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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Stiff neck, headaches, earache and face numbness are associated symptoms of TMD. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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I have headache bk left of head and get pressure behind left eye sum times blood shot what could it be i've had it for 2 months?

I have headache bk left of head and get pressure behind left eye sum times blood shot what could it be i've had it for 2 months?

Sinuses : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Pressure behind left eye for months. Recently severe headache and dizziness, vision changes. Eyes checked and ok. What could be wrong?

Pressure behind left eye for months. Recently severe headache and dizziness, vision changes. Eyes checked and ok. What could be wrong?

Hemicrania Continua: Hemicrania continua is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache that is moderate to severe in intensity. the primary area of pain is located in the ocular temporal region. They are also classified as an indomethacin-responsive headache disorder. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Need Examination: Anybody with new onset headaches in the setting of having a VP shunt needs to immediately ask to see their doctor for a shunt check. If it's possible to get in to see either your neurologist or neurosurgeon, so much the better. If the shunt's cleared then, the headaches can be addressed knowing they're not due to shunt problems. I'd be happy to answer more questions @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Lately my headaches have been accompanied by pressure behind my left eye. Should i get this checked?

Lately my headaches have been accompanied by pressure behind my left eye. Should i get this checked?

Eye examination: Most headaches are not from eye issues and a feeling of pressure behind the eye is common. However it would be reasonable to get a baseline examination by an ophthalmologist just to determine the overall health of your eyes. There is no rush to do this but it is a reasonable precaution. ...Read more

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Feeling pressure behind my left eye. I had a nagging headache since monday. Headache is gone, but my left eye and cheek are puffy. Sinusitis?

Feeling pressure behind my left eye. I had a nagging headache since monday. Headache is gone, but my left eye and cheek are puffy. Sinusitis?

SINUS WOES!!!: As the graphic demonstrates, sinusitis would certainly be a reasonable! Your pain. Let me know how else I might legal to help if your current treatment methods are not working to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

Atyical headache: Sometimes other additional causes such as stress, allergies, sinus, deviated septum or uncorrected vision imbalances can present this way. ...Read more

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