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Headache In Back Of Skull
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
Tendonitis/neuritis: Chronic pain back of head, occipital region, can derive from expanding mass within brain or from chronic tendonitis and/or neuritis in region of superior trapezium muscle insertions on occiput. Neurologists can effectively differeniate, prescribe, refer, treat. Local steroid injections into tender sites can be effective. Imo chronic irregular postures head & neck can be primary underlying cause. ...Read more
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
There is a thing: called "exploding head syndrome", which is a type of headache. It doesn't usually cause strange feelings in legs though. It seems possible that you just have a lot of anxiety about something, but nonetheless, with any severe headache and other unexplained symptoms you should probably seek a medical opinion. When you do, just describe the symptoms. Don't use analogies "feeling of earthquake". ...Read more
Clicking in the ear, light headache near the top of my head, and light tension in the lower back of my head near neck - causes?
Have a stiff neck knot in the back of my neck . Tingling in the center of my back to my lower of my head. Minor headaches vision blurry?
Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment(s) can be considered. i hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pains base of skull at the back presiding horrendous migraine and vertigo. What could cause this? What's at the back of the head?
Occipital nerves: The occipital nerves are located in the back of the skull. It is a common procedure to inject numbing medicine around the occipital nerves to help prevent migraines or to treat prolonged migraines. ...Read more
Headaches,pain base of skull travelling between shoulder blades, sensations in head, slight unsteady gait,pressure in head at front and neck,in a daze?
CervicogenicHeadache: is one of the most unusual headaches because the pain truly isn’t in the head. Cervicogenic headache is referred pain perceived in the head from a source in the neck. Treatments include blocks, physical therapy. Physical therapy and breathing exercises produce the best results. See pain management specialist for source of the pain treatment. ...Read more
Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more
I have been experiencing sharp ice pick type headaches in the back of the head in the back right base of the skull which come and go intermittently.
Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?
Neck strain: There are blood vessels and nerves running through the muscles of your neck and head up to the top. any type of strain on these muscles will affect and irritate these nerves causing a headache. Rest will help it as well as Ibuprofen taken accordding to directions and with food in your stomach. ...Read more
Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), i would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmm...: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and.... You might know this. Cold/hot/electric/tingling are often descriptions when an injured nerve is the cause of the pain. The top nerve coming out of the spine goes up the back of the head and can give that symptom in degenerative cervical spine disease. or,Migraine, other degenerative spine..etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.
Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had concussion 3yrs ago.Symptoms wont go away.Past week got worse and have sore spot&headache on back left of skull.What could it be?Had CT&MRI.thanks
Need: Re evaluation by your sports doctor. May hold off on sports till evaluation and clearance ...Read more
~once monthly i'm uber tired and oversleep, awakening w/awful, throbbing headache @back of skull. Worse lying down or moving around. Is this migraine?
I have frequent night time headaches at the back of my skull with little to no back or neck pain associated. It comes with nausea, dizziness, general confusion and a lightheaded feeling. Doc says it's from laptop, but it happens even without. Help?
Needs investigation!: frequent headaches of this type should be evaluated by a neurologist ! ...Read more
Can a tension headache at the back of the skull and a tender left side of neck be related to slight vertigo when moving head quickly? If not, ideas?
Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic Headache. The clinical presentation of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck), vertigo, dizziness as well as pain in the pericranial muscles. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more
Headaches in back of head near neck/skull, fullness in ears, achyness in jaw especially in morning, some vertigo, i can crack neck-which helps, what is ?
Dont know.: Could be simply a misalignment in your neck since cracking your neck helps. The pain in your jaw- could be tmj. Consider several options: discuss with your regular doctor. Also see if there is an upper cervical chiropractor near you. Or craniosacral therapist. Neuromuscular massage can help as well to relax the small muscles that can cause pain. Acupuncture and chinese medicin can also help. ...Read more
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
28 years ago I fell backs and landed on the back of my skull, never was treated never had problems. Can this be complications 28 years later headache?
If the base of his skull gets pressed (where spine meets skull), even lightly, my husband gets a headache for a few hours. Should we be worried?
Probably not: In the absence of previous trauma there's little with which to be concerned. Just to each side of the skull base are small nerve branches (one on each side) that can be a chronic source of headaches fir some people. This is termed occipital neuralgia. Obviously he has a very sensitive, irritable nerve(s). I'd just abide by 'consensus judgement' and avoid it. Cheers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a large dent on the back of my skull and about a month ago I started getting bad headaches were I couldn't get out of bed. Need answers
Need an exam: I don't suspect that the dent is causing the headache but it would be advisable to have a physician exam that in person. As for the headache, it it's fairly consistent and new then again, a consultation with a physician is recommended because there are a broad range of causes for headaches such as tension headache, sinus headaches, migraines, neuropathies, muscle spasms and spinal issues. ...Read more
I have headaches that start at the base of my skull in the cervical area of my spine what could be causing this ?
About a week prior to my cycle i start having headaches that get progressively worse until cycle. Base of skull and back are affected.Cause?
Hormonal: If headaches occur with every cycle in the same way then they are more than likely caused by hormonal fluctuations which are a normal part of the cycle. There are many options available to treat this some, as easy as taking over the counter headache medications, and sometimes involving hormones or other meds. ...Read more
Back of my neck on the left side has been hurting for days pain travels up to the base of my skull & into the front of my head a bit. Is it a headache?
Muscular: It sound like it could be muscular in origen.The esternocleidomastoid muscle is the large muscle on the side of the neck and when is strain could give you the symptoms you descibe.Olso it could be due to pathology in the cervical spine, the pain you descibe does not seems to be radicular in origen(pinch nerve). ...Read more
Does tension headache has anything to do with spine or skull problems?How can tension headache be treated?Thanks=]
Tension headache: A diagnosis of tension headache, strictly speaking, refers to headaches caused by stress and tension which result in muscle tightness and posterior head pain. Therefore, headaches caused by the spine would not be classified as tension headaches. As others have noted, the treatment of tension headaches would involve stress reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, biofeedback, vacation, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a headache in the lower left part of my head where my neck and skull connect and it will not go away what is wrong? Nothing I do is working and no matter what i try it always comes back in the exact same spot each time the pain is unbearable when i
Headache: From the location you are describing sounds like an occipital neuralgia from a pinched nerve. You might want to contact a neurologist or a pain management specialist for further evaluation and possible nerve block. Or the evaluation might be helpful for another source for the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, early 20s, pain in lower back of skull on the right side, radiating down to the shoulder blade, causing constant headache for 3 days now.
I have a flat spot the size of a golf ball on the back of my skull. It is kind of soft and I get intense headaches when I touch it. What could it be?
See doctor now: This is a serious matter and you need to ask your doctor to check it ASAP. In the meanwhile, avoid touching it. ...Read more
I had a bad headache at base of skull, is my cerivical spine stenosis have something to do with it. What is wrong.
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