A member asked:

Pain at base of skull left side sometimes goes into my head did a mri 2months ago said no tumors what could cause this pain?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

An occipital neuralgia could be the source of your pain. The sternocledomastoid, splenius capitus, and levator scapulae muscles all insert in that general area. If the MRI is normal consider an extracranial source of your pain.

Answered Feb 17, 2021



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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Occipital neuralgia, mastoiditis, muscle contraction headache, migraine, cluster headache are several possibilities that come to mind.

Answered Sep 12, 2013


Dr. Steven Chmielewski answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Tension headache, vasculitis, and even a disc protrusion in the cervical spine could all cause your symptoms. Your doctor should be able to help work this out.

Answered Aug 8, 2016



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