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What Causes Pain In Lower Head And Upper Neck Region?

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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015
Question: I am currently looking for answers for my lower head and upper neck pain mostly right side. Symptoms have changed from month to month. It started in late May. Just a soreness on right side down little behind my ear. Lots of pressure. Was treated for allergies. Nothing changed. Then I was given stuff for drainage. I had a ct scan done late XXXXXXX Came back looking good and no sinus problems. Pain went away for about 10 days and then cam back slowly. Pain would shoot up neck and head on right side. Like electrical currents. Pressure was still there. Treated for migraines. Nothing the. Diagnosed for tension headaches. Doctor gave me nortytroline.Went to neurologist and said had to do pain was coming g from the trapezius triangle. Put me on muscle relaxers. He sent me to pain doctor and she wanted me to try cymbalta. Couldn't handle it. Went to another doctor and she put me o. Effexor. Went back to pain. Doc and she did nerve blocks. Pain is not shooting un my head any more. More aches I. Neck but only last a second. Had an MRI and results came back possible muscle spasms otherwise unremarkable. I'm grateful all my tests came back great but I want to know what it is . I've been depressed due to the pain and have lost 16 lbs. My b bi also jad blood tests done and they all looked good.i is 14. I can eat now finally. I've been I the ER twice for pai. And dehydration. Where should I go to figure this out any suggestions? Have you heard of these symptoms? I want my life back. I am currently in effexor for pain and anti depressant for over three weeks. Lorazepam for sleep and I just started gabenptin. What kind of doctor should I see. What should I ask for? I seriously thought I was dying at one time. Pain makes you crazy.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Could be spinal origin

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I understand how debilitating pain can be, especially if it is long standing.
Here are my suggestions

1. Shooting type of pain is usually spinal origin, I suggest you to get a CT of the cervical segment done to look for nerve compression
2. My second differential diagnosis would be fibromyalgia, especially since it is coming for the trapezius, you are on the right treatment for it


I also recommend alternative therapy in such cases like yoga and mediation. Ayurveda is good options for chronic pain, please explore this option. Go to a good established ayurvedic doctor

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (48 minutes later)
My Ct was of my neck and head I do believe. What is a yurvedic? Nausea is something else I deal with. Should I ask my doctors anything else. I also had a nerve block on the 15th.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fibromyalgia

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for getting back with the clarifications, I am sorry for the short delay in my reply there was a family emergency which I had to attend.

If the CT was of the head and neck then there is no need to investigate further. It most likely to be fibromyalgia and you are on the right treatment for it.

Ayurveda is ancient XXXXXXX medicine where the treatment is through plant extracts and derivatives. It has evolved parallel to english medicine as alternative form of treatment just like accupunture.
I always suggest my patients to try alternative medicine especially in chronic pains as accupuncture and ayurveda have given good results.

I am once again sorry for the delay in my reply

Regards
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What Causes Pain In Lower Head And Upper Neck Region?

Brief Answer: Could be spinal origin Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query I understand how debilitating pain can be, especially if it is long standing. Here are my suggestions 1. Shooting type of pain is usually spinal origin, I suggest you to get a CT of the cervical segment done to look for nerve compression 2. My second differential diagnosis would be fibromyalgia, especially since it is coming for the trapezius, you are on the right treatment for it I also recommend alternative therapy in such cases like yoga and mediation. Ayurveda is good options for chronic pain, please explore this option. Go to a good established ayurvedic doctor I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards