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Why does pain from a headache spread to other parts of my body?

Why does pain from a headache spread to other parts of my body?

Sensitive Nerves: Many headache conditions such as recurrent tension type headaches and migraines come along with increased body pain sensitivity. When your head hurts all of your pain nerves are more sensitive and you body especially your neck and back can hurt as well. ...Read more

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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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I have burning sensation in different parts of my body and pain with headache. Also pain on the rightside of my body?

I have burning sensation in different parts of my body and pain with headache. Also pain on the rightside of my body?

Hard to say: All over body pain has several causes some are severe and some are not. It's in your best interest to see your doctor or if unavailable have a doctor examine and talk to you in person. Granted you are siding right side body pain an emergency room visit may provide more information. Good luck ...Read more

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I have constant headaches sometimes severe headaches and sometimes confusion and sharp pains in different parts of my body. What could this mean?

I have constant headaches sometimes severe headaches and sometimes confusion and sharp pains in different parts of my body. What could this mean?

Headaches: It may be anxiety related but also could be caused by a variety of different things. I would see your physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have chronic headaches that come 3-5 times a week. I have fatigue, pain in various parts of my body, intestinal issues. I go months between episode?

I have chronic headaches that come 3-5 times a week. I have fatigue, pain in various parts of my body, intestinal issues. I go months between episode?

Need to be seen: That many headaches are not normal. You need a good exam to determine the problem. It would help if you were to write down all your symptoms, duration of your headache, and relationship tip all the other symptoms. Don't wait too long to be seen. ...Read more

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19 y/o female. Vitamin D level at 14. Could this be causing random parts of my body to be tingly/numb and on/off headaches?

19 y/o female. Vitamin D level at 14. Could this be causing random parts of my body to be tingly/numb and on/off headaches?

May be: Your vitamin D level is low and may be causing the symptoms. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months. If that helps you can reduce the dose to 2000 units/day. If you are even slightly overweight, it would help to reduce weight. ...Read more

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What do I do if I just got a tetanus shot and have a bad headache and itching on parts my body.?

What do I do if I just got a tetanus shot and have a bad headache and itching on parts my body.?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Flashing dots of light, cold tingling in random body parts, ringing in ears. Like migraine aura but has gone off and on for days w/o headache. Cause?

Flashing dots of light, cold tingling in random body parts, ringing in ears. Like migraine aura but has gone off and on for days w/o headache. Cause?

See your physician: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition, etc. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm ...Read more

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I have been having a twitching/jerking feeking in my head. And also my arms legs and other body parts jerk too. Doc said I have tension headache. Help?

I have been having a twitching/jerking feeking in my head. And also my arms legs and other body parts jerk too. Doc said I have tension headache. Help?

Could be stress But: This could be stress, but you need a full evaluation to make sure that there are no other medical or neurologic issues that are involved. Your physician will guide you through the evaluation and you may need to see specialist such as neurology. ...Read more

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19 m, scared I might have brain tumor. Have headaches which I never get on left temple that occasionally spreads, occasional weakness on left side of body & loss of appetite, nausea. Under ton of stress.

19 m, scared I might have brain tumor. Have headaches which I never get on left temple that occasionally spreads, occasional weakness on left side of body & loss of appetite, nausea. Under ton of stress.

See a physician: There are many possible causes of what you report. See a physician who is interested in headaches and related phenomena, who will take a careful history and a full physical exam as theri first steps. Your worries are probably contributing to your symptoms, so getting an accurate assessment and moving to a diagnosis are important for you an dwill likley reduce your stress level.. ...Read more

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Can cavities give you headaches and at times make parts of your face hurt?

Can cavities give you headaches and at times make parts of your face hurt?

Face hurt: Tooth caries might cause regional facial pain or bad swelling when there is infection of the tooth. It is because the cavity is a suitable harbor for oral bacterial to park and grow in the mouth. Most cavities does not hurt and can be easily repaired. It is important to visit your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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I have such a bad headache on the top of my head. Its sensitive to touch in certain parts also. What can this mean? Can it be serious?

I have such a bad headache on the top of my head. Its sensitive to touch in certain parts also. What can this mean? Can it be serious?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have headaches:different parts of head at different times (once a week).take excedrin tabs, it helps sometimes. Is it migrane or something else?

I have headaches:different parts of head at different times (once a week).take excedrin tabs, it helps sometimes. Is it migrane or something else?

See your doctor: Any headache that last a week always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your doctor (GP) for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?

Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?

Hormonal Change: Some women are very sensitive to changes in their body hormones and respond by getting a headache. When you go off oral contraceptives you may experience this. See a provider if it does not go away! ...Read more

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Persistent headaches on random parts of head, few second spells of dizziness, fast heartbeat. .. Normal reactions, eyesight is fine and smell is fine?

Persistent headaches on random parts of head, few second spells of dizziness, fast heartbeat. .. Normal reactions, eyesight is fine and smell is fine?

Headaches: With this pattern of symptoms could be many things. Most benign. If symptoms continue for next 2-3 days, please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more