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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have been having these intermittent sharp pains at the rt.

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I have been having these intermittent sharp pains at the rt. temporal lobe and the base of my neck. Seems to be most painful at night where it keeps me awake. I have tried OTC remedies without success. This has gone on now for about 1-2 weeks. What causes it? I check my B/P and it seems fine 116/78
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: Its been going on now for about 1-2 weeks. I do have a small amount of neurpathy at my rt. thigh.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have Hypertension, controlled by meds. I also have some spondylithyisis(sp) at L 4-5 which I have tried to manage with exercise.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

This is most likely a type of tension headache from spasm of your neck muscles but it may also be a sign of a disk problem in your neck so you need this to be evaluated and to get an MRI scan of yur cervical spine.

About 95% of all headaches are painful but not dangerous but you need to have this evaluated with an exam and the MRI if the doctor thinks that's warranted.

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