Can One Head Tilt Cause A Migraine?

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Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old woman r nDoc, I want to ask, I happen to be left with a slight head in the back. But often it is often in the peyang section or if it is less fit can make me migraine r n Is the peyang head really for migraines? Is that normal? R nPlease enlighten me. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Dara,

Thank you for asking

Peyang (plagiocephaly) usually occurs due to abnormal position in the uterus or excessive emphasis on one side of the head, for example when too often sleeping on your left side when the crown is not yet closed. It could also, the head becomes peyang due to other causes, for example:

Craniosynostosis (crown closure too early)
Torticollis (dystonia of neck muscles)
Head injuries, for example, cause skull fractures
Hydrocephalus (buildup of cerebrospinal fluid)
Tumors around the head, and so on

Frequently, a headache is not a dangerous condition, and is not as related to headaches as you are concerned. However, it is not impossible, various causes of peyang as mentioned above that trigger your headaches.

In addition, headaches can also occur due to other causes, such as hormonal changes (in women for example when menstruating or using hormonal contraception), consumption of certain foods or drinks (for example those containing a lot of salt, flavorings, caffeine), mental stress, sleep patterns irregularity, fatigue, hypertension, viral or bacterial infections, drug side effects, and so on.

If the headaches that you experience are quite disturbing and often recur, you should check yourself directly to a doctor or a neurologist. Through a thorough examination, doctors generally can identify possible dangerous conditions, then provide appropriate treatment. It could also, the doctor recommends that you undergo blood tests, x-rays, CT scans, or other supporting tests if it deems necessary.

At this time, you should first take the following steps:

Take pain relievers, for example paracetamol
Do not consume other drugs carelessly (except on doctor's prescription)
Sleep early, don't stay up late
Eat regularly
Diligent in exercising
Avoid foods and drinks that trigger headaches (as mentioned above)
Don't smoke or consume alcohol

Hope this helps ...

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