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Sharp Quick Headaches
Quick sharp headache on left side, lasts 3-5 seconds. I work on a computer 10hrs/day in constant neck pain. Sharp pain makes me worry about aneurysm.
Cervicogenic pain: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
When I stand up from either sleeping or laying down on my phone or watching TV or in class I get this really sharp headache and I get dizzy. Its quick?
BP check: You have symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension. You should see you MD, get your BP checked laying, sitting and standing. That is the first step, in the interim don't change your posture that quick, give your self time. Call to your MD is needed, and seek help. You have the risk of passing out and falling and can get hurt. ...Read more
I've been getting random sharp/shooting pains right in my temple and behind my left eye. Sometimes it causes a headache or sometimes its quick.
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches. Help?
See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more
Evaluation: There are different types of headaches. You should be evaluated to find out what kind of headache you are having so appropriate treatment can be started. Sometimes food or different medications can cause headaches, on other ocassions having a history of neck pain can also cause headaches. So, determining the type of headache is the first step to get you better. ...Read more
Deep or Surface?: Headaches deep inside the head may be different than surface headaches. Usually deep headaches are throbbing or pressure. Surface headaches, especially if 'sharp' or 'stabbing' in my experience tend to be the result of nerve injury/impingement or neck muscle problems. A good history & physical, including an osteopathic hands-on examination might help find the cause & even fix it via manipulation. ...Read more
I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.
See your doctor.: Your headache could be caused by sinus pain, vascular (migraine) pain, or a serious condition of the nerve called temporal arteritis, which could affect your vision. Do you ever get headaches? Is this the worst headache of your life, do you have visual changes, fever? Does it keep you awake at night? If any of these answers suggest something unusual, go to the er right away for a thorough exam. ...Read more
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