• Question: when you get a headache and you head starts to pound what causes your head to pound

    Asked by 552dagk23 to Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt, Shannon on 14 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I believe this is because of your blood vessels and muscles in your head and neck swelling or tightening

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I have just tried to look this up -and it seems it is still not very well understood. Alot of theories talk about some form of malfunction of the nerves in the brain, which cause an inflammation in blood vessels causing pain and “pounding”