Neck pain and headaches with tightness in the head

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1516454 tn?1290643983 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.
Avatar n tn 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....
Avatar f tn I am in desperate need of help. I've been living in my own type of hell for years. I'll try to be as specific as I can without making everything too complicated. I'm a 31 year old female, in good physical shape. I have chronic back pain and I do smoke, but I'm otherwise healthy. I have a pain in my neck. It feels like I'm being choked, every minute of every day. It's a tightness, right in the middle, front of my neck- although it started out on my right side.
Avatar f tn It is worse when lying down and often accompanied with headaches in the back of my head. My neck with often feel tight and then with any movement it will pop. The pop is not painful but it is loud. I have a very stressful job as a nurse. Massages do not help. OTC pain relief meds do not help.
Avatar f tn 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
Avatar n tn It feels like its going from the the back of my ears, across the back of the head and down by the skull in my neck. And sometimes I feel like it going down the neck area..I do have my pressure in the eyes and forehead but not as much as I thougth I would. The strange part about this is I very rarely have to blow my nose or feel that stuffed. I have been on Antibiotic now for 6 days. I have one more pill left. I think it is my sinuses but never experience the pressure in my head like this.
Avatar f tn Tension-type headaches present with dull, non-throbbing pain f associated with tightness of scalp or neck. The degree of severity remains constant and may be due to stress. However, this could also be due to work-related musculoskeletal causes such as your posture, your work and from inflammation of the blood vessels of the head or bony changes in the structures of the neck. If muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory medications do not help, have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation.
Avatar f tn It presents with dull, non-throbbing pain, associated with tightness of scalp or neck. The degree of severity remains constant. Rest and avoidance of stress, ice packs, pain relievers, biofeedback therapy and other relaxation methods may help. Take care and do keep us posted.
406767 tn?1203129828 Unlike migraines, tension headaches are non throbbing and may be associated with muscle tightness over the neck and shoulders. This is just a differential and other causes have to be ruled out.Your sleeping position, getting a new pillow or bed for instance may cause headaches. I know that you are highly anxious about this given your mom's medical history. But unnecessary worrying will not help you at the moment.As you have posted your scan results were normal.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Hypertension headaches present with generalized pain and most severe in the morning. It can diminishes throughout day and can be controlled with appropriate blood pressure medication. Another differential is tension-type Headaches which is a dull, non-throbbing pain, frequently bilateral and associated with tightness of scalp or neck. the degree of severity remains constant an do not improve through out the day. Rest, icepack, muscle relaxants and medical management may help.
Avatar m tn dear phys101, what are you taking for pain relief? it seems to me that your headache situations are caused by stress... but, who am i to diagnose what is wrong with you, i'm just a seventeen year old girl. 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).
Avatar f tn mines on the left side and its becoming more constant, started out as just tightness in my neck and now ive been having pain. ive been taking antiflams and panadol for mild relief but its still everyday. do you find it goes through to behind your ears and around your skull at times?? besides the tightness in your neck is their any pain..??
Avatar n tn Almost 2 weeks ago, when sitting at my computer at work, I started getting an intense pain in the lower back of my head on the left hand side which seemed to intensify when I stared at the computer. I also noticed what appeared to be tightness and soreness in a muscle about 6 inches below my neck on my back left of my spinal cord. I assumed I just tweaked a muscle, but it's been 2 weeks and the muscle pain and intense headaches continue and neither has subsided in the least.
Avatar n tn Symptoms include a piercing sharp pain that travels from the upper neck to the back of the head and behind the ears. It is usually a one sided pain but can be on both sides of the head. Treatment includes physical therapy, medications, and in some cases injections, "nerve blocks", during which a physician injects the irritated nerves with an anesthetic.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Tension headaches present with dull, non-throbbing pain, associated with tightness of scalp or neck. The degree of severity remains constant and may be caused by stress. Rest, ice packs, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxants may help provide relief. Use of stronger prescription analgesics may be indicated if your medication now does not work. Check with your doctor and have this evaluated further. Take care and do keep us posted. Warm regards.
Avatar f tn I am 28 weeks pregnant and have pain that is at the base of my skull and goes up to top and sides of head and forehead. Pain in neck and head are usually always in the same areas. I feel either pressure and tightness or pressure and pain in head. Neck pain does not bother back of head, for the most part. Just top and sides and forehead. Was involved in a car accident last May where I was t-boned on my side and my head jerked to the right.
Avatar n tn Tension headaches may present with pain in both sides of the head and may present with tightness or pain in the neck and shoulders. Occipital neuralgia refers to pain at the back of the head and may usually be associated with head trauma or injury. Migraine headaches are usually given as a diagnosis when other underlying conditions have been ruled out. Do you have any sinus problems? Any associated visual symptoms?
Avatar n tn s been 2 weeks and the muscle pain and intense headaches continue and neither has subsided in the least. Any idea what this could be? I'm 44 and in relatively good health but defintely had a very stressful time the last 2 weeks with quarter end at work.
Avatar n tn The headache which feels like tightness in the head is most likely a tension headache. Since your neck X rays and MRI have been clear the possibility of nerve compression does not seem to be very likely. Nerve compression over a period of time tends to get worse and produces other symptoms also like tingling numbness. I would suggest you to learn some self relaxation techniques like breathing exercises and meditation and take OTC pain killers.
Avatar n tn Second thoughts; headache with tightness in the neck and throughout the body. Does he find difficult to bend because of the tightness? Or when he lies down on his back, does his tummy arch up? Does his tummy feel taught? Can he open his mouth without any difficulty?
671285 tn?1292660161 It started when I woke up this morning with the left temple throbbing. The pain would drift in and out throughtout the afternoon. The way I describe the throbbing is similar to a toothache except that its on my temples. I recently just got over a bad upper respiratory infection so I figured that maybe my temple was hurting from my sinuses being aggrevated with mucus, dryness, etc. In the evening, my right temple began to throb and it is doing so as I type this.
Avatar n tn I suffer from tightness at the base of my neck and also a dizziness in my eyes. There are no real triggers for this, although I struggle to glance sideways without feeling dizzy and rapid movement on a TV screen and cinema projection cause me discomfort. I'd be greatful for any suggestions as to how to ease the woosy feelings I get.
Avatar m tn I suggest that you wait for the new lenses and see if they will improve your symptoms. 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?
Avatar n 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. Occipital neuralgia is caused by irritation or injury to two nerves that run from the upper neck to the back of the head.
Avatar n tn It did help for about a month and the symptoms returned. 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.
Avatar m tn Over the past few months it has affected my jaw and ears. I now in addition to the headaches and tightness in my head have a fatigued jaw and pressure in my ears as well. My jaw feels as if I have been gnawing on beef jerky for hours, and my ears feel like I am driving through mountains (sensation of popping) as well. I have been to a neurologist and had a brain scan (negative), physical therapy, chiropractor, massage therapy, dentist and orthodontist.
Avatar f tn Do you have pain in the top mid of your back too. I get pain in the sides of my hear, neck and back with tension heafaches that can take weeks to go away.