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Headaches B

Headaches

CharacteristicHeadache
Site: Generally Unilateral Migraine
Site: Occipital & Vertex Hypertension
Site: Unilateral Orbital & Temporal Cluster AKA Histamine
Site: Band-like Tension
Site: Unilateral Temporal Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell)
Site: Occipital & Upper Cervical Cervicogenic AKA Vertebrogenic
Site: Changes with body position Sinus & Tumor
Site: Basilar area Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Site: TMJ TMJ
Age: Over 50 Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell)
Characteristics: Ptosis, miosis, red eye, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches occur closely together Cluster AKA Histamine
Characteristics: Progressively worse Tumor
Characteristics: Onset morning & evening Tumor
Characteristics: Worse in the morning Sinus & Tumor
Characteristics: Slow bleed following trauma with symptoms evident days-weeks post injury Subdural Hematoma
Characteristics: Abrupt onset Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Characteristics: "Worse headache ever" Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Characteristics: Fever, nuchal rigidity Meningeal
Characteristics: Pressure Tension
Characteristics: Photophobia, phonophobia Migraine
Characteristics: Pregnancy Migraine
Characteristics: Familial Migraine
Characteristics: Associated with Polymyalgia Rheumatica Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell)
Characteristics: Neck pain referred to head Cervicogenic AKA Vertebrogenic
Characteristics: Decreased ROM in upper cervical & occiput Cervicogenic AKA Vertebrogenic
Characteristics: Made worse with certain neck movements Cervicogenic AKA Vertebrogenic
Characteristics: Clicking when opening and closing mouth TMJ
Characteristics: Pain worse when bending forward Sinus & Tumor
Characteristics: Nasal discharge Cluster & Sinus
Provoked by: Smoking & Alcohol Cluster AKA Histamine
Provoked by: Bright lights, chocolate, cheese, red wine, cured meats, menstrual cycle Migraine
Provoked by: Tumor growth Tumor
Provoked by: Skipping meals Hypoglycemic
Provoked by: Tension, stress, work, fatigue Tension
Provoked by: Trauma Subdural Hematoma & Post Concussive
Provoked by: Hypertension Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Provoked by: Flexion of head Meningeal
Provoked by: Head movement Cervicogenic AKA Vertebrogenic
Provoked by: Chronic sinusitis Sinus
Lab/Test: Biopsy Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell)
Lab/Test: Flexion / Extension Views Cervicogenic AKA Vertebrogenic
Lab/Test: Brudzinski, Kernig, CSF tap Meningeal
Lab/Test: Send to ER Subdural Hematoma & Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Characteristics: Tender scalp, jaw pain while eating Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell)
Characteristics: Throbbing in temple area Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell)
Age/Sex: Middle aged male Cluster AKA Histamine
Characteristics: Coughing, sneezing and straining at stool can make it worse Tumor
Created by: chiro83709