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Doctor insights on: Dealing Chronic Headache

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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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Can you tell me of any tips for dealing with chronic headaches?

Can you tell me of any tips for dealing with chronic headaches?

Headaches: Chronic headaches is vague. The treatment varies based on the type, location and causation. It is important to visit a headache expert to define the headache type so you can get relief. ...Read more

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How do you treat chronic headaches?

How do you treat chronic headaches?

Depends: First you have to figure out the cause of the chronic headaches, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic headaches?

How can I deal with chronic headaches?

CDH: Chronic daily headache. Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem around the world. Daily headaches that last less than 4 hours are classified as short duration (e.g., chronic cluster, cph); daily headaches lasting more than 4 hours are classified as long duration and the term cdh. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chronic headache, what can I do?

Can get controlled: Visit a neurologist, or better yet, one who focuses on headache issues. Chronic daily headaches compromise quality of life and the pattern should be "broken up", and many choices exist for success with both prescription and otc preps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a chronic headache what do I do?

I have a chronic headache what do I do?

See doctor: Will need to be checked by a doctor licensed in the US. Will need an examination.

Here is some general information re headaches. See specifically section on "when should I be worried about a headache" and if any apply recommend see a doctor urgently.
http://patient.info/health/headache-leaflet ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic headaches at work?

I suffer from chronic headaches at work?

Headache?: If you are having new onset headaches, please be seen by your local doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know why chronic headaches occur?

Do you know why chronic headaches occur?

Triggers: Headaches are always triggered by some issue, such as glutamate sensitivity, in migraine, or jaw, dental, or sinus issues causing tension headaches. A pattern may get established by usage of daily tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How should I deal with chronic headaches?

Chronic daily HA?: Is it chronic daily headache or transformed migraine? If your ha > 15 days/month and is not related to structural/systemic illness the diagnostic is a challenge.
See headache specialist for:
1. Exclude secondary headache.
2. Diagnose the specific chronic headache.
3. Identify medical or psychiatric comorbidity.
4. Rebound headache (medication overuse). ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic headaches/pains?

How can I deal with chronic headaches/pains?

See a HA specialist: The first steps in the management of chronic headache is to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder. The key to effective management is to recognize any pattern of over utilization of headache-inducing medications that could result in medication overuse headache. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about a case of chronic headaches?

What to do about a case of chronic headaches?

See HA specialist: Management of Chronic Daily Headache: The first steps in the management of CDH are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorder or sleep disturbance. See a HA or OFP specialist for evealuation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the cause of chronic headache?

Can you tell me about the cause of chronic headache?

MOH: Medication overuse headache which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more. It is a major cause of chronic daily headache affecting 1-2% of the general population. The good news it is a treatable condition. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Headaches: A herniated disc in the neck can cause muscles to spasm and lead to tension migraines. There may be difficulty turning the neck, radiating shoulder or arm pain, and the headaches worsen as the day progresses. Imaging of the brain and cervical spine is a good starting point to eliminate the headaches. See a headache specialist too. ...Read more

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What can I take for constant chronic headaches that don't go away?

What can I take for constant chronic headaches that don't go away?

Depends: As with everything else, a good diagnosis comes first. One common reason is taking pain medicines — even over the counter — too often. More than 3 days a week can lead to chronic headaches. There may also be an underlying reason, which should be investigated. Best to see a neurologist or other doctor who has a special interest in headaches. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

Lots of variation...: It means to have a headache regularly over a long period. Believe it or not.... Some people have daily headache and some have constant headache. Specialized headache clinics see many of these people. ...Read more

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What to do if I have crippling chronic headaches, willing to try anything! Help!?

What to do if I have crippling chronic headaches, willing to try anything! Help!?

Chronic migraines: Consider cluster headaches, various migraine patterns, perhaps chronic daiiy headache syndrome. However, other problems may exist, and a neurological consultation should help. Meds can stop headaches, and even prevent these. So become proactive and seek out a headache specialist. ...Read more

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I often have chronic headaches. Why would my recent headaches be the worst overnight and when I wake up in the morning?

See neurologist: Chronic headaches almost always have non serious causes and are treatable, but you must see a specialist to exclude unusual or serious causes. ...Read more

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Can a chronic anxious state that lasts several months lead you into physical pain that has no apparent medical cause? Like chronic headaches etc.

Can a chronic anxious state that lasts several months lead you into physical pain that has no apparent medical cause?  Like chronic headaches etc.

Yes, it can: Anxiety takes a toll on our bodies. Holding in anxiety effects our bodies like steam in a pressure cooker without a safety valve would have on the pot. Sooner or later, the pressure cooker would explode. By talking about stressors and finding solutions, Psychotherapy helps develop a safety valve and protects our bodies from the stress. Consider a HealthTap Concierge consult with a psychologist. ...Read more

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I have chronic headaches followed and unusal accurance where what um saying does not make sense. This happens 4-7 times a week. What's going on with me?

I have chronic headaches followed and unusal accurance where what um saying does not make sense. This happens 4-7 times a week. What's going on with me?

Chronic headaches: You are probably having migraines or some type of seizure activity. You need to see your doctor and probably a neurologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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