What is Head & Neck Pain?
Head and neck pain can be sharp and stabbing pain or a dull ache that radiates from the base of the neck to the head. This pain can be the result of a sudden trauma or injury resulting in whiplash or from degenerative disease of the cervical region of the pain.
- Sharp, stabbing sensation
- Head pain on one or both sides
- Tender scalp
- Pain near or behind the eye
- Light sensitivity
- Dull ache
- Electric shock sensation
- Pain that starts at the base of the head and radiates outward
Locations of Head & Neck Pain
- Scalp pain
- Forehead Pain
- Face Pain
- Eye Pain
- Ear Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Joint Pain
Conditions Related to Head & Neck Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve in the forearm that causes tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand.
Cervical Foraminal Stenosis is the narrowing of the cervical disc space that causes pain in the neck and head.
Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease a degenerative condition that causes pain and stiff neck.
Cervical Osteoarthritis (Neck Arthritis) changes in the joints of the neck, discs, and bones from aging cause the discs to lose fluid and break down.
Cluster Headaches are rare, cyclical, and very painful headaches that can cause sudden, intense pain at any time.
Facial Migraine are sudden severe pain on either or both sides of the head that causes nausea, vision difficulties, and intense throbbing pain.
Glaucoma is increased pressure in the optic nerve that can cause vision loss.
Migraines are the sudden, severe headaches that can visual disturbances, dizziness, and stomach issues.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is muscle sensitivity that causes chronic pain.
Neck Sprain is an injury commonly caused by sudden trauma.
Spinal Stenosis is a condition where the spinal cord is compressed by a narrowing spinal column.
Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) is a bacterial or viral infection that can cause blockage in the sinuses resulting in severe pain.
Secondary Cancer Symptoms are symptoms of pain as a result of cancer.
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) is caused by the trigeminal nerve that sends signals from your face to your brain that causes jolts of pain and sensitivity.
Whiplash is an injury caused by the sudden backward and forward motion of the head.