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Lithonia, GA
A 22-year-old female asked:

7mnths ago while lifting a heavy object, a pain shot to the left side of my head. since then the pain comes off & on few times a day. what going on ?

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Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Strained muscle: I presume the pains you have are sudden and sharp. You probably strained a muscle. Even if you weren't using your head to lift, you probably clinched your teeth and tightened your neck muscles during the lift. This is a benign problem, and the best remedy is time.
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