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What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry
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In brief: Convergence

Because the nerves in the neck connect with the nerves in the head at the base of the brain, painful information can be sent to the neck when the head hurts.
This is known as pain referral. This does not mean there is a probllem in the neck. This is also why the sinuses often hurt with migraine headaches. It is not a sinus problem, just excited nerves from the headache.

In brief: Convergence

Because the nerves in the neck connect with the nerves in the head at the base of the brain, painful information can be sent to the neck when the head hurts.
This is known as pain referral. This does not mean there is a probllem in the neck. This is also why the sinuses often hurt with migraine headaches. It is not a sinus problem, just excited nerves from the headache.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dr. Steven Bender
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cervicogenic

A cergicogenic headache is caused by painful spams in the posterior neck muscles pulling on the back of the skull.
Because the muscles on the skull are all attached to the same membrane, tension on one part of this membrane sets up a chain rxn that can cause other muscles to spasm, resulting in severe headache pain and neck pain, which, if severe enough, can cause nausea.

In brief: Cervicogenic

A cergicogenic headache is caused by painful spams in the posterior neck muscles pulling on the back of the skull.
Because the muscles on the skull are all attached to the same membrane, tension on one part of this membrane sets up a chain rxn that can cause other muscles to spasm, resulting in severe headache pain and neck pain, which, if severe enough, can cause nausea.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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In brief: Vague

Certainly need a lot more info.
Could be due to trauma/whiplash injuries, tmj/tmd, posture, heredity, etc. Duration, intensity, location. Keep a pain diary if you can and document your headaches see a doctor.

In brief: Vague

Certainly need a lot more info.
Could be due to trauma/whiplash injuries, tmj/tmd, posture, heredity, etc. Duration, intensity, location. Keep a pain diary if you can and document your headaches see a doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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