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Do You Think These Are Tension Headaches If They Start In The Back Of The Head
Possibly: Tension can create muscle spasm in the neck and scalp. This tightness causes pain. The other possible problem may be irritation of the occipital nerve which causes pain at the back of the head/neck. I advise my patients to identify what triggers the onset of tension and look for ways to relieve it or at least decrease it. Prolonged periods of work without breaks is a common source of tension. ...Read more
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
I have painful tension headaches starting at the back of my head near my neck. What could possibly be the cause of that?
You said it: The most common cause of tension headache is--tension. If you have no neurologic symptoms and your neck is sore / stiff this is the most likely diagnosis. How is your emotional state? How well do you deal with stress? But if neurologic symptoms besides pain are present, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Hi i have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?
Other possibilities: By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
I have had a tension headache for the past hour now it's gone but I feel light headed and and feel my pulse in the back of my neck and back of my head and I have insomnia and anxiety could that have anything to do with those feelings I'm experiencing?
I have a what feels like tension headache, pain in the lower back of my head that radiates outward towards my ears. When I shake my head back and fourth it feels like swishing in the center of the lower skull. This is the 4th similar headache in maybe a m
Tension headache: has qualities that set it apart form common and classic migraine: Typically it evolves slowly over hours. (VS minutes for migraine) There is often a band like constricting quality. Sleep does not help (as with migraine) I suggest you try butalbital and massage therapy, and if that does not work consider seeing a headache specialist. ...Read more
I have neck pain, tension headache along the back of my head, ears keep plugging, and nauseated. I was given keeler (1xqid) 2 days ago for serious uti?
For the past week I have had thunderclap headaches in the back of my head whenever I lift weights or masturbate. Feels like a grenade. had negative Brain MRI in march for tension headaches. What to do?
Severe headaches: See your doctor to get ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to make sure you don't have labile hypertension if your blood pressure is normal at rest. Even though your MRI was normal, I'd consult with a neurologist to see if treatment could be offered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cspinesyrinx pregnant eds3 pots. Past 4 days tension headache neck and back of head on& off. Feelslike pressure when i go up stairs and stand up.Worry?
Common in pregnancy: While it sounds like your situation is complicated with back /spine related issues, headaches in pregnancy are actually common. This should not be assumed to be normal, though, and should be addressed with your ob/gyn. You do not specify how far along you are and headaches can also be related to complications such as preeclampsia. Call your doctor! ...Read more
Tension headache back of neck and head for 2 days in early first trimester pregnancy. Isthis normal? Hot shower help while in shower back wheniget out
Tension headache: Tension headache is usually moderate intensity, bilateral, squeezing and can last from 30min to 7 days. Usually not accompanied by any features but may have sensitivity to light or sound not both and no vomiting or nausea. During pregnancy alot is on your plate including stress which is a major player in tensin headache. Aleve and rest, practice breathing excercizes, go to dawnbuse.Com for help. ...Read more
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