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Saratoga Springs, UT
A 28-year-old female asked:

Severe headaches for years. tried no caffeine, massages, chiropractic, sleep changes. no change. lose feeling in hands when raised above head. help!

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Armineous
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Cevical radiculitis: Most likely the cause of your headaches is related to loss of the normal curvature of the cervical spine, affecting your neck muscles which are attached to the skull, causing headaches, which we call Tension headaches. This is due to bad posture while sleeping & sitting. Management will require obtaining cervical spine X-Rays, physical therapy, neck exercises.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Try real doctor: First, your numbness in hands after elevation raises suspicion of brachial plexus compression. This thoracic outlet syndrome symptom may be a trigger for the severe headaches, and appropriate treatment could reverse. May be rather complex issue if local physicians are not familiar with this. See if a neurologist can help. If not successful, a Concierge visit here online might provide help.
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Last updated Dec 30, 2016


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