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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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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I've had a throbbing dull headache on the top of my head, near the front for the past few days. The headache typically lasts for five to thirty second?

I've had a throbbing dull headache on the top of my head, near the front for the past few days. The headache typically lasts for five to thirty second?

Migraine: Although the briefness of the pain you're having is somewhat uncharacteristic of a migraine headache, the other characteristics are migrants and nature, so I would conclude that you're having a type of migraine headache. Many factors can bring him on, such as allergies, head trauma, changes and sleep pattern, certain medications, processed foods. Just something to think about. ...Read more

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What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for the headache you describe. Please see a neurologist if you have not done so. Also, check out a meditation called the relaxation response by a cardiologist named herbert benson. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?

Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Exercise-induced headaches are most always benign and can last for many hours. Like most headache types the cause is not known. But there are more serious headaches brought on by exercise. These tend to be sudden or first time events associated with nausea, vomiting, sudden dizziness, loss of consciousness, double vision. If this is your first headache from exercise, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache back of head. Is that the wrong place for a migraine?

Throbbing headache back of head.  Is that the wrong place for a migraine?

MIGRAINE HEADACHE: It is usually frontal and temporal, unilateral accompanied by aura, throbbing, severe with nausea, photophobia lasting x few hours to 3 days. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache where head meets neck will get better when relaxing then come back when walking around. Ice helps some. How to help? cause?

Throbbing headache where head meets neck will get better when relaxing then come back when walking around. Ice helps some. How to help? cause?

Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses. Treatment includes massage, physical therapy, biofeedback and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Botox injections in the scalp muscles and a variety of medications may reduce the headaches. See a neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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Three days after wisdom tooth removal,horrible throbbing headache mostly if I move my head a certain way. Is this common? What should I do?

Three days after wisdom tooth removal,horrible throbbing headache mostly if I move my head a certain way. Is this common? What should I do?

Please call your Dr: In most cases it's sounds like the symptoms of a ( dry socket ) do not rinse your mouth , spit mean while take pain medication until u get to the office , ...Read more

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Throbbing headache.Nauseous.Light headed.Feeling flushed. What's causing this? History of headaches since childhood

Primary headache: Those with recurrent throbbing headaches with extensive additional features generally have a migraine pattern > tension headaches. When they are >15d/mo they are considered chronic & < 15d/m episodic. A workup with your pcp can help confirm the process & a discussion of lifestyle changes and medications is warrented to get this into control. ...Read more

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Drank too much last week, now how a reoccurring throbbing headache/migraine on left side of my head. I've taken Tylenol (acetaminophen) many times, Help! ?

Drank too much last week, now how a reoccurring throbbing headache/migraine on left side of my head. I've taken Tylenol (acetaminophen) many times, Help! ?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) warning: in order to determine the cause of your throbbing head you need to see your primary care physician. Be careful with how much Tylenol (acetaminophen) you take as it can damage your liver if taken in excess. Your throbbing head pain could have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that you drank too much alcohol a week ago. ...Read more

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I have a pounding throbbing headache which pulses at the bottom of my head, I also get sore eyes when looking at light why is this?

I have a pounding throbbing headache which pulses at the bottom of my head, I also get sore eyes when looking at light why is this?

Viral meningitis?: If this is a new symptom, these symptoms could mean meningitis, especially if you also have fever. That's not necessarily as alarming as it sounds: most meningitis is caused by viruses and not especially dangerous. But play it safe and see a doctor immediately -- go to an urgent care center or emergency department if your personal physician is not immediately available. Good luck! ...Read more

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Throbbing headache in back of head and forehead and throbbing in face, sore neck, ringing in ears and vision affected ?

Throbbing headache in back of head and forehead and throbbing in face, sore neck, ringing in ears and vision affected ?

You need a consult: to sort out this headache. As you are in Canada, can you not visit a clinic? An examination would be required to really make a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& Im still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples,down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& Im still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples,down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

See your doctor : again. It doesn't sound like your infection has been completely resolved. You may need another round of something else, especially if your eyes feel sore. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I bumped my temple a few days ago. It only hurts if I touch it, but afterwards I have a slight throbbing headache. What should I do?

I bumped my temple a few days ago. It only hurts if I touch it, but afterwards I have a slight throbbing headache. What should I do?

Don't touch it: Rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid vigorous exercise. Try to avoid touching your temple. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if needed for pain. It may be tender for a while be should heal completely in time. If your symptoms worsen or do not resolve after a week, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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