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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
8 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
8 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out ?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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I have a lump in the back of my neck base of skull its sore like s bruise to touch I have like pressure headache aswell?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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I have a lump in the back of my neck base of skull its sore like s bruise to touch I have like pressure headache aswell?

Did you itch it?: Painless: epidermal (sebaceous) cyst epidermal (sebaceous) cysts are, moveable lumps that form beneath the skin's surface. Abscess a skin abscess, or boil, is a swollen, painful, red and warm lump of skin that may rupture and drain pus. Painless: benign lipoma lipomas are a harmless collection of fatty cells that form a round or oval, rubbery lump under the skin. Swollen glands tick bite. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?

Dr. Howard Shapiro
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray.  Been this way for 2 months.  Any ideas?

Second opinion: With the symptoms that you have, and an answer that did not provide relief, you should obtain a second opinion, preferable from an ear, nose and throat specialist, as ear problems may produce these symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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I have a headache at base of skull down into my neck with pressure behind my ears and a sore throat.

Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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I have a headache at base of skull down into my neck with pressure behind my ears and a sore throat.

Headaches: You basically describe a posterior headache with a sore throat, but what is your question? Do you need medication or diagnostic advice? If this is the worst headache of your life , you need to go to ED. Otherwise, go see your MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Butler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
16 years in practice
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Mild headache at base of skull, neck discomfort even when moving neck, slight sore throat, mild pain behind eyes, left ear feels like it is draining ?

Dr. Karen Butler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
16 years in practice
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Mild headache at base of skull, neck discomfort even when moving neck, slight sore throat, mild pain behind eyes, left ear feels like it is draining ?

Ans: Sounds like your sinuses are involved. Try hot fluids to irrigate the see of this makes you feel better. There is also over the counter Benadryl the will dry up the congestion see if that helps you. If no benefit time to see your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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33 yr old F, dull aching pain and a pressure like feeling @ base of skull, pressure all over head, feels like a balloon, stiff neck. no fever?

Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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33 yr old F, dull aching pain and a pressure like feeling @ base of skull, pressure all over head, feels like a balloon, stiff neck. no fever?

Sounds likes: A very bad headache . Maybe even a migraine. 80% of migraines are associated with neck pain. Does light or sound make it worse? Are you nauseated? A hazy feeling in the head is common with a migraine. Not knowing what you are taking or have taken it is hard to give treatment advice. At the onset I take 3 excedrine to try to ward off my headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Atul Walia
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
12 years in practice
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What causes slight bulg in back neck( base of skull) extreme pain that shoots through my head into left eye and gives me extreme migraine soon after?

Dr. Atul Walia
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
12 years in practice
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Occipital neuralgia : This maybe related to irritation to nerve behind the head called the occipital nerve. Recommend visiting pcp. ...Read more

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