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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 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 causes pain in the left temple of the head?

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 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 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 tension in the brain and pain in the back?

What causes tension in the brain and pain in the back?

Please explain tense: Tension in the brain? Please explain sensation and symptoms. Headache? ...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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What causes pain in the left side of the head?

What causes pain in the left side of the head?

Headaches: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. You could try applying warm compresses to the back of the head/neck as well as on temples for about 10 minutes; it might help. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes headaches that hurt from the sides of the head and front end?

What causes headaches that hurt from the sides of the head and front end?

Location irrelevant: By front end, i assume you mean forehead. Location of headache is almost never diagnostic by itself. Many other factors need to be known. Otherwise, you get a laundry list of possibilities (maybe 200). If you're worried enough to ask, ask a neurologist in person. ...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 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 causes pain and throbbing in the back of the and neck and forehead?

What causes pain and throbbing in the back of the and neck and forehead?

Muscle pain: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying ice on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read more

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What causes pains from the right hand side of the neck to the skull?

What causes pains from the right hand side of the neck to the skull?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...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 causes virchow-robin spaces in the back of the head?

What causes virchow-robin spaces in the back of the head?

Normal phenomenon: Virchow-robin spaces are a phenomenon we see on mri's. They are merely the spaces we can see around blood vessels. Occasionally, a radiologist will describe 'enlarged' vr spaces. This is a normal finding...The spaces are just a little bigger than usual. ...Read more

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What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...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 are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

Check the mattress: A common cause for back pain upon awakening is a mattress that is too soft and not supportive of your spine. A firm mattress (or placing a large piece of plywood between the mattress and box spring) may help. If back pain persists or worsens, be sure to check with your doctor to rule out the many other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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