Experiencing Sharp Pain Headache? Dr Winnie Lim Khoo, Headache Specialist

Sharp pain in head is one of the most common of all medical complaints. They may indicate a range of benign or life-threatening health conditions. It could be due to something simple and more common such as stress, inflammation and migraines or it could be due to something serious such as hypertension and brain tumor. Be sure to consult your Headache Specialist or Neurologist immediately if severe headaches are accompanied by weakness, fever, vomiting or vision changes.

Many conditions can cause pain specifically on the left side of the head or behind the head. Other accompanying symptoms usually help identify the cause of sharp pain in head, but further professional diagnosis is usually required for all types of headaches. A headache can sometimes be a symptom of something serious, like a strong, encephalitis or meningitis. You should go to a hospital emergency room if sharp pains in head are accompanied by high fever, stiff neck, numbness, disorientation, vomiting, and nausea.