha).A good history & phys ex, esp. Osteopathic hands-on exam might find the cause (esp. If jointmuscle) & provide treatment via osteopathic manipulation. Read more...