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What might cause my pain at the base of skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of skull?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?

Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?

Is there a history : Of trauma or family history of arthritis. You may have arthritis of the cervical spine. I recommend you see an interventional pain specialist. ...Read more

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Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

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

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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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In severe roll-over car accident. Severe pain at (r) base of skull persists after 4 mths. Can't turn my neck. Work comp won't pay for mri. What to do?

In severe roll-over car accident. Severe pain at (r) base of skull persists after 4 mths. Can't turn my neck. Work comp won't pay for mri. What to do?

Several options: You can ask your physician to try an supply further documentation in support of the indications for a mri. You can ask your physician to obtain a second opinion to support this request. If you have an attorney, you can ask the attorney to get involved. You can write to your local state elected representative to intervene. If still denied, your insurance if you have coverage, then has to cover. ...Read more

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Hard bump with pain on left base of skull. Also experiencing headaches and extreme fatigue. Ideas?

Hard bump with pain on left base of skull. Also experiencing headaches and extreme fatigue.  Ideas?

Go to see MD: The possibilities are endless without being able to get more info, and examine you. Go to see your md and get checked. The bump could be an enlarged lymph node- which could be caused by many different things from infection , inflammation, autoimmune, cancer etc. There are many possibilities that can give you headaches and fatigue-which may be or not related to the bump. Go to see your md to check. ...Read more

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