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Slipped and hit head first on floor 2yrs ago had moderate pain in head & neck now headaches are severe & feel like head is going to explode ?

Slipped and hit head first on floor 2yrs ago had moderate pain in head & neck now headaches are severe & feel like  head is going to explode ?

Did you get checked: Out after the fall? Have you had any other head trauma or neurologic signs? If no other changes, suggest seeing a physician and having them take a look at your cervical spine as well as rule out any other serious issues. After a fall, many times docs forget to look at the neck musculature (too busy trying to rule out life threatening issues!) but this can lead to long term neck issues/headaches. ...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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I have a small lump in my forehead, it's hard and feels like it's on a nerve because when I press on it and try to move it sometimes, I get a shooting pain through my head. Headaches occur sometimes too ?

I have a small lump in my forehead, it's hard and feels like it's on a nerve because when I press on it and try to move it sometimes, I get a shooting pain through my head. Headaches occur sometimes too
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Have it checked out!: There are plenty of nerves on the face compared to the rest of the body. So anytime there's a lump, bump, acne, scrape, or lesion, it's painful! So, best to have it checked out by your doctor to physically examine it, and see if it needs further investigation or imaging. The forehead has a lot of nerves there, so the bump is just intensifying it more. It may go away on it's own too. See your DR! ...Read more

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Mild:Neck pain, head tightness&pressure&headache with palpitations and twitching. What could this be? Just come off propranolol. Thanks.

Mild:Neck pain, head tightness&pressure&headache with palpitations and twitching. What could this be? Just come off propranolol. Thanks.

Propranolol and ?: Those symptoms could be a tension headache. Propranolol is sometimes used for the prevention of migraine headaches, These are different. Some people who rapidly decrease the dose of propranolol could feel temporary muscle twitching. ...Read more

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Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Need an exam: You have several causes that require immediate attention. A visit to a hospital or a clinic immediately is what I would do. Please. Rule out the things that are easily treated and can cause death or stroke and move the more common chronic issues. But at least get one thorough evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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18yr old recurring muscle knots trapezius area on left side&neck pain. Occas.base of head pain& headache. Now left ring and mddle fingers numb. worry?

18yr old recurring muscle knots trapezius area on left side&neck pain. Occas.base of head pain& headache. Now left ring and mddle fingers numb. worry?

Be checked: I would not worry, but I do think it would be wise to be checked. Numbness in your arm in the pattern you are describing is usually associated with an abnormality in the cervical spine. A detailed exam and probably an MRI would go a long way to establish the cause. ...Read more

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New type of head pain or headache located the right side of the back of the head.comes and goes but so far has lasted all day.Severity is mild.What is?

Your description : is complete enough for me to surmise that this could be pinching or impingement of nerve coming from upper neck. Likely the sub-occipital nerve. Warm and cold compresses to area at upper neck level can help. ...Read more

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Head PAIN but no headACHE. On right side of head. Feels like I got hit with a rock?

Head PAIN but no headACHE. On right side of head. Feels like I got hit with a rock?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) or asprin. Relaxation techniques to disipate stress are helpful as well. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Pain radiating from neck to head causing headaches and inability to concentrate. They come while im doing any level of critical thinking.

Pain radiating from neck to head causing headaches and inability to concentrate. They come while im doing any level of critical thinking.

I am wondering: if you tense the muscles of your upper back and neck when intensely thinking. If so, that might trigger a tension headache. Take care. ...Read more