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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

Many things: The symptoms you describe can be due to MANY things. Some benign, some concerning. Best to see doctor for evaluation to help sort out if this is something that can be watched or needs further testing and evaluation. Sorry this is not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What conditions involve dizziness, headaches, stiff neck, shoulder pain and nausea, fatigue had this since i was 3 i get severe dizzy spells?

See below: Your numerous symptoms could be attributed to a myriad of conditions. Without a comprehensive history and physical exam it would be difficult to offer you a diagnosis. The reassuring thing is that your condition is likely not a fatal condition since it has been present since age 3. A dysautonomia is most likely. Tilt table testing can help make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dizziness lasting a few minutes at a time. This has been happening throughout the day for a week. Stiff neck. Shoulder pain and nausea?

Dizziness lasting a few minutes at a time. This has been happening throughout the day for a week. Stiff neck. Shoulder pain and nausea?

Occipital neuralgia: (ON) involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I have stiff neck how can I tell if its a symptom of heart attack or meningitos.Mo fever, no nausea, no dizziness or anything just neck pain?

I have stiff neck how can I tell if its a symptom of heart attack or meningitos.Mo fever, no nausea, no dizziness or anything just neck pain?

Not likely seious: With a heart attack you most likely would have pain in the left side of neck, with radiation down your left arm, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, and chest pain. Not likely meningitis without fever, headache, nausea, or dizziness. Try gentle massage, heating pad, tylenol or motrin. Make sure not to sleep with head in awkward position or have cold air blowing on your neck. If persists seek help. ...Read more

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I have been having dizziness, headache and stiff neck for a few days now. What could this be?

I have been having dizziness, headache and stiff neck for a few days now. What could this be?

See a doctor: Could be due to many things, some including medical emergencies. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Pain meds/Vist your : If you have any fever you should go see your docotr. Otherwise pain medicine will help your headache. For mild headache take tylenol 2 tabs every 6 hourly if needed, if this does not help after one or two doses, take Aspirin or ibuprofen(motrin or advil ) 2 tablets at a time, every 6-8 hourly for one or two days as needed. ...Read more

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Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night.  pressure in the back  of the head &  painful stiff neck. What is it?

Migraine headache? : Your symptoms are suggestive of vascular headache. But if you are under lots of stress than also you at wake up with stiff neck but usually not pounding headache. Try Antiinflammtory medicine like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn. Drink lots of fluid bid this is recurrent episode please consult your MD ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup i would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Hit my head on the street yesterday.  I have a mild concussion.  Headache and dizziness better today.  Have a stiff neck though.  Should I go to er?

Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more