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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 bad headache in the middle top of my head accompanied by an ache in the ack of my neck. If i put pressure on the ache in the back of my neck ?

I have a bad headache in the middle top of my head accompanied by an ache in the ack of my neck. If i put pressure on the ache in the back of my neck ?

Neck pain first: The headache is due to the muscle spasm coming from the neck. It pulls the muscles from the neck and goes up the back of the neck up the back of the scalp to the top of your head. If you massage the neck muscles and relax them, then the headache may start to subside. Ice packs to the neck may helps as well. ...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 had a bump on the back of my head for 3 weeks and I have chronic really bad headaches and I have pains in the back of my head a lot?

I have had a bump on the back of my head for 3 weeks and I have chronic really bad headaches and I have pains in the back of my head a lot?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head then heard a crack in back of my head near my neck it hurts like a headache in back of my head what could this be?

I hit the top of my head then heard a crack in back of my head near my neck it hurts like a headache in back of my head what could this be?

Get an Xray!!: As soon as possible!! You need to visit one of the urgent care facilities (North Shore Hospital?) and get an xray of your cervical spine with "ODONTOID VIEWS!!!!! Write this down and take it with you! Go NOW Hope this helps...! Dr Z ...Read more

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How come I have a feeling of fullness in top back of my head?

How come I have a feeling of fullness in top back of my head?

Fullness in head: Start with consult with your pcp to review your medications (if any), order workup labs & check your vision. ...Read more

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I have had a headache in my forehead one temple and top of my head for a week.And lots of pressure. Also pain when i move and talk.?

I have had a headache in my forehead one temple and top of my head for a week.And lots of pressure. Also pain when i move and talk.?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Do I have a tension headache if it's in the back and a migraine if it's in the front of my head?

Do I have a tension headache if it's in the back and a migraine if it's in the front of my head?

Difficult to tell: Headaches can be difficult to diagnose and treat, but typically tension headaches wrap around the head and neck on both sides. Typically migraines are on one side around the temple, but can occur further back and sometimes occur on both sides. Keep a diary or log, indicating any possible triggers (foods, stress, alcohol, etc) and show that to your doctor. This is very helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headaches in the back of my head?

Why do I get a headaches in the back of my head?

Headaches: Headaches can be due to many things. In this area, tension type headaches are most likely. The muscles in the back of the neck can tighten up and cause headaches. Try heat packs, massage. Avoid taking pain pills often. If headaches persist or are severe, get checked by doctor. ...Read more

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I have this pain at the left back of my head after a blow to head?

I have this pain at the left back of my head after a blow to head?

Needs eval now: U may have a concussion & this is a condition that needs attention now. C a neurologist 2 b sure & avoid any contact until u r cleared. ...Read more

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Hi I get really bad pain in the back left side of my head when I cough which leads to a headache in the front of my head for a few hours 6 weeks now?

Hi I get really bad pain in the back left side of my head when I cough which leads to a headache in the front of my head for a few hours 6 weeks now?

Occipital neuralgia?: This may be occipital neuralgia. If you have had it for six weeks straight, it may be worth visiting your doc. They can recommend someone to inject the nerve to see if the headache is coming from there. If it is there are some options, if not well then you would continue down the diagnostic pathway. ...Read more

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Headache 2 days in a row first day headache that went from my temple to the back of my head today headache in back of my head what could be happening?

Headache 2 days in a row first day headache that went from my temple to the back of my head today headache in back of my head what could be happening?

Headaches can vary: in location and strength, and they can change as quickly as the weather. Typically cluster headaches are more predictable then migraines then tension headaches, which are most common and most easily treated. The location of your pain may indicate that these headaches are not typical, and will need experimenting with OTC medications before seeing a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had a headache since august the pain is constant and throbbing and starts in my forehead over the top into the back of my head. Please help :)?

I have had a headache since august the pain is constant and throbbing and starts in my forehead over the top into the back of my head.  Please help :)?

See a doctor: You may be having a migraine or something else is going on. See a physician who can help you. They will better determine what is going on and may be able to help resolve/alleviate this headache. ...Read more

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Can a headache on the back and side of the head (right over the right ear) be from tension? I am a senior and have not had a migraine in years.

Can a headache on the back and side of the head (right over the right ear) be from tension? I am a senior and have not had a migraine in years.

Possibly: However, severe headaches in individuals over 60 require evaluation. A disorder known as giant cell or temporal arteritis can be ruled out usually by simple lab tests. See a doctor. ...Read more