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Why does the location of my headache shift when I move my head?

Why does the location of my headache shift when I move my head?

Headaches: Headaches from sinus pressure or muscle tightness can seem to migrate to other areas with movement. ...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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Why does my head crack when it twitches. also why do i feel tingling on the top of my head and pain in jaw?

Why does my head crack when it twitches. also why do i feel tingling on the top of my head and pain in jaw?

Head ache: you probably are experiencing some form of head ache. Get a consult to go over in detail and find any treatment options ...Read more

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Why does the side of my head hurt when i open my jaw?

Why does the side of my head hurt when i open my jaw?

Most likely TMJ pain: If opening your jaw causes pain this can be because you TMJ is not working normally. There are many causes of this ranging from trauma, arthritis, clenching and grinding you teeth. There can be other caused also such as ear infections, so it is best to see your dentist and have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have this wierd headache where it mainly hurts on top of head when I shake my head up and down. Doesn't hurt when Shake left to right?

I have this wierd headache where it mainly hurts on top of head when I shake my head up and down. Doesn't hurt when Shake left to right?

Sinus congestion?: if so take saline nose wash , flonase or similar steroid nose spray twice a day , if pulstaing get mri or ct scan of head, usually this is sinus related but if blurred vison or imbalance or wakes you out of sleep can be serious be sure blood pressure normal at less than 140/90 ...Read more

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Why does the back of my head hurt when i lay down on a pillow at the end if evrryday?

Why does the back of my head hurt when i lay down on a pillow at the end if evrryday?

Not sure: Without examining you one cannot be sure. Some things that come to mind are: muscle tension in the back of your head or neck, problems with the cervical spine (spine in the neck), local skin irritation. Best to have someone examine you . ...Read more

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What does it mean when my eyes ache and I have a headache at the front of my head. Feel tired also?

What does it mean when my eyes ache and I have a headache at the front of my head. Feel tired also?

Sinus headache?: Eyes aching and frontal headache could be due to a sinus infection. Allergies can also cause similar symptoms. Please see physician for further help ...Read more

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Why does the right side of my neck feel heavy and hurts when i move it to the side?

Why does the right side of my neck feel heavy and hurts when i move it to the side?

Neck strain? : Hard to tell from your question without a complete history/exam. Did you injury it? Did you overuse it? Is this chronic/acute? Is there swelling, fever, etc? So have a clinician take a further look. ...Read more

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I have pain at the bottom of my head when I tilt my head back or turn my head certain ways. What could this be?

I have pain at the bottom of my head when I tilt my head back or turn my head certain ways. What could this be?

Muscle strain: if it is reproducible with motion and touch likely to be muskuloskeletal condition like a cervical strain ...Read more

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What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

Could Be Many Things: If w. Fever, a # of different infectns in areas (diff parts of ear/skull or mastoid area and even spinal cord) poss related to your pain. Could be related to your blood vessel or vascular system, so important to check your blood pressure, or other vascular inflammatory cause. Hopefully just muscular tension, but best to see your doc asap to be sure it is nothing worrisome/dangerous. If bad g2 er. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my upper back hurt when I turn my head to the left?

Why does the left side of my upper back hurt when I turn my head to the left?

Upper back pain: It might be due to straining of left upper back muscle and tendons. Pain is generally in the area between shoulder blade and spines. ...Read more

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..should i feel pain when i tilt my head back in the front part of my throat. Also it hurts really bad when I cough and I press right in the middle of my neck in the front?

..should i feel pain when i tilt my head back in the front part of my throat. Also it hurts really bad when I cough and I press right in the middle of my neck in the front?

Need exam: These symptoms are not specific for a single diagnosis, and really require an exam and proper evaluation. Ok to start with your primary care doctor. ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why does the right side of my head hurt when I have a hangover?

Why does the right side of my head hurt when I have a hangover?

See MD: Suggest you see your primary care doctor to evaluate hangover headaches that are right-sided. Your doctor knows your history and can best answer your question. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why does the back bottom part of my head hurt after I stand up from being asleep?

Why does the back bottom part of my head hurt after I stand up from being asleep?

Cervical MRI: You may have cervical nerve entrapment from bulging or herniated disc. I would order a cervical MRI and help find a cause of sun occipital headaches. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting pains in the back of my head on the right side when i get the pains my body reacts different?

Why do I keep getting pains in the back of my head on the right side when i get the pains my body reacts different?

Pain: Any neurological pain on one side of the head can cause pain sensation and any kind of pain body react differetly, consule neurologist for evluation of migraine or any other problems of pain. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my head hurt when I wear my prescription glasses or regular sungasses? The pain is right above the base of my neck.

Why does the back of my head hurt when I wear my prescription glasses or regular sungasses? The pain is right above the base of my neck.

Hard to say: Could be vision related or due to the sunglasses/glasses rubbing on the back of your ears/head. If you don't have pain when you wear any eye wear then you've answered your question. Good luck ...Read more

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When I move in awkward positions or when I put my hand above my head, I feel an ache on the right side of my chest, is this bad?

When I move in awkward positions or when I put my hand above my head, I feel an ache on the right side of my chest, is this bad?

Ache in chest: This sounds like it is musculoskeletal given that you feel it mostly with movement. Have you had any injury to area? Alarming features that would warrant further work up would be shortness of breath, pain with deep breaths, cough, abnormal "lumps or bumps". ...Read more