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Tension Type Headache

A tension-type headache, otherwise called tension headache, is a mild, moderate, or severe pain in the head, neck, and behind the eyes. It is caused by contraction of the muscle in the head and neck regions and can be triggered by eye strain, fatigue, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, poor posture, skipping meals, and bad posture.

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How to manage the pain present in the back of my head after a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a concussion a month ago. The most painful symptoms such as head throbbing and difficulty concentrating have gone away. But still, I am experiencing some pain in the back of my head. It often occurs on the top left and right portion of the back of the head. I am taking Ibuprofen and...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headaches. 1. Since when you started to have these headaches? since a month after concussion only? 2. In which part of the head you had a concussion and what hit your head? how many days of concussion pain lasted...  Read Full »

Why do I have occasional pain in the back of my head?

Query: Hello doctor, Occasionally, I have started to have pain in the back of my head (right side). What could be the possible reasons?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A headache is a common phenomenon that could be due to a tension-type headache or a migraine. The second possibility is a pain in the head because of trauma if there is any history. If the pain is severe and new onset, an NCCT (non-contrast computed tomography) brain i...  Read Full »

What does my MRI report suggest about my pain and headaches?

Query: Hello, I have attached my cervical spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report. I was having pain in the sides of my neck and upper back, and shoulder for the last year. I went through numerous doctors. Earlier it was diagnosed as a tension headache but it reoccurred after recovering. According to...  Read Full »


Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your first query consult is on us! I saw your images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and understand the cause of your confusion and concern. There is a normal curve in the cervical spines anteriorly that is called "lordosis". In your images, the...  Read Full »

Why do I have a weird sensation in my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some weird sensation in my head for over two years. I am at a complete loss for what to do. I have seen a neurologist and talked to a few other medical specialists and none of them have any idea about my problem. It literally feels like there is something moving all around my brai...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I carefully passed through your question and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to tension type headache or a functional disorder. Your performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is really reassuring that nothing serious is going on (attachment remove...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing frequent headaches. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old and weigh 132 pounds. Last month, I had headaches every day. When I take a painkiller, the headache goes away, but it comes back again. My blood pressure is slightly elevated, but I also have headaches when it is normal. I am not taking any medication regularly. Kindl...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq.com for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. I would like to know some further details about your headache: When did you start experiencing these headaches? In which part of your head do you feel the headaches? (You...  Read Full »

I underwent surgery to remove the right lobe of my thyroid 11 days back and now am experiencing tingling sensations in my feet, hands, and face along with tension headaches. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I underwent surgery to remove the right lobe of my thyroid and isthmus 11 days ago. Around 9 days post-op, I began experiencing tingling sensations in my feet, hands, and face (excluding the lips), along with recurring tension headaches. These symptoms have been coming and going. The he...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the information you have provided, it is possible that you are experiencing transient hypocalcemia as a result of the surgery. This condition can occur because the surgery may have temporarily affected the functioning of your remaining parathyroid gland. I...  Read Full »

I have severe chest pain and stiffness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 years old with continuous deep pain and stiffness in my chest, upper back, shoulder, and neck. Further, I feel discomfort and tightness in the skull and forehead area. Likewise, I feel sensations in my brain also. I have visited many doctors, like an orthopedic, rheumatologist, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am sorry about your father, and you may have a tension-type of headache with somatization. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. It would be be...  Read Full »

How to cure my sister's headache that does not subside with pain medication?

Query: Hello, My sister has headaches from the last six months. Earlier, it was random, but from the last two months, it is continuous. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is normal and no medicines are working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a migraine or tension type headache. Please revert with the following details: 1. Are the headaches one-sided or on both sides? 2. Are the headaches pulsating in nature? 3. Is the frequency daily or intermittent? 4. Is it associated with nausea or vomiti...  Read Full »

Why am I having pressure in head with pain, dizziness and weakness in legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. My symptoms are triggered by any physical exertion even just walking to the bathroom. I have pain and pressure in the head, weakness in the legs, dizziness, and pain in the center of the chest. It lasts for thirty minutes to three hours. I have done an MRI of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms. Please mention about the duration of headache, kind of headache whether it is heavy or stretching or squeezing or throbbing, part of the head where you feel headache, do you have nausea or vomiting during he...  Read Full »

Please look at my report and say whether I have HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, My routine blood report is as follows. WBC - 13700, neutrophils - 76%, lymphocytes - 19%, eosinophils - 02%, monocytes - 03%, basophil - 0%, RBC- 4.5, HCT - 39.8, MCV - 84.5, MCH - 27, MCHC - 32, Hb - 12.5, platelets - 410000 and vitamin B12 - 184. WBC is above the maximum for over a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Elevated WBC (white blood cell) count is secondary to increased neutrophils. Neutrophils here appear to be increased secondary to infections. Irregular periods and low bleeding were possibly due to hypothyroidism. Reduced...  Read Full »

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