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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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Is there really such thing as a "visual migraine"? And is it indicative of a problem requiring further care?

Is there really such thing as a "visual migraine"? And is it indicative of a problem requiring further care?

Migraine variant: Visual or ocular symptoms are very common in migraine. These visuals illusions may involve lights, colors, jagged lines, distortions of space and time, etc. Good ophthalmology evaluation would be appropriate. If normal, ño other evaluations are necessary. ...Read more

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Can there be an easy and natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Can there be an easy and natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Rest and NSAIDS: Often rest, otc medications and massage can help treat the symptoms of a stiff neck. My patient's have also had good result with acupuncture. Only if symptoms get worse, or you lose muscle or feeling should you go to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Yes: There are several treatments. You will need to see a pulmonary specialist. There is spirometer-assisted breathing, thoracic valley exercises and deep breathing exercises. If you breathing difficulty becomes lift threatening then a spinal surgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for anxiety and cod that doesn't involve medicine or a psychologist or is it not possible?

Is there treatment for anxiety and cod that doesn't involve medicine or a psychologist or is it not possible?

Well,..: You could go on-pine and try to educate yourself as to remedies for self treatment, such as Relaxation techniques including yoga, meditation, etc. But anxiety and OCD may be related to Neurotransmitters that are at differing levels in your system and medications maybe more helpful. Hypnotherapy is a possible option that has worked for some people too. ...Read more

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Is there a medical disease or psychological disorder that can prevent you from going near the ocean?

Is there a medical disease or psychological disorder that can prevent you from going near the ocean?

Fear: Psychological terms are hydrophobia & aquaphobia. Dynamics could involve past scary experiences involving water in open spaces or accident in areas where there was water, such as near drowning. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can diagnose PMDD or is there a physical reason for having PMDD such as thyroid or pituitary issues?

Is there a blood test that can diagnose PMDD or is there a physical reason for having PMDD such as thyroid or pituitary issues?

History : The diagnosis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder is made on history. A good history and physical and basic labs rules our comorbidities. It is very serious as it can ruin relationships / make you say or do things you will regret terribly. There are some good treatment options today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some techniques that can prevent be from having bad anxiety or such as having a panic attack??? What is the best solution to do??

What are some techniques that can prevent be from having bad anxiety or such as having a panic attack???
What is the best solution to do??

Panic Attacks: are always self-limiting. Please remember that. Seeing a mental health professional is best. Learn to manage them and don't use medication alone if you use it. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Your situation is very treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If a headache is relieved with over-the-counter medicine, can it still be a brain tumor?

If a headache is relieved with over-the-counter medicine, can it still be a brain tumor?

Yes: A headache related to a brain tumor can be relieved by otc medicines. New or changed headache, worsening headaches, vision changes/blurriness, nausea/vomiting, and sometimes balance problems are the most common symptoms of brain tumors. See a primary care provider for a history and physical. Imaging of the head with ct and/or MRI may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for something referred to as "brain attack"?

Is there a medical term for something referred to as "brain attack"?

Stroke: Tthe term "brain attack" was coined to educate the public on the urgency of getting early medical care for a stroke. Like a "heart attack", the longer you wait to seek help, the more tissue damage(brain) there is. There are now early treatments for a stroke to save brain if gotten within 3 hours of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good type of over the counter medicine that would help with a Chiari headache?

What is a good type of over the counter  medicine that would help with a Chiari headache?

Depends on Symptoms: There's no such thing as a CHIARI HEADACHE to the extent that an actual unique classifiable entity exists with a specific drug or intervention other than surgery in the more severe cases. What you need to do is give more symptoms of your headaches & whether the diagnosis of Chiari is absolute and if it's definitely the cause. Got MRI images? Look me up: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure chronic pain around the ilium. It may be occupational caused by sitting. I have an MRI with no indication of the cause.

Is there a way to cure chronic pain around the ilium.  It may be occupational caused by sitting.  I have an MRI with no indication of the cause.

Get GI opinion: Get a GI referral and have an exam and make plans for other methods of imaging. Sometimes a direct look with a camera scope may give you more information. Thanks and all the best sorting this out. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can help with mental retardation?

Is there a surgery that can help with mental retardation?

No: Mr is a functional diagnosis. I am not aware of any structureal abnormality or connection abnormality tha tcan be improved with surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a headache that is cause by doing illegal substances?

Is there a way to get rid of a headache that is cause by doing illegal substances?

Find the cause first: Headaches can be caused by multiple possible causes. The common causes are stress, tension headache or vascular headaches like Migraine type of headaches. Less common causes include tumor or abscess in the brain. This may require a brain scan(CT scan or MRI of the Brain). To do all of the above you need to go see a doctor either primary care/family medicine doctor or a neurologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

Plant extracts: Hops, tobacco, and cannabis have all provided natural extracts that relieve pain. Being natural molecules, they are not patentable, so fda studies will never be done. These substances are currently distributed within fda regulations called "gras" (generally realized as safe). You should consult with licensed naturopath or an integrative physician (erstwhile called "holistic" or "alternative"). ...Read more

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Does the most chronic to severe constipation require a surgery or any sort of medical assistance or can it be treated by following any other methods?

Does the most chronic to severe constipation require a surgery or any sort of medical assistance or can it be treated by following any other methods?

Rarely: Very rarely would you need surgery for constipation- unless it is causing an obstruction. Make sure to take fiber supplements daily, increase your water intake, increase the vegetables in your diet and don't abuse laxatives. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Yes: Gallstones are usually cholesterol and not calcified therefore no visible by x-Ray. Gallstones can get in common bile duct and cause obstruction and also can cause rarely cause intestinal obstruction ...Read more

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How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.

How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.

Depends on size: Ct or mr angiograms are good screening tools, and surgeons are using cta to plan surgery instead of angiograms. If you have an aneurysm, there is a certain chance that it will grow over time. How fast it grows is not predictable. If you don't have an aneurysm, you should have your doctor look for other reasons for headaches. ...Read more

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Genital herpes can be transmitted via dentist's tools? Headache, Itchy scalp and lower backache are signs of herpes?What is the accredited blood test

Genital herpes can be transmitted via  dentist's tools? Headache, Itchy scalp and lower backache are signs of herpes?What is the accredited blood test

Remote chance: While the transmission of genital herpes is possible from a contaminated instrument, the likelyhood is remote, especially given that you are not reporting any lesions in your mouth. While a primary infection with herpes would usually include general malaise, fever, and headache, it is doubtful that your symptoms are associated with a herpes infection. In any case, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a headache without meds?

How can I relieve a headache without meds?

Depends on cause: Without a proper diagnosis, there's no way to know the cause or proper treatment.For simple, non-recurrent ha's, might try ice to head or neck, sleep, massage, meditation. A good hands-on osteopathic exam, whether pain is short-term or chronic, might find a mechanical cause - often from neck pain/dysf, rib problems, even sacral problems which can be treated with manipulation. Just some suggestions. ...Read more

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How do you relieve a headache without any medication?

How do you relieve a headache without any medication?

A quiet room: Headache is some big problem to patients and to doctors. Laying down in bed in a quiet room may help, otherwise consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you relieve my morning headaches that last till 5pm?

How can you relieve my morning headaches that last till 5pm?

MORE INFORMATION: The timing is interesting. Could be anything from allergies to stress. You want to sit down with a dr an work out what's going on. If you could have sorted it out alone you wouldn't be asking. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to relieve a headache that comes before it storms?

What are the best tips to relieve a headache that comes before it storms?

Headache trigger: If your headaches are precipitated by changes in barometric pressure, you may be able to prevent the headache by taking non steroidal anti inflammatory medication as soon as the headache begins or the use of the combination of Reglan (metoclopramide) + and anti inflammatory or one of the family of triptans. Speak to your doctor about this approach. ...Read more

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I have a headache in alla time but by any method i cant get a relief from it?

I have a headache in alla time but by any method i cant get a relief from it?

Headaches can: be traatedw/biofeedback and also clinical hypnosis. Have you utilized either of these? See your doc first to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationrespnose.org for a related tool. There are sinus, muscular vascular, and other types of headaches. Not just one thing. ...Read more

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Why would applying pressure relieve my headache?

Why would applying pressure relieve my headache?

Depending on what: Type of headache you are experiencing - you may be actually putting pressure on acupuncture/ acupressure points which helps to dissapate the pain. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve a stress headaches?

What are some ways to relieve a stress headaches?

Several options: Assuming you cannot avoid the stressful situation, you have a few alternative. Biofeedback training and be very effective. Over-the-counter medication for tension headache maybe helpful as long as they are taken less than three days per week so rebound headache doesn't develop. Some prescription medications may be helpful for chronic tension type headache. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate headache pain relief?

What is the most appropriate headache pain relief?

No one answer: There are so many types of headaches and some remedies may or may not work for one particular kind. If meds can be prevented, that would be the best therapy- tmj/tmd, physical therapy, etc. But you need to have a thorough history and exam to hopefully aid in determining the therapy/therapies that may work for you. ...Read more

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How to relieve an agonising headache after crying?

How to relieve an agonising headache after crying?

Headache: More than likely this is a muscle contraction headache which often is relieved by massage of the temples and the taking of TYLENOL (acetaminophen). Obviously if the severe headache persists or worsens with the appearance of other symptoms such as vomiting,visual disturbance,drowsiness you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a morning headache and get to work?

How can I relieve a morning headache and get to work?

Morning headaches: First you need to find whats causing morning headaches. One of the most common reason is sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve/ prevent a headache?

Can you tell me how i can relieve/ prevent a headache?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve stress, i get headaches?

What is a good way to relieve stress, i get headaches?

Manage stress: With e-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Counseling can help. Biofeedback treats headaches. ...Read more

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What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription. Examples are: - paracetamol (eg panadol brand) - ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand) - aspirin Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read more

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Frequent headaches, how can I relieve the pain without drugs?

Frequent headaches, how can I relieve the pain without drugs?

Herbal Remedies: You might consider trying a herbal remedy containing butterbur. Be sure to get a pyrrolizidine alkaloid-free (pa) version. This herb has been shown to be effective in reducing number and severity of headaches. If that doesn't work, see a doctor if they persist. Don't fall into the trap of reusing otc drugs like excedrin ha, Motrin or opioid meds multiple times per day to avoid starting rebound ha. ...Read more