Neck and shoulder pain causing headaches

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have TMJ and it is known to cause neck, shoulder, and headaches and face pain. I don't know if this might be related to your problem or not. But I use a mouth piece at night and it has helped reduce my morning neck stiffness and headaches. You might want to go to someone who has practice in TMJ or check with your dentist.
The location is from his shoulders up through his neck, continuing to the back of his head (about ear level) and goes around the sides. There's no pain in the top or front of his head. Our Dr. at first said sinus infection and gave 2 rounds of antibiotics. Then he said it was pre-hypertension with his blood pressure running about 135/90 and put him on b.p. meds plus water pills and tramadols. Now he just added another b.p. pill to the mix, took away the tramadol and added darvecet.
The area of pain is around my left neck down to my shoulder and chest  area. When the pain is strong it lasts for several days..  I seems to be in a cycle of strong and mild.. With no set time.. Can you help..
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, behavioral therapy, and other modalities.
This really freaks me out because I'm having headaches that feel like a band around my head, my eyes blurr and feel weird and tired, light sensitivity, and sore. I'm also having a lot of neck and shoulder soreness. Also I have burning feeling in my head at times and it gets worse with anxiety. I was wondering if this sounds like anxiety to you. Sometimes it doesn't happen, but it really comes on when I get worried or anxious.
The good thing is that my headaches are gone but I have pain and sometimes bad pain in my right shoulder that consists of burning and tightness (it feels like the muscle is in a knot). I have very weak right arm and find it difficult to pull clothes over my head. I went for my check up the beginning of March and had another XRay done and it shows that I have a 4mm of separation b/w the anterior edge of the C7 and the posterior edge of the skyline plate.
My whole left arm feels heavy and by end of day, I have such tight pain in my neck and scapula region. On my worst days, I have headaches and tightness in the upper neck. Sometimes even pressure behind my left eye. I'm clumsy with my left hand, as well. My upper arm spasms quite often, usually on the lateral side. I also have severe itching in the same spot on the lower part of my scapula. My grip strength is significantly less than my right.
Recently, I bent down and felt a pain in the back of my head and now have been having increased headaches and shoulder (left) discomfort. I am being treated in PT for cervical strain. For many years, I have had a symptom that will occur periodically. If I turn my head a certain way, I will experience tongue numbness and partial head numbness. It only lasts 20-30 seconds, but makes me feel sort of dizzy.
I've had a constant pain in my head, face, neck and shoulders for about 3 months. It never goes away although at times it's worse than others. My doctor tried me on Diclofenac and co-codamol and is now considering putting me on beta-blockers. I thought beta-blockers was for palpatations and hypertension, none of which I suffer from. I wondered if anyone had similar pain and has any answers for me as to what could be causing it.
Temporal tendinitis mimics migraines including TMJ pain temporal headaches, tooth sensitivity, neck and shoulder pain. Treatment includes injecting local anesthetics and other medicines, moist heat muscle relaxants and NSAIDs along with physiotherapy. Multiple sclerosis would also need to be excluded.
The pain is right at the base of the head in the back just off to the left, it is only in this area. This pain causes constant headaches and sometimes radiates into his jaw and shoulder. He has been taking vicodin and advil around the clock for years but it doesn't do barely anything, he's in pain through out the day but can tolerate it better than nights, at night he pretty much doesn't sleep much, the meds last only about 3 hours.
I've been having alot of neck, shoulder and arm pain. My doctor ordered an MRI and the report showed bulging annulus c6-c7 but no focal disc protrusions, mild posterior lateral spurring on the right at c5-c6 with a slight thecal sac encroachment. What does this mean? Will this get better on it's own? I have severe pain that travels down my left arm so bad I can't even use my arm. It's worse when I first get out of bed in the mornings. Is this going to require surgery?
ve been having constant headaches for 4 months but they don't seem to be the typical back of neck headaches,the pain is in the front of my head,nose and face and even sometimes under my jawline !Are Chiare headaches always at back of head?
I have been having a horrible stabbing type pain on the left hand side of my head - sort of between my ear and top of head - this is a new kind of headache for me - just wondered if anyone else gets this type of pain in their head - it only lasts a couple of seconds - happens at random times - I guess it could be related to my neck pain -its just that I have not had this before - I have had neck pain from start of lyme - over 3 years.
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 and muscle relaxants also help. Also, you must improve your posture while sitting and working. Manual therapy, traction, cervical collar, neck exercises etc should all be tried as all these can help relieve pain.
They used to occur rarely but at the moment he is experiencing 2-3 of these attacks a day. The pain begins in his left shoulder and travels up to the left side of his head (front section). He said that he feels a squeezing sensation. When the pain comes he is unable to function and is reduced to lying down and waiting for it to pass. He was using paracetamol but has just recently tried Ibuprofen. Neither of these is particularly helpful, although the Ibuprofen has had a slight effect.
I generally suffer from stiff neck and shoulder muscles and tension in the muscles in my temples and jaw. I can quite literally feel these sore muscles tensed. In addition, these problems have been coupled with problems in reading comprehension and memory/recall, especially when the stiffness/soreness flares up. When these problems first started, I tried both getting help from both my primary care phy. and a neurologist specialist. After a CT scan, EEG, and blood tests, nothing has turned up.
to the head from bony structures, muscles, and other soft tissue in the neck and shoulders. Symptoms are usually one-sided and include: 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, behavioral therapy, and other modalities.
It sounds like that his neck is the cause of his problem. It can be due to neck musculoskeletal problem (from muscle strain to spine problem) causing pain and tension that triggers the migraine attack. Chronic daily headache needs the following treatment plan: 1) Physical therapy of neck 2) Intravenous infusion of headache medications: e.g. steroid, depakote, magnesium, toradol. I would recommend him to see a neurologist as soon as possible for best available treatment.
I have searched several different forums on the net and see the same story which is referred ear pain , neck and or head stiffness and pain and a myriad of other symptoms in each case the patient is seen by his GP given a course of antibiotics the pain never goes away is then sent to an ENT or dentist so forth and so on . So far there hasn't been one positive diagnosis and in some cases dentists have referred patients to oral surgeons for needless wisdom tooth extraction.
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