Recently, I’ve been experiencing a sudden pain that starts from my head and travels to the neck, and it doesn’t stop till I pop some painkiller. Is it a normal headache or a sign of migraine? Ravina Nair, Kerala
You have not mentioned whether that pain is behind or the front of the head travelling down to the neck. I assume it is behind in which case it seems to be related to cervical spondylitis. Please get an X-ray of the cervical spine and see an orthopedic specialist who may advise some exercises for the neck. It does not look like a migraine. We need a better description about the location and character of the pain to confirm the problem.
Dr P P Ashok, Consultant Neurologist