The COVID-19 pandemic created a panic among many of us. Of course, nobody is absolutely safe from contracting the virus. Although we often associate the disease with symptoms affecting the lungs, another symptom is reportedly headaches. This is why now more than ever, it’s understandable to be concerned if your head has suddenly started to experience ‘strange’ feelings and pain.
In this blog post, your specialist for pain management in Aventura shares the possible causes of the pain in your head. More importantly, we’ll discuss whether your symptoms should be a cause for concern.
When we talk about strange sensations in the head, each of us might refer to different experiences. Often, people describe the sensation as ‘strange’ because it’s not exactly painful or comparable to the typical types of headaches that most of us are familiar with.
Among the weird head sensations might experience include:
If you feel any of these or anything similar, know that you are not alone. Many people also complain and wonder about these strange sensations. Now, what could they mean and when is it time for you to be alarmed?
Because we are surrounded by COVID-19 24/7 in the media, it is natural to think that your symptoms may be related to that. However, before jumping to conclusions, you should first consider that your symptoms may in fact be the result of other unrelated conditions, which we will now outline below:
Many patients who seek our pain management doctors and complain about headaches report that their symptoms include feelings of head pressure and tightness. The severity and duration of these sensations vary from one person to another. Furthermore, some patients feel pressure all over their head while to others, it is restricted to certain parts such as the temples, forehead, or either side of the head.
The causes of head pressure can vary based on where it is felt:
Head pressure has various potential causes, but the most common stem from tension and sinus headaches.
The conditions listed above are among the most common causes of pressure in the head, but there are also other problems to look out for. These include:
Indeed, some of these are serious conditions, but there’s no need to panic. The first thing you should do is consult the right specialist. They will evaluate your symptoms and order tests before giving a diagnosis and recommending treatment.
If you are experiencing strange sensations in your head and you’re unsure where they’re coming from, it’s best that you see a pain management doctor. Our pain care specialists in Florida, Dr. Luis Escobar & Dr. Lucien Alexandre, have the qualifications and years of experience required in expert pain management. Providing professional interventional pain management at 3 convenient locations
Our pain specialists will work hard at determining and treating the source of your symptoms and pain.
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