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Pressure @back of head, tight neck, dizziness (feel/see movement when theres none, plus generalised). Ongoing for >1yr. Balance good.What could it be?

Pressure @back of head, tight neck, dizziness (feel/see movement when theres none, plus generalised). Ongoing for >1yr. Balance good.What could it be?

2 ideas for a cause: A chronic tension headache could cause most of these symptoms. It is very common, it is easy to treat, it is probably the cause. It is hard to know the cause based on the amount of information we shared so far. Another cause is much rarer. Chiari malformation sometimes causes headaches and dizziness, and it is caused by crowding and the base of the skull on the inside. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Headache and pressure to back of head, dizziness for 4 days straight. Could be something serious? Its a 9 month wait for MRI scan.

Headache and pressure to back of head, dizziness for 4 days straight. Could be something serious? Its a 9 month wait for MRI scan.

Diagnosis could be--: Based on what you are saying about the headache i would guess that either you are suffering from a migraine, dad tension type headache, or medication overuse type of headache since i see you are taking acetaminophen. I have never ever heard of a nine-month wait for an MRI scan. That is phenomenal but i would seek a headache specialist who may agree you may not even need a scan in the first place. ...Read more

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Pressure in back of head worse when i sit up. Ears clogged dizzy feeling. Am i dying?

Pressure in back of head worse when i sit up. Ears clogged dizzy feeling. Am i dying?

Yes.: We are are all dying. Some of live like we are gonna live forever, some like it's their last day. Take a sinus decongestant that doesn't raise your blood pressure, and lets see if it helps you come back to the land of the functional living. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Have neck & back pain , pinching pains in scalp.was stretching after sitting in awkward position ..& felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate ..back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Have neck & back pain , pinching pains in scalp.was stretching after sitting in awkward position ..& felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate ..back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Head at base of skull under the occipital bone, when pressed, there is pressure, tension and numbness in head. Dizzy, disoriented. What can this be?

Head at base of skull under the occipital bone, when pressed, there is pressure, tension and numbness in head. Dizzy, disoriented. What can this be?

Several possibilitie: The differential includes greater occipital neuralgia, cervical spine disease, chiari one malformation, platybasia and basilar invagination. There are others but you need a further workup to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Hit the back right side of my head from falling 3 days ago, today i feel dizzy, and my head feels pressure what does it mean?

Hit the back right side of my head from falling 3 days ago, today i feel dizzy, and my head feels pressure what does it mean?

Probable from muscle: If you did not lose consciousness and the injury was not severe you are most likely feeling the after effects of the trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. Head pressure and dizzyness can be due to muscle spasm. Try icing the area that was injured for 20 minutes several times a day. ...Read more