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Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Tension headaches: Tension type headache is 30 minutes to 7 days. Usually bilateral, squeezing character, mild to moderate intensity. Stress, anxiety, muscle strain from having technology posture can cause and make them more frequent. Mild nausea or vomiting can occur. Sensitive to light or sound can also occur but not more than one of these for the diagnoses. Over the counter NSAID is treatment. ...Read more

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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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Doctor's opinion? My neck hurts and I have headaches, what should I do?

Doctor's opinion? My neck hurts and I have headaches, what should I do?

Possi neck arthritis: If the location of headache is back of head only along with neck pain without any fever then neck arthritis is a likely cause. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Threw up this morning no fever now my neck is hurting and I have a headache could this be meningitis ?

Threw up this morning no fever now my neck is hurting and I have a headache could this be meningitis ?

No: no fever a chance of meningitis is very slim. But my question would be why did you throw up that where the answer could be . If you have no explanation , see a doctor. ...Read more

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I git hit on the head with a basketball and now my neck is hurting and i did have a headache is there something wrong with that or is it just pain?

I git hit on the head with a basketball and now my neck is hurting and i did have a headache  is there something wrong with that or is it just pain?

Sprain: Most likely you sustained a mild sprain to your neck. A short term headache is not alarming, but a severe headache with neurological changes requires an urgent ER evaluation for more severe problems. Typically, several days of an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication is all that is needed. If the pain does not subside, please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I Popped my neck at work, now i have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if i stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

I Popped my neck at work, now i have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if i stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

Pain neck: pinched cervical nerve Occiput/ C1 trapping greater Occipital nerve----will give you headaches base of skull or along the side of the head to the forehead----usually goes away with some OTC motrin If it persists see a chiropractor or an osteopathic doctor and they can adjust the cervical spine ...Read more

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I have been having headaches and when I laugh my head hurts and I have neck pain and I have been tired. What could be causing this?

I have been having headaches and when I laugh my head hurts and I have neck pain and I have been tired. What could be causing this?

See your GP: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your doctor (GP) for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

Migraine: Sounds like you have migraine which is defined as intermittent disabling headaches. Migraine can cause pain in the head, neck and sinus area. They are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting. It may be hard to function during a migraine event which may last 3 days. If you can get to sleep now, this would likely shut off the pain. Best of luck. ...Read more