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What Causes Recurrent Pulsating Pain From Temple To The Nape Of The Neck?

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Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2016
Question: Have reoccurring pain from my temple to lower back of my head. It is like pulsimg
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please tell the associated details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

If you would have presented to me as an outpatient,with this complaint,I would have asked the following additional clinical details;
1)Since when you are having this pain?
2)What is the frequency-once a week,once a month,everyday--like that?or is it a constant pain?
3)Is it associated with nausea,photophobia or phonophobia?Is it associated with stress?
4)What are the factors which aggravates it and which improve it?
5)Any history of vision abnormalities?

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with above details so that I can answer this well.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (6 minutes later)
It started last night. On and off all day. So far nothing seems to help but nothing makes it better or worse. No nausea no other symptoms. Have had normal vision issues

I had cataract syrgery
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
What is the duration of 'off' and 'on' periods?

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up and providing further details.

You said it keeps on and off throughout the day-What is the duration for which remain off and the duration for which it remain off?Is it completely normal,during the off period?

If you have to grade the severity of headache-what would you say it-mild,moderate or severe?

Does sounds or bright light makes it worse?

When did you have cataract surgery?

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (6 minutes later)
Occurs every few minutes pain is moderate but only lasts a few seconds. Had cataract surgery 4 years ago. Pain gets worse if I lay down. Light doesn't seem to matter. If I massage it feels better
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Tension type headache/Mental relaxation exercise/Rest/Observation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up and providing further details.

Cataract surgery is not related to this. This appears to be Tension type headache, for now. Please do mental relaxation like meditation and take adequate rest.Meanwhile, an analgesic for headache can be taken.I hope that your headache will improve soon.If it persists for more than a day.Please get yourself examined by a physician.

Hope it helps.If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up else please close the thread,rate it and write a review.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Recurrent Pulsating Pain From Temple To The Nape Of The Neck?

Brief Answer: Please tell the associated details. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. If you would have presented to me as an outpatient,with this complaint,I would have asked the following additional clinical details; 1)Since when you are having this pain? 2)What is the frequency-once a week,once a month,everyday--like that?or is it a constant pain? 3)Is it associated with nausea,photophobia or phonophobia?Is it associated with stress? 4)What are the factors which aggravates it and which improve it? 5)Any history of vision abnormalities? I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with above details so that I can answer this well. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)