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A 33-year-old female asked:

Head at base of skull under the occipital bone, when pressed, there is pressure, tension and numbness in head. dizzy, disoriented. what can this be?

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 years experience
Several possibilitie: The differential includes greater occipital neuralgia, cervical spine disease, chiari one malformation, platybasia and basilar invagination. There are others but you need a further workup to determine the cause. Good luck.
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