Pressure like headaches for a year and a half

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Nicoletr77
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   Posted 3/8/2015 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello! I have been suffering from headaches for almost a year and a half. I've had scans, been to a neurologist and neurosurgeon, primary care doctor and chiropractor but still no answers. The headaches first started without any reason at all. When I do get them they last for less than a minute. It is a pressure feeling that starts in the back of my head and makes it's way to the sides of my temples and forehead. I get them, for the most part, when I bend over too many times or get out of bed in the morning. As for the number of times a day that I get them, it varies. I am so confused! I don't have any signs of a sinus infection (I can't imagine I would have one for over a year) and I do not grind my teeth (I do not think I have TMJ). I have searched online but I can't seem to find anyone with the same symptoms as me. I eat healthy, exercise, do not drink alcohol and I drink lots of water. I hope someone can help or relate! Thank you! confused

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/8/2015 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
How long did you go to the chiropractor?

I have nerve damage on 5th cranial nerve near the back of head. I saw a Chiropractor with a neurological backround for about 3 years.

I had great reflief for years untill the damage became unreparable.

It just sounds like the issue could be in your neck, when you bend over pressure or the angle of your neck could be causing the pain.

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Nicoletr77
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   Posted 3/8/2015 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Trina,

Thank you for your response! I should have mentioned, I only went about 5 times for adjustments. I stopped because it was the end of the year and I had to wait for insurance to kick in again. Nerve damage could be a possibility! Do you think someone can get nerve damage in the cervical area without knowing it when it happens?

Thank you,
Nicole

Twistedmentality
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   Posted 3/10/2015 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i get a similar headache. mine last for seconds and happens when i bend over or move my head to fast.

like you i have had scans and seen 4 different doctors and yet i still do not have an answer.

Nicoletr77
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   Posted 3/10/2015 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your response! How long have your headaches been happening for? What do they feel like?
Thank you!

Twistedmentality
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   Posted 3/10/2015 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i have had migraines since my twenties. im now 41. as far as the new pain i started getting that in october. it feels like a dull pain that last seconds. sometimes its a little more intense. it feels like a ice cream headache.

Nicoletr77
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   Posted 3/10/2015 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, that's what mine feels like somewhat. I refer to it as pressure around my brain. Please let me know if you receive any information about your headaches! I'll do the same!

Twistedmentality
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   Posted 3/10/2015 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
i just brought my original post back to the top in this forum if you want to check it out.

Loring
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   Posted 3/11/2015 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thought I'd take a glance at this forum today. I am usually on the Fibromyalgia forum.

I have had headaches for 13 years. I have had CT scans, 2 head MRIs, 3 x-rays of my cervical spine, one MRI of my neck, a full body bone scan and other tests when needed.

For me the headaches are more of a cervicogenic headache. The pain begins at the base of my skull, moves up the back of my head and causes pain on both sides of the top and back of my head. Sometimes it moves into my forehead. They first started while I was at work. I was looking down reading and all of a sudden I felt pressure in my head. The pain became chronic in time.

Headaches began first and neck pain was second. My first neck x-ray caused a spiral downward within a week. I could tell that I could not drive, could not move my head with any ease. I ended up hitting nerves. That first x-ray showed my Doctors something that might be causing the headaches. I had Osteoarthritis in my neck.

I have not had any surgery. Have read accounts in chronic pain of people who have had surgery and also read what pain meds they take.

I am being seen by a Headache and Pain Relief Doctor. He is doing nerve blocks. I am in Canada.

Loring

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