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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms? If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Bad headache kept waking me from sleep last night.Sharp pain l, r, back of head.No nasal congest/drainage or fevers.Sharp pain if i bend over.No h/o ha?

Bad headache kept waking me from sleep last night.Sharp pain l, r, back of head.No nasal congest/drainage or fevers.Sharp pain if i bend over.No h/o ha?

Occipital neuralgia: Have you had a recent head or neck injury or fallen asleep with your head over the back of a chair? Sounds like you have a pinched greater occipital nerve. See your doctor for evaluation and referral to a headache specialist. ...Read more

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What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves. ...Read more

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Head injury- 2 days later. Sharp pain in back of head when bending over and it goes away after standing up. Neuro exam normal.

Head injury- 2 days later. Sharp pain in back of head when bending over and it goes away after standing up. Neuro exam normal.

Need more info: if you hit the back of your head this could be occipital neuralgia, another possibility is a pinched cervical nerve which can get more compressed with certain neck positioning (MRI C-spine would show it); if sharp pain is primarily below the hairline, this could also be a muscle strain at the back of the neck (worsening with neck flexion), need more information to help you figure this ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of head on left side , comes and goes accompanied by nausea , dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now ... Any idea what's causing this?

Sharp pain in back of head on left side , comes and goes accompanied by nausea , dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now ... Any idea what's causing this?

Can not pin point th: These symptoms are non specific for any condition. But if your symptoms are persisting still, then you shouild see your doctor for examination and perhaps have some tests to find the cuase. Headaches can cause nausea but if headache is severe and persistent you may need to have your head/brain checked with a ct scan or MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today. ?

Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today.  ?

Headache, dizziness: Call 911 and go to ER, may be vertigo but usually not with headache, may be reflux and h pylori, may be herpes infection, may be internal brain process like bleed call 911 ...Read more