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What should I do if i think I have some form of neuralgia ? Have had constant stabbing/throbbing headache and neck pain since agust scalp is tender 2

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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Neuralgia

I recommend seeing a physician who is board certified in headache or an orofacial pain dentist.
This does not sound like it is related to teeth clenching or your tmjs. In some cases, problems in the neck will cause headaches like yours. This can be termed cervicogenic headache or in some cases, it is described as occipital neuralgia.

In brief: Neuralgia

I recommend seeing a physician who is board certified in headache or an orofacial pain dentist.
This does not sound like it is related to teeth clenching or your tmjs. In some cases, problems in the neck will cause headaches like yours. This can be termed cervicogenic headache or in some cases, it is described as occipital neuralgia.
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Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation

Visit your doctor for an evaluation.
This will help identify the type of headache and treat accordingly. For neuralgia in that area, different types of treatment can be tried including manual therapy and injections.

In brief: Evaluation

Visit your doctor for an evaluation.
This will help identify the type of headache and treat accordingly. For neuralgia in that area, different types of treatment can be tried including manual therapy and injections.
Dr. Jose Barreto
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Theresa Yang
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: See a dentist

Your symptoms are classic for someone who clenches their teeth.
It affects all the muscles around the ear, neck, shoulders and scalp region on the side of the head. Morning headaches are common. A good dentist can make a bite appliance to reduce clenching and improve your sleep as well. It is worth checking out.

In brief: See a dentist

Your symptoms are classic for someone who clenches their teeth.
It affects all the muscles around the ear, neck, shoulders and scalp region on the side of the head. Morning headaches are common. A good dentist can make a bite appliance to reduce clenching and improve your sleep as well. It is worth checking out.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your physician

Headache and scalp tenderness can be related to an inflammation of the nerves, skin or vascular system.
A careful history and exam wil usually detect any neuralgia such as occipital neuralgia which can cause headache , neck pain and scalp tenderness.

In brief: See your physician

Headache and scalp tenderness can be related to an inflammation of the nerves, skin or vascular system.
A careful history and exam wil usually detect any neuralgia such as occipital neuralgia which can cause headache , neck pain and scalp tenderness.
Dr. Christopher Marquart
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