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Doctor insights on: Pinching Head Pain

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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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Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

And much more.: Whiplash injuries have been known to cause an unbelievable assortment of symptoms. I'm sure that yours can be found to be one of them. It is obviously a concern, and as such, you should be evaluated to minimize the lasting effects of these types of injuries. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?

Physical therapy: You might be a good candidate for physical therapy, which is often quite effective for headache associated with cervical spine degenerative dic and joint disease. ...Read more

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How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

How do you treat pinched nerves in the neck from forward head posture? I'm getting headaches and dizziness when standing. Other problems too...

Physical therapy: First line treatment for forward head posture is physical therapy, in which the muscles at the back part of your neck/spine can be strengthened to improve your posture. You may find that the improved posture helps your other symptoms too. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can a possible pinched nerve or bad posture be causing my headaches? They are usually in one spot of my head and its more like a pressure feeling.Thx

Can a possible pinched nerve or bad posture be causing my headaches? They are usually in one spot of my head and its more like a pressure feeling.Thx

Possibly: Sometimes a problem with the occipital nerve can cause pain in the back of the head. Posture is probably not related. However this type of discomfort is nonspecific, meaning there are lots of possible causes. Probably should be checked by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in upper thoracic spine cause headaches and more during seasonal changes back of heard to cheeks to face? Symptoms and where?

Can pinched nerve in upper thoracic   spine cause  headaches and more during seasonal changes back of heard to cheeks to face? Symptoms and where?

Possibly: The common denominator being muscle tightness. Most helpful strategy towards improvement involve healthy living (yoga, reduce stress, healthy eating and sleeping habits, heating pads). Seasonal changes may contribute to stress or exertion (have you shoveled your driveway lately?). ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve in your neck cause bad headaches? I have been getting them a lot lately on the back left side and front side above my left eye.

Can a pinch nerve in your neck cause bad headaches? I have been getting them a lot lately on the back left side and front side above my left eye.

Possible : If you have muscle tension due to neck pain you could develop headache. But be careful of how much Advil (ibuprofen) you are taking for headache because too much pain med could cause chronic daily headache, I suggest that you talk to your PMD for a better evaluation and treatment of your headache. ...Read more

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Slight headache left side all day. Later in eve felt a spasm/slight pressure in left jaw and cheek bone that comes & goes no pain. Pinch nerve serious?

Slight headache left side all day. Later in eve felt a spasm/slight pressure in left jaw and cheek bone that comes & goes no pain. Pinch nerve serious?

TMJ: Does not sound like a pinched nerve. Could be TMJ or related to clenched as one does when stressed or bite has changed .This is when bite is off such as a new filling or crown. See the doc if persist and pay attention to the left jaw where it meets the head such as in front of the left ear. ...Read more

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Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Not likely: Some toxin, pathogen, or allergen is causing an issue in the cranial joints or associated musculature, in the ear, or in some tooth. Get checked. ...Read more

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Pins n needles daily in arms/legs, some face. Phsy. Therapy found no pinch nerve in neck. No pain. Just stiff back sometimes. Tension like headaches?

Pins n needles daily in arms/legs, some face. Phsy. Therapy found no pinch nerve in neck. No pain. Just stiff back sometimes. Tension like headaches?

Possible neuropathy: It is possible that you have some nerve inflammation called peripheral neuropathy--sometimes caused by illnesses such as diabetes, trauma (burns/crush injury) vitamin deificiency, HIV disease, and at times no known causes found. It seems that this is really bothering you and affecting your life, i would consult doc for a thorough evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got bad head pain?

I got bad head pain?

Question?: What is your question? Are you asking for causes of headache? There are hundreds of those. If you are have a persistent pattern of headaches i suggest seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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Son has head pain on top of head?

Son has head pain on top of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Headaches in the rear of my head?

Tendonitis/neuritis: Chronic pain back of head, occipital region, can derive from expanding mass within brain or from chronic tendonitis and/or neuritis in region of superior trapezium muscle insertions on occiput. Neurologists can effectively differeniate, prescribe, refer, treat. Local steroid injections into tender sites can be effective. Imo chronic irregular postures head & neck can be primary underlying cause. ...Read more

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What could produce this head pain?

What could produce this head pain?

Not enough info.: There isn't enough information provided to give you a good response. Please add pertinent info and re- ask. ...Read more

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What causes headache in left side of head?

What causes headache in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in left side of head?

What causes headaches in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Whats risk of headaches on left side of head?

Whats risk of headaches on left side of head?

Unclear: Headache is a symptom , may have important causes in about 10% or may be due to tension headache or migraine if persistent see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have headaches in the back of my head?

Why do I have headaches in the back of my head?

Headaches : It sounds like you may be experiencing tension headaches. Theses start with muscle tension at the back of the head. ...Read more

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What does a buzziing electrical head pain mean?

What does a buzziing electrical head pain mean?

Neuralgia: Electrical head pain means a nerve is irritated. The source and treatment of the pain is best addressed by a neurologist. Sometimes an injection is necessary, but more commonly they will trial a class of medications that can calm the "current" and give you some relief. ...Read more

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Have bad headache on the left side of the head?

Have bad headache on the left side of the head?

Migraine or more: If headaches are always one-sided be suspicious of causes other than migraine, which is frequently one-sided. If even 1% of headaches are right-sided, you have less to worry about. But 100% of headaches being one-sided (either right or left) suggests a structural problem--which may be quite serious (avm, tumor, aneurysm, vasculitis, cyst, skull or sinus lesion, etc). ...Read more

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Why do I get a headaches in the back of my head?

Headaches: Headaches can be due to many things. In this area, tension type headaches are most likely. The muscles in the back of the neck can tighten up and cause headaches. Try heat packs, massage. Avoid taking pain pills often. If headaches persist or are severe, get checked by doctor. ...Read more

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Have bad headache on the right side of the head?

Have bad headache on the right side of the head?

Migraine?: You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Always have headaches in the front of my head. ?

Always have headaches in the front of my head. ?

Many causes: Many causes, have it evaluated, the complaint is vague and needs to be seen, not anything over the phone or on-line; could be benign or something serious. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache on one side of my head?

I have a severe headache on one side of my head?

Migraine: Unilateral headaches are typical of migraines. However, there are many questions that need to be answered. Is this a new headache type? Do you have other symptoms? A headache specialist could determine if there is a serious condition, and how best to treat it. ...Read more