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I wake up every morning with a headache on the right side of my head. What causes this?
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Migraine/muscle tens
frequent, short lived non progressive head pain is usually a migraine phenomenom, but such headaches can also occur due to neck problems or muscle spasms in the muscles of the scalp on the corresponding side.
Brain tumors (masses) are unlikely if not constant, but should always be ruled out when the pain is on the same side constantly. If havent had MRI or CT, you should.

In brief: Migraine/muscle tens
frequent, short lived non progressive head pain is usually a migraine phenomenom, but such headaches can also occur due to neck problems or muscle spasms in the muscles of the scalp on the corresponding side.
Brain tumors (masses) are unlikely if not constant, but should always be ruled out when the pain is on the same side constantly. If havent had MRI or CT, you should.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Headache
Your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, teeth grinding, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.

In brief: Headache
Your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, teeth grinding, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Taras Kucher
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: A lot of things.
The are several conditions, that give headaches.
However, if it always happen on the same side, may be realted to position of the head. Do you sleep on the same side? If so, the list is somewhat smaller. What part of the head hurts? If mostly in the front, it would be worthwhile checking for sinus infection. If it is mostly in the back - more likely to be pinched nerve, causing muscle spasm.

In brief: A lot of things.
The are several conditions, that give headaches.
However, if it always happen on the same side, may be realted to position of the head. Do you sleep on the same side? If so, the list is somewhat smaller. What part of the head hurts? If mostly in the front, it would be worthwhile checking for sinus infection. If it is mostly in the back - more likely to be pinched nerve, causing muscle spasm.
Dr. Taras Kucher
Dr. Taras Kucher
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2 comments
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
After you have done the appropriate imaging and testing to rule out treatable pathology, consider a trial of Osteopathic manipulative treatment that includes the cranium. It is a safe and effective method that address any mechanical components of the headache patter with a gentle mechanical hands on treatment cranialacademy.com has a doctor finder function on the web site.
Dr. Taras Kucher
I would visit pain specialist, ideally with background in neurology. There is a lot of things they do currently, including Botox injection for tension headaches.
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