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Causes Of Occipital Headache
Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Occipital headache is a term used to describe headaches which start (or are referred from) in the occiput (base of the head) area. ...Read more
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
Loud grinding sound in base of scull (neck) when turning head. Strong occipital headache. Have Ehlers Danlos. Is it chiari malformation? Other cause?
See your doctor : The grinding is generally a sign of digerati on in the facets, or neck joints. As an ED person, your ligaments which hold the bones in place are most likely lax, allowing excess movement. While,this could. Rear a chairing type malformation, I think arthritis is a more common answer. An X Ray will be telling ...Read more
Sometimes I have occipital headache . I feel like a knife in the head for 2-3 seconds, always in the same point. What could it be? Thanks
Can a hypertensive patient with controlled blood pressure have occipital headache during night while lying down??
Sometimes, i have occipital headache + eye pain upon waking/upon watching television, is that normal? the pain goes away after taking painrelievers.
Not normal or ideal: Ideally if it were up to me no one would have headaches or eye pain. There are many causes that are possible, although in your case eye strain first springs to mind. Therefore, you should see an eye doctor also called an Opthamologist and also see a Neurologist for a thorough evaluation and examination which will likely include a MRI,for further evaluation of the headaches. Do keep us posted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right sided occipital headache for 5 days which worsens when bending. Stiff cold feeling to neck on back, right side with pressure pain Normal CT & LP?
Can ehlher danlos make chiari symptoms worse. Occipital headache, dizziness, episodic tachycardia and blurred vision for 15 days. Also 15 episodes of syncope in last 2 weeks. All heart/blood normal?
Evaluate chiari: The symptoms you report are most likely due to the chiari malformation. Your shoud see a neurologist and have an MRI and magnetic resonance angiogram to determine if the blood supply to the posterior circualtion of youi brain is being compromised by pressure from the chiari malformation obststructing the brainstem as it passes through the foramen magnum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days ago, MRI showed small left occipital arachnoid. Should this be looked at closer for cause of sudden, first time headache?
Having a headache (occipital area) for 2weeks now. Always on the same spot, and feels like a throbbing pain that goes on and off. what causes it?
Occipital neuralgia: This is likely occipital neuralgia and pressing/tapping on the specific spot in the back of your head (occipital nerve trunks) may cause local tenderness, shooting pain, tingling along the back of the head and is supportive of this dx if present. Occipital nerve block helps to diagnose and treat this condition. Another possibility is cervicogenic HA (referred pain from the upper cervical joints). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily occipital headaches, pulse in head, pain at base of skull rt side, muffled hearing, dizzy looking. Causes
What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?
Can cleaning with bleach cause headache that gives me pressure in nose and back of head? What kind of he ache is that?
Bleach Headache: Depending on the concentration of bleach and the area you cleaned headaches can occur related to inhaling fumes and vapors. Please ensure that when you do use bleach the area is well ventilated. Use gloves and dilute the bleach with water. If the headache persists for over 5 hours seek medical attention. ...Read more
Sinus Headache: A sinus headache is a lay term that refers to head pain felt over the anatomic distribution of the sinuses, typically the forehead. Headaches in this location actually may have many causes and are not considered a major sign of sinusitis, though many lay people believe that they are. ...Read more
Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?
Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that unnatural position. This will cause pain. ...Read more
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