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Flat Back Of Skull (Overview)

Flat back of the skull is a condition in which a person has a flat spot on the back of the head. It can be seen in babies who sleep in the proper face-up position but don't move their heads too much when sleeping.


Flat Back Of Skull (Overview)

Flat back of the skull is a condition in which a person has a flat spot on the back of the head. It can be seen in babies who sleep in the proper face-up position but don't move their heads too much when sleeping.


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What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

Could Be Many Things: If w. Fever, a # of different infectns in areas (diff parts of ear/skull or mastoid area and even spinal cord) poss related to your pain. Could be related to your blood vessel or vascular system, so important to check your blood pressure, or other vascular inflammatory cause. Hopefully just muscular tension, but best to see your doc asap to be sure it is nothing worrisome/dangerous. If bad g2 er. ...Read more

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The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to, your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?

I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?

Surgery: You should have a consultation with a surgeon who performs craniofacial surgery to determine the cause of your facial anomalies and provide you with some options for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pressure in my head and pain in my upper back?

How can I get rid of pressure in my head and pain in my upper back?

Osteopathic treatmnt: A cause must first be determined. An osteopathic dr can do all the md-style tests to determine if there is a disease process at work. She can also do a hands-on exam to determine if the cause is musculoskeletal - much head/upper back pain/pressure starts at the skull base or upper ribs & can often be easily corrected by osteopathic manipulation; on the spot. Check with your local osteopathic doc. ...Read more

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Can a blow to the back of the head from a fall be the cause of senility, is there some way to prevent?

Can a blow to the back of the head from a fall be the cause of senility, is there some way to prevent?

Possibly: Patients can get a subdural hematoma or blood clot around the brain as a result of a fall or trauma. Sometimes a chronic subdural patient can appear to be exhibiting senility. It is more likely the result of the initial trauma. ...Read more

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I get a very sharp headache at the top of my skull when I straighten back up after I bend over, not when bent over. Lasts 10 seconds, goes away.?

I get a very sharp headache at the top of my skull when I straighten back up after I bend over, not when bent over. Lasts 10 seconds, goes away.?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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The hair on my head has gotten much thinner and can start to see my skull more clearly. Besides genetics, what can cause that? What can you look for?

The hair on my head has gotten much thinner and can start to see my skull more clearly. Besides genetics, what can cause that? What can you look for?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Hi! My son (age 14) has Plagiocephaly. It affects the back of his skull which is quite flat.?

Hi! My son (age 14) has Plagiocephaly. It affects the back of his skull which is quite flat.?

Imcomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have a flat part of skull at back of head?

Is it typical to have a flat part of skull at back of head?

Everyone's different: In general, everyone's head is shaped differently. So it is possible to have a flat part of school on the back of the head. ...Read more

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I have a deformed shape of skull, my back skull is flat and it seems the base of my skull is small and my face is big, can, any alternative therapy?

Surgery: You should have a consultation with a surgeon who performs craniofacial surgery to determine the cause of your facial anomalies and provide you with some options for treatment. ...Read more

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Do flat bones like pelvic, shoulder blade, skull stop growing, I was told that that they are capable of growth throughout life but why? What purpose.

Do flat bones like pelvic, shoulder blade, skull stop growing, I was told that that they are capable of growth throughout life but why? What purpose.

Bones are growing..: Normal bone tissue is always being broken down and regrowing. Broken down by cells called osteoclasts and grown by cells called osteoblasts. So, in effect bones are always growing. The length of bones usually occurs while the physis (growth plate) is open. .. These usually close in the late teen years. ...Read more

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What is dull pain the back of my skull?

Vague: Need a thorough health history and exam. Duration of the pain, severity, frequency, other symptoms. See a dr. To get answers. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for pain in back of my head or skull?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I can feel a ~8mm thick suture line on the back right side of my skull, but only a much smaller one on the left?

Is it normal that I can feel a ~8mm thick suture line on the back right side of my skull, but only a much smaller one on the left?

Suture lines: You really shouldn't be able to feel any of the "suture lines" on your skull through your scalp. My guess is you are probably feeling something else. If you are having symptoms related to it, you could get an examination, but otherwise you are probably feeling a variant of normal anatomy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Pain in the center of the back of my head. Feel like my skull is parted. And there is an unstoppable itch and now it hurts. Why is this happening?

Pain in the center of the back of my head. Feel like my skull is parted. And there is an unstoppable itch and now it hurts. Why is this happening?

? neuralgia: This could be due to an irritable superficial nerve in your scalp which usually resolves on its own. However if there is associated redness and tenderness, then an inflammation of the scalp is suggested. It is doubtful that there is an intracranial cause for your symptoms. Have your physician examine you and he/she will order any appropriate tests or imaging if it's felt advisable or treat thescalp ...Read more

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I get a very sharp headache at the top of my skull when I straighten back up after I bend over, not when bent over. Lasts 10 seconds, goes away.?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have recently found a large indentation in the back of my skull, which is about 3 inches long and about 2 inches deep. I'm concerned what it may be?

I have recently found a large indentation in the back of my skull, which is about 3 inches long and about 2 inches deep. I'm concerned what it may be?

What????: 2 inches DEEP? So you've discovered the Cranial Grand Canyon? (CGC) Hmmm...if that is brand new and you haven't recently been clogged by something such as a raging Clydesdale who was mad you wouldn't let him watch the Budweiser commercial during the Super Bowl then, I would like to see this indent on webcam. I'm a neurologist and ask that you hook up with me at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause pain in the back of the skull?

You bet: Headaches are certainly associated with fibromyalgia, and not unique to have this as part of the syndrome. ...Read more