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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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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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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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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?

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?

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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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

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Fit Fem, 33, scalp on left head sore to touch and darts of pain goin from base of skull to left head, notice these mostly when running, also dizzy?

Fit Fem, 33, scalp on left head sore to touch and darts of pain goin from base of skull to left head, notice these mostly when running, also dizzy?

May be a variant of.: Trigeminal autonomic cephalgia by way of exercise or exertion. Because it's on the left it could also be a form of paroxysmal hemicrania which is of shorter duration and again induced by heavy exertional activity. If you'd like a private consult with a headache specialist look up www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR if prompted in order to ask for or set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Diagnosis? Complicat: The condition sounds rather complicated - shifting sites of pain / headache make the diagnosis very difficult. I hope you are seeing a neurologist. You have listed a whole bunch of symptoms, but not a diagnosis, & I presume that "What is the diagnosis? " is your question. Use HealthTap Prime to engage in dialogue with a physician & perhaps they can come to a diagnosis. Uploading pictures would help ...Read more

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Nasal pain, pain at the base of skull, stomach bubbles, heaviness, reflux, temporary relief from bile movement and crying.

Nasal pain, pain at the base of skull, stomach bubbles, heaviness, reflux, temporary relief from bile movement and crying.

See family doctor: Stuntman-mike I am sorry you are going through those symptoms. I think a good family doctor will point you in the rught directionj. ...Read more

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Pain localized to base of skull on right side. Painto turn neck, intermittent, with nausea. Quite intense. Massage no help aneurysm? Last question thanx

Unlikely: Spasmodic torticollis is more likely. Aneurysms don't hurt till they burst and then there are more symptoms than just pain. ...Read more

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Pain at base of skull on both sides sometimes goes away although there may still be a feeling of pressure just getting over a cold, can hurt coughing?

Pain at base of skull on both sides sometimes goes away although there may still be a feeling of pressure just getting over a cold, can hurt coughing?

Neuritis: 20's male with bilateral pain base of skull that increases w. Coughing might have occipital neuritis, chiari malformatiion or other problem. A neurologist might be best specialist to diagnose and advise. ...Read more

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What causes pain at base of skull and below ears on both sides? Not like a usual headache just pain.

What causes pain at base of skull and below ears on both sides? Not like a usual headache just pain.

Some thots: You might be having jaw issues, "TMJ", and dentist can assess. Neck problems could also cause pain in these areas. An X ray could reveal answer. ...Read more

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Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?

Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. You can try warm compresses and ibuprofen as well. ...Read more

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No injury. Pain in base of skull on left side. Feels like a ball of pain. Sore to touch sore to lay on. Ibpro was no help neither heat or ice.

No injury. Pain in base of skull on left side. Feels like a ball of pain. Sore to touch sore to lay on. Ibpro was no help neither heat or ice.

More info: It sounds as if you are having a serious pain issue that could have a serious cause. I see you have had a ct scan and cystectomy in the past. Were these related to this pain syndrome or was that a different issue? You also list anxiety and eye pain as conditions that you have/have had, are you having these symptoms now; and if so, do you think they are related? A complex case may need a specialist. ...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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Bad head ache hot and cold sharp pain down spine from base of skull to lower back no meds help?

See below: You did not have any of those injections causing fungal meningitis that are all over the news, I hope? Get yourself checked asap, even if you didn't! ...Read more

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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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Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities.
Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture.
The treatment is usually effective and no need to die.
Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...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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Pain in left : ear, base of skull, scalp, shoulder blade. Nausea. Steroid, massage, pt not helpful. 5 months. What's up? Which doctor can help? 31 f

Pain in left : ear, base of skull, scalp, shoulder blade. Nausea. Steroid, massage, pt not helpful. 5 months. What's up? Which doctor can help? 31 f

Osteopathic manipula: I recommend a do who specializes in manipulative treatment. There may be mechanical issues. With th spine or base of skull that are involved. Neurologist or physical medicine specialist are other options. ...Read more