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What Can Cause Sever Head Aches
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
Several causes.. : There are several possibilities and you should try to consult your primary physician asap. If it has just started without you ever having it before, it could be an infection (bacterial or viral). If you have been having it for a while it could be an auto immune condition or some other disorder as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache: Severe refractory headaches referred as worst headache of my life, specially if abrupt onset, may suggest a very serious condition (brain hemorrhage). Migraine, the most common form of primary headache disorders can be severe. Other conditions can cause headaches. Sinusitis, and trauma for instance may also cause severe haedaches. For proper diagnosis and treatment i suggest medical evaluation. ...Read more
Perforating lesion: While abdominal pain associated with an ulcer can be severe it best responds to antacids or meds reducing acid production. The true almost intolerable pain however is associated with the distal stomach ulcer that freely perforates into the retroperitoneum or lesser sac. Here the pain persists until surgical intervention to control the leakage of gastric fluid. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor should check: A "severe headache" usually needs a doctor. Someone with many headaches should bring a diary to his doctor, listing the headaches, how long each lasted, what medicine was used, what activities were done that day, which foods eaten, etc... Emergencies include a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, or a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc... ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes possible: Ultimately a formal history and exam by an orthopedic surgeon is probably the best option for correct diagnosis. Many things can cause severe shoulder pain such as rotator cuff tears, bursitis/tendinitis, labral tears, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, fractures, arthritis, contusions/direct trauma, cervical spine and nerve impingement in the shoulder as well. ...Read more
Piriformis or SIJ: Piriformis is a muscle that frequently spasms with improper sitting positions or pelvic imbalance. Sij stands for sacroiliac joint which may become dysfunctional for the above reasons. Treatment is nsaids with exercises that address the dysfunction. Physical therapist can teach you those. Google psoas stretches and piriformis stretches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Trauma and arthritis/rheumatism are the 2 most common. Costochondritis (in the front), referred pain from the spine (in the back) are common forms of musculoskeletal pain in the ribs. There are other more serious causes such as infection or neoplasm so a good medical evaluation is indicated if it is persistent. ...Read more
Really constant?: Nausea 24/7 means you experience symptoms at night ; are missing sleep--a scenario that raises considerable concern. Daytime nausea can reflect a central (brain-related) problem, infection, GI motility delay, gallbladder/pancreas issue, atypical migraine, partial obstruction of gut, stress, nongi inflammation, more. Accompanying alarm signs: bleeding, weight loss, refractory vomiting. Get checked. ...Read more
Potentially fatal: There are multiple causes for neck stiffness / headaches. The most serious one in absence of trauma is irritation of the meninges ( membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord). This irritation (meningitis) can be caused by infection, inflammation or bleeding. Any person with intense neck stiffness/head aches should be taken immediately to an er to rule out these potentially fatal problems. ...Read more
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