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my husband is getting alot of pain in the back of his neck that goes up to the back of his skull he says at times he feels like passing out. these occur almost anytime like after sex, stress, and showers. could you please shed alittle light our way .

By Anonymous October 11, 2011 - 1:24am
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he has had several head injuries due to horse and work related injuries, knocked out on more than twice of these. ct scans show no spots of any kind, mri's came back clean also. i am at a loss as what to do. he drinks mt dews, maybe 12 pack in a week and coffee maybe once or twice a week. sometimes he gets these even sitting, says that at times his sinuses act up and he gets sick( like sick headaches) he takes excedrim tension headache pills and they help sometimes, i will make him a appiontment but it will be next week before he can be seen any help would be appreciate thank you his birthday is dec, 20, 1963 , weighs 220, is 5' 9" , has a cleft platae, yes to childhood asthma, and yes to sinus drainage, not prone to colds, he does have alot of sinus problems

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and Welcome!

Neck injuries can cause this pain that radiates from the neck to the back of his skull. I know he has been through CT's and MRI's but have they addressed his neck? Based on his history, the most appropriate person to make any determinations is his doctor.

When someone suffers from headaches like that, it is best if they cut back on the amount of caffeine consumed--a 12 pack of mountain dew plus some coffee is a lot of caffeine to be consuming. He can start by eliminating the coffee since it seems like he only drinks it a couple of times a week, then cut down on the amount of mountain dew drinks. See if this helps but definitely keep us posted after his doctor's appointment.



October 11, 2011 - 6:17am
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