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I Keep Getting Headaches In The Back Of My Head
Occipital neuralgia: If you keep getting headaches in the back of your head, once side more than the other, then it could be occipital neuralgia; occipital nerve irritated at base of skull. If you are getting pain on both sides evenly, you may have neck spasms that are causing headaches. Either way, a pain physician or physiatrist could diagnose and treat you pretty successfully for this. Feel better! ...Read more
Yes: You are discomforted & problem seems recurrent. An MRI is a consideration. Best headache diagnosticians are neurologists. The problem might simply be chronic neck muscle spasm. Neck has 22 sets of muscles so exam is necessary. The large superior trapezius is often implicated. Do you have a data entry job where you hold head in skewed posture or look into one direction throughout the day? ...Read more
Why do I keep getting headaches I have a sharp pain at the side of my head when I'm relaxed I don't get it but when I'm moving about I get it why?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I have a red bump behind my ear & my veins are bright blue around it. I don't know what it is, & I feel light headed, & I keep getting headaches?
See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will be able to remove it for you if that is what you want. ...Read more
Post injury headache: There are several headaches after head injury 1)at the site of the injury - subgaleal hemorrhage withblood under the galeaa fibrous covering under the scalp., 2)migraine headaches and 3) post concussive generalized headache. Likely means you have had a mild concussion. Take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Keep getting headaches on and off at front right side of my head and then it goes to the left side what could this be dehydration?
Impossible to tell: Though headaches caused by dehydration are well known to occur there's no way specific type of headache one should expect. Often, dehydration headaches get better by lying down or by "tanking up" but more likely based upon nothing but your description my money's on migraine. Need more information to be really precise. Write me if you'd like: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Need diagnosis: Any time there is trauma to the head and the headaches persist, it is absolutely essential that an epidural or subdural collection of blood around the brain be ruled out. Although it may not be present, any injury to the head that produces persistent headache needs a diagnosis. Seeing an intensivist (er doc) is necessary. ...Read more
I keep getting very painful head aches everyday that make my eyes hurt and make me tired. Why do I keep getting headaches?
I keep getting headaches, 2 or 3 per week, mainly over my right eye. Now I have pain over the whole of the right side of my head. It's not migraine.
See a neurologist: I would go see a neurologist before writing these off as "not migraines". You may be having a specific type of migraine headache caused by nerve compression. A neurologist will need to examine you and determine if they think this is the case. If so, Botox (and potentially surgery) could offer a more permanent solution than long term medication. ...Read more
I keep getting headaches in my eyes and top forehead. I'm on antidepressants and have struggled with insomnia for years- is that the cause?
I have a hard knot on my side above my right ear ad it has been there for over a week. It hurts and I keep getting headaches from it I believe.?
I keep getting headaches over r eye, and nosebleeds. Are these related? I also have a medical history of right occipital meningioma. (feb 2015)
Stresses and strains of life headaches are way more common. These headaches are 98% muscle. Txmt: self-care, wellness, Vits, Mag supp, massage, yoga, stretching, chiropractors, Soaking. Modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj will stimulating scars to heal.
Not better see your doctors ...Read more
Doc said tube in ear is swollen keep getting headaches. He gave me flonase but its not helping. I feel dizzy at times what's wrong with me?
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
Every so often I get headaches in the back of my head a little bit above my neck, feels like a throbbing sensation. Is it migraines? Neuro said yes.
Most likely: Headaches originating in back of head most likely due to occipital neuralgia, a chronic nerve compression of the greater and or lesser occipital nerve due to tight muscle, fascia, and other tissues in the area. The nerves become more sensitive than usual and create the symptoms you experience. ...Read more
After I lost my baby in seventh month I always had a headache in the back of my head when I get tensed.
Tension headaches: If your headache only occurs when you are stressed then it is likely a tension headache. Seeing a highly recommended chiropractor, or osteopath, will help align your spine and relieve some of that tension. If an epidural was administered during delivery then that may be an issue as well, however I would start with the structural work first. ...Read more
Every time I wake up I get a severe headache at the back of my head (bottom half) feels like I've been kicked really hard?
Why does the lower back of my head hurt? Feels like a nerve or a vain poped it hurts for 3-4 seconds and after that I get a headache.
See Doc: Impossible to say without exam. See your MD soon. ...Read more
Why do I get shaky vision when u have a headache sometimes I see spots befor the shaky vision and the headacha are at the back of my head
Retinal Migranes: Many times, migraines have an "aura" before it starts and there are these scintillating lights and shaking images before it starts. You should see you primary care physician for the proper diagnosis and work up to make sure it is in fact migraines and not something ugly! ...Read more
Occipital Neuralgia: This is a very common location to get headaches. There are two very large nerves known as the greater ; lesser occipital nerve in that region. Most commonly, these nerves are compressed between the muscles of your neck and the fascia, creating extreme pain and headaches. Good news, there are new advances to help this type of headaches with Botox or surgery. Have to rule out other causes too! ...Read more
Maybe 6 hours ago I hit the back of my head, I'd say mid way, on the wall and the headaches go off and on. Should I go get a check up?
Struck head: It depends on the mechanism of injury, and your symptoms. If you did not lose consciousness, if you do not have severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, blurry vision then you can monitor at home for now. If any of those develop you need to get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Why do I get really bad headaches during and after sex? It is horrible right on the back of my head and stays that way for what seems forever.
:- (: Post-coital headache though unfortunate is a well known phenomenon. Assuming you don't have any secondary etiology for your headaches there're no evidenced based studies to prevent this other then abstinence; which is not realistic. Some preemptively takes nsaid but I do not know how effective this is. Make sure you get checked out by a neurologist first before assuming this is post-coital headach ...Read more