• Jmost Jmost
    December 23, 2010
    What would cause intermittent, sharp, throbbing pain on the right, upper, back portion of a person's head?
    Jmost Jmost
    December 23, 2010

    My husband gets an infrequent, excruciating sharp, stabbing, throbbing pain on the right, upper, back portion of his head (brain). It lasts from 5 to 20 seconds. He's had maybe a few or so in the last year. It's been happening for about five years. What could it be?



  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    December 26, 2010
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    December 26, 2010



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    From your description, these could be ice pick headaches. You can find some information about that type of headache in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics.


    That said, nobody can diagnose via the Internet, and unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please encourage him to see his doctor about these pains so that he can be properly diagnosed and be sure that it's nothing serious?


    Welcome again,




  • jujuhappybee December 29, 2010
    December 29, 2010

    They sound like Ice Pick head aches. Go see a migraine specialist. He may prescribe Indocine. It's like key to a lock. If that does not work I don't know what to tell you. I have Ice picks! Ughhhh!

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