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Do you think these are tension headaches if they start in the back of the head?

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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

A condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


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When you have chronic sinus are you supposed to have pressure in the back of your head?

When you have chronic sinus are you supposed to have pressure in the back of your head?

Chronic sinusitis: You may have pain in the base of the skull if your frontal sinuses are affected, the ones above your eyes, this is referred neurological pain. Get your sinus problem under control and the pain will go away. See an allergist or ent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that you feel in the muscles when they've been leached of calcium for various reasons?

What are the symptoms that you feel in the muscles when they've been leached of calcium for various reasons?

Hypocalcemia: The muscular symptoms of low calcium levels relate to neuromusclar irritability: parasthesias (like pins and needles) in fingers and toes, muscle stiffness, myalgias (pain), and spasms. Check out youtube videos of chvostek's sign and trousseau's sign for physical exam findings that may indicate hypocalcemia. ...Read more

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When I get a headache. I see things that ain't there and they are moving. Is that because of the headache?

When I get a headache. I see things that ain't there and they  are moving.  Is that because of the headache?

Are they sparkly?: If so, you have migraine headaches and this is what is called an aura. Not dangerous at your age, but they do make the diagnosis pretty clear. See my checklist on managing migraines at https://www.healthtap.com/expert/tips ...Read more

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I get severe headaches at times in different parts of my head at the front or side fronts...Doctors said its not migraine.Why do I get these headaches?

I get severe headaches at times in different parts of my head at the front or side fronts...Doctors said its not migraine.Why do I get these headaches?

Headaches : The question should be what is causing my headaches then. If you meet criteria for migraine you have migraine. Make sure you get an answer for your headaches perhaps seeing a headache specialist in your area, who can give you the correct diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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In early pregnancy before founding out you pregnant what type of stomach pain do you get and where are the locations of the pain ?

In early pregnancy before founding out you pregnant what type of stomach pain do you get and where are the locations of the pain ?

None: There should not be any pains in the abdomen during early pregnancy. The only indication that you are pregnant is that you stop having periods. If you have pains in the stomach you may have some other problems for which you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy and when do you experience them?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy and when do you experience them?

Wrong question: You keep asking questions that would fill a whole book. That doesn't work here. What are your specific symptoms and one specific question about your symptoms? ...Read more

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Is there a type of disorder where you make up characters in your head and talk to them as if they're standing right in front of you?

Is there a type of disorder where you make up characters in your head and talk to them as if they're standing right in front of you?

Disorder?: The good news is that you know you make the characters up. This can be from many things. Are you lonely, bored, feel misunderstood? You could be giving yourself company. Another idea is these characters could be parts of yourself your are talking with. Is there any history of mental illness in your family? A good therapist is a good idea to help you with this since it bothers you. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of headaches in the back of your eyes?

How do you get rid of headaches in the back of your eyes?

Depends on cause: Many etiologies including sinuses, optic nerve inflammation, even dry surface of the eye can cause some eye pressure. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treament. ...Read more

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What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?

What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?

Swollen glands or...: ...muscle tension is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. However, a good history and physical exam are necessary to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. If this has been going on a while and/or you have other symptoms (fever, sore throat etc) you need to see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the back of the head and neck . Then when you move you get very wobbly and dizzy?

What can cause pain in the back of the head and neck . Then when you move you get very wobbly and dizzy?

Neck pain and Dizzy: There are numerous possibilities... So serious. Your pcp, ent, or neurologist should be able to start the process to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I might have bipolar disorder. What are some symptoms of it and what do to get rid of the down side and keep the happy?

I might have bipolar disorder. What are some symptoms of it and what do to get rid of the down side and keep the happy?

No luck charlie: Sorry every surfer must crash against the shore. The higher the highs, the lower the lows. They are part and parcel of the same disorder. Preventing the highs prevents the lows for the most part. As someone ages untreated the highs get fewer and the lows longer. This is why early treatment is so important. Good treatment keeps you happy but not high. ...Read more

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Do i see brain surgeon if lumps in the back of the head?

Do i see brain surgeon if lumps in the back of the head?

Make an appointment: But, it's best to start with your regular doctor. If a referral to a specialist is needed your doctor will help with that. ...Read more

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What can I do for terrible headaches that start at the back of my head and seem to wrap ask the way around to my forehead (like a bandana)?

What can I do for terrible headaches that start at the back of my head and seem to wrap ask the way around to my forehead (like a bandana)?

Treat Causes: These symptoms can come from muscle spasm at the back of the head. Frequently this causes irritation of the Occipital Nerves which can cause these type of symptoms. Treatment of these spasms can give relief so relaxation therapies, local modalities such as heat or cold can help. A small cortisone injection (Greater Occipital Nerve Injection) can also be helpful. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more