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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 been suffering with tight pressure in my head, ringing ears, dizzy and servere fatigue, I have spondolosis in C5 6. Cat scan normal. Bp 150-90?

I've been suffering with tight pressure in my head, ringing ears, dizzy and servere  fatigue,  I have spondolosis in C5 6. Cat scan normal. Bp 150-90?

Physical exam: This is not from your spondylosis. Physical exam needed. What is your body mass index (bmi)? Does your systolic blood pressure run at 150 or higher most of the time? Did you get your blood checked (thyroid hormone levels etc)? Ask your family physician to look things over for you. ...Read more

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Episodes of tightness in head accompanied by swishing sounds in hearing and narrowed vision like may pass out. Lasts 60-90 seconds. No part trigger.

Episodes of tightness in head accompanied by swishing sounds in hearing and narrowed vision like may pass out. Lasts 60-90 seconds. No part trigger.

Need to be seen : You need to see a doctor. Your pre-syncopal symptoms (the sensation that you are about to pass out) can be from anything. Arrhythmias, migraines, seizures, intracranial lesions, and panic attacks can all cause your symptoms. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Had on & of headache at my back head & neck for 2 months & was gone. Now i feel tightness & stiffness @ back neck & squeezing my head when i get up?

Had on & of headache at my back head & neck for 2 months & was gone. Now i feel tightness & stiffness @ back neck & squeezing my head when i get up?

Tension: These sound very much like tension headaches and you may now be experiencing the direct pain and discomfort in the muscle groups which were affecting your temporalis muscles and producing headache. On the other hand, without seeing you cannot be sure. See a doctor if this keeps up. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I'm 30 had a twinge in my head , now I've got a terrible headache and it's worse when I move and better when laying down feels tight?

I'm 30 had a twinge in my head , now I've got a terrible headache and it's worse when I move and better when laying down feels tight?

Two possibilities: Low pressure headache due to spontaneous spinal fluid leak, or migraine. They are treated differently, but both are treatable. You'll need more history to be taken to tell them apart. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

And much more.: Whiplash injuries have been known to cause an unbelievable assortment of symptoms. I'm sure that yours can be found to be one of them. It is obviously a concern, and as such, you should be evaluated to minimize the lasting effects of these types of injuries. ...Read more

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I have had a headache at the top of head for nearly a week it also makes my eyes feel tight it is worrying me can you please help ?

I have had a headache at the top of head for nearly a week  it also makes my eyes feel tight  it is worrying me can you please help ?

Headache /eye: Go to doctor /ER/urgent care today. Could be glaucoma, tumor, vascular from carotid stenosis or aneurysm, HTN, DM. Can also be infections like herpes I or zoster. Would have it checked out today without delay. ...Read more

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Where is the location of a headache from intracranial hypertension? I have a headache on the top of my head, its not bad just feels tight and achy?

Where is the location of a headache from intracranial hypertension? I have a headache on the top of my head, its not bad just feels tight and achy?

All over: It's all over but you can't diagnose ich by the location of a headache since it's non-specific and much more common causes produce headaches in the same location. ...Read more

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My jaw, front of my neck, back of my head are numb and tight. I am wondering what this is given it's accompanied by a headache?

My jaw, front of my neck, back of my head are numb and tight. I am wondering what this is given it's accompanied by a headache?

Nondiagnostic: This constellation of symptoms require a thorough history and physical examination for diagnosis. Referral to a neurologist and/or an otolaryngologist May be recommended after your physician examines you. ...Read more

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I keep having tightness and tension at the back of my head down to my neck and jaw. I don't know what it is but it makes me wonder what this cause could be. It's doesn't feel like a headache migraine so what is it?

I keep having tightness and tension at the back of my head down to my neck and jaw. I don't know what it is but it makes me wonder what this cause could be. It's doesn't feel like a headache migraine so what is it?

Neck &jaw tension: This sounds like symptoms of bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth). This can take place at night when you sleep, and also at various times during the day.
If at night, you should wear a nightguard. If during the day, you need make sure that your jaw is relaxed and your teeth are not held together except when you are eating.
It's best if you check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to tie a scarf tight around your forehead to get rid of the headache? And why does it make my head feel better to do this?

Is it safe to tie a scarf tight around your forehead to get rid of the headache? And why does it make my head feel better to do this?

Should be safe: It should be safe, just make sure it is not so tight that it cuts the circulation. The reason it helps is because many of our headaches are tension type headaches, in which muscle spasm may also be a culprit. Tightening the scarf is somewhat like massage and relaxing the muscles so it helps. Other things helpful would be relaxation, meditation and obviously if no contraindications tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Tension headache: Do you have any pain associated with the dizziness? If the sides is on both sides of your head and feels like a vice squeezing your temples, you could have recurring tension type headaches. Try Ibuprofen 800 mg to see if you can get some relief and please let me know if you do! ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Yes: Although symptoms from a brain tumor can be subtle , a persistent headache needs to be addressed by your doctor. Please go to the emergency room as soon as possible for your headache. ...Read more

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33 year old female with ear swishing sensation, tight jaw, ear pain, and headache. What could it be?

33 year old female with ear swishing sensation, tight jaw, ear pain, and headache.  What could it be?

Ear pain: There are quite a few things that can cause ear pain, headache and a swishing sound in the ear. The first one that comes to mind is an ear infection. You may have some ear drainage and fever if that was the case. Another common condition would be temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction, commonly call TMJ or TMD. Best to have an ENT specialist evaluate so you can get started on the right treatm ...Read more

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Ok so I was like raising my eyebrows and then all the sudden I got what felt like a muscle cramp in my head. Is this normal? My muscle feel tight in my face also. Also got a headache.

Ok so I was like raising my eyebrows and then all the sudden I got what felt like a muscle cramp in my head. Is this normal? My muscle feel tight in my face also. Also got a headache.

Normal: Sustained contraction of any muscle can cause cramps. Some times low potassium in the blood can cause similar symptoms. Home remedies if it is due to low potassium is to have one to two servings of banana and or oranges. Contraction of forhead muscles can cause headaches occassionally. ...Read more

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I regular drink 2 peg but from last 2 days after drinking i got tight head, red eyes & headache is it because of acidity or something else ?

Not related?: It does not seem to be related to your two peg drinking and needs to be checked, and does not seem to be acidity by your explanation.Acidity will cause heartburn and other symptoms but not red eyes and tight head.So if it persist have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dizzy, head feels heavy&i feel like i'm falling to the left.Headache w tight neck(tension headache?) is dizziness related to headache? What can I do?

Dizzy, head feels heavy&i feel like i'm falling to the left.Headache w tight neck(tension headache?) is dizziness related to headache? What can I do?

Complex headache: If you are truly having a persistent tendency to fall to the left with your headache, this is a specific abnormal neurological symptom and you need a full evaluation. This is not a feature of common headaches like muscle tension, and would be very rare even for migraine headache. Don't try any specific treatment until the cause of the headache is determined. ...Read more

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Heartbeat in ear for years. Recently, I notice it gets very loud almost like a tight swish when I throw up or get frightened. I get headache too.

Heartbeat in ear for years. Recently, I notice it gets very loud almost like a tight swish when I throw up or get frightened. I get headache too.

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hearing one's own pulse or blood flow sound (often a swishing sound) is called pulsatile tinnitus. It's always loudest when the heart is beating strongly or with higher blood pressure, which goes along with fear, pain, anxiety, etc. It usually is due to a bend in an artery in the area and is harmless. But discuss with a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please tell what to do?

Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please  tell what to do?

Walk around: You should try walking around every 30 minutes or so to get your blood flowing. Try not to stay seated continuously for a long period of time, try stretching your legs out and moving your arms if you aren't able to get out of your chair. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

What to do if i'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

Myofascial pain: Often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. Symptoms including increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted range of motion, headache and vertigo.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have really bad ear ache a headache a tight chest And a fever, I've started to be sick too is this something I need to be really concerned about?

I have really bad ear ache a headache a tight chest And a fever, I've started to be sick too is this something I need to be really concerned about?

Illness: The simple fact that you describe a "really bad ear ache and headache" should warrant a visit to the Doctor's office to be officially evaluated and properly diagnosed to see if you need any medication to treat and improve your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Assaulted 6 weeks ago. Head ct fine. No headache no dizziness. Feel normal standing up. But if i lie down and lift head up i'll feel head tightness. ?

Assaulted 6 weeks ago. Head ct fine. No headache no dizziness. Feel normal standing up. But if i lie down and lift head up i'll feel head tightness. ?

Concussion: The symptoms you describe may be that of a concussion. You should be followed by your doctor and have an evaluation by a specialist to ensure that you are getting appropriate therapy to manage these symptoms. Please see your health care provider to have a discussion on care. ...Read more

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History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

Help your neck: Chicken or egg it doesn't matter. Find ways to get your neck muscles to relax and your condition will improve. A loving MASSAGE from a loving partner might be a start. Warm moist soaks on the neck could help. Get really angry and scream and shout, herbs, meds, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, good sex, there are many options but remember prevention is best. All the best. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more