Right sided neck swelling. Horrible headaches. Thoughts?
Hello all. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm contemplating going to the ER in a few days if this keeps up.
For over two weeks, The RIGHT side of my neck has been swollen. No bruising or discoloration. This is accompanied by headaches running up the back of my neck with radiation to my eyes. The neck itself constantly feels sore. Like a pulled muscle. I'd say the soreness is a 3/10. The headaches are a 7/10. I work a 24 hour shift so my pain comes by mid-day, gradually increasing. Upon palpation, i can feel the path of pain the headache takes when im not having them. Massaging it seems to help for about 15 minutes. Sleep seems to help dimish the headaches, however occasiaonally i wake up with the headache. I'm 23 years old, in great shape, no medications, no allergies, no past medical history.