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Base of neck/skull-tight, pressure, sensitive to touch, when pressing right under the skull I get disorientated and more pressure. What can this be?

Base of neck/skull-tight, pressure, sensitive to touch, when pressing right under the skull I get disorientated and more pressure. What can this be?

Chronic: Trapezius stretch injury leading to spasm and irritation at its insertion into the base of the skull. Address your posture and the time you spend at the computer. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 : (?

Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 : (?

Expected 2B benign: This kind of symptom would almost certainly be from a muscle. None of my patients with tumors or aneurysms ever mentioned this.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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18yrs old. Fell off roof 8 months ago. Had persistent "tightness" in spine, shoulders to skull, since, that makes turning head most ways sting. Ideas?

18yrs old. Fell off roof 8 months ago. Had persistent "tightness" in spine, shoulders to skull, since, that makes turning head most ways sting. Ideas?

Pinched nerve: It could be related to residual muscle spasm and sprain, but there could be a herniated disc causing impingement on nerves. Start with an exam by your doctor who may start cervical x-rays and recommend PT if normal, but if no response, I recommend MRI to assess for herniated disc. Best wishes ...Read more

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Dull throbbing at base of skull & painfully tight neck muscles. What can I do? Have tried massage..

Dull throbbing at base of skull & painfully tight neck muscles. What can I do? Have tried massage..

Biofeedback is: Another way to treat these tight muscles. Please see your doc to rule out other medical issues. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Neck pain s/p adjust: Would follow up w/ neurosurgeon. Any arm numbness tingling? Consider MRI/MRA to check for dissection, clot which are rare complication of neck adjustment.

https://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/740848_2 ...Read more

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Base of skull has been sore for a while, dr, chiro, massage therapist say tight muscles on left side. Bad anxiety, keep poking, is this keeping it sor?

The more you poke: At the area, the more you draw attention to it. Consider lightly pinching the web of skin between your thumb and first finger with the other thumb and first finger instead. Peace and good health, ...Read more

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Severe headache, my head is throbbing and I have pain above my eye brows, it feels tight and painful. The back of my skull gets shooting pain as well?

Severe headache, my head is throbbing and I have pain above my eye brows, it feels tight and painful. The back of my skull gets shooting pain as well?

Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause? Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow

Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause? Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow

Yes, sometimes: Yes, tight neck muscles at the skull base can sometimes cause this. There are other causes as well. Please see your doctor for an exam to help determine the cause.
Tight neck muscles can respond well to massage and ice if that is the problem. ...Read more

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Brain MRI & blood test normal. Headache for months won't go away. Neck muscles tight & tight lump rhs base of skull. Been told this is all from stress?

Brain MRI & blood test normal. Headache for months won't go away. Neck muscles tight & tight lump rhs base of skull. Been told this is all from stress?

Second opinion: Is a good idea, at least for the MRI scan. An MRI can be submitted to conciergeradiologist. Com in the next month for reevaluation. This would at least eliminate imaging findings from consideration. ...Read more

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Upper ab tightness and pain?

Be seen: There are many things that could be going on. See a physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull: That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the skull?

What are the different parts of the skull?

Skull: Skull has cranial bones & facial bones.
Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid.
Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more

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My chest is tighting up on me the pain goes and comes?

My chest is tighting up on me the pain goes and comes?

Get offline/go to ER: Chest pain should be evaluated promptly. Seek medical help in person. ...Read more

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Why is my foreskin so tight?

Why is my foreskin so tight?

Here are some...: Known to us, we are not born equal despite sharing the same anatomical terminology at certain part of body. Likewise, the length and diameter of opening of the foreskin are widely vary among all men. And some men with inborn long tight foreskin, especially with diabetes and poor hygiene, may develop recurrent chronic inflammation with / without infection, over time leading to cicatrize its opening ...Read more

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Why are women's vaginas so tight.?

Why are women's vaginas so tight.?

Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina (epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement. ...Read more

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What should I don't about my tight forskin?

What should I don't about my tight forskin?

Do's & Don't's...: The "do's" and "don't's" of a tight foreskin, assuming the guy is a teen or older... Do stretch it by pulling back on the foreskin once or twice a day, until gradually, it slips easily back and forth over the glans (the head of the penis). Don't leave it behind the glans the first few times the foreskin slips behind the glans, or else it might be stuck there if the glans swells quickly. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest?

Tightness in chest?

Go to the ER now: Tightness in the chest can have many causes, the most significant being a heart attack or angina. This can be an emergency and should thus be immediately evaluated in the emergency department. ...Read more

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What is scalp tightness?

What is scalp tightness?

Sensation on scalp: The scalp on the head feels tight - the left & the right scalp feels like being pulled together. ...Read more

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Why is my pelvic area tight?

Why is my pelvic area tight?

See below: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Is tight foreskin hereditary?

No: This is not hereditary (genetic). This is an acquired condition from inflammation of the foreskin that causes scarring of the foreskin. ...Read more

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I am having a tight foreskin?

I am having a tight foreskin?

No it's phimosis: Paraphimosis is when a tight scarred foreskin (phimosis) has been pulled back or retracted over the head of the penis (glans) and is so tight that it can not be reduced or returned to its natural position covering the glans. This causes more pressure and swelling of the glans, making paraphimosis dangerous. Phimosis is inconvenient, paraphimosis is an emergency. You have phimosis. ...Read more