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Burleson, TX
A female asked:

Extreme and sudden pain on the base of my skull on the left side. pain goes away for an hour after i wake up and then builds back through the day?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Occipital neuralgia: Suspect the neck is primary cause of your symptoms. a better pillow can help at night.,choose one that offers support is varied,positions. See your doc for a cervical spine x Ray evaluations degenerative changes. PT can help,strengthen cervical muscles after the evaluation. Occipital nerves at the base of the skull come out between cervical spines.
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