Neck and shoulder pain causing headaches

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Avatar n tn You're right, inflammation of the shoulder wouldn't explain the neck pain. Shoulder pain can refer to the mid and upper back, however a more likely scenario would be that you might have a nerve that's slightly pinched in your neck. That would explain the upper back and shoulder pain, because nerves in the neck refer pain to both those places. All you probably need is some anti-inflammatory meds and sometime in Physical Therapy to stretch and strengthen those neck muscles.
Avatar f tn Do you have any suggestions for what I might be able to do on my own to bring some relief to the neck stiffness/pain and severe headaches that it causes until I get back to the USA again in 1-2 years?! Thanks!
511034 tn?1327802985 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.
Avatar n tn ve been having a lot of headaches, neck and shoulder pain, muscle weakness and tingling in my right arm and hand and even sometimes in my left hand. I've seen a Neurosurgeon and Neurologist. I'm currently taking Lyrica and Cymbalta for the nerve pain. I've also had physical therapy twice, passed and EMG and a Myleogram. Any suggestions on what else I can try.
455209 tn?1205956133 Chronic head, neck ,upper shoulder and orofacial pain is significantly associated with temporomandibular disorder. Seeing a tmj specialist is advised.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn IT CAUSE INSTANT PAIN IN RIGHT SHOULDER AND SHOULDER BLADE; AS WELL AS PAIN IN NECK. RESULTING IN SEVERE HEADACHES. WHICH I ALREADY HAVE BUT THE COLD JUST PROVOKES THEM EVEN MORE. NOT SURE WHAT ALL YOU WOULD NEED TO KNOW TO BE ABLE TO HELP BUT I'M WILLING TO CHAT AND I'M OPEN FOR OPINIONS. I'M LOST;STRESSED & DEPRESSED I JUST WANT MY NORMAL LIFE BACK. AND I'M TIRED OF FEELING LIKE A BURDEN TO OTHERS.
Avatar f tn t know if its significant or not. My neck pain comes and goes, but I have a lot of shoulder, upper back and chest pain. In my chest its more pressure and tightness, than pain. But it is very uncomfortable.And the headaches, I get the headaches, bad ones.
Avatar f tn Originally implanted for a malignant brain Tumor 25 years ago been Cancer free for over 20 years but it is recently causing neck and shoulder pain and constant headaches
Avatar f tn I have since then been on MSContin and Percocet. I still have severe pain in my shoulder, bad bad headaches, pain when moving my neck from side to side (ear to shoulder), nerve pain running down the back of my arm into my elbow, top of my forearm and into my pinky and ring finger. I still have burning pain between my shoulder blades and am constantly tense at the base of my neck and into my shoulders.
Avatar m tn It may be more likely that the Crestor is causing the joint and muscle pain. However I am not a doctor and therefore cannot analyze your disease states or conditions remotely. Best of luck to you. Jennifer R RPh www.drugstore.
Avatar f tn the pain has gotten to the point it is affecting my balance and causing a burning sensation in my left shoulder
Avatar m tn Has anyone had surgery to decompress the arteries and nerves in the brachial plexus? Thoracic Outlet Syndrome may cause many symptoms such as neck pain, shoulder pain, lightheaded, dizzy, wrist pain, face pain, headaches, weakness, sleep problems, etc. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/Shoulder-elbow-wrist-pain-and-tingling/show/2040000">Shoulder/elbow/wrist pain and tingling</a>.
1960024 tn?1355014582 Imaging studies such as CT scan or MRI may help rule out anatomical issues. The headaches may indeed be associated with the neck pain. If the previous medication and management are not helping, further evaluation and referral to a neurologist may also help. Complementary and alternative medicine including acupuncture and biofeedback therapy may also provide relief. Take care and do keep us posted.
146298 tn?1258712247 Something in my head seems to be swelling and blocking the nasal passage rather than the nasal passage being blocked and causing the pain. I can also have a completely clear nose and still have the headache. There is a strange flexing sensation I get in my head near my nose that alleviates the pain for half a second. It flexes when I turn my head a certain way or if I'm in the extreme cold. Can you give me any clues as to what may be going on?
Avatar f tn Try a neck and shoulder massage. They help me since most continuous headaches are tension headaches and are caused from a sore stiff neck mainly from bad posture.
Avatar m tn I had headaches/neck stiffness/nausea back in January/February and had an MRI with the radiologist pointing out a chiari malformation of less than 5mm. Neurosurgeon told me that there was no way that I had chiari, so I started seeing a plethora of different doctors all having their own idea as to what caused my symptoms, all of which ended up being wrong after running tests to check their ideas. The only thing that has yet to be tested for is chiari via the cine MRI scan.
Avatar f tn Back pain starts between shoulder blades then up to head, causing headache. The feeling in my head feels like sinus problems. The back pain takes my breath away. This happens when I am up moving around, will stop when I sit and rest.
Avatar f tn So I got neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, leg pain, and tenderness. I just started back working (because of this economy, not because of my back pain), and I swear I am in the worst pain ever. I can not sit up straight, in the same spot, for too long. Even when I'm leaned against a pillow in bed or on the sofa, my back and neck aches. I stay in pain!!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn My 34 yr old husband has recently (in the last month) started having extreme headaches. He says that the are constant, sharp, pains. 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.
Avatar f tn I have had problems with my neck and R. shoulder area mostly feeling tense and stiff. Pain does radiate into R shoulder as well. I had CDT Scan showed nothing.. Thank god! Had an MRI of neck which showed a very minor bulge about 2 mm which the dr said was not anything to worry about and more than likely would not be causing all the pain i am experiencing. I have a few knots in neck and shoulder blade area with the tingling down the inner part of arm and pointer and ring finger...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have been trying to get a doctor to understand and CARE for years now, and in the meantime the pain gets worse and worse and worse. About 5 years ago, I started with slight back pain and was referred to chiropractors and physical therapists, which caused NO relief... I was in care for about a year with each. The back pain at that time felt like a constant pulled muscle in between my shoulder blade and spine, on the right side.
774736 tn?1311331385 I see a doctor for TMJ and he says that if you have problems with your jaw they can cause all sorts of weird symptoms. Like headaches and neck pain, ear pain, dizziness. See if a change in your posture helps and if that doesn't cut out all chewy type of food because it could be your jaw.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been having major problems with constant dull headaches (only really hehind the eyes and temple) that seem to radiate from my right shoulder, and rhomboid/scapula pain for about 1.5 years now and have pretty much given up. I have done Right AC Joint, Right Scapula, Cervical, and Thoracic MRI's along with X-Rays of everything with no major findings. Had facet joint injections in C5 and C6 and epidural cervical injection without relief.