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What causes a pad of fat to develop at the back base of the neck?

What causes a pad of fat to develop at the back base of the neck?

Corticosteroids: Increase in corticosteroids, either endogenous or administered as medication, can cause a "buffalo hump". ...Read more

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Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Variable: It can be just a spot of accumulation of fat in overweight people but can sometimes be associated with cushing's syndrome which is an excess of cortisol and can have various causes. ...Read more

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How often does poor posture cause a fat pad to develop on the back of the neck right at top of back?(bottom of neck)

How often does poor posture cause a fat pad to develop on the back of the neck right at top of back?(bottom of neck)

Not really: Poor posture can cause spine issues over a long long long time. If there is a "fat pad", it needs to be checked and confirmed by ur pcp. This could b a sign if medical condition. Call ur doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Yes: Lower molar pain can radiate to the ear or the back of the head. Please see your dentist for treatment. More than likely you will need a root canal and crown to protect and save the tooth. ...Read more

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My 2 year old keeps saying the back of her neck at the base of her head hurts. There doesn't seem to be any tag or bite. What could be the cause?

My 2 year old keeps saying the back of her neck at the base of her head hurts. There doesn't seem to be any tag or bite. What could be the cause?

Back of neck hurt 2y: The back of neck hurting in 2 years old probably is nothing serious as long as it does not continue, 2years old are active and it may be a muscle pain.You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, and if persists see your pediatrician to have her checked. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have curvature of the spine and a large fat pad on my neck/upper back area. Its extremely painful.. Is this curable?

 The doctor said I have curvature of the spine and a large fat pad on my neck/upper back area. Its extremely painful.. Is this curable?

A Bend In The Road: Hard to say without more details (e.g. how severe the curvature) but there are many non-surgical approaches/therapies to try to at least make some improvements and feel better. Talk to your doctor about forms of physical therapy and conditioning and discuss the exact nature and severity of your spine and what options you have. Get a consult with a physiatrist and keep a positive proactive attitude ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...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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Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more

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What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more

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