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Why do I have pain in the back of my head on the left side?

Why do I have pain in the back of my head on the left side?

Any visual problems: Some times occipital backpain could be related to visual strain. But cervical problems and brain stem lesions can cause that type of headache. Hence you will need evaluation to rule out any focal motor or sensory deficits and eye exam. ...Read more

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I had a pain in the back of my head for two days now what to do?

See your doctor: Any new head pain/headache should be evaluated. It could be something simple, like an atypical tension headache or referred pain from the neck. But pain in the back of the head can, uncommonly, be due to a more serious condition, especially if there are other symptoms (vision, numbness, weakness, speech difficulties, etc). ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in the back of my head when lifting?

Straining your back: And neck with increased intracranial, and intrathoracic (chest) pressure. So you are compressing your spine and neck during lifting, and must protect your back. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I wake up I experience pain in the back of my head but it goes away.

Sometimes when I wake up I experience pain in the back of my head but it goes away.

Pain in back of head: Could be from the angle of head , may consider changing pillows ( a pillow should lie under the shoulders and head ) , consider sleeping w/ a soft neck collar for 3-4 days and see if it helps. Check cervical spine films could be DJD or could be lesion ( mass) vascular issue( need MRI/MRA), or infection like lyme,West Nile( if in your country) f/u w/in 24-48 hours with doc/ urgent care ...Read more

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During my workouts why do I get blinding pain in the back of my head?

During my workouts why do I get blinding pain in the back of my head?

Usually benign: Exercise can induce a throbbing diffuse headache during or after activity - this is usually benign. Try not to hold your breath through strenuous exercises (i.E weight lifting). However if the pain is localized to one side of your head or associated with nausea, vomiting, lasts more than a day or is a new type of headache for you - you should contact your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have pain in the back of my head, top of my neck. What is it and what can I do?

Do you tend to: carry muscular tension in those areas? If yes, learn to reduce it - relaxation technqiues, massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, etc. ...Read more

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I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but Im not sure what it is. And im worried.

I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but Im not sure what it is. And im worried.

Muscle spasms.: You may have spasms of the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massages. If it persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more