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Pain Management

Sharp Pain - Back of Head

03/19/2007

Question:

In the last couple of days I have been experiencing a sharp (localized to a fairly small area) pain in the back of my head top right side. It doesn't hurt a lot and it goes away very quickly (moments). I've never experienced headaches like this. I just wondered if I should be going in to see a doctor. If so, what specialty?

Answer:

If the pain persists, it may be a good idea to see a neurologist.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University