Lump Or Bulge, Pain Or Discomfort, Tenderness To Touch And Tilts Head To Look At Something

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Pain caused by turning your head one way or the other is often caused by muscle strain. You can sometimes isolate the tight muscle. The neck is not an uncommon place to develop an epidermal cyst, and if it gets large or infected, it can cause pain when you press on it or stretch it by moving your head side to side. Pain that worsens when you look up or radiates down your arm may be caused by degenerative disc disease in your cervical (neck) bones.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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