Neurology

Ask a neurologist. Get answers to your neurology questions.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have pain in my skull - it is NOT a routine headache. When…

Customer Question
I have pain in...

I have pain in my skull - it is NOT a routine headache. When I lay my head on either side, the ear touching the pillow feels as if it were sunburned. I have a scabby sore on my left ear. The skull pain range is 2 to 6. Less activity, less pain. When head (not face) comes in contact with anything; bed, pillow, back of couch, etc. the pain is immediately worse. I have had two injections put in the back of my skull with no relief; I recently had another injection put in my spine about shoulder blade level. No reliefe. One of my Doctors put me on Lyrica for three months with no relief, but my eyes were changing so fast, my eye doctor was afraid to make any changes as she felt the problem involved more than just my eyes. I have been seeking help for almost three years with no relief in sight.

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

The headache is always present. I suppose the sleep aid I take lets me go to sleep for 3 to 5 hours. When I awaken, there is no going back to sleep. Never any nausea.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I know cancer is not hereditary, but if it is in the family, the genes for it may be there. My Mother died of a brain tumor at the age of 87. One niece is alive, but suffered a large brain tumor in the area above the forehead. I had not given this a thought to my problem until a few weeks ago when a great-niece had two large brain tumors removed. That was done in Wisconsin where she lives, but she is currently a full time patient at St. Jude. My family has had many heart problems, but my heart doctor tests me regularly and says my heart is fine.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Neurology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
12/2/2017
Neurologist: Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 49,917
Experience: Experienced physician in Neurology
Verified

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Neurologist: Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

how old are you?

can you upload a clear photo of this scabby sore on your left ear?

do you see the "Add file" link?

Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am 81 years old. No picture available. I don't want to talk to an eye doctor. I would like to speak to a neurologist!
Neurologist: Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

I am sorry you have this pain

your symptoms sound like they could be from a pinched nerve in your neck

have you had a brain and neck spine MRI scan with contrast to look for pinched nerves?

Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a neurologistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Mark Your Own Question
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 2,232
2,232 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery

Dr. Mark is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Neurologist (MD)

2,232 satisfied customers

Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery

Jack Scariano Jr

Jack Scariano Jr

Neurologist (MD)

1,056 satisfied customers

Board Certified Neurology 1982 30 years experince. Also expert in Pain Medicine

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Neurologist (MD)

3,773 satisfied customers

Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience

healthydoc

healthydoc

Board Certified Physician

1,851 satisfied customers

Board Certified U.S. Neurologist

Dr. F

Dr. F

Board Certified MD

266 satisfied customers

Neurosurgeon with more than 20 years experience in practice and teaching.

Phytube.com

Phytube.com

Neurologist (MD)

86 satisfied customers

Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine with Special Research In Pain Medicine/Medications

Stroke Doc

Stroke Doc

Board Certified Physician

51 satisfied customers

I am board-certified in Neurology and the subspecialty Vascular Neurology.

< Previous | Next >

Related Neurology Questions
Pain in back of head lower left side. Lines up with bottom
pain in back of head lower left side. Lines up with bottom of ear level. Had spinal and neck xrays. Degenerative disks and arthritis. Left hand numbness two outer fingers. And Left foot outer edge num… read more
neuromd2012
neuromd2012
Neurologist/Staff Clinician
Doctoral Degree
2,815 satisfied customers
I have a pain on the side of my head above my left ear. It
I have a pain on the side of my head above my left ear. It lasts for seconds and the best description I've seen is called ice pick headache. It's been lasting about 8 weeks. I went to the doctor about… read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
I've had a headache for about 5 days straight and was
I've had a headache for about 5 days straight and was worried about a possible brain tumor (my grandfather passed from a brain tumor). Yesterday I hit my head hard on a car door and my headache was pr… read more
neuromd2012
neuromd2012
Neurologist/Staff Clinician
Doctoral Degree
2,815 satisfied customers
Have headaches for the past 2 weeks non stop. Pins and
Have headaches for the past 2 weeks non stop. Pins and needles pain black and blue mark pain. Thru put my head. Pain when i lay on pillow i fell pressure inside my head. Im scheduled for a cat scan of… read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
My sister had a brain aneurism in 1975 and a bone infection
My sister had a brain aneurism in 1975 and a bone infection after surgery and a tumor that was wrapped around the bone over her ear,she had a plastic plate put over the surgery site but in 2002she had… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
Thanks in advance. I gave birth a month ago and about 2
Hello and thanks in advance. I gave birth a month ago and about 2 weeks later developed some pain in my head which has been going on for about 2 weeks. I also have some pain in my neck. It is not a tr… read more
Ken
Ken
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,285 satisfied customers
Just got back from a chiropractor who does a NeuroSpinal
Just got back from a chiropractor who does a NeuroSpinal Function Index report and mine came back fine which is a huge bummer to me. I have know seen 2 spine specialists, 2 chiropractors, 1 neuro and … read more
Anthony Bray, MD
Anthony Bray, MD
Doctoral Degree
9,226 satisfied customers
My wife just explain to me that she had a headache
My wife just explain to me that she had a headache yesterday. Now a little blood in her nose and the tip of her tongue is numb. Symptoms of what?… read more
neuromd2012
neuromd2012
Neurologist/Staff Clinician
Doctoral Degree
2,815 satisfied customers
When I lie on my back to sleep occassionally I get dizzy
When I lie on my back to sleep occassionally I get dizzy kind of spinning sensation in my head and have to quickly change position to stop it. Normal day no problems - but the last week when I go on m… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
3,773 satisfied customers
I have been diagnosed with chronic cluster headaches for 23
I have been diagnosed with chronic cluster headaches for 23 years now, since i was 18, my dad diagnose when he was 20. Since thursday of last week, i have had a drastic change in headache patterns, re… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,841 satisfied customers
If someone has suffered from chronic migraines for the past
If someone has suffered from chronic migraines for the past five years and has been to several doctors and clinics involving medications, botox injections, hormone therapy, nerve block surgery, and th… read more
Jack Scariano Jr
Jack Scariano Jr
Neurologist (MD)
Medical doctor
1,056 satisfied customers
I have had a pain on top of my head for 8 months (the very
I have had a pain on top of my head for 8 months (the very top, I feel a small mass in my skull)... now, my thyroid is enlarged too. My doctor is sending me for an ultrasound of thyroid. Is it possibl… read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
I have severe face pain on the left side of my face. It
I have severe face pain on the left side of my face. It initally was diagnosed as atypical face pain. I tried severl medications that did not help. In July 2008, I had a glycerol injection that increa… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Board Certified MD
49,917 satisfied customers
I have been suffering with neck pain and severe headaches
I have been suffering with neck pain and severe headaches for the past 9 months, I've had mri's taken of my skull and cervical spine as well. No real help except for medications thus far. There is a s… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
2,232 satisfied customers
My mom has a brain bleed, as well as a bleed in her skull.
My mom has a brain bleed, as well as a bleed in her skull. This is from a fall she took a week and one half ago. She is 86, and otherwise in good health, except for some dementia. What can be done?… read more
healthydoc
healthydoc
Board Certified Physician
1,851 satisfied customers
After suffering a seizure at her home my 46 year old niece
After suffering a seizure at her home my 46 year old niece was found to have a non cancerous meningeoma(sp) tumor in her head. It was attached to her skull, not her brain. It was on her right temporal… read more
HouseDoc
HouseDoc
Attending Neurologist
Doctoral Degree
1,313 satisfied customers
I have a benign mengianoma brain tumor and a post concussive
I have a benign mengianoma brain tumor and a post concussive syndrome. My head hearts 24/7. My neurologist isn't worried about the tumor, but I cannot put my head on a pillow. nothing can touch my hea… read more
Brainmaster
Brainmaster
Doctoral Degree
58 satisfied customers
Diagnosed with a vascular angioma in the right frontal brain
Diagnosed with a vascular angioma in the right frontal brain area some 20 years ago, i suffer from debilitating headaches every 2 to 3 years. To date doctors don't want to operate due to proximity of … read more
Jack Scariano Jr
Jack Scariano Jr
Neurologist (MD)
Medical doctor
1,056 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x