Headache and Weakness

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Headaches, also known as cephalgia, are classified as pain located in the head or neck region. Weakness refers to lack of muscle strength, dizziness, fatigue or a general feeling of uneasiness. It is fairly common for these two symptoms to be present at the same time.


Headache and weakness can be caused by stress, injury, common illness, medical conditions and stimulant use or withdrawal.

A headache might feel like pressure, hammering or throbbing in the brain, but in fact, the brain has no pain receptors. The pain actually occurs in the area surrounding the brain. Headaches can be located inside the skull, in the blood vessels or in the cranial nerves. Headaches can also be located outside the skull, in the muscles, nerves or sinuses. Some headaches, such as migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches, also include weakness as a symptom.

Weakness can be divided into two categories, true weakness and perceived weakness. True weakness is caused primarily by skeletal muscle diseases, in which the muscles are physically weakened. The more commonly used Description of weakness is perceived weakness. This is when more effort is needed to use the muscles, but the actual muscle strength is normal. Flu weakness is an example of perceived weakness; it is caused by a condition affecting the exertion of energy rather than by the actual strength of the muscle.