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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

TMJ: Tmj can be attributed to a multitude of symptoms. Muscle spasms can cause constriction of nerves which can cause pain in areas remote from the joints. That being said, a neurologist should be seen to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain neck. Shoulder.And shoulder blade. My arm is tingly. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice heat massage rest and a neck pillow have not helped i can't sleep!

Sudden severe pain neck. Shoulder.And shoulder blade. My arm is tingly. Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice heat massage rest and a neck pillow have not helped i can't sleep!

See below: This could be a sign of a pinched nerve in the neck. I would advise that you see your doctor if you have one who can examine you and then suggest the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Hit on head with a heavy box& 2-3days later head feels like cold compact laying on side where hit. Cat scan shows nothing. Worry or take ibuprofen?

Hit on head with a heavy box& 2-3days later head feels like cold compact laying on side where hit.  Cat scan shows nothing. Worry or take ibuprofen?

You have a Doctor: None of us here are going to interfere with the recommendations of your physician treating you there in person. The physician who ordered your ct scan is caring for you. We do not have any of those reports, have not examined you, and do not know what you have been prescribed or told by your physician. In this case we defer to the doctor who is caring for you. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache and pressure in face, stuffy nose, pain on left side head around temple to back of head,stif nek, Tylenol doesn't help?

Stuffy Nose: 27F Throbbing headache and pressure in face, stuffy nose, pain on left side head around temple to back of head,stif nek, Tylenol doesn't help? ANS: Need more information and to examine you. This may be "only": sinusitis, a bleed in your brain, stroke, brain cancer or meningitis to mention a few causes. I would recommend going to a walk in clinic and see. Now would be good timing. ...Read more

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Pain behind my neck , stiff neck, hurts to move head , headache , 98.8 - 99.8 temp . Severe body aches to the point where i cry. Hot/cold flashes.

Pain behind my neck , stiff neck, hurts to move head , headache , 98.8 - 99.8 temp . Severe body aches to the point where i cry. Hot/cold flashes.

"Aseptic" meningitis: You probably have a viral infection causing irritation to the coverings around the brain/spinal cord. Good you don't have a major fever, but you should get checked by your primary physician. I don't think you have bacterial meningitis-you would be sicker (believe it or not). There are 100s of different kinds of meningitis BTW-you won't die from this, but your doc could help with symptom management ...Read more

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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?

Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Chronic pain back of head (both sides) last couple of days. Advil (ibuprofen) hasn't helped. When I lean over or pick up anything head feels like it will explode!

Chronic pain back of head (both sides) last couple of days. Advil (ibuprofen) hasn't helped. When I lean over or pick up anything head feels like it will explode!

Headache : Please see a neurologist as quickly as you can. Any acute headache extremely severe could be a potential underlying stroke, hemorrhage, aneurysm. If your having vision changes, tingling in arms, slurred speech you need to call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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Headache worse lying down,woke with stiff neck,sore throat and my muscles are aching.Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?

Headache worse lying down,woke with stiff neck,sore throat and my muscles are aching.Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?

Orthostatic headache: These headaches tend to be postural, i.e when patient develops a headache while vertical and the headache is relieved when horizontal. ...Read more

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Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application it's more annoying and constant.Sore neck muscles too.What can I do?

Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application  it's more annoying and constant.Sore neck muscles too.What can I do?

Evaluate posture: Sore neck and headaches that resolve with heat are usually benign and commonly related to muscle tightness or overuse. The first thing i would do is evaluate the activities I do on a regular basis and neck posture doing those activities. A common problem is a computer screen that is too high or too low requiring prolonged periods of time looking up or down. ...Read more

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Lump on back of head ozzing headache cannot bend head back?

Lump on back  of head ozzing headache cannot bend head back?

See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Severe headaches + mild cold for week. today neck and back pain/stiffness. right shin hurts. no head ache. not aware of fever. meningitis?

Influenza: Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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Started w sore throat, pain on cheekbones, radiate to head and shoulder area. no energy, whole body aches, dizziness, nausea, nasal congest, warm body?

Started w sore throat, pain on cheekbones, radiate to head and shoulder area. no energy, whole body aches, dizziness, nausea, nasal congest, warm body?

Get checked: regarding systemic aches, rule out mold toxins and Lyme disease. Regarding upper quarter, check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the spheoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of pathogens, toxins, or allergens. Check the ears for dizziness. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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Fevers off and on a week. Severe back and head pain. Temp hit 103 today. Slept 18 hours. Neck feels like meningitis . Why intermittent fever??

Fevers off and on a week. Severe back and head pain. Temp hit 103 today. Slept 18 hours. Neck feels like meningitis . Why intermittent fever??

Get seen quick by MD: Fevers happen when "foreign" stuff (bacteria, viruses, malaria) get into the blood stream. If just the cells of an organ are affected, but the infection is nt in the blood, u may not have a fever. Viruses cause low-grade fever (max 101 deg F) but yours sounds worse & more severe. Untreated meningitis is deadly w/i 24 hrs, if that's what u have. It may b smething else, but get seen quickly. Thanks. ...Read more

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Ice pick headache in the temple area recurring every 5 to 10 min sometimes shorter ?

Ice pick headache in the temple area recurring every 5 to 10 min sometimes shorter  ?

Can be treated: This is a variant of migraine, and indeed, might respond readily to a variety of medications, which would prevent further episodes. A local neurologist can help stabilize. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Need examination: I highly recommend you get a neurological evaluation so that a good baseline can be obtained and the history be clarified in order to determine whether or not you truly had a concussion or just a good WHACK to the noggin. If you'd like a private 1-1 I'd be happy to help. Write to www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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