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Base Neck Pain
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), coming with other symptoms (head and neck pain in this case) recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?
Yeah...that'll smart: You may be suffering from the residua of POSTCONCUSSIVE syndrome (PCS). I don't know how you were at the type you got hit...for example, from what height did that hammer come down? You could calculate the amount of Force that you took on the head and neck using F=ma but I think seeing your doctor for a referral to a neurologist for possible PCS and management would be a good idea. ...Read more
Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?
You have been evalau: From your background information I see you have been evaluated. Was the MRI of the brain or the neck? How was the diagnosis of benign intercranial hypertension made? When you discuss this with your physician. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and can cause headaches. Was it given for headaches. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more
Headache dizziness blurry vision on and off having a hard time talking space isn't slurred but not clear. Sever neck pain base of skull?
I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?
Muscle spasm. : Absent injury, of which you made no mention, is probably muscle spasm from awkward neck posture while sleeping. Is common in people in thirties and in springtime for some reason. Some think is from cold air coursing over neck while sleeping. Use heating pad while awake to relax neck muscles. Wear a turtleneck to bed. If continues see an osteopath. ...Read more
Having severe neck pain at base of my skull/neck. Had a small kink & used vibrating massager on it 4 days ago. Cant move neck much. What did I do?!!
Few days ago, I woke up with neck pain/stiffness. Symptoms relieved after a couple days. Now I woke up with pain at the center base of my right palm.
Not sure the events: are related, but pain in the neck followed by pain/weakness of a limb is never a good thing... if they are connected. Or they may be completely random, separate things. Either way you should see a healthcare provider for further examination and hopefully diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I have daily neck pain at the base of my skull and frequent skin burning sensation all over my body. Please tell me what this is??
I have severe chronic neck pain at the base of my skull and when it hurts i have red blotch in the exact area that hurts what would cause the blotch?
See a neurologist: Sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). The pain associated with SMP can be continuous with an aching, burning quality that is sometimes accompanied by a continuing background discomfort and tissue swelling, or it can occur spontaneously. Blocking the sympathetic activity by anesthetizing the Stellate Ganglion may stop the pain. Take care. ...Read more
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