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Doctor insights on: Pain At The Base Of The Neck

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What would cause muscle pain at the base of the neck/skull?

What would cause muscle pain at the base of the neck/skull?

Muscle spasms.: tight muscles can cause pressure on the nerves in the area. There are several nerves at the base of the skull as well as several muscle attachments that are susceptible. Stress, poor posture, repaired use, or injury can cause the muscles to tighten in there by affecting her's. Try ice or stretching exercises. ...Read more

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I get severe pain at the base of my neck and my head after an orgasm and it never use to happen before. I mean hurts to the point of tears.

Measure your BP: I would be interested to know what your blood pressure is, though i can't say that it will be easy to do. An over the counter cuff may be stifling but may shed light on your problem. ...Read more

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Ive had a sharp pain at the base of my neck that is sore in one place and i feel pressure in my head. Help idk what this is.

 Ive had a sharp pain at the base of my neck that is sore in one place and i feel pressure in my head. Help idk what this is.

Probably muscular: Frequently people will have pain at the base of the neck and this can be a cause of a headache. I would try some over the counter remedy to help this and maybe some heat. If there persists then I would see your doctor. If you have been straining or doing exercise or stress - all of these can be the source of your "pain in the neck" Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have constant pain at my base of my neck to my hand. The tingling pain and ache wont go away no matter what I do. What is wrong with me?

I have constant pain at my base of my neck to my hand. The tingling pain and ache wont go away no matter what I do. What is wrong with me?

Osteorarthritis: The symptoms you are describing are radicular i.E the nerve that travels through you arm starting from the space b/w you neck vertebrae is being pressured. Happens more commonly with severe degenerative disease of the neck or disc problems. You can start with neck exercises, but would need xrays and possibly MRI to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Really bad pain at base of head/neck on left side+dizziness. Happened alot of other times. Google says Cervicogenic Should I be concerned or go to dr?

Cervical pain: do you have an idea why you have it, many times it is either due to a lot of physical action or from tensing because of stress and worry, if too much pain or numbness/ tingling down arm be evaluated otherwise heat and ibuprofen ...Read more

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Had strep now can't touch chin to chest without crying out in pain. Headache at base of neck coughing nonproductive. meningitis?

Had strep now can't touch chin to chest without crying out in pain. Headache at base of neck coughing nonproductive. meningitis?

Not a good symptom: in general you need to be evaluated for a retropharygeal abscess and meningitis. rarely does group A strep cause meningitis but these symptoms warrent urgent attention by your primary care doctor ...Read more

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Sharp pain in collarbone at base of neck (broke 1year ago). Painful when try to sit up from lying down and sore to touch.

Have it looked at: I would recommend having it looked at. Consider seeing and osteopathic physician whom could adjust it if it is out of alignment. ...Read more

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Have a pain in neck and base of neck and arms and legs feels slightly prickley and slight lightheadedness...any ideas? Thank you

Have a pain in neck and base of neck and arms and legs feels slightly prickley and slight lightheadedness...any ideas? Thank you

I suspect stress/anx: Stress /anxiety can affect our bodies in many different ways. Most often they cause vague muscular aches and pains particualrly in head and neck muscles. I would ask you to look deeply into your daily life and find some time for relaxation. Exercise is one such effective option. Even a short walk gets your mind off from the stress of your work. Find time for a short walk any opportunity you get. ...Read more

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Constant headache. Sharp pain staring at base of neck/shoulder goes into head. Jaw and ear pain. No meds are helping. Should I be concerned?

Constant headache. Sharp pain staring at base of neck/shoulder goes into head. Jaw and ear pain. No meds are helping. Should I be concerned?

See neurologsist: Check the focus of the pain at the "base of the neck/shoulder" for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause of the pain. Moreover the proteomic biomarker l-homocysteine will quantify the titre of the infection utilizing energy resonance testing. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my head hurt when I wear my prescription glasses or regular sungasses? The pain is right above the base of my neck.

Why does the back of my head hurt when I wear my prescription glasses or regular sungasses? The pain is right above the base of my neck.

Hard to say: Could be vision related or due to the sunglasses/glasses rubbing on the back of your ears/head. If you don't have pain when you wear any eye wear then you've answered your question. Good luck ...Read more

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Severe migraines on right side, pressure point of pain base of head/neck, right side weakness, trouble talking, vision/hearing loss what can cause it?

Severe migraines on right side, pressure point of pain base of head/neck, right side weakness, trouble talking, vision/hearing loss what can cause it?

If you are having: Problems talking and vision changes acutely, then you need to get someone to take you to the er now. If you have these symptoms always with your migraines and you have had full workup, it may be a different story. However, if these symptoms are new, have someone get you to an er or call can ambulance to rule out a stroke. Please do not take these symptoms lightly if they are new onset. ...Read more

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