What Causes Pressure on Top of Head, Dizziness, Nausea with Sore Neck and Shoulders?

Headaches are caused by a variety of factors ranging from excessive sound and light to dehydration and an unbalanced diet. A throbbing felt in the temples, pain that is experienced with rapid eye movement and sensitivity to light and sound are the most common symptoms of a headache. Because of this excessive pressure on the temples, the feeling of nausea arises. A soreness felt in the neck and shoulders is another possible cause for headaches. Though headaches are limited to being primary in most cases, they can be suggestive of secondary problems of neurological nature.

Overworking, mental stress, hypertension and fatigue are some of the main causes of headaches, and keeping the body stress free will prove beneficial in overcoming headaches. Hunger is also known to cause headaches, and it is therefore advised that all meals be taken regularly. In most cases, headaches do not require urgency of medical attention, and can be taken care of by over the counter prescriptions, such as paracetamol or aspirin. An overdose of any of these medications, however, can lead to serious complications, such as liver damage. In the case of recurring headaches, it is advised that a record be maintained of the occurrence and symptoms associated with the headaches, as well as the factors that cause any aggravation. Visiting a doctor is also recommended to ascertain the cause of these persistent headaches.

Massaging the head lightly with the tips of the fingers is a way of relaxation, thereby reducing the effect of the headache. Headaches caused by excessive gas formed in the body can be taken care of by drinking a mixture of a fresh lime squeezed in a glass of warm water. This not only reduces the headache, but also cuts out gas that has been formed. A paste of salt crystals and clove, added to milk help in reducing the intensity of headaches because of the hygroscopic nature of salt, which absorbs excess fluids from the head that apply pressure on the temples. Eucalyptus oil has excellent medicinal properties, and when applied on the head, neck and shoulders, will reduce soreness and headaches caused by stress. The scent of the eucalyptus oil is very refreshing and will take care of the nauseous feeling as well. Avoid fatty and deep fried junk foods as they aggravate headaches and nausea. Lack of sleep is associated with the occurrence of headaches, and getting enough rest has always been advised, as this is the only time when the body can repair the worn out tissues.

answered by G M

The symptoms that you are facing seem to indicate a few problems and seem to point out to some kind of traumatic injury that you suffered. Headaches, dizziness, and nausea could indicate a problem with your blood pressure, your spinal column, and even pressure to the brain from cerebrospinal fluid. Since you also mentioned that you are facing problems with a sore neck and shoulders, this could be a simple problem of posture. An extrapolation of symptoms could possibly also indicate a spinal herniation of the thoracic or cervical sections of the spine. Whatever the possible causes are, you need to consult a doctor immediately and get some MRI scans done on your spinal cord, as there is a possible build up of pressure also occurring.

Normally, dizziness and nausea are some of the symptoms of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the cranial cavity or an increase in brain volume after trauma. They are also some of the symptoms that you experience due to drop in blood pressure. However, since you are feeling a pressure-like feeling in the brain, there is a good possibility that you are experiencing a problem of high intercranial pressure. The human brain is housed in the head under several layers of protective material and is finally connected to the spine at the brain stem. The brain itself floats in cerebrospinal fluid, a fluid that fills the spine and the area surrounding the brain. The volume of the fluid is usually fixed and if there is a change in the pressure of the brain due to an injury that causes swelling, the intercranial pressure increases. If this is not stopped immediately, then the condition could even prove fatal. Sometimes injury that causes an increase in the pressure in the cranium could have happened a long while ago and the build up of blood could end up manifesting itself very recently.

Considering all these factors, it is important to go and see a doctor as soon as possible. The chances of the pain in your shoulders and back being connected to the current dizziness are unlikely; however, this can only be confirmed by a specialist. There are no drugs that you should take between now and when you meet the doctor even for pain. What you should do in the meantime is maintain upright posture and be extremely careful when you get up, sit or lie down as the blood pressure changes rapidly when you do this and also the pressure to the brain increases with the lateral posture.

answered by G M

Headaches can be symptomatic of a vast variety of problems. They may appear due to lifestyle, other medical problems, or, in rare cases, due to serious life-threatening conditions. If a headache persists for more than a week, it is always better to get medical advice about it. Typically, headaches being accompanied with a sore neck and shoulders are common. Some common problems that cause headaches are allergies, eyestrain, bright lights, loud noises, hangover, stress, anxiety, nutritional deficiency, lack of proper food and sleep, toxins that remain because the body is unable to flush them out, dehydration, low blood sugar and sinusitis.

The simplest solution for a headache is rest and sleep in a calm environment. Drink lots of water, avoid fried and spicy food, and try to eat as much of high fibre greens as you can. A moderate amount of exercise also helps to release "happy hormones" known as endorphins that aid in reducing any kind of ache or pain, and it also improves circulation. Persistent headaches are also caused by high blood pressure, migraines and severe tension. These problems are best solved with medical assistance, since ignoring them could lead to severe complications. Severe and frequent headaches may be linked with meningitis, high blood pressure, strokes or even brain tumors, though these are rare causes.

answered by G M

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