Pain may occur at the top of the head due to sinus headaches, tension headaches and migraines. A sinus headache is the result of congestion and inflammation of the sinuses, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. Causes of tension headaches include stress, poor posture, hunger and lack o
A person's head may hurt as the result of a primary headache syndrome or an underlying medical condition. Approximately 90 percent of all headaches are considered primary headaches, according to Cleveland Clinic. Secondary headaches are caused by a variety of conditions, some of which are life-threa
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are two classes of headaches caused by exertion: primary and secondary. Primary exercise headaches are usually harmless and, as of 2014, there is no known cause. However, secondary exercise headaches may be caused by a serious underlying illness and require immedi
Pain in the head and face may be related to either a cluster or sinus headache. Although migraine headaches can be severe, cluster headaches are considered much worse, according to Cleveland Clinic. Another cause for face and head pain is temporomandibular joint disorder.
Heart problems, including heart attacks, are a major cause of chest pain, according to WebMD. Cardiovascular disorders, such as coronary artery disease or dissection, pericarditis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and mitral valve prolapse, all cause pain in the area around the heart.
Most women experience painful periods when the womb's muscular wall contracts and presses against the blood vessels, which, in turn, restricts the flow of oxygen to the womb, causing pain that can spread to the back and thighs. Women in their 30s and 40s may experience pain because of different cond
Mild to severe ear pain is a common symptom of a middle ear infection, according to WebMD. Middle ear infections are often secondary to colds and are caused by excess fluid build-up behind the eardrum. Additional symptoms include popping or ringing in the ears, as well as a full sensation and balanc
According to WebMD, chronic muscle pain is likely caused by a condition known as myofascial pain syndrome, or MPS. Another possible cause is fibromyalgia, which is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. MPS is usually somewhat localized to specific trigger or tender points,
Pain in the left arm can be a sign of an impending heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic. A physical problem, such as tennis elbow, may also be the root cause of the pain.
According to the American Association of Endodontists, tooth pain can be a symptom of a wide variety of dental problems including decay, injury or infection. While mild sensitivity can be linked to receding gums and poses little harm, other dental pain can signify a more serious problem and requires