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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 have had horrible headaches past few days and at some points my head will go numb. Is that normal?

I have had horrible headaches past few days and at some points my head will go numb. Is that normal?

No.: You need to be seen by a doctor to look at possible causes. If this is "the worst headache of your life", and you have no prior history of frequent headaches, to ER ...Read more

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Been having a nagging/ numb headache from the centre of my head till the back of my head for about 6 days continuously ... What could be wrong?

Been having a nagging/ numb headache from the centre of my head till the back of my head for about 6 days continuously ... What could be wrong?

Headache: The best way to establish a correct diagnosis and treatment is to have your doctor obtain a detailed history and physical examination. Possibilities are too numerous. Migraines presents with mainly one sided headache, moderately severe, with light sensitivity or nausea, throbbing at times, worsened by movements and relieved by resting. Tension type headaches are like band like pressure sensation. ...Read more

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Healthy. 28. Head feels funny. Not a headache, no pain, but the crown of my head feels odd. Kind of like fuzzy, or numb. Anything to be worried about?

Healthy. 28. Head feels funny. Not a headache, no pain, but the crown of my head feels odd. Kind of like fuzzy, or numb. Anything to be worried about?

Worry?: I do not think so. Funny sensations in the head can be caused by compression of nerves in and around the skull. Could be related to the way you slept or held your head. ...Read more

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Been having horrible headaches everyday a few times a day. sometimes my head goes numb. should i be worried? i have insurance but no local dr.

Been having horrible headaches everyday a few times a day. sometimes my head goes numb. should i be worried? i have insurance but no local dr.

Daily Headache: The first steps in the management of chronic daily headache are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. See an orofacial or headache specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Worry not, keep your health in check. ...Read more

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Hit on the side, of the head, about 5-6 days later i started getting headaches they r everyday &have hurt so bad half my face is numb.Should i see a dr?

Hit on the side, of the head, about 5-6 days later i started getting headaches they r everyday &have hurt so bad half my face is numb.Should i see a dr?

Yep, see a Dr: Traumatic blows to the "temple" area that have lasting symptoms can be from tissue damage to structures and inflammation that could be helped with a good evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting these headaches that come out of no where. They make it where I can't see well or I see spots. Makes my face really numb and they make me delirious to where I can't think properly?

I keep getting these headaches that come out of no where. They make it where I can't see well or I see spots. Makes my face really numb and they make me delirious to where I can't think properly?

Migraine: Get yourself checked for migraines or tension headaches which can be determined with a detailed history and examination. In the meantime, take ibuprofen for a few days and see if it makes a difference. ...Read more

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17 year old son with headache(both sides), sleeps alot, light sensitivity, dull ringing in ears. Alot of stress with school, also has a section of upper back that he says is numb.

17 year old son with headache(both sides), sleeps alot, light sensitivity, dull ringing in ears. Alot of stress with school, also has a section of upper back that he says is numb.

These : These symptoms can be attributed to a multitude of diseases. Without a full medical history, physical exam, and laboratory testing it is difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem. Recommend an evaluation by his physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Bad headache one side face feels numb worried stroke?

Bad headache one side face feels numb worried stroke?

No: With headaches...especially migraines...sensory issues such as numbness can occur. If this lasts more than a day you should contact your PCP. ...Read more

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The right side of my head has been going numb and feels like its asleep what could be causing this? I also have headaches when its numb

The right side of my head has been going numb and feels like its asleep what could be causing this? I also have headaches when its numb

See doctor: Numbness with headache is an indication for imaging. First your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes. See the list on the picture. I suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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I have numbing, tingly, sharp pains that start in my leg. It travel up through that side of my body with headaches and dizziness. What could be wrong?

I have numbing, tingly, sharp pains that start in my leg. It travel up through that side of my body with headaches and dizziness. What could be wrong?

Lot's Things: 27 y female complains of left sided pain, headaches & dizziness. Absent weakness of stoke/surgical menopause, considerations are many. Thyroid & anemia issues need to be addressed. First a general medical exam needs to be performed. If there are no distinctive diagnoses, then fibromyalgia rises within the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a headache I'm noxious and my left leg is numb what's wrong?

I have a headache I'm noxious and my left leg is numb what's wrong?

Parental permission: State regulations require parental/guardian permission to give specific medical advice over telemedicine channels when minors are involved. Ask a parent to open an account and they can then, proxy for you and ask questions to which we can give specific responses. As a headache specialist I'm happy to help you: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with my left arm it goes numb and pain in my head goes down my left and I always have a headache?

I'm having problems with my left arm it goes numb and pain in my head goes down my left and I always have a headache?

Many possibilities: That can be a nerve problem, stress or anxiety related, migraine or related headache, and rarely cardiac, especially at your age if you have no cardiac history. It may also be related to a past injury, for example if you are or were an athlete, from inflammation or a disc problem. You really have to get that checked out by someone who can examine you in person and get a better history. ...Read more