back pain, headache

WHAT CAUSE BACK PAIN AND HEADACHE TO OCCUR AT THE SAME TIME?

Below is the list of conditions that can cause back pain and headache to occur at the same time:

(1) POOR POSTURE

Poor posture can put a strain on the muscles of your head and back. Maintaining poor posture over time can lead to the development of both headache and back pain.

(2) INJURY

Car accident, fall, or injury while playing sports, can cause headache and back pain to occur together.

(3) INFECTIONS

Meningitis and encephalitis often cause back pain and headache together. Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Encephalitis is an inflammation of brain tissue. Other symptoms that can occur during meningitis and encephalitis includes, but not limited to, flu-like symptoms, high fever, stiff neck, neck pain, photosensitivity to light.

(4) MIGRAINE

Intense, throbbing headache my lead to lower back pain.

(5) IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause symptoms like abdominal cramps, constipation and diarrhoea. IBS can also cause headache and back pain.

(6) BRAIN ANEURYSM

A brain aneurysm occurs when the walls of an artery in the brain become weakened and begin to bulge. If the aneurysm ruptures, it can be life-threatening. Symptoms can include, but not limited to, sudden severe headache, neck stiffness or neck pain, back pain, double vision. If you think someone has a brain aneurysm an ambulance has to be called and the person has to be taken to the nearest emergency department. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/headaches/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/back-pain/

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?

You need to see a doctor if your headache and back pain:

  • are severe,
  • does not get better with rest or home treatment,
  • returns or occurs more often than usual,
  • affects your normal day-to-day activity.

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