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I have pain in the back of my head, daiy, no thanks, can

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I have pain in the back of my head
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: daiy
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no thanks, ***** ***** ring me
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience and I am happy to work with you on this.

Please provide some more information so that I can provide you with a better informed answer.

What is your age and gender?

How long have you been having these symptoms?

Have you seen a doctor for this? Any tests done?

Please provide this info and I will help you further with my answer.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hi!!! I’m 39 female… I’ve had pains now 5 days now to the back of my head
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Thank you for your reply. Please hold on while I type out your answer.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I haven’t seen a doctor as yet, went to a pharmacy yesterday, they gave me cocodonol
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It did help pain went but this morning I feel like the back of my head is heavy.
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Can you refer me to get a Mir scan today privately?
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

You do not need a referral to get an MRI scan done privately.

Google 'private MRI scan near me' to find a list of labs which offer this. You can simply call and make an appointment, and get it done by self referral

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

However you do not really need to do an MRI for this in the early stages.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Such headaches associated with muscle stiffness at the nape of the neck are called 'Cervicogenic headaches'. They are also called occipital headaches.

This occurs due to stiffness and spasms of the muscles at the back of the neck.

You can take some steps for this:

Exercise: exercise is the most effective remedy for this in the early stages.

Look up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK3lNhU2_vU
Heat: Use warm compresses for this

Massager: If you have a hand held massager at home, use this

Medications: pain killers like NSAIDS, will help when pain is more.

Lifestyle changes: Regular exercise is essential. Use a firm mattress, mattress should neither be too hard nor soft. Be careful of posture - have a firm posture and avoid slouching. Be careful specially when working on the computer. Avoid lifting heavy weights. Pillows should neither be too high nor too low while sleeping.

If pain persists after this, you have to approach your doctor. Your doctor can prescribe other treatment for this.



Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Hope this resolves your query. If you need more help, just write back here so l can continue to assist. Stay safe!

Dr. P. Jyoti

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No I suffer from severe heath anxiety
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Also I had pdo threads done 2 weeks ago to my face can that be a side effect do you think?
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

You need not get so worried about this. Instead of going for an MRI, you can try the steps I suggested.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Yes, it may be a side effect from holding your neck stiff while they did the procedure.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Really?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** should I be concerned?
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

If it lasts more than a month, you should see your GP