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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
More likely: Its your NECK which is causing the referred pain to the back of your head! Try not using more than one pillow!! Hope this helps Dr Z

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When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your ... Read More
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Exertional headaches: Are known to happen - see below. They are usually a form of migraine disorder. However as per the advice below you said new onset exertional headach ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Multiple potential causes. Blood pressure variations during exercise, a pulled paraspinal muscle (some insert on the back of the skull), a symptomati ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
You are probably: straining the muscles in the back of your neck involuntarily. Ask a physical therapist to give you exercises to strengthen these muscles. It's not fun ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
HA's need analysis: If you've got daily or near daily headaches then, taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) frequently isn't the right way to treat them. You likely need medicatio ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Your age is???: Your symptoms sound severe enough to warrent a visit to a doctor. Your age would suggest possible different problems in a female. It could be things ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Unclear: It would be unusual for a concussion 7 months ago to cause superficial scalp pain as you describe. It may be a paresthesia from the cervical nerves wh ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Difficult case: whatever little information gleamed by the neurologist may not be enough to secure a definitive diagnosis- isomtimes the problem may need to "blossom" ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
You need to be seen: Go to a doctor to have this looked at. Must rule out vascular sources of headache. Go to an er if this is new.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
See your doc: A small bleeder could be missed on the initial ct. See your doctor for an exam. This could be post-concussion headaches but if worsening pain, new sym ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Viral...: It sounds you might be going through a viral infection which can give you symptoms like the ones you describe. Your muscles may also feel sore besides ... Read More

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