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My friend has been experiencing stabbing pain in the back of his head. He said it lasts about 20 seconds, goes away and then returns. He has had as many as 20 episodes during the day. He says it seems better when he moves his head from side to side. I can't convince him to see a Dr. Please advise. Lawrence.
As much as we'd like to help, you already know the answer. Your friend needs to see a doctor. Unexplained head pain should always be investigated and diagnosed. Statistically, it's unlikely to be dangerous, but you never know. The only person who can definitively tell him what these pains are is a doctor who can review his medical history and family medical history, discuss his symptoms with him, and examine him - in person.
One possibility is ice pick headaches, which last for just seconds. You can find information about them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . Nobody can diagnose via the Internet, so we can...
For the past 3 months i have been getting weird sensations in my head. Like my head is freezing. Also i get sharp stabbing pains on both sides of my head and at the back of my head. Then also pressure on temples and the front section of head with my nose bone paining and my cheekbones. I have no nausea or vomiting. I am very concerned. Please help, Wendy.
We'd love to help, but as much as we'd like to help and answer your question, nobody can diagnose and answer questions such as yours online. The only person who can safely answer your question is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination.
Unexplained symptoms such as those you're experiencing should always be checked out. Please see your doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Back pain - nonspecific
Low back pain
Pain in any part of the back
Pain may radiate to the buttocks or upper leg(s)
Signs and tests
A physical examination focused on the back, the abdomen, and the extremities may confirm back pain or muscle spasm , but the examination does not reveal a specific cause (such as a herniated disk) or any neurological problem (such as weakness or change in sensation).
X-rays of the spine are usually normal. Further work-up may include a CT scan or MRI of the spine .
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