A 50-year-old female asked:
have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. tilting head back i can feel the surge go back down to neck.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Susan Arnoult answered
24 years experience Family Medicine
Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinched or irritated. Try NSAIDs and if it doesn't get better, see your doctor.
Answered on May 25, 2018
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