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Had a spinal tap last year, resulted in a spinal tap headache, it resolved. Have pressure/pain in back of head when sit/stand up again, is this related?

Had a spinal tap last year, resulted in a spinal tap headache, it resolved. Have pressure/pain in back of head when sit/stand up again, is this related?

Unlikely to be pbm: The spinal headache you had originally is thought due to pressure change brought when the hole in your dura (cord cover) is leaking after the procedure is done. With time this closes over. Any new headache yo have a year later is likely related to other issues. Common triggers are stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, irregular feeding patterns and illness. Read more

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Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure. Behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. Dr out of office all week?

Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure. Behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. Dr out of office all week?

Visit: Your doctor will have someone covering for urgent visits. If not, consider a visit to an urgent care center if its bad enough that you can't wait. Make sure there is some decongestants in the OTC meds your taking in the mean time. Hope this helps! Read more

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I have pain pressure in back of head and pressure in face. Pain in head has been for three weeks face pressure just started today. What could this be?

I have pain pressure in back of head and pressure in face. Pain in head has been for three weeks face pressure just started today. What could this be?

Sinus pressure?: This could be just simple sinus pressure. A quick way to test this is to try an over the counter decongestant pill or nasal spray. If you don't have much improvement after several days, you should see your doctor for a good ENT exam. Read more

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Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. Read more

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Pain and pressure at back of head all day, getting worse and body weakness. Never had before. Could it be anuerysm or brain swelling?

Pain and pressure at back of head all day, getting worse and body weakness. Never had before. Could it be anuerysm or brain swelling?

M.D. visit: Your symptoms are of concern, and there are several neurologic conditions that may cause your pain and weakness. I would suggest that you call your doctor or obtain a check up at the ed. It may also be caused by something less serious such as a muscle spasm. It is best to be checked as soon as you can. Read more

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Hi. I been having a pain/pressure on the back of my head for 2 days now. I cant laugh hard, get very nervous or dance. Or even lower my head now.

Hi. I been having a pain/pressure on the back of my head for 2 days now. I cant laugh hard, get very nervous or dance. Or even lower my head now.

Possibly Migraine.: Try OTC medicine to help with the headache. Hydrate yourself well and take Magnesium regularly. If you are having Sinus congestion then you should do steam inhalation, which will help sinus Headache. Rest in quiet place. Read more

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Pressure Pain behind right ear and back of head with nausea. Sleeping makes it better, but usually comes right back. Been going on for 1 month.

Pressure Pain behind right ear and back of head with nausea. Sleeping makes it better, but usually comes right back. Been going on for 1 month.

Right sides headache: Does it hurt when you open and close the jaw? If so it can be related to the TMJ. I also think about migraine headache as well. I would see your family doctor and they can help you start sorting through this issue. Good luck and feel better! Read more

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Can neck problems cause pressure feeling in back of head?

Sure.: Neck pain can spread to your skull, because some of the muscles attach to it. Be sure you get therapy to help control pain and spasm. See your doctor to make sure there is not another cause of your headache, though. Read more

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Why does the back of head hurt every time I lay down it feels like I have pressure?

Why does the back of head hurt every time I lay down it feels like I have pressure?

More likely: Its your NECK which is causing the referred pain to the back of your head! Try not using more than one pillow!! Hope this helps Dr Z Read more

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Light pressure in top back of head have anxiety and stress feels better at the time when I massage it what can it be?

Galea aponeurotica: That is a large helmet shaped muscle that lies under the scalp and connects the eyebrows and forehead to the neck and upper shoulders. If when stressed we contract the ga, we can get a squeezing effect over the top of our heads, neck and shoulders. As with other tense muscles, massage and other forms of relaxation can be very helpful. Read more

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Had concuss 5 month ago feels better but now always have light pressure in top back of head neuropsy says it's stress an anxiety is this true?

Had concuss 5 month ago feels better but now always have light pressure in top back of head neuropsy says it's stress an anxiety is this true?

Neuropsych: Trust your doc on this one. Stress & anxiety can tighten muscles in shoulders, back of neck, and back of head. Try stretching exercises to relax these muscles; moist heat to area will help also, & therapeutic massage of that area feels wonderfully relaxing. Working/studying in head forward position strains those muscles; take breaks to stretch & relax them. Try meditation/yoga/tai chi/bio-feedback. Read more

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Mild concuss 5 months ago have stress and anxiety head feels fine I feel fine but I have this kinda pressure on top back of head is this from anxiety?

Mild concuss 5 months ago have stress and anxiety head feels fine I feel fine but I have this kinda pressure on top back of head is this from anxiety?

Perhaps.: Anxiety can cause any symptom (ssxs). It is still an explanation of last resort so make sure it is not a residual ssxs of the original trauma. We are learning that even "mild" traumatic brain injury (tbi) can have far reaching effects: pain, tenderness, stress, anxiety, and even mood and memory ssxs. In addition to direct effects of the injury, the event causing the trauma can also stir up anx. Read more

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Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should I go to dr?

Yes, your primary: Care doctor will do physical ; neurological exams to determine if you need x-rays or other radiographic studies or referral to a specialist. Read more

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Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Muscle tensioin: Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites. The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis. Read more

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Having pressure, when laying down and lift up feels like fluid in the back of head. Can you feel blood in head? Is this nerves or musckes?

Having pressure, when laying down and lift up feels like fluid in the back of head. Can you feel blood in head? Is this nerves or musckes?

Headache: It is hard to l determine the cause of your headaches from the information provided. I feel the best option you have is to discuss this with your physician so he can obtain and adequate history and physical examination and reach am adequate diagnosis and treatment for you. I hope you feel better soon. Read more

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I get these pains in my head that I have to apply pressure to. In the very back of head bottom and at forehead. Switches. My sister has migraines.

Family history: Migraines tend to run in families, and your head pains may be heralding the beginning of migraine in your case. Discuss with your doctor. Read more

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Pressure, empty numb, tension feeling in back of head. Laying on it or wearing a hat makes it worse. What can this be? No pain associated. Serious?

Pressure, empty numb, tension feeling in back of head. Laying on it or wearing a hat makes it worse. What can this be? No pain associated. Serious?

Headache: Tenderness could indicate a muscle tension type headache. Rarely, migraines can have a muscle spasm component associated to it, specially in the neck area. Also, neck conditions can manifest with headaches. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. Read more