I think I have a sinus infection. I am wondering if I do, can I also have bad pain my neck and into my shoulder? I got a really bad sharp pain in my head the other day and now I am having achy soarness in my neck area and down into my shoulder. I talked to my aunt who has been a nurse for about 20 years now, but she seems to think it's from me having the flu recently and the sinus infection. My daughter is really sick and had temps of 105 and I have been stressing really bad and have been taking her to doctors and urgent care and not getting great sleep. Could it maybe be stressed related?
Sinus infections typically cause facial pain, similar to a headache, and other things like tooth pain and congestion. It sounds more like fatigue, which can be stress-related, especially if you find that your muscles are tense. Try applying heat to the painful area as well as trying to relax (I know, probably difficult).
Bky, I would say fatigue if it feels muscular or a headache.
As always however, it is best to check with your doctor.
Munoz1226 and Bky, if you want to be sure I guess you need to get an x-ray image for your Para Nasal Sinuses (PNS). However, I think the X-ray only can show problems with Maxillary and Frontal Sinuses. As far as Ethmoid and Sphenoid sinuses are concerned, I think it cannot identify those. But then again I am not sure because if you take the x-ray from right or left side (if at all that is possible) then it might catch them. A CT scan will catch all the detailed images of all your sinuses but I guess that is a bit expensive. The best thing is to consult an ENT specialist and find out what is going on.