Migraines & Headaches Community
Right sides head tenderness and pain
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding migraine and headache issues such as: abdominal migraines, headaches caused by allergies, cluster headaches, headaches, headaches in children, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, tension headaches, visual disturbances.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Right sides head tenderness and pain

I am having pain and tenderness on the right side of my head.   The pain last only seconds and comes and go with no pattern.   My scalp feels warm to the touch .  I had an Mri in December which showed Microvascular Ischemic Gliosis-consistant with age and I also have cervical stenosis at C-5/6 &6/7 and at C-3/4 & 4/5 a broad disc protrusion with severe rt and bilateral formaminal narrowing.  Surgery has been recommended.  Is it possible this is the cause of my problem?   The only thing sounding close to my symtons if the Occipital Neuraglia.   I am a 62 yr old active female in good health except for my back and neck issues.   Thank you.
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? It is possible that the pain may be related to your neck issues. Vascular as well as neurological issues are often involved. Occipital neuralgia is usually characterized by piercing, throbbing, or electric-shock-like chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears, usually on one side of the head.The pain in occipital neuralgia can be caused by irritation or injury to the nerves, which can be the result of trauma to the back of the head, pinching of the nerves by overly tight neck muscles, compression of the nerve as it leaves the spine due to osteoarthritis, tumors or other types of lesions in the neck. Treatment of this condition is generally symptomatic and includes massage and rest. Other treatments may include local nerve blocks and injections of steroids directly into the affected area. Recovery is usually complete after the bout of pain has ended. If it persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. If   surgery was advised previously, discuss this with your attending also. Take care and best regards.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Migraines & Headaches Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
summerluvr
7530528_tn?1405298278
Blank
AKC_75
TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Eddie1994
PA