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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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The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks. ?

The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks. ?

Swelling and pain in: an area of the scalp,I would be concerned about an infection.Have someone inspect the scalp very carefully,in really bright light,to see if there is any redness or a wound .It could be a very small place like an infected hair follicle or pimple or scab.You may require a course of antibiotics.Its time to c ur doc,since it's been weeks of this.Good luck?? ...Read more

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Top left side of my head hurts to touch and there are occasional stabbing pains as well. I feel a little discomfort on my left side of my chest too.

Top left side of my head hurts to touch and there are occasional stabbing pains as well.  I feel a little discomfort on my left side of my chest too.

See below: If your muscles were strong enough for two pregnancies, they are strong enough for a third. The questions to ask would be, "Do you want a third child. Did you have problems with first two pregnancies. What kind of problems?" ...Read more

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My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

My head is hurting.  I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

Postconcussive HA: Your headache may be what is referred to as part of a postconcussive syndrome. Or post dramatic headache. The good news is these headaches are generally self-limited which means they tend to go away on their own. The bad news, it can take time. A good neurologist or headache specialist is well-versed in treating these types of headaches. Seek one out and they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Agree, and...: Sorry to hear :(. I agree with Dr. Rutledge, but also want to mention two things. First, unilateral (one side of head) headaches should be evaluated for other causes than tension headache. Also, you mention using lortab- using pain killers more than twice a week (even if for your lower back pain) can cause rebound headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? My rt jaw hurts but headache on left side

Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? My rt jaw hurts but headache on left side

Not related: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. See your dentist for TMJ syndrome. ...Read more

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