Neck pain and headaches with tightness in the head

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So whatever it is runs from around my heart region up my neck and in and around my left eye and my left ear hurts and i have headaches with lots of pressure in my head? Does anyone know anything that i can ask my doctor about because i've seen a couple who really haven't given me much of a good explaination so i don't know? Please help....
Can you elaborate on the character of your headaches? Primary headaches such as migraine and tension headaches may present with normal diagnostic tests. One-sided throbbing headaches are associated with migraines while dull, pressure type headaches are linked to tension headaches. If your symptoms persists, check with a neurologist to rule out the differentials mentioned above. Try also to determine possible triggers and avoid them to prevent attacks.
well, to explain a little bit more about it i've been diagnosed with a brain tumor just in 2009 and for the past year i've been dealing with nonstop headaches and migraines and frequent cases of syncope (fainting spells). my neurologist ruled out the whole thing of surgery now he's just trying to help with the headaches. i've had multiple mri's done and nothing seems to be changing with my tumor, so he believes that the tumor isn't causing my headaches...
I have a Pressure/Tightness on the head for more than 12 years and this is in the head always. I have met quite a few people online with similar issue and sure the intensity could vary for different people. I always had difficulty in explaining the condition to the doctors. It is the feeling on the head like, after you remove a heavy hat after wearing for a long time. Or like you had too many drinks and had no sleep for couple days.
I also had pain behind my eyes and facial pain along with pain in the back of my head, neck and shoulders. I started having ear symptoms to where I was hearing a sound like a heart beat, it was kind of hard to describe. I saw an ENT and he told me everything look fine. My MRI was also normal. My Neuroligist put me on Frova 2.5mg and Cymbalta for the migranes and told me it could be an aura right before I was going to have a migrane (the sound).
Also, try to get a good support for the neck and back. A bad posture and poor neck and head support may lead to headaches. Do your headaches occur everyday? If they do not, then taking pain relievers may help. Take pain relievers only when necessary. Are there any known triggers for the headaches like bright lights, food and loud noises?
First, I would like to state that up until 3 weeks ago, I didn't experience any of the symptoms I have now. Prior to heaving these intermitten spells with mild headaches and a dull pressure sensations throughout my head, I had just finished a 30 day body detoxification. The product that I took was called Cleanse Smart by Renew Life. Its an all herbal cleanse with no side effects associated with it according to the manufacturer.
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.
For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing constant tightness in my head. It is not overly painful. Any suggestions?
Sometimes when i turn my head to either sides i feel the pain in my head right side then recently left side. from the interim, my musceles would twitch and i mean all over, my head, face, arms, lips, eyelids, chest legs just all over. i have been to the optician but nothing was detected, my eyes sometimes seems blurry but not for long periods, it was recommended by the optician to start wearing glasses which i am now wearing.
Hi, How is your son? Lordosis means the spine curves outward and is normally observed with the neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine). Loss of this curve may be associated with spinal issues including scoliosis. A developmental type of spinal issue that comes to mind that may present with the same issue is the developmental type of kyphosis, Scheuermann's kyphosis, which occurs during growth or adolescence while the bones are growing.
 Vertigo from position change or sudden standing  Difficulty walking on uneven ground / feeling ground under feet  Poor / degraded motor skills  Difficulty driving  Difficulty negotiating steps  Pressure / pain in the neck  Pressure / pain behind the eyes (soreness in the eyeballs)  Back painNeck spasms  Insomnia  Ringing in ears (like the tone heard in a hearing test)  Swaying  Pain when changing position  Tingling / crawling feeling on scalp  Intolerance to loud
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and occur due to contraction (tightness) of the muscles in shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw. They are most often caused by stress, depression, or anxiety. Excess work load, lack of sleep, missed meals, and use of alcohol or non prescription medication makes a person more susceptible to tension headaches. Some foods can trigger a headache. These include chocolate, cheese, and monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer and Caffeine.
around my head and it only gets stronger with time) dizziness, headaches, neck pain and stiffness, tightness of the throat (like talking and eating are harder) along with a constant urge to clench my jaw. My vision has also been getting blurrier and I'm very sensitive to light and sound. Recently I've also developed ringing in my ears which won't go away. The doctors haven't been able to find anything except for claiming it's "stress"...
I'm not a doctor but it sounds like classic tension headache to me too. I bet you also have some shoulder and neck pain from tightening up with anxiety. The MRI will put your mind at ease.
The thoracic surgeons suggestion that I have been seeing was to just try to treat the pain with pain blockers and monitor the mass to see if it grows. But, in the meantime, I am still in constant pain on the left side of my neck and head and have lost everything because of it, including my job. If anyone out there has had any similar experiences or anything they can add that would help me, I greatly appreciate it.
I just want to make a comment. I have the tightness with numbness and a lot of pressured in the ack of my head. I also get periods of blanking out, where I will be talking and thinking and trying to type and I draw blanks. Sometimes I get some pain in my eyes. I have a lump on the left side under my ear which also show that my thyroid level is elevated. In my right ear I have a problem with a noise, that sounds and feels like my heart and pulse be3ating.
Headache can be an indicator of anxiety and stress or a more serious problem, hypertension, tumors or aneurysms. Migraines are usually one-sided moderate to severe headaches, with pain in the eye on the affected side. There may or may not be associated aura or symptoms which appear before the onset of a headache episode. Tension headache is mild to moderate, accompanied with muscle tightness in shoulders and neck, and affects both sides.
Tension headaches are associated with dull, non-throbbing bilateral pain, associated with tightness of scalp or neck. This type of primary headache is mainly due to emotional stress or underlying depression. Rest, ice packs, avoidance of stress, muscle relaxants and pain medications may help provide relief. The cysts may be due to inflammation of the lymph nodes in his neck that needs to be checked by his doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
Tension headaches involve the muscles of the neck and shoulders as these may present with tightness and pain over these regions.The pain of tension headaches is bilateral ad nonthrobbing. Seek second opinion with a neurologist. A complete neurologic examination may be necessary.Bring the results of the CT scan with you.
Just 2 weeks ago, my headaches turn so severe that it feels as though I can open my skull from the center of my head. Before the pain in my head gets really bad, I feel it starting in the neck just below the skull. The pain last up to two to three days. Last Sunday I did not have a headache! I cherish those days! I will take Vanessa's advice and see a neurologist because I am not getting anywere with my GP.
I am also seeing a new Doctor privately next week who treats thyroid, adrenals, the lot and is reccomended by many patient groups in the UK. I will re read your post when I'v got my thinking head on. a lot to take in and very thought provoking. I have had back/neck for about 16 years, it only got really bad 24/7 2 years or so ago when I had a very stressful job.
I have suffered with shoulder/arm pain in my left arm (this could be nerve damage playing up in the cold from dislocating my shoulder few years ago), sometimes a tightness in chest (although this could be due to my astma), pressure in the top part of my left nostrel, i feel like my left side of my face (cheek and temple look swollen but when i ask people, they say it looks normal, where as it looks swollen to me), pain in the left side of my face, pain in the lower left side of my head, (also f
But then I wake up this morning and the whole back of my neck is in pain, and I cant stretch it or touch it without pain. And it comes with verry annoying pains in both temples and ears and behind my eyes as well. And thats not the worst part, my shoulders both are in pain when I move them, or lift things. All the way down to the palms of my hands, and then when I change sleeping positions at night, my hips hurt the same way and all the way down to my feet ..
If you dont mind me asking what sent you to the doc's in the first place. If it was due to tightness/pain in the chest could you relive this pain somewhat by switching position.
I am off all medications (they gradually stepped me down) but am experiencing pain. It is typically worse in the morning and in the evening. Should I be concerned with the separation and could that be causing the pain?? I feel like a pain calling the doctor and complaining but I am not comfortable. Like others I have had people ask how the surgery went and I lie and say everything is great (I should say I have not had one headache since) when I am in pain and concerned.
I have also been experiencing random/strange pains for example the other night I had a weird pain through-out my colar-bone area and it continued down my arms into my rists(only two/three times in about 5-10 mins) I have also experienced chest pain, and currently having bad back pain in lower back,tightness in chest, which the ER doc diagnosed as bronchial spasm( got an inhaler and some steriods, did basically nothing) muscle soreness,extreme pain in lower stomache (like severe cramping to the
Seven montha ago they removed the bones in the back of my neck and replaced it with rods and 18 screws. That was my 8th neck nurgery and am fused from C3 thru T2, now that my neck is totaly fused my pain is pretty much gone after 25 years, so it can still be fixed don't give up. Keep me posted, been there done that.
So finally got in touch with my NS office and the assistant called me back -- my pressure type headaches are muscle tension headaches from the muscles spasming in my neck post-surgery. He said that even if I can't feel the spasms, they are still healing and so are tied up in knots pinching on things. I tried the muscle relaxer and that actually helped my headache better than the pain meds! Still get weird crawling sensation in my head, probably from the same thing.
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