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Dizziness and head pain

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I have a tender spot on the middle top of my head that has become noticeable over the last several weeks. Recently my touching of the spot causes headaches, dizzines and numbness in upper body. I have to get up and take some deep breaths to get rid of the feeling. Its quite alarming.

History:
I took quite a hit in that area when I worked on a ship 20 years ago. I was walking at a brisk pace looking at the deck because it was slippery and walked into metal beam hitting the middle top of my head. It almost knocked me out but didn't.

Question:
This worries me because I am starting to get dizziness just thinking about the tender spot. Is this a potentially serious condition that I should see a physician about?


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replied January 18th, 2007
Neurological Disorders Answer A2131
If a simple touch on an area of the skin of the head causes you such symptoms (“headaches, dizziness and numbness in upper body”) then it seems likely that you are experiencing some sort of anxiety rather than a neurological disorder. It doesn’t seem likely that a head injury 20 years ago can cause such symptoms. Nonetheless, you may consult your primary health provider and a neurologist , if necessary.
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