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A 29-year-old female asked:

Everytime i get a bad headach i get a small lump that raises up in the, back of my head. when the headach gone, the lump disappears. 3-4x weekly. help!?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Headache; lump: Many headaches are due to tension/stress, which can manifest as muscles spasm, especially of the neck & shoulder muscles. The lump/knot u feel may just be a "knotted" muscle. Moist heat, an NSAID (advil/motrin/ aleve/etc), & muscle stretching can help relieve the muscle spasm. Therapeutic massage of the neck helps, too. If not better, see fp for evaluation.
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