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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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I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. I have had daily headaches past 5 days that aren't letting up. Is this normal? What causes it?

I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. I have had daily headaches past 5 days that aren't letting up. Is this normal? What causes it?

Stress, pain.: it could be from anesthesia, reaction to the medication you are taking, including your pain medication, could be constipation which is popular after this kind of surgery.it could be caffeine withdraw if you are not drinking as much as you use to. list is long see your doctor. hold off on the pain medication and take Excedrin for a change and see if that will make your headache go away. ...Read more

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I have chiari and neurofibromatosis both type 1, with a neurofibroma around c7. My headaches are daily and pretty intense. Is surgery a good option?

I have chiari and neurofibromatosis both type 1, with a neurofibroma around c7. My headaches are daily and pretty intense. Is surgery a good option?

If true chiari pain: Typical headache in chiari i patients is occipital pain with coughing, sneezing, lifting, etc.).Have to differentiate between primary headaches such as migraines or tension pain, and headaches due to this typical posterior fossa syndrome.“chiari” headaches may coexist with migraine headaches, complicating treatment.Frequent coexistence of musculoskeletal neck pain.Need good neurologist to sort out. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old daughter just diagnosis with chiari 1 (7mm) she has been having daily headaches (bad) for 2 mos. What are the odds she will need surgery?

My 15 yr old daughter just diagnosis with chiari 1 (7mm) she has been having daily headaches (bad) for 2 mos. What are the odds she will need surgery?

See neurologist: Individuals with cm1 may complain of neck pain, balance problems, muscle weakness, numbness or other abnormal feelings in the arms or legs, dizziness, vision problems, difficulty swallowing, ringing or buzzing in the ears, hearing loss, vomiting, insomnia, depression, or headache made worse by coughing or straining. Headaches may or may not be related. Should be examined by neurologist. ...Read more

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What can be the cause(s) of my daily headaches? I know I don't have migranes. Could it be stress?

What can be the cause(s) of my daily headaches? I know I don't have migranes. Could it be stress?

Headaches: Which part of the head is involved—front, sides, back, sinus areas? If back of head & neck hurt, may be due to stress & muscle spasm. Stretching exercises & moist heat for neck & shoulders can help; take breaks to relieve stress. Nsaids/tylenol can help pain. Therapeutic massage can be stress reliever, too. If not improved, see doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause daily headaches?

What can cause daily headaches?

Many things : Could cause daily headaches. Speak to a physician to rule out medical issues if they do not find medical cause, it may be connected to stress & consider working with a psychologist to reduce stress. ...Read more

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Is having chronic daily headaches dangerous?

Is having chronic daily headaches dangerous?

Chronic Daily HA: is a primary headache disorder that occurs more frequently than 15 days per month and lasts longer than 4 hours per day. The first steps in the management of CDH are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual reasons for daily headaches?

Would you please help describe the usual reasons for daily headaches?

Headache: The causes of chronic daily headaches aren't well understood. Some possible factors may include: -you've developed a heightened response to pain signals. - various underlying diseases such as inflammation, infection, tumor. ...Read more

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How come I have daily headaches/migraines?

How come I have daily headaches/migraines?

Get them evaluated: There are many reasons including stress and high blood pressure. Have the headaches evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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