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Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?

Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray.  Been this way for 2 months.  Any ideas?

Second opinion: With the symptoms that you have, and an answer that did not provide relief, you should obtain a second opinion, preferable from an ear, nose and throat specialist, as ear problems may produce these symptoms ...Read more

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Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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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?

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

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My 6 year old girl has been complaining of neck pain. I thought maybe molars causing the pain cause it's at base of skull and down. Need to worry?

My 6 year old girl has been complaining of neck pain. I thought maybe molars causing the pain cause it's at base of skull and down. Need to worry?

See md: See your MD, and have a good check up. Maybe muscle strain or may be way your child sleeps--pillow etc. One additional possibility could be eye issues causing her to cock her head to one side to avoid double vision. Any history of trauma? ...Read more

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I have dull headaches which are now more sharp. I hear high pitched ringing in ears and also buzzing. I feel a sharp neck pain at base of skull. Could it be a TMJ flare up? What should I do?

I have dull headaches which are now more sharp. I hear high pitched ringing in ears and also buzzing. I feel a sharp neck pain at base of skull. Could it be a TMJ flare up? What should I do?

Likely TMJ : Headaches and ear pain are many of the presenting chief complaints of patients with tmj. You can sort out the ringing by protruding your jaw forward when the ringing occurs. It protrusion of you jaw changes or eliminates the ringing sound then there is a jaw connection. Either way you should see a dentist specially trained in tmj. ...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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Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out ?

Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out ?

Muscular strain/ER: This does sound like strain of the poster neck muscles ( sternocleidomastoid ) and the inter scapular muscles from overuse or overloading; however head and neck pain with associated severe neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, or weakness should be evaluated in the ER-ASAP-an examination is necessary. ...Read more

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Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application it's more annoying and constant.Sore neck muscles too.What can I do?

Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application  it's more annoying and constant.Sore neck muscles too.What can I do?

Evaluate posture: Sore neck and headaches that resolve with heat are usually benign and commonly related to muscle tightness or overuse. The first thing i would do is evaluate the activities I do on a regular basis and neck posture doing those activities. A common problem is a computer screen that is too high or too low requiring prolonged periods of time looking up or down. ...Read more

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