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Experiencing significant pain at the base of my skull shooting down through my neck and shoulders 2 weeks following deep tissue massage?

Experiencing significant pain at the base of my skull shooting down through my neck and shoulders 2 weeks following deep tissue massage?

Possible: Compression of nerve roots in the spine due to disk herniation or inflamed spinal joints called facets. See a pain physician for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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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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Chronic lower throbbing pain in the base of my skull from a really hard neck massage ?

Chronic lower throbbing pain in  the base of my skull from a really hard neck massage 
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Occipital neuralgia: Occipital neuralgia involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. Moist heat, NSAIDs OTC and passive stretching exercises will resolve the condition in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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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

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I feel like I have pinched nerve in my neck this happens very often. 2 years off and on the pain is at the base of the skull down into my shoulders.

Recommendation : You have this problems over 2 years on an of. Did you see a doctor? If not, it makes sense to make appointment, because pain spreads down to shoulders already. Use ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day so far. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

NECK STIFFNESS: If not associated with fever or projectile vomiting, it can only be muscle strain or torticolis. Try taking advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compress over your neck, if persistent see your md. ...Read more