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Sore Neck At Base Of Skull
Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application it's more annoying and constant. Sore neck muscles too. What can I do?
Evaluate posture: Sore neck and headaches that resolve with heat are usually benign and commonly related to muscle tightness or overuse. The first thing I would do is evaluate the activities I do on a regular basis and neck posture doing those activities. A common problem is a computer screen that is too high or too low requiring prolonged periods of time looking up or down. ...Read more
Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out?
Muscular strain/ER: This does sound like strain of the poster neck muscles (sternocleidomastoid) and the inter scapular muscles from overuse or overloading; however head and neck pain with associated severe neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, or weakness should be evaluated in the ER-ASAP-an examination is necessary. ...Read more
Saw chiropractor who adjusted neck w/tool. Neck became tight, sore. When move neck it will pop and then pain at base of skull to forehead.?
Very small painless bump back base of skull (near occipital node). Neck is a bit sore/stiff. No other symptoms. No fatigue or night sweats. Lymphoma?
From what you described, lymphoma is unlikely. You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?
You have been evalau: From your background information I see you have been evaluated. Was the MRI of the brain or the neck? How was the diagnosis of benign intercranial hypertension made? When you discuss this with your physician. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and can cause headaches. Was it given for headaches. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more
Fell flat on my Back. A sore neck at the top below my skull, the too of my spine&my tail bone hurt, half way down my back my spine hurts there is a lump.
See a doctor: I would suggest that you see a doctor and get it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .
I: I recommend, you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side. ...Read more
Continuous pain in back of neck at base of skull 1/2" from both sides of cervical spine going on 17 months. Feels like in constant tetanus. Seen 19 dr?
Rephrase: Please, without mentioning that you have seen 19 doctors! With this statement I don't believe any doctor would try answering, goodluck ...Read more
Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?
Pain: You have an infected tooth that needs to be treated. I can't tell you if the pain by your jaw is from your tooth or something else, but your dentist will be able to tell you. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Pain above rt eye, starts where eye and nose meet & goes up over eyebrow into forehead, & in back of neck at base of skull. Cough & motion, pain worse?
Lymph nodes?: There are a lot of lymph nodes at the base of the skull. They swell and become sore in response to sore throats, head colds, infections of the scalp, and other problems. An examination by your doctor will likely locate the cause. ...Read more
Terrible pain and sometimes swelling of right neck, base of skull to shoulder. What could cause this?
Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?
Stiffness in upper neck, base of skull. I've had it for about 2 months, can not find any relief. Stabbing pains +can hardly move head?
Myofascial: This could be many things, from a simple sprain strain to myofascial neck pain to occipital neuralgia. Would advise you see a physiatrist or neurologist, who will determine first whether or not you need a ct scan of the head done, based on the severity and pattern of your headaches. ...Read more
Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?
Pain above bellybutton just 2 the right, pain in my right neck & shoulder w/ ntermittent pain in neck like jabs? I get h/a on r side of base of skull
Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain and truly how long it has lasted. If it has been consistent (non-stop) pain after 2-3 days then I would go see a doctor. If it woke you up at night and hasn't went away by morning then I would go see a doctor. It really depends on how you are feeling and what you feel is the best time. ...Read more
Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.
The following may be: If a quite focal headache over the back of skull, could be occipital neuralgia, perhaps there is a problem in your neck such as a facet arthropathy, or a disc rupture. Perhaps this is a muscle contraction headache or even an atypical migraine. See your doctor, get examined and even get imaging studies. ...Read more
Fizzling, air bubbles/bubbling fluid...episodes from base of skull through back of neck, NOT bone cracking, I can feel it flow?
See your doctor: A doctor will need to do an examination and get a full history from you in order to diagnose the symptoms you are describing. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Chronic neck pain for years. Getting better but has moved up to my jaw (still left side) and Base of skull. What should I do to continue improving?
Could a pinched nerve in neck cause colored sparks in vision constantly? I also have a lot of muscle spasms at the base of skull causing it to knot
Nerve impingement: Of the neck is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
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
I'm an ED RN - a few of my healthy patients while getting rapid IV fluids have described a "bubbly sensation" in back of neck/base of skull, any idea?
Not sure: I'm trying to think of a physiological reason why this may occur, and I'm out of ideas. If you are infusing iso-osmotic solutions at rapid rates, there should be no/minimal shifts of electrolytes across the blood brain barrier (not to mention that this would not be sensed by most people). ...Read more
I don't think I'm a candidate for chiropractic because I'm worse and experienceing neck pain at the base of skull and dizziness what do I do?
See details: You see your primary care doctor, an orthopedist or a rheumatologist and have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more
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
Pain where neck meets head r side in line w outer corner of eye. Sudden 6/10 drugs only lessen it radiates to base of skull n under chin. HELP?
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?
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