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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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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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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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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