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Pain in neck/head

Every couple of weeks I have an "episode" where the right side of my neck tightens up through the right side of my head and does not release for 3 - 5 minutes.  It is very painful and scary.  This has been going on for about 6 weeks now.  Any idea what this could be?
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for nearly 2wks now ive been having simular symptoms. mines on the left side and its becoming more constant, started out as just tightness in my neck and now ive been having pain. ive been taking antiflams and panadol for mild relief but its still everyday. do you find it goes through to behind your ears and around your skull at times?? besides the tightness in your neck is their any pain..??
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Hi, Thank you for your question. I think your symptoms may be due to nerve irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because of cervical disc bulge. This pain may be referred and perceived as occurring in the back of head & shoulders (as electric sensation), arms or chest, rather than just the neck. Other symptoms may include vertigo, nausea (dizziness) and stiffness. It will be best that you consult a neurologist who would like to prescribe Pain killers, steroid and muscle relaxants. Other treatments could be cervical orthosis such as a soft cervical collar or stiffer neck brace to restrict neck movement till you get complete recovery. In addition, cervical traction may also be suggested by the doctor, if condition is severe. Hope this helps.
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