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What causes headache to increase with bending down?

What causes headache to increase with bending down?

?pressure: If this persists, see a dr. For an eval, but one thing that may occur in your case is the pressure in your head and/or sinuses may be increased as you head is bent over, thus causing a head ache to occur. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Cause of sever headache (front right side) when bending forwards, coughing, jumping, laying down, etc? Doesn't hurt at other times.

Cause of sever headache (front right side) when bending forwards, coughing, jumping, laying down, etc? Doesn't hurt at other times.

SINUSES: The symptoms you mention may b due to a blocked frontal sinus! Speal with your Primary Care Professional. A simple skull x-ray will rule this out Just a thought
Hope it helps!
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What causes a headache in the back of the head that only occurs with bending down, standing up too quickly, or other rapid head movements?

What causes a headache in the back of the head that only occurs with bending down, standing up too quickly, or other rapid head movements?

?muscle tension: Possible that a posterior cervical muscle issue is causing a "Muscle Tension" head ache. Get eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I get awful headaches when I bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Why do I get awful headaches when I bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Sinus headache?: What you've told me so far makes me think of sinus headache, even if you don't feel you have sinus disease. You need to be seen, and perhaps a neurology consult is in order. ...Read more

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I've had sharp pain in my back while bending for the past two days. What could cause that? I've had headaches, neck/back pain for the past two years.

I've had sharp pain in my back while bending for the past two days. What could cause that? I've had headaches, neck/back pain for the past two years.

Depends.....: At your age it is likely to be muscular in nature. Certain positions can trigger muscle spasms in some people. Try a heating pad and gentle massage. If people have herniated discs the pain can be worse with bending forward, but that would be uncommon in your age. If it does not improve, it would be worth a quick evaluation by primary care and likely physical therapy. ...Read more

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Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Maybe.. but..: Tmj involves over 70 different things and it may or may not be related. I would suggest seeing a dentist with training in diagnosing TMJ problems to determine if it is related or not. ...Read more

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Pulsating feeling in head while bending over. No pain or headache just extreme pressure. Any idea what may cause this?

Pulsating feeling in head while bending over. No pain or headache just extreme pressure. Any idea what may cause this?

Dehydration: The most likely answer is that you are dehydrated. Drink water, and noncaffeinated, sugarless, nonalcohol beverages. Another possibility is your blood pressure is elevated, have it checked. ...Read more

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Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Disc problem?: Sounds like a disc problem in your neck, your history says you have degenerative disc disease, so that is probably the cause of your pain. Moist heat, stretching, avoiding lifting or reaching over your head, and ibuprofen should help. If not see your doctor. You may need an MRI and/or physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had headache since two weeks ago even after waking up I still have it when bending and sneezing worsens. What is the cause, should I visit a doc?

I've had headache since two weeks ago even after waking up I still have it when bending and sneezing worsens. What is the cause, should I visit a doc?

New onset headache: Any Sudden onset headache should be checked out by a physician to rule out serious problems. I would recommend not waiting just call him or her and go in to check it out. ...Read more

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Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures.

You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read more

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Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

Your Neurosurgeon ca: Ask your neurosurgeon to help you and guide you further. Spinal fluid(CSF) leaks are known to cause Headaches because of spinal fluid pressure changes. If the CSF leak stops completely, it is likely that your headaches will stop. Drink extra fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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Headache worse with bending head forward a stiff mid back pain a sick to belly a balance trouble, floaters in left eye. What's the cause?

Headache worse with bending head forward a stiff mid back pain a sick to belly a balance trouble, floaters in left eye. What's the cause?

See a HA specialist: Or Orofacial Pain because any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See a specialist for evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are some effective exercises that don't involve bending your spine? I get headaches from cobra, etc

What are some effective exercises that don't involve bending your spine? I get headaches from cobra, etc

Get evaluation: If cobra pose and other extension biased exercises give you headaches, it's possible you have arthritis of the spine, specifically the c2-3 facet joint. I recommend having this evaluated and treated so that you can move your neck freely without pain. The best speciality to diagnose and treat the problem is a pain medicine specialist. Treatment does not involve surgery in the traditional sense. ...Read more

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I'm 28 years make. I'm experiencing severe headache in left side, whenever I'm bending down. What are the possible symptoms & remedies.

I'm 28 years make. I'm experiencing severe headache in left side, whenever I'm bending down. What are the possible symptoms & remedies.

Positional headache: May be due to sinus disease, HTN, colloid cyst of the 3rd ventrical and CNS tumors as well as pseudo tumor. Need more information to narrow this down. I'd have this looked into as the most benign of conditions (blocked sinuses) obviates some sort of intervention. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe frontal headaches upon bending down. What cold this be?

Headaches: I am sorry you are experiencing severe frontal headaches when bending down. Headaches can be the result of a serious condition. Although migraines can worsen with movements, headaches due to conditions that increase the pressure inside the head can also cause headaches. See your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Pressure headache on temples for 3 days now, aggravated when bending down. Pain medication brings no relief.

Pressure headache on temples for 3 days now, aggravated when bending down. Pain medication brings no relief.

Possibilities : It’s possible that this headache associated with cold infection and sinusitis. If you have nasal congestion you have to treat this symptoms first. Over the counter many medicine than help you. For example Day and NiQuil, sudafed, Advil Cold and sinus. Buy one of it and follow the instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), headache (side: front, left) (worsened by: bending forward) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (qua...

I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), headache (side: front, left) (worsened by: bending forward) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (qua...

Plan: Sorry, we can not make XRay on line. Severe back pain and headache need to be evaluated in hospital. Please, do not wait any longer and go to the doctor. ...Read more

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H/o migrianes. 2 weeks headaches, nothing works. Pain worse with sitting, standing &bending over. Better when lay down. What kind of headache is this?

H/o migrianes. 2 weeks headaches, nothing works. Pain worse with sitting, standing &bending over. Better when lay down. What kind of headache is this?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines.

www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (occurred: 1 to 3 hrs) (side: all sides) (worsened by: bending forward) (time frame: sudden) (quality: wakes you from s...

I am experiencing headache (occurred: 1 to 3 hrs) (side: all sides) (worsened by: bending forward) (time frame: sudden) (quality: wakes you from s...

Can't be exact about: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Three day headache on the back of my head, right side. Originally extreme sudden pain but dulled now. Worse when bending. Head feels wet with pressure?

Three day headache on the back of my head, right side. Originally extreme sudden pain but dulled now. Worse when bending. Head feels wet with pressure?

?occipital neuralgia: You may have a trigger over right side of neck, but there may be irritation at base of skull affecting the greater occipital nerve of Arnold. This should be self-limited and resolve over next few days to weeks, but if persistent, might consider occipital nerve block injection. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache upon standing, coughing, or bending over?

Throbbing headache upon standing, coughing, or bending over?

Long shot but...: Long shot but I hope you are not suffering from a cerebrospinal fluid leak. Just my idea; others will have more and better suggestions. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache and my head turn red after bending over?

Why do I get a headache and my head turn red after bending over?

Abdominal Pressure: Bending at the waist increases intra-abdominal pressure causing venous return to the heart to decrease. This backs up the blood being pumped from the heart to the periphery which for your upper body is your head. Increasing venous pressure causes increased pressure in the head which leads to that headache. That's also why your face turns red. Same thing from a valsalva maneuver. ...Read more

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Headache for 1 week when bending down and standing. Went to neuro, sent to ophthalmologist, diagnosis pseudopapilledema. What further tests?

Headache for 1 week when bending down and standing. Went to neuro, sent to ophthalmologist, diagnosis pseudopapilledema. What further tests?

Usually benign: Pseudopapilledema, or optic disc drusen as it is also known, is optic disc swelling that simulates some features of papilledema (caused by increased intracranial pressure) but is secondary to an underlying, usually benign, process. Extensive workup is usually not necessary but the headache should be further evaluated. For more info see: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1217393-overview ...Read more

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What is it? I have headache (better by: rest) (side: front) (time frame: gradual) (occured: < 1 hour) (worsened by: bending over, change in sleep patt

What is it? I have headache (better by: rest) (side: front) (time frame: gradual) (occured: < 1 hour) (worsened by: bending over, change in sleep patt

Can't be exact about: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more