Back and Neck Injury/Short pain in head


Hi Dr Gold!

I have had since wednesday a weird pain in my head. It's not a headache. It's short (1 second) flashes of pain that comes 5-7 times a day, like a quick stab with a pen or something on different places on the left side of my head. I have a very stiff neck due to many hours in front of a computer in my work.

First I thought it could be the sign of a brain tumor but when I read about that it seem to be more persistent headaches then, and I don't have any other symptoms, I feel fine otherwise. This is like I said not really headaches. Could it be muscular/nerves you think?

Should I try massage or something?

Hi, Fred,

It could be neuromuscular -- and I advise consulting with a medical doctor to rule out anything ominous.

Please see these entries on neck conditions, which it is what it would be if neuromuscular:,1.htm

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