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lindsay wrote at 2007-05-06 01:24:52
I do have the same problem. Pain at the right side at the lower back of the head, if I touch it, it feels like a vein being pulled taut. I went to a chinese doctor who diagnosed me having rheumatic heart disease. He's also a herbalist and prescribed lots of vitamins,such as: omega-3, garlic, b-complex, iron, calcium-magnesium, vit.c, wheat germ and fiber. So far, it has lessened the pain.

Angel wrote at 2008-04-16 13:32:47
I just found out I have a brain tumor and I have those exact symptoms with quite a few others like nausea, memory loss, hormone problems. Those same symptoms are what made me see the doctor to begin with.

Aparna wrote at 2008-06-16 04:02:36
Hi there! I am experiencing the same thing. And its not tumor or anything else, its just TMJ problem. Its related to our jaw joint. I have huge popping noises as well. its painful and irritating, but hopefully nothing to worry abt!

Susan wrote at 2009-03-22 00:42:33

I have an injury to C1 & C2 of my cervical spine.  This is not a break but a twist and it sounds like what you wife chiro said.  However mine was under control.  Now it's not because of pulling myself into a truck that no longer has a step in it.  But my chiro did have me doing very well.

Have her avoid bread and sugar and see if she feels better.  This will help.  Especially the bread if she can't do the sugar.  Bread is an inflammatory and it will make her pain worse.  What she needs is a good chiro.  Mine is like no other but I don't think I can contact you or put his name on here or they will remove my post.  His name is Coder and he is in Lancaster PA.  He is like no other and I recommend you call and make an appointment and take her xrays with you.  He will help her!

mlipsot03 wrote at 2009-03-31 06:35:44
As the above responder mentioned, it sounds very much like a neck problem -- possibly misaligned cervical vertebre.  To the list of specialists to check with, I would add a CHIROPRACTOR, who will take X-rays of your wife's spinal column, from top to bottom, and adjust the vertebre to put them back in place, and with completely nonintrusive methods.

As with everything, of course, it is good habit to shop around, as some will be better than others; but my mother and I have had high success with the aid of chiropractors, in removing a variety of symptoms, from extreme dizziness and weakness to actually moving a reversed curve in the other direction.

Chiropractors can even help with symptoms that seem completely unrelated to the spinal column, such as digestive trouble -- remember, every organ is controlled by nerves that emanate from the spinal cord, and when the vertebre are misaligned, the nerves, and possibly even the spinal cord itself, can become pinched and begin malfunctioning.  A good chiropractor can put those bones back in place, and relieve the pinched nerves, along with a number of other problems they may be causing.

I certainly hope this helps, and I wish you and your wife good luck in finding a solution!

Natalie wrote at 2009-08-22 23:31:00
Sounds like TMJ. She should be checked by an TMJ specialist (usually a dentist or orthodontist and/or ENT).

Karyn wrote at 2010-07-15 21:02:48
Shawn, by describing your wife's condition here you unknowingly  described my EXACT pain symptoms!  I had a herniated disc (operated on twice; now has my spine fused) and I have spinal stenosis.  My pain too is all on the left side and travels up my spine into my neck, back of head, and jaw.  I have severe nerve damage and suffer with chronic pain.  My doctor told me it is the pain path of my damaged nerves to my brain.  Please tell your wife to have a CAT Scan or MRI done to check her disks in her spine and too see a specialist. DO NOT let this go for too long or she may end up like me.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.  I Hope this helps you!


Minnie wrote at 2010-11-23 18:28:52
i have been having a pain/headache in right upper neck the pain radian to my head. My right face numb and my lipd get croaked last two years ago. My right eyes is burning, arms and legs parts of my right side body is dul ache kind if numb. I went to neurology got a ct scan only find out some kind of phisiology tissue that i was told it is normal. Everyday,every minuted i exepreince pain/headache. I am also tired of going to doctor because there is no any result.

Dinal wrote at 2010-12-07 21:18:34
Hey, I have a very similar problem. The pain that she gets around her jaws and behind the ear is probably due to Temporomandibular joint (TMJ disorder) Its not that bad as it sounds. The clicking that she gets at times is because of this.You can google TMJ disorder and read more about it.

About the neck pain, you said she has a crooked neck. Guess what ?! So do I!! Anyway, I go to my physiotherapist for that. Its like a 10 days course where they give you heating treatment and teach you some exercises which I'm asked to do for 3 months. I have been told its not a major problem. Hope this helps. I really hope your wife gets better. :) Tc

VoniBear wrote at 2011-05-08 14:44:35
I know this is an old post, but perhaps someone will read it anyhow. The jaw snapping gave it away. She should be checked for TMJ. I have it and had the most terrible headaches possible! I was on IBU in excess for about a year; had a root canal done and no relief until my (new) Dentist gave me a little device called an NTI. This little item clicks over my two bottom teeth which prevents me from grinding my molars at night. It gave me instant relief! Some have to wear it during the day as well, but I lucked out there and ony wear it at night. Well worth checking out.

Dude wrote at 2011-08-18 07:39:03
Hi. You might also get checked for TMJ - a jaw-joint condition which is treatable.

The jaw popping might be the clue to this.  

PS wrote at 2012-03-21 14:04:59
Many years later ... I'm just now seeing this question. I was misdiagnosed w chronic migraines in 2003. I knew it wasnt migraines. Then in 2005, I found a doctor who said it was Occipital Neuralgia. I started taking gabapentin daily & my pain is now under control. My symptoms sounds like you described. For immediate temporary relief, I apply pressure to the pressure point in the area of the pain for around 15 seconds & it feels much better. I've had MRIs .. Lots of Rx 's to try, injections, countless trips to the chiropractor and only gabapentin works. All the best !!!!!!!!!!

i grind. wrote at 2013-01-18 07:16:45
see a dentist. TMJ. maybe stress tension or anxiety may cause her to clinch, grind, etc. which can lead to pain in the neck jaw and head.  

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