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What are symptoms of high-pressure headaches?

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They can include:

  • Migraine-like or throbbing pain that's often worse in the morning
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches that get worse with coughing, sneezing, or exertion
  • Severe headaches that last for a long time
  • Changes in vision or a ringing in the ears

SOURCES:

The Migraine Trust: “Headache.”

Mayo Clinic: “Headache.”

American Migraine Foundation: “What to Know About Low-Pressure Headaches.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.”

Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports: "Spontaneous intracranial hypotension."

Spinal CSF Leak Foundation.

National Eye Institute: “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”

American Migraine Foundation: “The Low Down on High-Pressure Headache.”

Neurosurgery : "Trigeminal Neuralgia in a Patient with a Dural Arteriovenous Fistula in Meckel's Cave: Case Report."

Current Treatment Options in Neurology: " Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri): Recognition, Treatment, and Ongoing Management."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Lumbar Puncture."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 11, 2018

SOURCES:

The Migraine Trust: “Headache.”

Mayo Clinic: “Headache.”

American Migraine Foundation: “What to Know About Low-Pressure Headaches.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.”

Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports: "Spontaneous intracranial hypotension."

Spinal CSF Leak Foundation.

National Eye Institute: “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”

American Migraine Foundation: “The Low Down on High-Pressure Headache.”

Neurosurgery : "Trigeminal Neuralgia in a Patient with a Dural Arteriovenous Fistula in Meckel's Cave: Case Report."

Current Treatment Options in Neurology: " Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri): Recognition, Treatment, and Ongoing Management."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Lumbar Puncture."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 11, 2018

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