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What Causes Headaches And Migraines
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
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes these recurring headaches? Is it migraine? How can I prevent them from occurring? What over-the-counter medications are available for the
Not enough info: Frequent, or daily, headaches can be caused by many different things. This includes medications, among others. You should see someone who deals frequently with headaches, to help sort things out. ...Read more
Do you think I should get an MRI or cat scan imaging to see what is causing my migraine headaches?
Not necessarily: Approximately, 98% of brain imaging in migraine shows no structural risk factors causing the headaches, and in most cases, it is a waste of money and resources. If you have some clinical finding on a neurological exam suggesting intracranial problems, then the films are appropriate. Would see a neurologist and get this managed. Should turn out very well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.
Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MigraineCauseUnknown: No one actually knows what causes migraine.There is not even consensus on what a migraine IS.Often, diagnosis is erroneous-made just because pain is severe.There are many causes of severe HA's incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic headache, occipital tenon inj., etc. A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide answer. Treatments may incl med, manipulation, prolotherapy,etc ...Read more
Who knows: The causes for headaches are too numerous to list, as are the causes for migraines. Some are the same for both, some are not. Generally, migraines are thought to result from altered blood flow in the brain, but what causes that altered flow is unclear. Headaches are often due to muscle tension in the head and neck, but again what causes that tension varies from case to case. ...Read more
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