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Headaches back of the head?

By Anonymous October 29, 2012 - 6:01pm
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When I sit on the couch at night I get headaches at the back of my head. Sometimes I get these same headaches when I lay down. They are sometimes in the middle sometimes right side of the back of my head where your head meets your neck (where there is a crease inward). What usually causes these types of headaches? Thanks

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Hi hickes,

Although most headaches prove a temporary nuisance, some are more concerning and disruptive. Occipital headache pain, located over the back of the head, can arise from a variety of causes. Nerve, muscle, blood vessel and bone abnormalities are among the common causes of occipital headaches. Determining the underlying cause of an occipital headache is the essential first step in treating this condition.

Please consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis.



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