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Is severe headache on the right side a cause for concern?

My wife is suffering with severe Headache continues daily on right side of the Head , which prolongs to the right of the neck and right of the shoulder this is vise versa also . She has no stress in the family life and a happy housewife . Now a days she is unable to do anything in the house like minimum works in kitchen or drying of clothes or removing of the same also is triggering the Headache .
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hi,

Your wife has unfortunately likely developed chronic daily headaches if her condition has been afoot for at least 3 consecutive months and you are certain there are no other causes for her headaches.

For example, have they recommended cervical plains films or even CT scan to look for evidence of degenerative arthritic disease which can often cause headaches which appear to be migraine like but are actually radiating upward from the affected side of the spinal column through the neck and into the head? Perhaps, there is a pinched nerve in the neck cause cervical radiculopathy.

This may be seen better with an MRI study. And there are other causes for her headaches that could be investigated.

My recommendation is that you speak to your primary about getting an appointment or referral to see a neurologist who is also a headache specialist. She will undoubtedly benefit from such a doctor's fresh look at the problem to get her on the right track and find other potential things that could cause headaches otherwise, overlooked by her primary or others to this point.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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