Neck and shoulder pain and headaches

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I also suffer from pins and needles feeling in the back of my neck and a pain which comes on occasionally in my neck and radiates down my shoulder into my arm usually the right hand side. Does this sound like MS symptoms as my nan suffered with it. Is it hereditory or not?
The headache could be due to primary headaches such as tension, migraine or cluster headaches. The numbness and pain in the shoulder and neck may also be caused by musculuskeletal issues and may be associated with the headaches. If it persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Imaging studies and complete neurological examination may also be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
I have headaches everyday! For 7 yrs now. My pain start's in my neck and shoulder area, and moves quickly to my head, but the pain stay's in my neck also. Light hurt's, noise, lifting my head up - down- sideways hurt's and makes me very sick. I get hot all over. I cant work, I am scared. I have been to Mayo clinic- I have had everything done, I have a icecream pale full of medicine's that didnt help. I am 5'7 and 200 # I try to walk and bike but the pain is so bad.
Every now and then, the headache is also accompanied by a low-volume high-pitch ringing in my left ear. And at times the pain will radiate into my left shoulder. I could live with the pain and discomfort if that's all that was involved. But the pain also comes with severe dizziness and light-headedness. Dizziness to the point that I have fallen several times, and it makes everyday life very difficult.
I have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulder blades. My headache, in the last few days, has eased up and it seems like there is pressure in my eyes -- like they're strained. I have a history or anxiety, depression, hypertension, and my BP has been elevated the last few days. I have a bounding pulse at a resting position. Could this be because of hypertension/sinus?
This is causing me great pain in the should arm and up to the neck. I frequently get tension and migraine headaches. Would this also have anything to do with the above injuries. I'm having difficulty lifting anything heavy and feel tired all the time and in pain. Would you have any suggestions. Thanks.
I have had social/ general anxiety my whole life but for the last 6 months or so I have had headaches and severe migraines along with extreme neck and shoulder pain. My neck is so stiff and my shoulders ache almost constantly. A lot of days I lay on the couch and watch TV all day because I can't function. The pain makes me not want to do anything. I was wondering if these symptoms are being caused by my anxiety?
As of today, I am light headed, finger and toe cramps, pain in both shoulders Two to Five bad headaches each day, and my left arm is so weak I cant use it. I am a 48 year old male who needs an answer. Please help.
Sounds like you got some knots in your upper back and theyre putting pressure on a nerve which is creating pain and headaches. Go to a chiropractor who practices muscle release techniques. Also the fact that you have anxiety also could mean that You carry a lot of tension in your shoulder which can cause your muscles to stiffen up ang get all knotted.
I have been having bad headaches that always come along with shoulder/neck pain. It's right in between my shoulders and my neck, or the bottom of my neck, not sure what that area is called. The headaches are pretty bad and it hurts much worse when I am moving around or coughing. When I tilt my head towards either shoulder, my neck/shoulders hurt very bad. It happens anywhere from once a month to a few times a week. The pain usually doesn't go away until I fall asleep and wake up.
I had a chronic neck and shoulder pain for years cuases from my career as designer that need to sit still several hours a day.
I have neck and shoulder pain 24/7 for about 1 year now,frequent headaches and constant stabbing pain in my right arm pit,my upper right arm and shoulder has skin numbness that feels like needle pricks when touched.I have been to a company sponsored clinic and am seeing therapists 2 to 3 times per week,I have been tested for nerve irregularities and told nothing showed up.
The only way to relieve my pressure is to tie something around my head or have my husband massage the back of my head, neck and shoulders. I take pain medicine all the time but it really doesn't help unless I just go to sleep and sleep it off. Is there anyone that can help me with this?
I also have been suffering with shoulder and neck pain, and even upper back. I was wondering if the two could be related. I was tested for hormonal problems, thyroid problems, myalgias, and anything else they routinely test for when they take your blood. I was given a low dose of antiepressant to help me sleep at night so I am not awakened with the pain. This helps at night, but I am getting weary of the constant ache.
This time after a few days went by, I was getting up from doing something, and something happened in my neck and shoulder area. I had the most excusiating pain in my neck, shoulder and arm. I began getting these sharp stabbing pains down my right arm and also the right side of my chest and shoulder area. The pain was like no pain i've ever felt. It laid me up for about 4 days, just laying on the couch. I never went to the doctor due to insurace reasons.
My current symptoms are headaches and the pain down my spine. No nausea. My headaches aren't severe like they were back in February. It's as if I have similar yet different symptoms this time around.
Hi, How are you? The head ache and neck pain could be musculoskeletal in nature. Pain at the back of head or neck that intensifies on movement may be caused by inflammation of the blood vessels of the head or bony changes in the structures of the neck. Anti-inflammatory drugs or muscle relaxants may help. However ,if it persists, you may need to have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Imaging studies may be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.
Roll a towel and place it under your neck while sleeping on the back and between head and shoulder when lying on the side. Initially this will be uncomfortable but with time the acupressure will work. Use an analgesic cream or spray. Anti-inflammatory drugs help. Also, you must improve your posture while sitting and working. An occupational therapist can help you with that. Take care!
I recently had cervical fusion C4-C7 due to disc degeneration, spinal stenosis and radicular pain. My symptoms started with neck pain, restricted movement and shoulder blade pain. It would be advisable for you to make an appt with your primary care physician who can obtain x-rays of the cervical spine and possibly an MRI to determine what extent the nerves are being compromised. A referral to an orthopedic spine specialist or neurosurgeon would be made based on the clinical findings.
C6 and pushing up against the spinal cord. I live in constant pain in my neck, back and right shoulder and have just recently began having sharp pains in my right leg and headaches. My family doctor insists on pain killers and anti-inflammatories. I visited a neurosurgeon who did not want to operate as there was still enough fluid present. I am practically begging my family doctor for surgery but to no avail. I have been sent to a rhumatologist who agreed that surgery would be beneficial.
Neck pain is common due to TMJ problems, as the muscles involved are all connected and go from the face to the neck and the shoulder. Do consult a physician and get evaluated. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
precipitation of head pain by neck movement or awkward neck positions, head pain when external pressure is applied to the neck or occipital region, restricted range of motion of the neck, and neck, shoulder and arm pain. Treatment for cervicogenic headache includes physical therapy, medications. Another type is occipital neuralgia. This headache is caused by irritation or injury to two nerves that run from the upper neck to the back of the head.
On 26 Aug 2008, I had a total parotidectomy due to a 5 cm deep lobe tumor. After the surgery pain subsided, I was free from the head/neck/shoulder pain for about a month. Since then, the pain has gotten worse, however two additional locations have started to hurt. It is now on the side of my head (between my eye and ear) and deep in my neck. It has accelerated to a boiling point, much like it did right before I was referred to the ENT who performed my surgery.
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