• annrose777 annrose777
    September 09, 2009
    Neck pain radiating to the side of head?
    annrose777 annrose777
    September 09, 2009

    I have pain in the back of my head and in the back of my neck.  I also have terrible sudden sharp pain in the left side of my head. Does anyone know what this could be?

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    September 15, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    September 15, 2009

    annrose777,

     If you are asking for a diagnosis, only a qualified doctor can give you one. We can give you information and support, how does that sound?

     It is important to have the correct diagnosis so you can have the right treatment plan. This simplifies matters and make it easier for people to get information and treatment, doctors usually go by the gold standard for diagnosis, the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II). You can read more about the importance of a correct diagnosis in The Type of Migraine Does Matter, for starters.

    Do you keep a Migraine diary? This is a good idea to see what may or may not be triggering an attack, what medications may be working and so on? You can find this information on this page: Migraine triggers.

    Here are some other links you might enjoy reading:

    What Things NOT to Say to a Person with Migraines 

    Debunking Migraine Myths

    Good luck

    Nancy


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