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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