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When should I see a doctor about my headache with neck pain?

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Call your doctor if the pain:

  • Is severe
  • Gets worse with time
  • Involves personality or mood changes
  • Is paired with a fever
  • Comes with confusion or memory problems
  • Also makes you feel sluggish
  • Involves jaw pain, vision problems, and a sore scalp

SOURCES:

Harvard Men’s Healthwatch: “Headache: When to worry, what to do.”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Headaches: In Depth.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tension Headache.”

National Headache Foundation: “Physical Therapy for Headache.”

Berkshire Healthcare: “Cervicogenic Headaches.”

National Headache Foundation: “The Complete Headache Chart.”

National Health Service: “Headaches.”

Michigan Medicine: “Progressive Muscle Relaxation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Guided Imagery.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Harvard Men’s Healthwatch: “Headache: When to worry, what to do.”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Headaches: In Depth.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tension Headache.”

National Headache Foundation: “Physical Therapy for Headache.”

Berkshire Healthcare: “Cervicogenic Headaches.”

National Headache Foundation: “The Complete Headache Chart.”

National Health Service: “Headaches.”

Michigan Medicine: “Progressive Muscle Relaxation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Guided Imagery.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 20, 2019

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