A 59-year-old female asked:
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i have a muscle in the back of my head that hurts when i cough or move my head and comb my hair. could this be the trigminial nerve?

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Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: There are several muscles in the back of your neck that support your head. Coughing or moving your head could apply pressure to these muscles causing pain if you have a painful joint or disk. Trigeminal nerve pain typically causes facial pain
Answered on Jun 12, 2017
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