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I Popped my neck at work, now i have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if i stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

I Popped my neck at work, now i have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if i stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

Pain neck: pinched cervical nerve Occiput/ C1 trapping greater Occipital nerve----will give you headaches base of skull or along the side of the head to the forehead----usually goes away with some OTC motrin If it persists see a chiropractor or an osteopathic doctor and they can adjust the cervical spine ...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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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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I had a septoplasty 4 days ago. Now I feel like a cannot clear my ears and I have a headache in the back of my head. Any suggestions ?

I had a septoplasty 4 days ago. Now I feel like a cannot clear my ears and I have a headache in the back of my head. Any suggestions ?

Congestion: You may have some congestion secondary to the surgery. Hypertonic saline rinses may help. Or you can try a decongestant. ...Read more

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I have a headache in the back of my head behind my ears. What causes that?

I have a headache in the back of my head behind my ears. What causes that?

May be TMJ issues: You may be have some TMJ issues. All the symptoms you mentioned can be associated with bad bite and ymj issue. Try to find a neuromuscular dentist around you and have them evaluate your bite and your TMJ joints. ...Read more

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I have frequent headaches in the back of my head. Was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation. My doctor says that the chiari is not the cause?

I have frequent headaches in the back of my head. Was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation. My doctor says that the chiari is not the cause?

Chiari can cause HA: Richard, a Chiari malformation is a condition which is associated with a mild tendency toward "pinching" the cerebellum and brainstem in the back portion of the skull. Sometimes, if the "pinching" becomes more severe it can cause headaches by altering the flow of spinal fluid in and around the brain. A mild Chiari usually will not cause this, however. Consider asking to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head on concrete I was able to get up right away. I have a slight headache in the back of my head since then which was a few hrs ago. Is it safe to sleep? I had no other symptoms.

I hit the back of my head on concrete I was able to get up right away. I have a slight headache in the back of my head since then which was a few hrs ago. Is it safe to sleep? I had no other symptoms.

Yes you can sleep: The CDC has worksheets on concussions to figure out the severity and when you are able to return to activity. To find these just go to the cdc website. According to the information you have given me you definitely have a concussion and should be at rest which does not include tv and video games it actually means sleep as much as possible to allow your brain to heal. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache in the back of my head, is it safe to go to sleep?

I have a bad headache in the back of my head, is it safe to go to sleep?

Don't panic: You may possess migraine genetics or perhaps a tension headache. Sleep often helps the headache to depart. See your pediatrician. One comment, if you are 13, you are too young to use this site, and your parents need to get involved. ...Read more

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I feel slight pain on the top of my head when im sleeping and when i wake up i have a slight headache in the back of my head and no pain on the top anymore and this has happened today and a couple of days ago so im very scared if its a brain tumor?

I feel slight pain on the top of my head when im sleeping and when i wake up i have a slight headache in the back of my head and no pain on the top anymore and this has happened today and a couple of days ago so im very scared if its a brain tumor?

Relax, not tumor!: Headaches are very common, most often due to stress. Brain tumors are uncommon.The pain on the top of your head is not a symptom of a brain tumor. Perhaps it's related to the position of your head and neck when sleeping. Don't sleep with your head elevated on more than one pillow. Likely your symptoms are temporary. If your headaches persist or increase(unlikely)see your Dr. for a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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