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Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

See a doctor : At age 34 it is more likely to be tension. More serious causes can occur in the 60+ age group. If it is recurrent and does not respond to simple meds, then a neurologist can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Can a tension headache have no cause? I live about as a stress free life as one could have and have a constant tension headache from dawn to dusk.

Can a tension headache have no cause?  I live about as a stress free life as one could have and have a constant tension headache from dawn to dusk.

Headache: Evaluation for the type of headache is recommended, especially by a neurologist. Also, other causes need to be ruled out, such as blood pressure changes or effect of medications. ...Read more

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I work at a casino theres a specific game that everytime i go it makes my neck shoulder stiff and my side of my neck is this tension headache?

I work at a casino theres a specific game that everytime i go it makes my neck shoulder stiff and my side of my neck is this tension headache?

I suggest: you avoid that which cause a pain in the neck. Had the same problem when I went to a casino in Las Vegas. I kept tugging on the lever on what I thought was a slot machine. It turned out to be a vending machine in the men's room. I got squirted in the face with aftershave and injured my rotator cuff in the process. ...Read more

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Having preassure in front of the head and radiates to the temple mostly on left side but only preassure no pain Is this a symptom of tension headache?

Having preassure in front of the head and radiates to the temple  mostly on left side but only preassure no pain Is this a symptom of tension headache?

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

Other possibilities: Other possibilities include neck problems like arthritic spurs or disc problems causing impingement and/ or inflammation of the occipital nerve going from your neck to the back of your skull. Have you tried wearing a soft cervical collar,applying heat or cold applications, and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen? Perhaps a consultation with a neurologist who will order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Went to family gp, tension headache said its anxiety, as BP ok. But I have pinkish mucus, forehead ache & top face pressure for more than one month.

Went to family gp, tension headache said its anxiety, as BP ok. But I have pinkish mucus, forehead ache & top face pressure for more than one month.

Treatment failure: Please communicate your new and persistent symptoms and include your temperature to your gp. It sounds like a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Minor dull cramp for 2 days on right side of temple (head). Not painful. Not cured by NSAIDS. Tension headache? Any helpful tips to get rid of it?

Minor dull cramp for 2 days on right side of temple (head). Not painful. Not cured by NSAIDS. Tension headache? Any helpful tips to get rid of it?

Try: Try excedrin migraine and an ice pack over the temple. Persistent headaches should be examined as temporal arteritis could be a cause as well as other entities. If no better please seek prompt emergency room care ...Read more

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Can i get advice?I was discharged home from hospital yesterday.Spent three days there with migraine, tension headache, vision problems and unexplained left sided weakness.Today, i can't feel my left leg

Can i get advice?I was discharged home from hospital yesterday.Spent three days there with migraine, tension headache, vision problems and unexplained left sided weakness.Today, i can't feel my left leg

See Neurologist: You need to pursue this further with a neurologist ( brain and nerve specialist ). You may well need an MRI of your brain and spinal cord if not already done. A migraine could do what is happening to you but at your age it would be wise to pursue further. If you can't feel your leg go back to the emergency room. Ask questions of the doctors. If thihgs are not right pursue until they are. ...Read more

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Hi i have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Hi i have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities: By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can a tension headache at the back of the skull and a tender left side of neck be related to slight vertigo when moving head quickly? If not, ideas?

Can a tension headache at the back of the skull and a tender left side of neck be related to slight vertigo when moving head quickly? If not, ideas?

Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic Headache. The clinical presentation of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck), vertigo, dizziness as well as pain in the pericranial muscles. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

Tension headache is also known as Stress headache. Tension headache is a condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more