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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi i get really bad pain in the back left side of my head when i cough which leads to a headache in the front of my head for a few hours 6 weeks now?

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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Thoracic Surgery 52 years experience
Headaches: Rule out trigger points, previous trauma, MVA, The pain is usually severe 8-9/10 intensity. Examination of the greater occipital nerves, frontal verves and presence of trigger points can be managed with infiltration with steroids and local anesthesia
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Occipital neuralgia?: This may be occipital neuralgia. If you have had it for six weeks straight, it may be worth visiting your doc. They can recommend someone to inject the nerve to see if the headache is coming from there. If it is there are some options, if not well then you would continue down the diagnostic pathway.
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Thoracic Surgery 52 years experience
Dear Dr. Perez A simple examination; which will involve the base of the sckul will confirm you the patient has presence of trigger points. The elimination should involve: both great that occipital nerves, the transverse processes of C1, which is immediately anterior to the mastoid process, do palpation of the pre-auricular territory as well the frontal nerves which may induce nausea, generalized
Jun 3, 2015

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