Hello. Is this pain inside you neck constant or intermittent? It is not likely related to your head tingling, though you should keep in mind that there are some major arteries going up the neck into your brain (i.e carotids and vertebral). These arteries can sometimes become narrowed, or occluded, or even tear (carotid dissection). This latter condition can cause the following symptoms:
If you were to develop some of these symptoms you would need to be evaluated promptly. Otherwise you can schedule an appointment with your family doctor in the next couple weeks and have him examine your neck and order any appropriate tests to further evaluate your pain.
That area of the neck and ear gets its nerve supply from the superficial cervical plexus, a web of nerves that comes off the upper portion of the spinal cord and emerges from under the large muscle in the side of the neck that allows us to turn our head.
These nerves can get irritated along this path quite easily. It could be from inflammation or hypertrophy of the overlying muscle or from other neck problems, even from wearing tight collars or jewelry. Eliminating any pressure on these nerves, taking anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or Alleve, and sometimes taking nerve-stabilizing medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin, can help with the pain.
If nerve decompression and medication do not help, you may need to have a CT of the neck performed to look for more unusual causes. While rare, certain head and neck tumors can cause this type of pain and would need to be considered, especially if one is a smoker.