A 28-year-old male asked:
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The back of my head only hurts not serious when i touch it or rest for the night with a pillow any ideas why and it just feels uncomfortable as well?

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Dr. Nathan Lilya
7 years experience in Family Medicine
Headache vs muscle: If it is a tender spot only, and not the whole back of your head, it is likely a pressure injury or some type of trauma (you smacked your head on the car getting in/out, for example). If it is the whole back of your head, it could be a tension headache. Go get a massage, ibuprofen, heat, etc. If it is really bothering you, you should go see your doctor for evaluation. Good luck!
Answered on Mar 12, 2014

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