Top
20
Doctor insights on: Neck Pain At Base Of Skull

Share
1

1
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

See 4 more doctor answers
Dr. Craig Morton
1,558 doctors shared insights

Neck Pain (Definition)

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


7

7
Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm.  Ana +, scl-70 +.

Obtain brain &cspine: Consider obtaining a brain and cervical spine MRI to evaluate for possible cause coming from the spine or the back of the head.all migraines deserve one Brain MRI and an evaluation of triggers for the Migraines by a neurologist. ...Read more

8

8
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?

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

9

9
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??

Need eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I have chronic neck pain at the base of my skull. Lately it feels like I'm being choked from the back of my throat. Please help. ?

Get MRI C spine: Obtain MRI C spine to assess what is the cause of this and if this is coming from the spine. Could be facet related pain or disk herniation ...Read more

11

11
Neck/upper back pain, base of skull is tense and a spot on the side hurts if clothing touches it. also some vertigo, but nothing else, any ideas?

Neck/upper back pain, base of skull is tense and a spot on the side hurts if clothing touches it.  also some vertigo, but nothing else, any ideas?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spam can cause the neck pain you describe, even to the point of tenderness that appears to make the overlying skin sensitive to touch and pressure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Have IIH. forehead headache/eye pain, neck and base of skull feel puffy and stiff. Seeing Dr. next week for new med. can I do something in meantime?

Have IIH. forehead headache/eye pain, neck and base of skull feel puffy and stiff. Seeing Dr. next week for new med. can I do something in meantime?

Yes!: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension,formerly called benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri, is most often caused by obesity. It can also be caused by certain medications. So you can review your medications against an online list of those meds that cause the condition. Take a list of your meds to your appt. Begin a diet and exercise program starting with eating less and walking. ...Read more

14

14
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

18

18
What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

Many possibilities.: There are a variety of things that could cause these problems at your age. Infections(cat scratch disease, mononucleosis), dental /sinus disease), are most often the cause. However, more serious problems occur in this age group. Please see your internest, ent. Or oral/maxillofacial surgeon asap. ...Read more

19

19
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

See 4 more doctor answers
20

20
Why would I have a headache at the base of skull where neck meets on the sides just off center?

Why would I have a headache at the base of skull where neck meets on the sides just off center?

The following may be: If a quite focal headache over the back of skull, could be occipital neuralgia, perhaps there is a problem in your neck such as a facet arthropathy, or a disc rupture. Perhaps this is a muscle contraction headache or even an atypical migraine. See your doctor, get examined and even get imaging studies. ...Read more