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My Head Strain
Does anxiety cause head pressure. I get serious anxiety now when I read and I can literally hear my head strain like muscles are being pulled. ?
See your MD: It is difficult to give an opinion on a complaint of this nature, more detailed evaluation and examination is needed, best if you see your doctor. ...Read more
For about 2 weeks, I have been having pain on the left side of my neck. When i turn my head or strain to move something, the pain worsens. Any ideas?
I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?
Cough headache: Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition. It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age. ...Read more
When i put my head far down, i feel something pulling in the left side of my back like its straining what is this?
Tight muscle?: If there is a sensation of tightness in one part of the neck or spine during movement, it could be inflammation of a muscle, tendon, or ligament (such as in a muscle strain, a "pulled muscle"). A primary care doctor, an orthopedic spine doctor, or a physical medicine (physiatrist) doctor can evaluate to see what the actual cause is. The doctors may refer to physical therapy treatments if needed. ...Read more
I am feeling strain and stretch feeling round the right neck, and right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back.
Hard to know: If you're not doing some job or exercise that causes you to move your head far to one side or keep it there for a long time or puts pressure on that side it is really hard to evaluate this from afar. Keep a diary on what you have been doing the day before it happens. Check for any lumps or tender spots, try gentle massage on them when the neck hurts, and apply a warm compress or Arnica. Namaste ...Read more
I just feel a painless strain on the back of my neck because my head is so heavy. Why is this and will it go away?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Tried and like the sitting/low impact ab exercises, but how do i contract abs without feeling like im holding breath/straining? Starts to hurt head!
When contracting you: -should be exhaling, not holding your breath. like a shot putter or tennis player, when they are under max effort they let out with e yell or grunt (exhaling). so deep breath in when you prepare for ab's to contract and exhale as they contract. try it. ...Read more
Hit head 1 wk ago, exam ok- dr said take pain med. Mild headache, straining on toilet aggravates pain alot. No other symptoms what to do?
Hmmmm: It's good the exam found no problem, but another might be worthwhile if it remains painful another week. Obviously, drink lots of water and eat so you won't strain. Avoid other strains as far as possible. Take OTC pain pills as directed and keep written notes on progress. Call the doctor if unsure. Best! ...Read more
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