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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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Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?

Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?

Get an evaluation : When one has a number of long standing symptoms the only way to get an accurate diagnosis is to get a personal evaluation by an experienced clinician. There are hundreds of possibilities based on the symptoms you list. ...Read more

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I have severe pain through right side of head, neck, shoulder and arm. How can I get over this?

I have severe pain through right side of head, neck, shoulder and arm. How can I get over this?

Cervicogenic HA: Cervicogenic headache is any headache which is caused by the neck disorder. The pain is dull, aching, and moderate to severe and radiates between the shoulders, down one or both arms, and toward the head (headache). The treatment is conservative, nonsurgical and reversible. I recommend: see a pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Tightness and pain in the left neck , head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down ... Why???

Tightness and pain in the left  neck , head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down ... Why???

Maybe stress: Could be related to stress. Muscle tightness is really nonspecific, and does not point to some dangerous diagnosis. If it is really bothersome, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a headache on left side of my head that spreads down neck, shoulder, and arm?

What does it mean if I have a headache on left side of my head that spreads down neck, shoulder, and arm?

Cervicogenic Headach: You could be having cervicogenic headaches. They are typically referred from the neck to the head but I have seen patients having symptoms of head pain which refers to the neck, shoulders and arm. You may require a combination of physical therapy, posture training and short term medications. Pcp might be a good starting point. ...Read more

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2002 I was thrown on floor & my neck & head hit a metal device. No issues then. now having pain & stiffness in neck & shoulder blades & headaches

2002 I was thrown on floor & my neck & head hit a metal device. No issues then. now having pain & stiffness in neck & shoulder blades & headaches

Could B related but-: U have not said how long ago this happened. If it was months ago I would say not related. If recent, then U could have a cervical strain which will give all these symptoms. Same as a whiplash, the trapezius attaches 2 the base of the scull, or occipital. Tightness is felt widespread due 2 it's attachments. Occipital-scapula-2 as far as about T-12..all areas of complaints R covered by this muscle. ...Read more

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Having on/off headaches for a week,My back shoulder/neck has been hurting more recently.Pains down my arm,Does it sound related to the head pain?

Having on/off headaches for a week,My back shoulder/neck has been hurting more recently.Pains down my arm,Does it sound related to the head pain?

May be your neck: It would make sense there is a neck problem, based on the symptoms of neck pain and symptoms in one arm. This is not enough information to decide though, and it is a good idea to have an examination to help answer your question. ...Read more

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