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Is Tension Headache Curable Does It Just Keep Coming Back
Possibly: Individual episodes may be cured, but nature of your work/lifestyle may cause them to recur: working over a desk/keyboard fatigues neck & shoulder muscles (mm); periodic breaks to stretch those mm with range of motion exercises can help prevent headaches. Moist heat to neck helps also. Otc anti-inflammatories (aleve/advil/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. Therapeutic massage works well, too. ...Read more
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
What type of headache is present with temporal arteritis, is it constant or does it go away and come back days later?
I keep having tightness and tension at the back of my head down to my neck and jaw. I don't know what it is but it makes me wonder what this cause could be. It's doesn't feel like a headache migraine so what is it?
Neck &jaw tension: This sounds like symptoms of bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth). This can take place at night when you sleep, and also at various times during the day. If at night, you should wear a nightguard. If during the day, you need make sure that your jaw is relaxed and your teeth are not held together except when you are eating. It's best if you check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3yo gets what I'm assuming is excema on his bottom. It gets so bad. Hydrocortisone cures it but what are some prevention tips? It keeps coming back
Headache (upper neck and temple area) but it get worse when lying down, I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) but isnt helping much. I think the headache is from stress?
I have so annoying pain coming from both hips to calfs it is constant and it is not coming form back clear MRI also clear blood work any ideas?
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
Neck and shoulder pain. Goes away with rest but keeps coming back. I think its from anxiety. I can feel it in my muscles. Can it be my spinal cord?
Usually I don't have this issue but lately if my posture is off it really causes pain and tension to my neck. It used to be fine. Why the change?
I'm not pregnant and it feels like a baby's head is coming out. The pain isn't always constant but hurts worse and worse as the days go by.
Headache for days and nothing over-the-counter helps. Neither does resting it seems to be worse when i lay down. Could it be a migraine?
Yes: Yes. You have tried conservative options such as rest and otc meds. You should see your doctor for prescription meds and eval. ...Read more
What is a cluster headache? I often get migraines that last about 10 to 12 hours and it feels like my head is going to explode. It stops normal tasks.
Two answers: You sound like you have migraines. Migraine is far more common than cluster headaches. Cluster headaches have a very specific and distressing pattern. Also, you are a bit too young to have cluster headaches. Here's a bit more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.Htm. ...Read more
I have severe abnormal migraines sometimes it makes me puke my doctor prescribed me triptan it goes away but it comes back what's the best migrain med?
Migraine Treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Ear feels very pressurized sometimes like it needs to pop. Than it does and than it goes back to pressure. Coming off of a cold. Is this normal?
Ear popping: Sounds like a problem with your eustachian tube wich is very common after a cold. If not usually a problem in the past then this will clear up on its own usually. ...Read more
Ear infection is getting better but my headache is the same.Are they related? In my sinus area & sometimes back of neck.Fever is going down as well
Horrible toe cramp/pain! it feels like something is trying to come through my skin. I massage it and it just doesn't go away? Is this a nerve problem?
Another possibility: Cramps most commonly occur when a muscle is used beyond its endurance capacity. In an attempt to prevent the muscle from being used any further, the muscle locks up to prevent ripping or tearing. You need to figure out what she is doing to overuse the foot muscle and avoid overuse. Additionally, an endurance building exercise should be started to prevent this in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Something in back of throat behind the uvula i think its mucus i keep swallowing it but more comes back it feels like.How to get it to stop. Irritated?
Post nasal drip: Hello, you are experiencing a movement of mucus from the nasal cavity to the oropharynx. This mucus carries dirt, viruses, bacteria and chemicals your nose filters while breathing air. If this mucus dries, it thickens and causes irritation. Drink more water, use an otc saline nasal spray. If the symptoms are associated with sneezing, an allergy could be present. An antihistamine should help. ...Read more
I have a bump on my neck it keeps coming back and hurts to touch. Its not ver big.Tried squeezing it but nothing comes out.. Any ideas of what it is ?
Best: To get it evaluated by dermatologist or your pcp. ...Read more
What is a muscle contraction headache? I suffer paralysing headaches can handle light and sound but can't move, pain comes from my neck, very scary
Headaches: tension or muscular contraction headaches are related to contraction and/or spasm of the muscles of the face, forehead, temples, posterior neck and scalp. Usually brought on by stress, tension, anxiety, alcohol, street drugs, lack of sleep or adequate diet. Please consult with your PCP to rule out other causes such as anemia. ...Read more
My right shoulder frequently pops out of place (even when i sleep) it is easy to get back in but it keeps popping back out. It causes mild pain. Why?
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