Re: Pulsating headache
sorry about the headpain kevin, trust me, been there done that one to death for alot of very different reasons.
the one thing i would do here considering it is still there and nothing has actually changed for you is go back to your doc. talk with him or her and see about just possibly having what is called a contrasted MRI done on the upper c spine and your brain, just to fully check out any and all possible things that 'could' generate that type of headpain, esp where you are having it where the arteries simply pass from the upper c spine and into the brain at the base then kind of up the back of the brain/head? the contrast part of the MRI would really show the vascular parts of the brain really well. anything like a possible aneurysm or other strange abnormalities that anyone can simply be born with would also be looked for too with just vascular? then they would also be looking at the soft tissue structures both within the c spine and the brain as well. it would rule out alot of things as possibles and could actually find a very real solid reason for what you are feeling. where you describe your pain at has two major arteries(the left and right vertebrals) stemming from c 6 where they enter the actual spinal column then on up thru more towards the back, than front of the neck to join with another major vessel called the basilar artery. i personally had a smaller sized aneurysm that i did not even know i had(showed up on an MRA that ONLY looks at arteries) right off that basilar in the superior cerebellar artery. but i had no actual headpain. but everyone can present totally differently than others when it comes to just about anything in our bodies and conditions. i am not saying that you actually HAVE an annie, but it IS just one of many possibles that needs to be ruled out along with other stuff.
its just the 'sudden onset' nature of your particular headpain combined with the fact that it is simply NOT at all going away,and what was an elevated BP(that needs rechecking too) that calls out for much deeper testing in you. but DO go back to your doc given that this simply has NOT gone away. hopefully he will do the right testing here for you to FIND the real underlying reason. good luck and do please keep me posted. FB
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.
Last edited by feelbad; 07-29-2011 at 08:44 AM.