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Daily occipital headaches, pulse in head, pain at base of skull rt side, muffled hearing, dizzy looking. Causes

Daily occipital headaches, pulse in head, pain at base of skull rt side, muffled hearing, dizzy looking. Causes

Headaches: The cause of the headaches are variable. Inflammation if the occipital nerve, a pinched nerve in the cervical spine, TMJ disorder, and mastoiditis are leading contenders. See a headache expert to determine the type of headache and to develop a course of treatment. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Weird head pain base of skull with dizziness. Nodolor doesn't help. Neither does ibuprofen.

Weird head pain base of skull with dizziness. Nodolor doesn't help. Neither does ibuprofen.

Occipital neuralgia?: The diagnosis of on is entirely dependent upon history and physical examination. There are no specific laboratory and radiological tests to confirm the diagnosis. The tenderness of the greater occipital nerve, and the characteristic clinical presentation, the relief of symptoms with local anesthetic blockade is usually considered diagnostic. Rec. See orofacial pain specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

PERHAPS DISC?: Sounds like more than a cervical strain. You may have suffered a disc displacement, but you could have cervical spondyolosis, or even some issues in the proximal brachial plexus. Suggest evaluation with either an md or do physician, and perhaps some films of the neck. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

Overuse syndrome: Several thoughts, all of which need you to see your regular physician. The training and competition especially with swimming necessitates repetetive motion. Your muscles and fascia have nerves that can become irritated and could require an injection at the base of your head. Occipital neuralgia can easily be diagnosed by a neurologist or physiatrist (rehab specialist). ...Read more

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Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

MUST c physician : Base of skull is protecting crucial part of your upper spinal cord and portion of your posterior brain, cerebellum, basal ganglia. Stop any movement or manipulation of head and neck, and see physician immediately. Since you will need imaging of cervical spine, probably best to go orthopedist, spine specialist, or er. Get advise from ur primary physician first. This may be more than neck strain! ...Read more

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Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?

MUST c physician : Base of skull is protecting crucial part of your upper spinal cord and portion of your posterior brain, cerebellum, basal ganglia. Stop any movement or manipulation of head and neck, and see physician immediately. Since you will need imaging of cervical spine, probably best to go orthopedist, spine specialist, or er. Get advise from ur primary physician first. This may be more than neck strain! ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

NECK STIFFNESS: If not associated with fever or projectile vomiting, it can only be muscle strain or torticolis. Try taking advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compress over your neck, if persistent see your md. ...Read more

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Had a root canal. After finishing antibiotic am experiencing headaches from the top of my head to base of skull. 800 IB alleviates pain but returns?

See your dr. : You could have developed an infection despite taking antibiotics. I would go see your physician or dentists ASAP, root canal related infections can be quite serious. There are lots of places bacteria can invade in the skull and causes abscesses. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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