Primary stabbing headache
(PSH), also known as ice pick headache or idiopathic stabbing headache
, is an alteration characterized by short duration transient stabbings that appear spontaneously, in the absence of an underlying organic pathology.
This situation can explain the stabbing headache
in the temporal region of the head and accompanying strike of lighting in our patient.
Although frightening to patients, stabbing headache
is quite benign, and responds well to indomethacin.
The "other" headaches: primary cough, exertion, sex, and primary stabbing headaches
. Curr Pain Headache Rep.
She discusses complementary and alternative therapies; primary types such as tension, cluster, and stabbing headaches
and migraines, and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and risk factors; headaches in women and children; life-threatening headaches; those associated with illnesses such inflammatory, noninfectious, and infectious diseases; future treatments; and coping strategies.
Sharp, stabbing headaches
caused by bending, coughing, laughing or sneezing could just be increasing blood pressure but, if they are frequent, severe or lengthy, they could point to problems such as brain tumours.