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A 16-year-old female asked:

For the last 2 days every time i move my head lower then shoulder height i get a sharp pain at the base of my skull and when i stand up i get a headache. once i have the headache and i drop my head to below shoulder height i get the stabbing pain and the

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Dr. Merrill Reuter
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Worth a check: may need X-ray to check for instability in your neck area.

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