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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
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
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
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
Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more
Day 2 on Zenatane and sharp headaches are setting in on the left side of my head. Off and on. What to do?
Every morning for the past few weeks I've been waking up with a really bad headache. It is becoming more frequent. The pain is a squeezing abd sharp.
Tension type: headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice, a lot of pressure. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. The occurrence of bruxism especially daytime bruxism, appears to be related to physical stress. See orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more
I am experiencing headache (time frame: gradual onset) (side: left) (worsened by: routine activity) (severity: moderate) (quality: feels sharp or ...
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter treatments include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be checked. ...Read more
I get these very sharp intense pains in my head on the left side that last for about a minute or so. After pain subsides it then turns into a headache?
Could be: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine: Migraine headache is the most common type of headache in all age group, it is any episodic headache associated with one of the following autonomic symptoms: nausea, vomiting , light and sound sensitivity. Commonly migraine is associated with stomach upset, nausea and vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few thoughts: Some essential oils used topically may help.I'd first seek a dr's eval incl a good history & phys including osteopathic hands-on exam.Headaches/pains have many causes from neck/tenndon/ligament injuries of the neck to chronically inflamed nerves, stress, abnormal muscle tension, etc.Proper eval is key to cure.Manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, meds, acupuncture are poss txs ...Read more
Many things: Too many things to answer in 400 characters. So instead of guessing or worrying, see your physician. ...Read more
Really sharp pain on the right side of my head. Could it be something more to it than just a headache?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more
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