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Can whiplash or neck pain cause long term headaches?

Can whiplash or neck pain cause long term headaches?

Yes: Prior injury in the neck can cause you to have tension-headaches for quite a while afterward. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medications (but not in excess or this will worsen the headaches), and stretching/physical therapy for the neck injury. If it has been going on for a while see your doctor. ...Read more

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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe an injury to the neck, often associated with a motor-vehicle accident that snaps the ...Read more


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Does gout cause headaches?

Does gout cause headaches?

Not usually: Headaches in perswon suffering from gout is usually due to the NSAID they are taking particularly indocine/indomethacin. ...Read more

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Does stress cause headaches?

Does stress cause headaches?

It can: Yes, stress can lead to headaches in many people. If you are feeling stressed - starting by breathing in slowly through your nostrils. Hold the air in your lungs for a five count then slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Relaxxxxx...... ...Read more

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Does ear pain cause headache?

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Does ear pain cause headache?

Definitely, yes: A variety of ear disorders can cause headache. Sometimes earaches and headaches are a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further investigation and treatment. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Can migraine headaches cause dizziness? Do migraines cause dizziness or can normal headaches cause this as well? .

Can migraine headaches cause dizziness? Do migraines cause dizziness or can normal headaches cause this as well?

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Yes: Migraines affects the brain..So dizziness can be related to the migraine or it can be caused by the medicines(triptans) taken for treating the migraine. ...Read more

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Does darvon-n cause headaches?

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Does  darvon-n cause headaches?

Not known: However it is taken off the market. ...Read more

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Does a toothache cause headache?

Does a toothache cause headache?

Ache: Yes it can. Inflammation and swelling locally can radiate up into the temporalis muscle causing spasm and pain. Also maxillary sinus involvement can cause headache ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause dizziness?

Does TMJ cause dizziness?

IT CAN: A tmj/tmd issue can create ear problems and dizziness. I would first consult with an ENT dr. And let them determine if the problems stem from a specific ear ailment. You may have both TMJ and ear issues. ...Read more

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How does constipation cause headaches?

How does constipation cause headaches?

Good question...: Constipation and Headache have certain biological mechanisms in common.90% of serotonin (a brain neurotransmitter) is made in the gut--altered levels are linked to irritable bowel syndrome.Gut bacteria influence levels of serotonin and an increase is found in the guts of kids with constipation—although, germ-free mice are found to have lower serotonin levels.Stress or dehydration can also cause. ...Read more

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Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Difficult question : True mastoiditis - a purulent infection of the mastoid bone - is ridiculously rare in this day. In my 22 years of practice I have never seen it. I have, however, had patients referred to me with pain around their ears who were told they had mastoiditis who had something else such as jaw spasm. Sometimes patients have a ct or MRI with benign swelling misdiagnosed as mastoiditis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause headache?

Does gastritis cause headache?

No: On the other hand nausea and vomiting are very commonly associated with migraines and may be mistaken for " gastritis". ...Read more

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Does ebola cause headaches?

Does ebola cause headaches?

Yes: Sx’s of Ebola Virus may include: Fever > 101.5 F, marked headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscular pain, weakness & hemorrhaging (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum). ...Read more

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Does tinnitus can cause dizziness/lightheaded/weightless head?

Does tinnitus can cause dizziness/lightheaded/weightless head?

Complex issue: Tinnitus is just the finding of ringing in the ears. It can be the result of damage to the inner ear or due to development of a tumor of the ear nerve. Sound trauma and head trauma can damage the inner ear and ear nerve and cause the complex of symptoms that you describe. You need a thorough evaluation with attention to the inner ear. ...Read more

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Intense headaches sometimes. How bad of a headache can TMJ cause?

Intense headaches sometimes.  How bad of a headache can TMJ cause?

TMJ: Tmj can cause headaches however it would probably be best to first see your medical doctor. There are so many headache related medical problems. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause headaches ?

Does TMJ cause headaches ?

YES!: Tmj can cause headaches. Ibuprofen or Naproxen taken routinely for 2 weeks along with avoiding chewy foods and gum can help. If not, you might talk with your dentist to see if they can help. ...Read more

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Can whiplash cause headaches years after it happened?

Can whiplash cause headaches years after it happened?

Yes : Yes. These headaches can be of soft tissue origin and occasionally post concussive in nature. ...Read more

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Can whiplash or neck pain cause long term headaches?

Yes: Prior injury in the neck can cause you to have tension-headaches for quite a while afterward. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medications (but not in excess or this will worsen the headaches), and stretching/physical therapy for the neck injury. If it has been going on for a while see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

And much more.: Whiplash injuries have been known to cause an unbelievable assortment of symptoms. I'm sure that yours can be found to be one of them. It is obviously a concern, and as such, you should be evaluated to minimize the lasting effects of these types of injuries. ...Read more

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Why doesn't motrin help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Why doesn't motrin help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Differnt causes : Depending on the cause and intensity of headache, Motrin may not always help and you will need to speak with your healthcare provider. Headache is often considered a minor problem but can actually be a sign of a serious health condition. ...Read more

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How come motrin doesn't help my headache but helps my whiplash?

How come motrin doesn't help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Inflammation!: Not all headaches are the same. As a pain reliever, Ibuprofen may assist relief, but it may not always help vascular headaches, of which most are classified as migraines. Whiplash usually has some component of inflammation which could account for the better response to the NSAID class of which Ibuprofen is a short acting member. ...Read more

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Why is it that motrin does not help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Why is it that motrin does not help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Anti-inflammatory: Effective with whiplash as there is a large inflammatory component, but headaches can have multiple different causative factors if headache will not resolve you need to seek care. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident last may got whiplash. Now every time I have a stiff neck i get really bad headaches, should I be concerned?

I was in a car accident last may got whiplash. Now every time I have a stiff neck i get really bad headaches, should I be concerned?

Only some: The car accident caused neck strain. The best treatment would be exercises for strength, flexibiity, and range of motion for the rest of your life. The headaches are most likely tension headaches related to the neck strain. If you can get in the best possible physical condition from now on -- knowing what you know -- you could possibly decrease the frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches. ...Read more

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Can a whiplash injury make you prone to migraines? After this injury i'm now super sensitive to headaches as a side effect of various meds.

Can a whiplash injury make you prone to migraines? After this injury i'm now super sensitive to headaches as a side effect of various meds.

Neck and head pain: There are many different causes for migraines, and neck pain is definitely one of them. Craniosacral massage and other hands on type therapy can help with this. Be sure your doctor knows about the neck pain as it is often not mentioned in discussions of migraines. Good health. ...Read more

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Pain in neck, between shoulder blades, R shoulder, mild headache. Whiplash? Thrown to floor. When can I expect to return to normal basketball play?

Pain in neck, between shoulder blades, R shoulder, mild headache. Whiplash? Thrown to floor. When can I expect to return to normal basketball play?

Pain in the neck: and any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the assessment must be comprehensive. See your doctor (GP) for consultation, tests and diagnosis to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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I was in two longboarding accidents and both accidents i got a whiplash injury and i keep getting headaches plus my neck is very sore and shoulders as well as lower back. I went skateboarding and fell on my head.

I was in two longboarding accidents and both accidents i got a whiplash injury and i keep getting headaches plus my neck is very sore and shoulders as well as lower back. I went skateboarding and fell on my head.

Rest until no pain!: It could be that you sustained concussions and now struggle with post-concussion headaches. Also make sure that you didn't injure your neck via appropriate x-rays. Please rest and get examined before you attempt any more physical activities! ...Read more

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Some of my symptoms are neck pain, ringing in the ears, chills, headache. This started after a ski trip, so i thought it was whiplash, but i never fell?

Some of my symptoms are neck pain, ringing in the ears, chills, headache. This started after a ski trip, so i thought it was whiplash, but i never fell?

Various: At this time your symptoms are nondiagnostic and may not be interrelated. Perhaps the neck muscles were strained during skiing or became somewhat inflamed from cold exposure. The headaches may be secondary to this. Chills and headache could be the forerunner of a viral infection. Try tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm packs and liniment for the neck. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?

Need diagnosis: The head and neck issues may be interacting, and the neck may be a trigger for the headache, but might consider possibility of disc protrusion, or even thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to shoulder strap. Also, might wonder about intracranial problem. See your doc and try some conservative meds and physical therapy first. ...Read more

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Suffered whip lash in my neck I had stiffness and pain for three days I've had headaches everyday since and a crackling sound in back of neck and head?

Suffered whip lash in my neck I had stiffness and pain for three days I've had headaches everyday since and a crackling sound in back of neck and head?

Whiplash: Whiplash has a strong tendence to be a chronic problem. The best way to avoid this is with vigorous and repeated physical therapy or neck exercises with heat. If you get the neck muscles really stretched out and loose (e.g., by stretching exercises, ear-to-shoulder, head rotation each side, and touching chin to chest--several times a day with moist heat or in a shower, you can heal this quicker. ...Read more

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Can veritgo be caused by whiplash ?

Can veritgo be caused by whiplash ?

Yes: Some physicians feel that this is a direct symptom related to whiplash while others believe that there may have been a possible concussion like injury leading to this symptom pattern at the time of injury. ...Read more

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Can late whiplash syndrome cause anxiety? What can you do to treat it?

Can late whiplash syndrome cause anxiety? What can you do to treat it?

Do evaluate for: Post-traumatic stress syndrome, as the event that caused the whiplash may well have emotional consequences. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or EMDR could reverse very well. ...Read more

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