Sex headaches are brought on by sexual activity — especially an orgasm. You may notice a dull ache in your head and neck that builds up as sexual excitement increases. Or, more commonly, you may experience a sudden, severe headache just before or during orgasm. Most sex headaches are nothing to worry about. But some can be a sign of something serious, such as problems with the blood vessels that feed your brain. Most sex headaches last at least several minutes.
If you're bothered by neck pain, you have plenty of company. Doctors estimate that seven out of 10 people will be troubled by such pain at some point in their lives. But if you were to ask each of these people to describe their neck pain, you would probably get seven different stories. By clearly describing your specific neck symptom, or combination of symptoms, you can help your doctor determine what's wrong and how to help.
Neck pain may have put your sex life on hold. But with your doctor's okay, you can ease back into intimacy without hurting your neck. Neck pain , neck stiffness , and muscle spasms can certainly decrease your interest in sexual activity.
Sexual activity is unlikely to result in spinal injuries. We present the first case of a cervical fracture-subluxation and spinal cord injury following sexual activity. This year-old female presented to the emergency room with neck pain and quadriparesis, following sexual activity in an extreme position. Imaging revealed a hyperflexion cervical fracture-subluxation injury, requiring reduction by traction, followed by circumferential surgical fixation.