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Doctor insights on: What Causes Muscles To Ripple In Back Of My Head

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What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

What causes muscle spasms in the back of the head?

Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more

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What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?

What would cause inflamed muscles on the right side of neck n back of head on right side? How long should it take to go back to normal?

See below: You could have pulled a muscle in your neck or have a pinched nerve. You symptoms may resolve soon or could come back, or last for several weeks. If it continues to be bothersome, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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What could cause upper neck/back of head pain, facial pains that come and go, muscle spasms, eye strain, could my meds been doing it?

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I have a muscle in the back of my head that hurts when I cough or move my head and comb my hair. Could this be the trigminial nerve?

I have a muscle in the back of my head that hurts when I cough or move my head and comb my hair. Could this be the trigminial nerve?

See below: There are several muscles in the back of your neck that support your head. Coughing or moving your head could apply pressure to these muscles causing pain if you have a painful joint or disk. Trigeminal nerve pain typically causes facial pain ...Read more

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Either side of the back of my head hurts and also if I tilt my head to the side.... Have I just pulled a muscle? What will help it please??

Either side of the back of my head hurts and also if I tilt my head to the side.... Have I just pulled a muscle? What will help it please??

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean an inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cid. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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I have had a headache in the lower left back of my head. Its making muscles in my neck tingly and my head twitch. What do I do?

Try this: Take over the counter tylenol, (acetaminophen) apply warm compress. It's usually from muscle strain. If the pain originates from the back of your neck and move upwards, it could be from a pinched nerve from arthritis in your neck spine. Check your blood pressure- should be lower than 130/80. Any trauma, fever, vomiting? Go see your dr if you don't feel better. ...Read more

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Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?

Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?

Get it checked: You have this Ping/Muscle spasm for 4 months.It is very difficult for us to say what it means.Since you are worried about the Tumor I suggest you get it checked from your Doctor ...Read more

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I think im having a muscle spasm at de back of my head near base of skull help?

I think im having a muscle spasm at de back of my head near base of skull help?

Use NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory could help as first step, if pain and spasm persists then see your doctor. ...Read more

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If the back of my head hurts and my neck aches when I turn it. Is this just a pulled muscle?

If the back of my head hurts and my neck aches when I turn it. Is this just a pulled muscle?

Probably not: Back of the head pain with neck pain associated with no other symptoms is usually due to a neck vertebra that's 'out of whack'.Could also be due to an inflamed nerve or swollen lymph node.A good history & physical exam, incl. osteopathic hands-on exam should find the cause.Manipulation may resolve it.If other test/treatment is necessary, your dr. should be able to determine that. ...Read more

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Back of my head hurts wen i cough like its going to explode.Gp gave me muscle relaxants and it works. Y does it hurt? Its my first tym to exprience it

Back of my head hurts wen i cough like its going to explode.Gp gave me muscle relaxants and it works. Y does it hurt? Its my first tym to exprience it

Muscle Tension: What you are describing is muscle tension or a pulled muscle which got stretched when you started coughing or have a pinched nerve that is arising from the first two cervical nerve roots that are causing the problem. You may have slept wrong and have a mild stiff neck. If persists, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more