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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?

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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Lightheaded, sore at base of skull pain in neck Aswell as stiffness. Sometimes pain inbetween shoulder blades. Happend after working out?

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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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?

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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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 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

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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

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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?

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?

Please call provider: This would need entailed evaluation by your physician. It could be benign as tension and migraine headaches but it could also be due to serious medical condition that needs urgent medical attention ...Read more

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Why is base of skull on lumpy parts swollen and sore?

Why is base of skull on lumpy parts swollen and sore?

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

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Lump in base of skull neck and experiencing headache, what's wrong?

Lump in base of skull neck and experiencing headache, what's wrong?

Possible: Localized spasm and inflammation of the muscle where it attaches to the skull due to persistent strain from poor posture or something completely different. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?

Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?

Dermoid cyst: Most likely a benign dermoid cyst.However, they can get infected or inflamed. If persistent or more tender you should see a physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?

Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?

Facet joints: When you move your neck like that you'll hear your facet joints crackling. Very common, nothing to worry about. If you have neck pain, there are treatments targeting the facet joints. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Often myofascial: If this is spontaneous neck pain, no injury, it is likely myofascial - pain in the soft tissues of the neck. Benign condition. Often treated with heat, ice and OTC medications. Stretching often helps. If it persists, have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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Neck tension base of skull causes intial deafness then noises appear acutely painfull -the smallest sounds appear magnified -duration 30 minutes -thanks?

Change in hearing: A complex problem. There is a condition called hyperacusis. At first it may be short lasting. Most commonly it ocurs after a infection, noise injury or head trauma or whiplash. Does any of this sound familiar? ...Read more

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Why would I have a headache at the base of skull where neck meets on the sides just off center?

Why would I have a headache at the base of skull where neck meets on the sides just off center?

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

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Fizzling, air bubbles/bubbling fluid...episodes from base of skull through back of neck, NOT bone cracking, I can feel it flow?

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