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A 43-year-old male 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?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Occipital pain: 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.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Several possibilites: Occipital neuralgia, mastoiditis, muscle contraction headache, migraine, cluster headache are several possibilities that come to mind.
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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 32 years experience
Many things: 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.
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