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    What kind of head ache is this?
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    maotto posted:
    For several years, I've been getting very short, sharp pains at the back of my head, lasting 1-10 seconds only that come on after:
    -bending over
    -yelling loud
    -coughing
    -blowing nose
    things like that...
    Ive had an mri, nothing odd shows up. my doc wanted to give me pain med, but the pain goes away 100% in about 10 seconds, so meds will not help.
    anyone else get these? what is the actual diagnosis? any meds/procedures to help or prevent the onset? i get 5-10 per day and while they dont last long, each is about a 9 out of 10 on the pain scale.
     
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    nyheadache responded:
    It could be related to neck muscle spasm. Try isometric neck exercise - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GMxmOYR69E
    As far as medications, long-acting prescription NSAIDs, beta blockers, gabapentin and other can help, but first it is worth trying supplements, such as magnesium, CoQ10, Boswellia, and other.
    Migralex doc


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