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Old 08-07-2003, 10:58 PM   #1
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Post Do locations of headaches signify problems?

I'm not particularly concerned about anything, but my friend (who says they're just migraines) gets headaches almost half the times that I go somewhere with him. He says they're always there but sometimes are just worse... Sometimes (although not often) I have to drive him home because they're so bad. He says they're pretty much only in the back of his head, and says he's been to two doctors who have both told him they're migraines (although no testing was done). I don't know much about migraines or any headaches in particular. I've just been wondering if headaches in the back of head above neck are normal, since my mom (who gets migraines too) gets hers near her temples and behind her eyes she says...and I don't think any headache I've ever had was in the back. He seems pretty comfortable dealing with them when they're not severe and doesn't seem concerned either that they could be something serious...so more for my curiosity than anything else, does the location of headaches mean anything?

 
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Any pain in the body signifies there's a problem. It could major, it could minor. I get headaches in different spots of my head but it's due to teethaches.
I have a friend who gets migraines and when she feels one coming on she has to take codeine. And I work with another who, in the past, has had to go to the emergency room because of his migraines and get some kind of shot. I don't get them, thank god, so I can't really symphathize, I can only imagine just from the headaches I get. Did the doctors give him any medication for these migraines? If not, what are they doing for him? If nothing, then he needs to find a doctor who will listen and care. And keep going to doctors til he finds one. Good luck!

 
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Sometimes headaches are caused by trigger points in muscles, usually neck muscles, and the location of the pain corresponds to which muscle using a trigger point chart.

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