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headache..that is centered around the back of my head..throbbing

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I have had a headache for the past three days that is centered around the back of my head. It is a throbbing feeling. When I bend forward I get a very sharp pain in my head. What is wrong?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.

Do you feel any nausea?

Is there any rigidity?

Do you have any previous disease?

Are you taking any medicine?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have felt no nausea, there is no rigidty. I haven't really had any previous disease except I had a very mild case of expediative tonsilitis a few days ago but my throat is completely cleared up. I'm not taking any medicine except what I used to try to get rid of this headache.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The headache at the back of the neck can come from a few causes.

It can be from raised blood pressure, menigeal inflammation, disease of the cervical spine, any muscle spasm from bad posture , bleeding inside brain etc.

However meningeal irritation will usually cause vomiting.

Anxiety & tension state may also cause it.

As it is continuing for 3 days you should have a check up for excluding the serious ones.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.