Osteoarthritis neck head

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1257704 tn?1269493583 Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. Generally pain in the back portion of the head originates from the neck problems due to irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because the nerves that supply the back of the head start in the upper cervical spine.
Avatar m tn for example, motor vehicle accident, head injury, etc. 3. Have you had an x-ray or other type of imaging (MRI, CT) for your neck 4. Do you have any numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs? 5. Have you ever had physical therapy, chiropractic therapy for your neck? ~•~ Dr. Parks This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your interest....at least I am functioning and can work. Pain in left side of neck and up into base of head is starting to get bad again. I may see if I can get some accupuncture again to tide me over. Everytime I looked at the 'ask a doctor' section of this web site, it always says no more questions. I wonder if they have just stopped using that portion......oh well.
Avatar m tn I tried swimming for exercise however because of the arthritis I cant get my arms to go over my head to swim so walking seems the best exercise is there anything else others have tried that may work and is it OK to continue with the hour long walks?
Avatar m tn Is there any help in sight ? I am 38 yr old male - very active & thought very heathy, 6ft 1 5% bfi & gym 3+ days a week. Chronic neck & hip Osteoarthritis & 24-7 pain breaking me down fast - not able to ignore it any longer & otc meds not helping. Surgery not a $$ option at this time. Neck is spured & chunchy & pretty much killing me - Hip is very narrowed & full of cysts. I guess I am asking... what can I do ?
Avatar m tn Occipital neuralgia is a distinct type of headache characterized by piercing, throbbing, or electric-shock-like chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears, usually on one side of the head. Typically, the pain of occipital neuralgia begins in the neck and then spreads upwards. Some individuals will also experience pain in the scalp, forehead, and behind the eyes. Their scalp may also be tender to the touch, and their eyes especially sensitive to light.
Avatar n tn i'm 52 , a couple month ago my neck and my head just started to poo , crack , very discomfort , is there a name for this ? should i worry or tell my doctor ?
Avatar n tn My pain becomes progressively worse throughout the day, like a poker being shoved up through my neck to the top of my head. There is facial pain involved, and headaches that become so debilitating that I often don't function for more than 4 hours a day. The top vertebra feels like it is being crushed against the skull itself. The pain is on both sides - though it used to be worse on the right side, now it is equal. I am 22, and feel that this pain is restricting my life.
Avatar n tn It is now sharp shooting pains in my neck, shoulder, and right arm.(sometimes into my head also.) All on right side. Also my neck pops really loudly now, and my shoulder burns and feels heavy. I had a cervical MRI in Sept 2005. My doctor (work comp) said it was normal but put me in PT. This has relieved only the tenseness in the muscles. On my therapy note I saw my Dx was cervical DJD.
Avatar n tn this is all how it started i bought some weed from this dude that i didnt really know about 4-3 months ago and ever since i would just smoke and every time i would smoke after i bought it from that dude i would her a snap in my head like little pop in the middle of my head but i thought i was just high as **** untill july 4th i smoked so good mid grade and also was drinking 1 beer after the blunt was done i felt this weird ache in my left side of the brain and about 10 mins later my head and ne
Avatar f tn I can't sleep more than a few hours with all the pain in back, neck, back of my head and shoulders waking me up. I just wanted to know if anyone over 50 years old had their rods removed and if there was any improvement in the pain at all after the removal and/or if you were glad that you had the rods removed. I want relief DESPERATELY but do not want to spend the rest of my life medicated on drugs only to slightly benefit me with minimum or barely any relief or improvement with the pain.
Avatar f tn I have vestibulo-ocular reflex damage, but this might have been caused by a blow to the head. However, I am wondering just how much my neck plays a role in how I feel. I've been rubbing it for years and am frequently asked if my neck is bothering me......YES, it does. I wake up with a neck that is painful and stiff. Arthritis? IDK. I recently asked my GP if I could have arthritis, and was told "well, at your age, probably.
748543 tn?1463449675 “It is an axiom that the body follows the head. You can realign your whole body by repositioning your head. Head held in a forward position can pull your entire body out of line. It can reduce the vital lung capacity by as much as 30 percent. The gastrointestinal system is affected, particularly the large intestine. When a hunched position is assumed, the body becomes more rigid, and the range of motion decreases.
Avatar f tn I have oa an spurs in neck,I have a lot of pressure,in neck around ears,in back of head. When pressure is intense my head feels like it's as big as the earth,numb in head an face an neck.an blurry vision .
1075109 tn?1281839291 I'm terribly sorry about your Fibromyalgia raising it's ugly head again!! I can only imagine that pain that you are experiencing. Is there any chance that this time there could ALSO be some Osteoarthritis involved along with the Fibro? I look forward to seeing you on MH and I'll be looking for your updates.....
Avatar f tn I had a cervical spine injury several months ago (banged my neck on some machinery) that gradually lead to a straightening of my neck (shown by xray). I was not able to move my neck at all at first, and had pain and tingling down my arm, and a stabbing pain in my shoulder blade. Worst of all was the vertigo and head pressure. CT's showed no bulging discs. Muscle relaxers have helped, but the pressure in my head never went away and is becoming maddening.
Avatar f tn Eventually I got the pressure on the other side of my neck as well. I can sometimes hear cracking noise inside my head from this and a noise that almost feels like I have fluid in my neck or head. While its not painful, it is extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing because I have to constantly move my head. But it hasn't stopped, eventually I started getting pain in one of my jaws and then the other so now I feel like I have to constantly move my facial muscles.
Avatar f tn What could be causing this? I do have some degeneration in my neck. My neck is sore and kind of stiff but I do have fibromyalgia. So. But, never have I had this happen with such intensity. I didn't last but a few seconds. Should I see a doctor?
Avatar f tn Dx’d sacroiliitis. Neck has started hurting when I turn my head or try to hold my head up straight. Hard to sleep due to discomfort. My last imaging was just a year ago, since then my neck has started cracking nearly every time I move my head. Also have chronically low Vitamin D (with normal calcium levels around 9.7) - everyone seems to have low Vitamin D. I guess my question is why, at a relatively young age, would I have developed so many diseases of aging?
Avatar m tn I was at A and E last night with what i thought was severe headaches, but was diagnosed with arthrites in upper neck which is causing pain in my head but is actually from my neck. What is the best way to handle this pain please.?????????????? Was given Difene tabs bruffen and losec.
Avatar n tn The pain is due to irritation or injury of nerves, pinching of nerves by tight neck muscles, compression of nerves as it leaves the spine secondary to osteoarthritis or tumors in the neck. Local inflammation or infection, gout, diabetes etc. you need to consult a neurologist who will do a detailed neurological examination, X-ray upper spine, eliciting tenderness over affected nerve, relief from pain after an anesthetic block will be needed to confirm diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 43 yr old female.I have osteoarthritis in my neck,get migraines and fibromyalgia (all dx) I have recently seen a Neurologist who said its not worth having an MRI. I disagree,and my osteopath is also worried. I have very gentle treatment on my neck,every few weeks,pain killers hardly touch my pain..I am getting giddy spells,severe pain in shoulders neck and occipital area.
Avatar f tn I, too, get terrible, awful headaches. They start at the base of my neck and move up the back of my head. The only thing that touches it is 1000mg of Advil every 4 hours. I had an MRI and was told I have stenosis, Degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, blah, blah, blah. What the headache is from is the occipital nerve being pinched. Surgery is an option, but relief comes from anti-inflammatories like Advil.
Avatar n tn Last year before the final treatment I was in so much pain I could barely open my mouth, my head pain war horrible and moving my neck in any direction was next to impossible. For me this seems to have followed a bout of a cold and Sinusitis. Due to my injury I have not be active so it's not due to exercise...ie muscular but I am also on muscle relaxers and no relief. I think my Dr. had the best idea so far.
424634 tn?1277861128 What causes the crackling sound when I turn my head from side to side? It's quite annoying. Second, I had a C5-6-7 fusion 13 years ago, and now have more bulging below the fused site and a little above it. Prior to the fusion, I had pain that went down my right arm, fasiculation of the affected muscle, weakness and atrophy. It was horrible. Now, I'm getting pain on both sides and in the same place.
774736 tn?1311334985 Basically what are doctors able to see and what are they looking for when trying to diagnose using these imaging machines on particular areas (Head and Neck). I came in to the ER with neck pain and dizziness and I'm still suffering from it because they were not able to make a clear diagnosis. Do these imaging tests show major problems like meningitis, or blood vessel abnormalities?
Avatar n tn I have been to my doctors and he made sure i had good movement in my spine which i did and my neck has good movement, does not hurt to move it. When he was pressing my head and neck it did really hurt so he says its definatly tension headache also made worse because of my posture(i admit its terrible and i slouch at my desk)also i have a new bed and pillows which he feels may also contribute. Can tension headache cause a lot of pain? Can it cause pain in my back also?
Avatar n tn EXTREME NECK POPPING FOLLOWED BY NECK/SHOULDER PAIN: Woke up one morning in Oct and neck started making popping sounds (hundreds of times a day). I never crack my neck so it was unusual. Within a week, sharp pains started in my neck & shoulder (always on the right hand side). For the last 3 months, I have had these pops (300 times a day) and sharp quick pains (50-100 times/day). Chiropractic services was no help in Oct/Nov. Physical therapy excerises during all Dec did not help.
Avatar n tn Cracking sound in base of skull/neck area. Is this common?? This seems to have been occuring the past couple of weeks, usually about 10 times a day. It happens at odd times, just sitting still, when I yawn, when I turn my head, etc. Could this be arthritis or something more serious? My hairdresser has also noticed a bump area on the left side on the back of my neck. Could all of this be related?