, my head has been hurting 2 times, my back is stiff, it’s stiff, but it hurts every 4 o’clock in the morning … Why is that?
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Pain and stiffness that feels dominant in the back of the head can be part of the symptoms of tension headache (tension type headache, TTH). This TTH is part of the primary headache, which appears with moderate to severe intensity, like being tightly bound to the head. Discomfort caused by TTH mainly appears on the back of the head, although it can also spread to other parts of the head, neck and shoulders. The exact cause of TTH is not yet known. However, many experts suspect this condition occurs due to severe emotional fluctuations that cause muscle contractions around the head. Excessive sensitivity to pain can also trigger TTH.
In addition to TTH, complaints on the back of your head that you feel may also arise due to other causes, for example neck nerve nerves, hypercholesterolemia, migraines, hypertension, head injuries, brain tumors, torticollis, meningitis, muscle cramps, psychic disorders, viral or bacterial infections, etc.
If the complaints are often repeated to disrupt your activities, you should immediately consult a doctor or neurologist. Treatment as to what the doctor will give later can vary depending on the diagnosis established. In the meantime, you can first resolve your complaint by taking the drug paracetamol first. Do not forget, warm compress your back of the head that is painful and stiff, do not be carelessly sorted. In addition, multiply also rest, regular exercise every day, control your stress and emotions well, eat and drink healthy, and stay away from alcohol and drugs so that complaints do not keep repeating.
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