Women: have strange version of CH ? maybe it;'s SPONDYLOGETIC HEADACHE

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Posted by gary g ( on November 07, 1999 at 12:42:52:

There have been a lot of women having problems, looking for help here, whose ailment just doesn''t sound "right" for CH, whether they've had a diagnosis or not.
Someone recently wrote they'd been havoing a CH attack for several days.......NOT!!!

Now - don't waste your time screaming that women DO get CH. Of course they do. Go back & read that para. again. It says a lot of women - not all.
Also read the nearby post on WHY WE CARE if you have CH or not.

This comes directly from two clinical headache websites.

As we all get older, our joints undergo a slow degenerative process. This process begins unfortunately already at twenty or twenty-five years. Usually characteristic changes can be seen on X-rays. They don't necessarily mean pain but they can become related to such.
If joints in the vertebral column cause pain these may irradiate from the neck to the head into referring zones which can be located as far away as the temples. Such pains can also occur only on one side. So called spondylogenic headache can mix up with migraine or other disorders of the brain function, mostly vascular.
A rare form of chronic unilateral temporal headache similar to chronic cluster headache but occurring mostly with females is probably of spondylogetic origin. It responds specifically to non steroid antirheumaticals, especially Indomethacine

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