Shooting pain neck to head

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Avatar_n_tn I just had a baby 6wks ago I had to get a epidural because she weighed 9lbs. About three weeks ago I started to get sharp back pains that start at my lower back shoots up to my neck and con'ts to my head. I then cant function because of how sharp the pain is and it causes me to have bad headaches as well. I asked women who have had epidurals before and they never had this pain. A few said it may be a pinched nerve but I looked it up n it dont sound like the pain im having.
Avatar_f_tn once in a while, for the past 8 years, i wake up to a searing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. its in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> on the left side, just at the base of my skull. when i make any movement, no matter how small, it shoots from that spot through my entire body. up my head and all the way down to my toes. it only lasts about 10 seconds, but the pain is paralyzing. this usually lasts anywhere from 3 to 5 days with the first day being the most intense.
Avatar_m_tn I occasionally get a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my left side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> when turning my head (during normal motion - nothing unusual). It only lasts for a couple of seconds and the pain used to last only a short while. It has increased in frequency (3 times in the past 3 months) and the pain level has now reached a 10 (it litterally brought me to tears and I needed to sit down while the pain subsided).
Avatar_n_tn what that is, it's when ur bones on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> or back try and come together so what the chiroprator does is adjust the bones to get back to normal......I have a question? since u have anxiety do u ever feel dizzy? like all day? like your dreaming?
Avatar_m_tn hi,here,possibbly,this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in head is occipital nerves trouble,Occipital nerve pain was due to pressure of a blood vessel on the root of the occipital nerve. so your tense neck can lead to this pressure.(normally in upper neck) Take care!
Avatar_n_tn But for quite a while now I get these extremely sharp pains usually on one side of the head often when making a sudden movement such as turning my head to fast or something of that nature. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> usually only lasts 5-10 seconds, but is enough to make me worry. Because it happens so infrequently I haven't worried about it to much but it does cause some underlying concern. To put it in simple terms it feels as if my brain is being slightly torn when it happens.
Avatar_n_tn It includes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> and shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, suboccipital <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and headache, radicular symptoms, and cervical spondylotic myelopathy. As disk degeneration occurs, mechanical stresses result in osteophytic bars. Treatment is usually conservative, the most commonly used treatment is with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs .You should consult a physical therapist to manage the pain ,do not do strenuous work and and modify your lifestyle.You can get more information on this from http://www.emedicine.
Avatar_f_tn Lately she has been complaining of pain that runs down the arm to the tip of fingers and even up to back of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> and head. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> sometimes goes to the other arm too. Should I take a to a neurologist and what x-ray do you suggest?
Avatar_f_tn Yesterday morning I woke up with a headache but it was kind of a dull <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and got worse when I stood up. I went to bed thinking everything was fine and I'd just wake up without it. When I woke up this morning I thought all was good....but then I stood up. When I'm sitting it's okay and then if I stand up I get this horrible shooting pain that goes from the upper back right side of my head to the right side of my forehead.
Avatar_n_tn Hi I've been having very similar symptoms as you where I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> behind my head and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> on the left side as well as my temple. Its a 24/7 constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and I have to take 800 mg ibuprofen just for some relief! I am in desperate need of an answer!
Avatar_n_tn I have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> from my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> to the top of my head. There is a spot at the top of my head that when I touch it, it shoots pain into my head. I barely have to touch it and the pain shoots. Any Ideas?
Avatar_n_tn Hi, Sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the head and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> raises the suspicion of neuralgia. Neuralgias occur due to nerve irritation and are sharp and shooting pains. The other possibility is cervical spondylosis and disc herniation in the neck region. Cervical spondylosis can cause sharp pains in the head and neck region. I would suggest you to consult a physician about it. In the meantime please take OTC pain killers and apply cold compresses to the affected part. Take care!
Avatar_f_tn I have been getting severe pain in my spine like a shooting pain that triggers up to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> making my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> very stiff ends up entering into my head with a severe stabbing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> with my head feeling so tight it feels like its gonna pop like a rubber band I get them about 4-5 times a day but when it happens I have to hold my head and put pressure on it and put my head down because it ends up feeling like im going to pass out from the pain it last about a min but its so painful it even wakes me up
Avatar_m_tn Cervicogenic headaches may present with a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> over the head and face usually referred from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. This may be secondary to a cervical spine disorder. I suggest that you have a CT scan of your cervical spine for a baseline assessment. Also, a referral to a rehabilitation medicine specialist will be able to help rule out myofascial pains. A physical therapy referral may also be beneficial. This appears to be related to the exercises.
Avatar_n_tn Before the hour was up I was in bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, hips and legs.My husband came and took me to the emergency room. After blood work, teetee test, xrays, I was told nothing was broken and to follow up with my normal doctor. I was also given two or three shots, one was for pain.The next day I went to my regular doctor he done more blood work. He finally told me I didn't hurt, it was all in my head.
Avatar_n_tn He started with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> like always. I wasnt complete relaxed and when he turned my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> to the right shape <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> starting from my shoulder up past my left ear. I can't turn my head without having pain and stiffness. Any idea's on what this is and will it go away?
Avatar_f_tn I was a perfectly healthy on the go, stay at home mom, then in February 2010 I noticed while driving to pick up my teenagers I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and zaps in the back of my head. They were like jolts of dizziness or unbalance and would freak me out to the point I would pull over immediately. I tried to blow it off but it continued to happen every time I drove especially on hills and elevation changes.
Avatar_n_tn precipitation of head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> movement or awkward <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> positions, head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn i have this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> that starts from my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> and travels to the right side of my head. it seems like putting pressure on my head makes it feel better. the pain lasts about five seconds n goes away. should i be worried?
Avatar_m_tn Occipital neuralgia presents with piercing, throbbing, or electric-shock-like chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, back of the head, and behind the ears. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is caused by irritation or injury to the nerves, which can be the result of trauma to the back of the head or pinching of the nerves by overly tight neck muscles. Frequent lengthy periods of keeping the head in a downward and forward position such as in your case, is a risk factor for occipital neuralgia.
Avatar_n_tn I have this sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shooting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the back of my head its in the lower part of my head and it shoots pain every few seconds up the right side of my head kinda toward my temple. the base of my head is sore to touch. is this somthing i shoul be conserned about. the inly way i can sleep is take tyl. pm. please give me some feed back thank you.
Avatar_f_tn However I will try to provide you with some useful information. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> at the base of the head where the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> meets and an inch over is likely from a nerve called the greater occipital nerve. It can cause a piercing sharp pain that travels from the upper neck to the back of the head and behind the ears. It may even radiate to the forehead. It is usually a one sided pain but can be on both sides of the head.