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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Headaches At Back Of Head (Overview)

Headaches on the back of the head is a symptom in which a person has pain in the back of the head. Headaches in the back of the head can be muscle tension headaches. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of a serious medical problem.


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What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

Headaches: Tension headaches are common in this area, but so are migraines which can affect the nerve that supplies this area. Try cold compresses, Aspirin or ibuprofen. Severe and unusual headaches in this area area a medical emergency and require immediate attention. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
10 doctors shared insights

Headaches At Back Of Head (Overview)

Headaches on the back of the head is a symptom in which a person has pain in the back of the head. Headaches in the back of the head can be muscle tension headaches. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of a serious medical problem.


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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms? If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Are headaches at back of head (occasionally throbbing) migraines or tension? (not exactly nauseous, but just don't feel like eating, even if hungry.)

Are headaches at back of head (occasionally throbbing) migraines or tension? (not exactly nauseous, but just don't feel like eating, even if hungry.)

Mix of both: You probably have some manifestations of migraine, but perhaps tension components also, and term "mixed headache syndrome" might apply. Meds designed for migraine abatement or prevention might break up your pattern. ...Read more

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How can I best cure head ache in back of head?

How can I best cure head ache in back of head?

Warm compresses: Try warm compresses at the back of the neck for 10-12 minutes about 3 times daily. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil with or without tea. If it is a dull head pain in the back of the head, you probably have a tension type headache. If the nature of the pain is different, or if you have any associated symptoms, it might be a different kind of headache. Consult your pcp. ...Read more

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I have 2 bumps on back of head. What could they be and how can I get rid of them?

I have 2 bumps on back of head. What could they be and how can I get rid of them?

See doctor: It is depends on the size and the consistency of the bumps whether or not it is musculosleletal or cyst or lump or lymph nodes. You need to see doctor for better evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe headaches, back of head, lower right side. Sometimes after too much alcohol, sometimes no trigger? The pain can last for days. Help.

I have severe headaches, back of head, lower right side.  Sometimes after too much alcohol, sometimes no trigger?  The pain can last for days.  Help.

Needs investigation : You need to check with your pcp, who should check your medical history, family history and any risk factors. You will possibly need ct or MRI brain to rule out any organic pathology. You also may have some withdrawal headache from the alcohol, or tension headache. It's important to know what alleviates the headache and what makes it worse as well. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches. Help?

I had an ear ache about 4 days ago  and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches.  Help?

See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes headache at back of head?

What causes headache at back of head?

Headache: This usually stems from tension in the muscles in the neck. They are attached at the back of the head, and usually give rise for a headache. Help with a warmed up towel, moistened and placed into the microwave for a short time can help a lot. ...Read more

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What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

Headaches: Tension headaches are common in this area, but so are migraines which can affect the nerve that supplies this area. Try cold compresses, Aspirin or ibuprofen. Severe and unusual headaches in this area area a medical emergency and require immediate attention. ...Read more