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Suffering from sharp pain in back of head

Hi a few days ago my boyfriend was coughing super hard and said he felt like something in his head popped. instantly he had a really bad pain in the lower back side of his head. we took him to the er and they did a cat scan, it came back normal then they did a lumbar puncture, it came back normal. they sent him home with some vicodin but the pain is still there really bad. i hate seeing him suffer. he doesnt have health insurance so he doesnt want to go to another ER. what could it be? we were thinking a pinched nerve? I doubt it though I don t think those could be this painful. He wakes up from his sleep it hurts that bad.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Feb 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

it is is normal for people sometimes in the reflex of coughing so much and what happens is  when they cough they lower their head and there is a jerking motion and bending forward puts more pressures on the back of the head causing the blood to flow harder in the veins that goes up the back of the head and can cause a lot of need to put some heat on the back of the head and neck to help this condtion get better

Answered: Sat, 13 Feb 2010
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