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By Maria Elena Fernandez and Phil Helsel

For seven years, Dick Van Dyke has suffered head-pounding headaches that left him unable to sleep and chronically fatigued. Whenever the 87-year-old actor would lie down, his head would "bang."

On Thursday, the 87-year-old actor turned to Twitter to reveal that he finally figured out what the problem is: his titanium dental implants were causing the excruciating pain.


The beloved TV and movie star had tweeted about his problem in the past, and had asked his followers for help in diagnosing what he referred to as his "yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder." All of his medical tests showed him to be in perfect health, he had said.

The condition had caused him to cancel public appearances. He has not explained how he solved the troublesome mystery.

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Dick Van Dyke

From his long-running TV comedy to his starring film roles, the veteran entertainer has done it all.