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sudden headaches

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 1, 2006
  • 02:54 PM

Hello,
I suffer from sudden headaches on a frequent basis. They first began when I resumed a workout routine. I workout 4 days a week and the headaches began only during strenuous lifts. Now they are regular and occur whenever there is a sudden movement of my head and neck. My personal physician says that it is only a muscle strain in my neck. Is this true? I question it because I don't have to lift weights for this to happen. For instance, I tried to take it a little light and do some push-ups instead of heavy weights and it still happens. Please help!!

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  • Hello,I suffer from sudden headaches on a frequent basis. They first began when I resumed a workout routine. I workout 4 days a week and the headaches began only during strenuous lifts. Now they are regular and occur whenever there is a sudden movement of my head and neck. My personal physician says that it is only a muscle strain in my neck. Is this true? I question it because I don't have to lift weights for this to happen. For instance, I tried to take it a little light and do some push-ups instead of heavy weights and it still happens. Please help!!Have you had any luck identifying this?I have the same exact symptoms that started while lifting weights
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 08:45 PM
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  • Have you had any luck identifying this?I have the same exact symptoms that started while lifting weightsPossibly it's occipital neuralgia--especially if the headaches are mainly in the back of the head. It is essentially an aggravated injury to nerves in the head and neck. Lifting weights can trigger this; some think bad posture (exercising with head down and forward) can increase the likelihood of a problem. Once the symptoms are is triggered, they can in many cases go on indefinitely until the inflamed nerves finally heal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 09:03 PM
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