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I have a sharp pain in the back of my head all of a sudden,

Customer Question

I have a sharp pain in the back of my head all of a sudden
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: It just happened but for the past few weeks I have had weird headaches no nausea
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Diabetes
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

How much duration did the headache last or is it still persisting?

Do you have high blood pressure?

Was there any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, weakness in limbs, slurring of speech?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
38 woman, It started this morning and off and on hurts in the back of my head towards the left. I don't normally have high blood pressure but sporadically it goes up and down. No other symptoms but I felt weak walking and my face felt weak a bit but not anymore. But pain still persists.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache. So probably this would be the first to be considered in the differential diagnosis of your headache also. A tension headache is a headache caused by tense muscles in the face, neck, or scalp. These headaches give a feeling of tightness around the head. The neck muscles can also become sore and tight. Tension headaches can be caused by staying in one position for a long time, such as reading, playing video games or using a computer.

Following are the suggested treatment for chronic tension headache;

1) Acupuncture

2) Mild massage

3) Correct posture of neck during working.

4) Relaxation technique like meditation.

5) Stretching exercises

6) Occipital blocks

7) Electrical stimulation

8) Therapeutic ultrasound

9) Hot/cold packs

10) Medications;

Dihydroergotamine

Reglan

Phenargan

Codeine

Oxycodone

Butalbital

Aspirin

Tylenol.

Having said that, you need an evaluation by your doctor because of diabetes, your fluctuating blood pressure, and weakness in face and during walking.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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