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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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What is good for reducing the frequency of tension headaches or cluster headaches?

What is good for reducing the frequency of tension headaches or cluster headaches?

Meds reduce headache: Many different drugs with diverse pharmacological actions are used to treat an acute headache. Drug therapy for tension headaches or mild-to-moderate migraines usually starts with acetaminophen, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)…ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. For moderate to severe migraine attacks, the "triptans" or ergot alkaloids are typically used. For more severe headaches. ...Read more

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What is a cause of frequent headaches?

What is a cause of frequent headaches?

To many to count!: Everything from eyestrain to stress, neck problems, upper back problems, rib problems, tumors, high blood pressure and on & on. To get a better answer, you should see your doctor. They should take a thorough history, do a thorough physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam (which can find the causes of headaches missed by most other means), maybe lab tests to determine the root cause. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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Are cluster headaches a symptom of a serious illness?

Are cluster headaches a symptom of a serious illness?

Rarely: Tumors and vascular issues like aneurysms etc may cause cluster headaches. It's quite rare but not unheard of. ...Read more

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What causes a morning tension headache?

What causes a morning tension headache?

Unknown!: Tension headaches are characterized by dull, non-pulsatile discomfort on both sides of the temples and forehead. Typically last for 30-60 min or for days. Affect at least 40% of adults in any given year. Occur most commonly in the early morning and late afternoon. The morning variety is often triggered by lack of sleep, awkward sleeping positions, hangovers and caffeine withdrawal. Cause unknown! ...Read more

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Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Colds cause headache: Colds frequently cause headaches due to a viral infection in your sinuses. ...Read more

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Is bone pain around the eye that triggers headaches and/or migraine considered a cluster headache?

Not that simple: Pain around the eye could be a symptom of either type of headache. However, having that symptom alone is not diagnostic. A medical assessment should help to clarify diagnosis. ...Read more

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When is a headache a symptom of meningitis?

When is a headache a symptom of meningitis?

Rarely: If there is a fever, stiff neck, and generalized bodily discomfort, associated with confusion, the headache may merely be secondary to the meningitis infection. Most often, however, headaches are due to migraine, tension or muscle contraction mechanisms, and mainly due to non-infectious causation. This is often sorted out in hospital emergency departments by a lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: There is a fair amount of overlap between chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic daily headache syndromes. Patients with of them commonly report headaches and difficulty falling asleep. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a symptom of chronic sinusitis?

Is dizziness a symptom of chronic sinusitis?

No: Dizziness can mean either vertigo-room spinning- or light-headedness. Neither should be a symptom of chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?

What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?

Chronic daily HA's: If you are experiencing headaches more than 15 days per month, you have acquired "Chronic Daily Ha's", and this pattern needs to be broken up ASAP, as it will only get worse. See a neurologist who has experience with headaches, and get onto a preventative medication. ...Read more

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Is dizziness or lightheadedness a symptom of sinusitis?

Is dizziness or lightheadedness a symptom of sinusitis?

No: Those symptoms aren't related to sinusitis, it may be your inner ear, an ENT specialist would help sorting it out, good luck ...Read more

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Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Can be: Ophthalmoplegic migraine affecting the eye muscles, can be an emergency. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a tension headache?

What are common signs of a tension headache?

Well you might feel: Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getting a headache. This should be reported to your doctor. Sometimes you get an aura - a sensation prior to a headache. Report this to your doctor.... There are so many headaches. The more information you provide makes a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are brain jolt/shivers a symptom of onset of a migraine?

Are brain jolt/shivers a symptom of onset of a migraine?

Possible: If you're above-described symptoms are followed by the typical migraine headache that you have then it is the sign onset of the migraine. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom of topomax?

Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom of topomax?

TOPAMAX (topiramate) WITHDRAWAL: Dizziness may be a part of the withdrawal and it also may be one of the side effects. ...Read more

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Tension Headache (Definition)

A condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more