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What causes a headache in the back of the head that only occurs with bending down, standing up too quickly, or other rapid head movements?

What causes a headache in the back of the head that only occurs with bending down, standing up too quickly, or other rapid head movements?

?muscle tension: Possible that a posterior cervical muscle issue is causing a "Muscle Tension" head ache. Get eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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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Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Absolutely: Yes, there are muscles at the back of your head, connected to your neck, which can tense up with stress that's held for long periods. What you end up with is like a giant charley-horse in the muscles surrounding your head! finding ways to relax, and release the stress is important. Mindfulness practices have been known to help; becoming aware of your body through yoga, etc, helps too. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden headache in the middle of the night? Have had a severe headache in the back of my head since 1am w/ no relief.

What causes a sudden headache in the middle of the night? Have had a severe headache in the back of my head since 1am w/ no relief.

Several causes: Several causes are possible. Hypnic headache as well as migraines may wake you up in the middle of the night as well as other headache disorder. You should be your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache in the back of my head behind my ears. What causes that?

I have a headache in the back of my head behind my ears. What causes that?

May be TMJ issues: You may be have some TMJ issues. All the symptoms you mentioned can be associated with bad bite and ymj issue. Try to find a neuromuscular dentist around you and have them evaluate your bite and your TMJ joints. ...Read more

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Friend had a sudden very severe headache in the back of his head--er tests indicate not tumor or aneurysm . Any other ideas re. Possible cause?

Depends: First off, er typically will do head ct with or without lumbar puncture. We call sudden onset of a severe headache a 'thunderclap headache'. Er docs want to rule out aneurismal bleeding because this can be immediately life threatening;however, there are other causes. I'd recommend that your friend see a neurologist for further work up. ...Read more

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What is the cause why im having headache on back of my head... ?

What is the cause why im having headache on back of my head...  ?

MUSCLES: By far the most common cause of headaches in the back of the head are TENSION (MUSCULAR) headaches due to CONTRACTION of the muscles in the back of the head. This is what is often called "tension headaches" and is probably the NUMBER ONE CAUSE of headaches in general. Try heat in the back of your neck /upper back. Muscle relaxants prescribed by your Primary Care Provider are next step! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...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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What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

Headaches: Tension headaches are common in this area, but so are migraines which can affect the nerve that supplies this area. Try cold compresses, Aspirin or ibuprofen. Severe and unusual headaches in this area area a medical emergency and require immediate attention. ...Read more