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Sharp Pain In Back Left Side Of Head
Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?
Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more
Sharp pain lower left back side of head. It hurts when I move my head and it's going on 8 hours. I'm a 38 year old woman with no medical hx.
Isolated pain with: Movement like you describe usually is from a strain of muscles or sprain of ligament or tendon. If the pain is localized (that is, doesn't travel down your arm) it's most likely a muscle strain. Gentle range of motion of the head and neck, Tylenol or Motrin, and a heating pad will help ease the symptoms while it heals up. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?
Head pain: Sharp head pains in the back of your head are unlikely to be directly caused by those dental problems. They are more likely to be neuralgia which is an irritable/mildly inflamed superficial nerve in the scalp (occipital neuralgia). This tends to resolve without any treatment. More sustained pain can be due to a pinched occipital nerve where it emanates from the neck vertebra from a spur or disc ...Read more
Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?
Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.
Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?
Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate headaches and offer treatment. Some medicines are "preventive", and others stop pain after a headache starts. Headaches are very common, and have many causes. Some are migraines and others are tension headaches. Emergencies include: having a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc... ...Read more
Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?
You are "describing" sounds like it may be your temporal ARTERY and inflammation of that artery may be connected with some important medical conditions! JUST BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION, I suggest a HANDS ON examination by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this is helpful
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Pain: You shoud check with your physician or ENT doctor to make sure you do not have mass in that location. ...Read more
Possible migraine: Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd. Com. ...Read more
9 yr old with popping feeling followed by sharp pain on the frontal section left side of head. Should I take her to urgent care or regular dr?
Depends: If the child is responding and behaving normally otherwise & is not drowsy &has a normal gait, not having these symptoms for too long then give him Tylenol (acetaminophen) &observe for a few hours. If he continues to get more severe headaches and some of the symptoms written above appear take him to urgent care right away. If the headache persists without the other symptoms) for long have him see his doctor. ...Read more
Sharp pain bottom at the back right hand side of head just above the neck, frequently when hit or I move too fast. Please help?
Very common: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
Headaches: You are not alone. The exact understanding of headaches isn't known to the medical community or rather to anybody. There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more
Stabbing Headache: Two types of headaches cause sharp transient pain: PRIMARY STABBING HA (Ice Pick HA) and SHORT-LASTING UNILATERAL NEURALGIFORM HEADACHE. The first type can occur anywhere in the head. The second type always occurs in or around the eye or temple area, and is accompanied by one or more of the following: tearing, conjunctival injection, runny/stuffy nose, facial/forehead sweating/flushing, ear fullness. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain upper right side of head that feels like I am getting hit over the head with an object, what is it?
Ice pick headache: If the pain is sharp this condition is called "ice pick headaches". See neurologist. ...Read more
Sporadically I have a sharp pain right side of head and chest at the same time. Lasts anywhere 5-30 sec. My dr couldn't answer as to what causes it?
R/O Cardiac: There could be several causes for your symptoms but cardiac pain can radiate to the neck and face. You should have a complete medical eval. ...Read more
Pushing myself up, had sharp pain on top right side of head. Now it's a constant dull ache and is on both sides. What could be wrong?
Sometimes a headache after physical exertion or orgasm is caused by a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Normally this kind of headache is very severe and does not improve with time. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is an emergency!
Such a condition is rare however. Most exertional headaches are situational and they improve with rest. How long has the headache bothered you? It sounds like its exertional. ...Read more
Had on and off sharp pain for 2 days, pulsating, right side of head, doesn't feel like headache as it comes and goes within seconds, is it posture/nerves?
Allergies? Iv have had a head ack for the past 3 days. Sometimes when I blow my nose a few sec aft I get a sharp pain on side of head. Am I in danger?
Possibly: It is time for you to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Sharp pain on right side of head with tingling down the right side of my face. Feeling faint too.
Perhaps hypoglycemic: Did you have a good breakfast this morning? I know you're across the pond so perhaps by my standards the answer would be NO! LOL! Nevertheless, HYPO glycemia comes to mind only because of your symptom of feeling faint. The sharp pain could be from a slight tension type headache. Do you get headaches? How long did the head pain last? Has this happened before? Fill us in a bit more please. ...Read more
Sharp pain on side of head in front of ear. Pain also reaches behind my eye and down my face. Pain has been happening for a week. What could be wrong?
I have a sharp pain in the side of head, toothache, jaw pain, ear ache and I've got a cold. Should I still see a dentist?
Yes: A problem with tooth/teeth could cause most of those symptoms. ...Read more
I had a severe pain in my lower back which left me virtually paralysed for a day then subsided but can not use right side my body. I have issues walking weakness on the right side. Then had a sharp severe pain on left side of head. Problems seeing out of
Some of these symptoms are more likely a sign that blood flow to part of your brain may be partly blocked by a narrowing in your left carotid (neck) artery.
If this is what is happening it could lead to a stroke.
I would see a medical doctor and have the doctor consider scanning your carotid arteries and maybe brain.
If these tests are negative then you may have spine (back) problems with discs which may or may not be treatable but your doctor or a neurologist would be the right people for you to see (soon!), before the problem becomes worse or even permanent. ...Read more
I have pressure intense on left side of head in the middle towards the back with a sharp quick pain sometimes my left ear at the too is also hot help?
Temporal headache...: It is difficult to let you know exactly what this is without examining you and getting more information. This could be an external ear infection that has extended to involve the skin of the ear, a middle ear infection, sphenoid sinusitis or worse. You can take a tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to alleviate pain temporarily, but I recommend that you see your provider asap. If your headache is severe, go to er. ...Read more
Looking to the right with my eyes is causing the left back side of head to have a sharp headpain. Why is this?
Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...Read more
This is an unusual: Symptom; these phenomena would not usually occur together. The main thing that might cause this is a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem. This jaw hinge joint commonly can get a little "out of whack" and not function properly. Taking anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, etc), applying ice or heat are first steps. If persists >10-14 days, see dentist first. Then possible referral to TMJ specialist. ...Read more
Slight pressure/discomfort on back left side of head last few days. Feels like I need to stretch it out. Should I be concerned?
Probably not: Feel the skin over your head back there & see if you can find the source of the discomfort. It may be a swollen lymph node or even a pimple or small abscess. If you find something like that, it will probably go away on its own. If not, or if symptoms persist/worsen, go to Urgent Care ...Read more
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