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What are a headache caused from. In the back of the head, no fever.

What are a headache caused from. In the back of the head, no fever.

Many possibilities: One of the most common causes of headache in the occipital area (back of head) is tension, with muscles taut in neck pulling on muscles in back of head, but this often then extends to the lateral areas above the ears and then to the frontal area. There are many causes for headaches and if this becomes severe, frequent or persistent it would be a good idea to see a doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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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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What could cause a shotting pain from the bottom of the back of the neck to the side of your head above the left ear?

Pinched nerve: Yoiu ae describing the effect of pinching the greater occipital nerve at the base of yoiu skull. It is outside the skull and is common in whiplash settings. If it persists see yoiur doctor for a referral to a pain specialist or clinic. ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Yes: Lower molar pain can radiate to the ear or the back of the head. Please see your dentist for treatment. More than likely you will need a root canal and crown to protect and save the tooth. ...Read more

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What do headaches in the front of the head mean?

What do headaches in the front of the head mean?

Mostly tension/sinus: Frontal headaches can have many causes. Sinus disease related to allergy or infection, tension, and dehydration. Migraine headaches can have all sorts of triggers including food, lights, allergy, emotional stress, changes in weather etc., more common in women.Somes arteritis or inflammation of temporal artery can be cause. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?

What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?

See below: Might be sinus condition/infection. Sinusitis can refer pain to back of head besides usual sites of around eyes, cheek bones, base of nose, forehead. Saline nasal spray may help with congestion as may otc decongestant like sudafed. If gets worse or develop fever & purulent drainage, see doc for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of headache? A sudden pain in one side of the head, sometimes around the eye and sometimes at the back part of head but last for a minute

What kind of headache? A sudden pain in one side of the head, sometimes around the eye and sometimes at the back part of head but last for a minute

Nerophthalmolgist: There are multiple reasons for you symptoms, eg. Atypical migraine, cluster headache, dry eye, acute angle closure glaucoma and at least 29 others. Start with your local ophthalmologist and then neurophthalmologist. You may want to consider going to the wills eye hospital in philadelphia. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bad pressure in the back of my head?

What could be the cause of bad pressure in the back of my head?

Tension: It could mean tension headache use heat pad to the back of the head and neck try to relax and try to minimize tension you can use Motrin or excedrin to minimize the pain. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left temple of the head?

A few things: Could be due to migraines or food sensitivities. Could be secondary to stress or medication rebound. While you are young, it is still worth getting evaluated as severe temple pain can be associated with some serious complications, such as vision problems that you would want to avoid. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...Read more

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What can cause a pain in a back that travels up the neck to the right side of the head and the right eye gets blurry vision?

What can cause a pain in a back that travels up the neck to the right side of the head and the right eye gets blurry vision?

Seek medical care : It is impossible to diagnose this type on pain on a website. I would advise you to seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out a stroke or nerve damage. This pain could be caused by a migraine but pain and blurry vision especially in one eye is an emergency and you need to seek care soon. ...Read more

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Pain in the base of my head in the middle with vertigo what could this be?

Pain in the base of my head in the middle with vertigo what could this be?

Separate problems: Since you already have "menieres disease, that is the cause of your vertigo. The neck pain is unrelated and probably from arthritis in neck. ...Read more

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What could the pain in the back of my head and neck be?

See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit to your doctor is really warranted. ...Read more

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What does a pain in the back of the neck means?

Many reasons: Can be muscular, disc related, sleeping incorrectly, posture not straight. ?Pain radiates? Pain stays in same location? Numbness? When does the pain occurr? You shoiuld see primary md, obtain x rays and exam as this is too vague to delineate via the internet. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the back of my head?

Irritation of nerve: Occipital nerve is major nerve supplying the skin of back of head. It may be pinched or nerve roots in the upper neck may be pinched. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing pain in the top of your head?

Migraine: Throbbing pain in the head may be due to migraine headache or tension headache. Migraine headaches are typically incapacitating whereas tension headache are more tolerable. Both treated differently. Inciting causes are stress, fatigue, poor hydration, poor diet or skipping meals and poor sleep. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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