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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?

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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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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Should i still fear a brain annurisum if headache is there after 12 hours and pain has not increased? Headache is in back of head near neck.

Should i still fear a brain annurisum if headache is there after 12 hours and pain has not increased? Headache is in back of head near neck.

Probably not: Brain aneurysms usually present with sudden severe headaches described as the worst headache of your life. If this happens, this should prompt immediate medical attention. Headaches in the back of the head near the neck can be seen with cervicogenic headaches and tension headaches. If the pains are sharp and shooting, occipital neuralgia is also a consideration. Migraines can also start there. ...Read more

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Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Why am i having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Why am i having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Stress HA = migraine: Your headaches are almost certainly migraines. Although stress can aggravate them, it is likely that you would still have headaches even if you were completely stress-free. The otc meds you take for the head pain can result in rebound/medication overuse headache. You should see a neurologist and get put on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute headpain med, ie a triptan (ie imitrex). ...Read more

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Why do I have sever headaches in back of head and neck blurred vision vomiting and sensitivity to light ?

Why do I have sever headaches in back of head and neck blurred vision vomiting and sensitivity to light ?

Occipital?: Migraine is most likely, but an occipital source cannot be dismissed. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician or, if you do not have a physician, one of the local hospital (Cottage, Goleta Valley) emergency rooms can help. ...Read more

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For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?

For the past few days I have been getting a very bad headache in the back of my head and neck. What can I do to ease the pain?

Analgesics?: Your headache could well be referred from neck, and you could have arthritic issues in the spine, but there are several other problems to consider, so you need an exam and a diagnosis. Hard to tell you what meds to use, as different conditions are treated based on cause. Might try localized warmth on neck, and might find benefit in supine position. Regardless, enlist the help of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?

I have a headache in the back of my head and neck left side. It comes sometime when I have a seat for a long time. What is the reason for this?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean something sinister such as inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cod. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), i would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read more

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