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What Causes A Headache In The Back Of Your Head
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
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
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had a headache and pain I n the back of my head for about a week , I stopped taking my fluxotine 20mg wud that have caused it or is it something else?
Yes, withdrawing: from SSRI's can produce some nasty reactions. Go to your MD first to rule out possible other causes. ...Read more
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
What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?
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