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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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Nevk pain in the middle/back of my head, light headaches and ear popping for over a week. Ear popping most consistent symptom. Any idea?

Nevk pain in the middle/back of my head, light headaches and ear popping for over a week. Ear popping most consistent symptom. Any idea?

Neck pain: Likely arthritis in the neck (cervical spondylosis). Neck muscles that insert on the back of the skull become tense in an attempt to maintain good posture which leads to headaches. These headaches originate in the back of the head and migrate forward. Often the headaches worsen through the day. The popping noise are the facet joints of the cervical spine rubbing together and transmit to the ear. ...Read more

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12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

Headache: Intense headache has to be evaluated. Headache has many causes, she need to be checked by her doctor & if persistent a neuro consult is recommended. She can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for now but please see her doctor. I hope she feel better soon. ...Read more

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Back, sholder, neck pain and headaches all the time. Now gettin this popping sound sometimes it's sounds like a thing of pop rocks when I turn my head?

Back, sholder, neck pain and headaches all the time. Now gettin this popping sound sometimes it's sounds like a thing of pop rocks when I turn my head?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm having a sort of crackling sound in my brain whenever I move my head. Feels like popcorn popping or chips cracking. No headache or anything?

Hello, I'm having a sort of crackling sound in my brain whenever I move my head. Feels like popcorn popping or chips cracking. No headache or anything?

Neck?: We generally do not hear things in our brain, but it is possible that you are hearing some crunching in the neck bones when you move your head, or possibly some issues inside your ear canal could be triggering this. Please see a doctor. In either event, it is likely this is not a worrisome thing, just annoying, but perhaps can be treated. ...Read more

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Ear popping and pressure (mostly around temples) along with mild headaches (usually later in the day) and occasional pain at the top of my head.

Ear popping and pressure (mostly around temples) along with mild headaches (usually later in the day) and occasional pain at the top of my head.

Sounds like: You may have some sinus inflammation and complicating eustachian tube dysfunction. You may want to consider a trial of Neti Pot use (as in saline irrigation for the sinuses) and safe steam exposure to see if things will open up. Otherwise a more formal HealthTap Prime consultation will allow for better guidance. As always if your symptoms worsen, see your doc in person. ...Read more

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Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need symptomatic treatment. If persists see your doctor. Cold symptoms usually last about a week to 10 days. ...Read more

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I have tingling of my right cheek and some pain in upper right back teeth, I have also head headaches, jaw popping, dizziness.?

I have tingling of my right cheek and some pain in upper right back teeth, I have also head headaches, jaw popping, dizziness.?

Examination: You need to be physically examined, and perhaps X-rayed by a Dentist to determine if symptoms are from abscessed (infected) teeth, infected sinus, infected ear, jaw (TMJ) joint dysfunction, or other cause (s). ...Read more

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Sore neck/pain in the top back of my head leading to mild headaches and ear popping for over a week! Any idea?

Sore neck/pain in the top back of my head leading to mild headaches and ear popping for over a week! Any idea?

See your doctor: Cervicalgia, is basically a pain in the neck. Most of the time, cervicalgia may be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain. The headaches and general stiffness in the neck, are symptoms of classic cervicalgia. If your discomfort does not go away with rest, NSAIDs OTC, and moist heat packs, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?

Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?

Neck strain: There are blood vessels and nerves running through the muscles of your neck and head up to the top. Any type of strain on these muscles will affect and irritate these nerves causing a headache. Rest will help it as well as Ibuprofen taken accordding to directions and with food in your stomach. ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

Close computer: And proceed to your local ER or UC clinic for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: you must be examined asap. ...Read more

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Can tension headache cause ear pain? Nose keeps "popping"- extreme pressure of head behind eyes & all around and ear pain both ears

Can tension headache cause ear pain? Nose keeps "popping"- extreme pressure of head behind eyes & all around and ear pain both ears

Pressure: May also be the onset of a cold or allergic in origin. You can try an otc antihistamine if you have allergies, but if not try otc cold rx ...Read more

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I have a sore dry throat and a cough aswell as a headache ears popping and a stuffy head what could be wrong and what can I do to help it?

I have a sore dry throat and a cough aswell as a headache ears popping and a stuffy head what could be wrong and what can I do to help it?

Viral: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection (head cold) that should run its course in several days to a week. At this stage, decongestant pills (if you're not pregnant) and nasal spray as well as tylenol (acetaminophen) are helpful in relieving symptoms. See your physician if there is worsening cough, wheezing, new fever, chills and sweats. ...Read more

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Can Invisalign cause lasting headaches and ear popping?

Can Invisalign cause lasting headaches and ear popping?

It is possible: Invisalign is not the only reason for this, but they do cause pressure on the teeth which can lead to headaches. ...Read more

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I have TMJ on right side jaw, latey there's more popping crunching and alot more pain, causing headaches. We hat can I do to help this. Thank you?

I have TMJ on right side jaw, latey there's more popping crunching and alot more pain, causing headaches. We hat can I do to help this. Thank you?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, jaw noises, earache, and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a vein popping our from the side of your forehead and you get a massive headache and start to sweat profusely?

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What does it mean when you have a vein popping our from the side of your forehead and you get a massive headache and start to sweat profusely?

Temporal Arteritis: If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. Se your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP. ...Read more

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Light headache with popping ears and pressure at top of nose, what could be the cause? I've had the symptoms for a few weeks, but it is not constant.

U may have a: Sinus headache triggered by allergies or a sinusitis (if u have a green or bloody nasal discharge). An antihistamine may give relief, like Zyrtec.A sinusitis will require antibiotics. A cold could cause Increaced sinus pressure and popping (congested) ears. If persists, c ur doc.?? ...Read more

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I have mild neck stiffness, ear popping and a small, occasional headache for over a week now. Any idea?

I have mild neck stiffness, ear popping and a small, occasional headache for over a week now. Any idea?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck stiffness or neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more

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I have a headache and when I move my headache there's a popping in my left ear whilst the right ear aches what might this be?

I have a headache and when I move my headache there's a popping in my left ear whilst the right ear aches what might this be?

Eustacian Tube Dysfu: It appears as if you may have Eustacian Tube Dysfunction. This disorder involves pain in the ear that results from a build up of fluid behind the ear. This fluid can be a result of a sinus infection or allergies. Frequently, can be treated with allergy medication. The fluid may, even with treatment, may take 4-6 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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There is a large pimples on my nose by the side. I tried popping it but now I just have a massive headache. Did the pimple cause it?

There is a large pimples on my nose by the side. I tried popping it but now I just have a massive headache. Did the pimple cause it?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, use of the hands at or above shoulder height can cause neck spasm that can cause headache (int he back of the head). tension typically gives headache around or just above the eyes, as can eye strain if one were looking into the mirror to do something on the face (makes one's eyes cross thinking about it). ...Read more

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Hello, I've been experiencing some TMJ with jaw pain, clicking and popping of the joint and headaches & visuals. It has me worried about MS.

Hello, I've been experiencing some TMJ with jaw pain, clicking and popping of the joint and headaches & visuals. It has me worried about MS.

More likely migraine: Migraine can have visual effects and often people with migraine and TMJ disorder (and vice versa). MS is very different. ...Read more