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So Do I Have Tension Headache Or Muscle Soreness From Bruxism
Myofascial pain: With clenching or bruxism one usually thinks of the massaters as the muscles most involved. This will create pain in the jaw area. Another muscle that also is invoved with clenching is the temporalis. It will cause referred pain in the side of the head and over the eye. This type of referred pain is known as myofascial pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Neck/tension headache over a week. Now when lay head back on stuff where skull neck meet is sore. Eds3 syrinx history. Muscle related or other causes?
Most likely muscle: While this is most likely muscular pain, any change in back or neck pain when you have history of a syrinx, should be examined to look for any neurologic changes. I would recommend follow up with your neurologist just to be safe. If the pain continues to get better, its less concerning and most likely musculature. If it radiates, causes weakness, gets worse, recommend seeing neurologist sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: It depends on what you are describing as a tension headache, and the characteristics of the pain and location. If the pain is over the area of the "sore spots", you may have a herpetic outbreak in your head that is causing pain. I.E. Shingles. If pain is generalized, it's probably coincidental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone tell me what causes chronic tension headache when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?
Chronic Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic tension-type headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic tth except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles as well as the pericranial muscles. ...Read more
Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?
Cutaneous allodynia: Throbbing unilateral pain is usually migraine. When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia, " which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this a tension headache temples that ache, sore eyes, tight neck an shoulders, worse when brisk walking, upper teeth hurt has symptoms for 6 years
Can tension headache cause pain above eyes, forehead, ear area and neck. Forehead sore to touch. Occasional scalp tenderness. Dr said its not sinus?
All of your symptoms: Are consistent with tension headaches.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long for a viral syndrome to go away? Severe tension headache, fever, tiredness, restlessness, sore throat severe, congestion, minor body aches
Sounds awful: Everyone is different, and these nonspecific viral syndromes vary a lot. If it's just a pharyngitis (sore throat) those usually improve within 3-5 days, but mono would be a situation where a sore throat lasts a lot longer. If it evolves into a cough or something more flu-like, that can hang on for weeks (though the fever/achy stuff passes after the first few days). Sinus stuff hangs on too. ...Read more
Tension headache (from neck) for over 3 months now and have been to doctor. What will help for the pain and headaches other than muscle relaxants?
My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th?
Most likely cause: If the pain is aching or bank like, not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if not throbbing, if it is more of a moderate grade pain that doesn't interfere with your ability to function, it is more than likely a tension type. I am assuming you have had a CT scan or MRI. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has muscle tension, tension headache, difficulty sleeping and nervousness. A doctor prescribed me orfidal and now another doctor recommended I?
Surgery resolved my occipital neuralgia a year ago. Constant muscle spasm in neck/shoulders, plus tension headache, remain. What's the next step?
Can 3 months of Tension headache, muscle twitching, and a week of lightheadedness be triggered by anxiety only? Blood tests and MRI scans normal
Physical anxiety: Anxiety can present in a wide variety of physical ways, including muscle twitching, lightheadedness, & headaches. It can raise blood pressure, cause tingling of fingers/toes, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and so on. If the dangerous and the likely both have been ruled out, anxiety may be the suspected cause. If symptoms change, the degree of suspicion for anxiety vs something else may change ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between a tension headache & migraine? Headache has been around for 2 days, nauseated, neck muscle tension. Behind eye
Migraine vs Tension: Traditionally, migraine and episodic TTH were viewed as different clinical entities, yet epidemiological studies have not been able to find clinical and pathophysiological features to distinguish episodic TTH from migraine. Most migraineurs have signs and symptoms of TTH; 25% of TTH patients reportedly have migraine symptoms. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My palms are red is that normal? Also I've had random headaches for past 4 days and muscle soreness I have neuropathy is that normal?
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Feeling off for about two weeks now. I felt like I had a fever, it went away and now back, 99.5 temp. Also headaches & muscle soreness. Is it serious?
Need evaluation: Your symptoms could a sign of a lot of different problems. Need an evaluation by physician. ...Read more
I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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