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What Could Cause Pain At The Base Of Skull
Muscle or headache.: Neck strains - from poor posture, whiplash or vigorous exercise can cause muscle strains that you feel at the base of the skull (that's where some neck muscles attach). Certain types of headaches can do this as well. I'd try some Ibuprofen or alleve and see if it improves. If you start having blurry or double vision, nausea, or fevers, i'd see your doctor right away! cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Could a pinched nerve in neck cause colored sparks in vision constantly? I also have a lot of muscle spasms at the base of skull causing it to knot
Nerve impingement: Of the neck 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
Fibromyalgia: 25 y fem. with "headaches & tingling & pain all over". Anxiety & hyperventilation can evoke such symptoms. A general medical evaluation with a primary care doctor is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If no specific findings, then Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration, and a Rheumatologist's evaluation might be helpful. ...Read more
Would reversal of cervical lordosis cause heavy head pressure at the base of skull, and extreme exhaustion? No pain really.
Muscle tension: Seek out a specialist that works with temporomandibular concerns and find out if this is your problem. ...Read more
Pain at base of skull left side sometimes goes into my head did a MRI 2months ago said no tumors what could cause this pain?
Terrible pain and sometimes swelling of right neck, base of skull to shoulder. What could cause this?
Sharp stabbing pains base of skull at the back presiding horrendous migraine and vertigo. What could cause this? What's at the back of the head?
Occipital nerves: The occipital nerves are located in the back of the skull. It is a common procedure to inject numbing medicine around the occipital nerves to help prevent migraines or to treat prolonged migraines. ...Read more
About a week prior to my cycle i start having headaches that get progressively worse until cycle. Base of skull and back are affected.Cause?
Menstrual headaches: Some women do have headaches that appear only at certain times of the period cycle. These are due to changes in the hormone levels at certain times of the cycle. Many women find relief with use of birth control pills. These can be used as long as there is no "aura" with the headaches. High dose Ibuprofen can also help. See your doctor for evaluation and best treatment for your situation. ...Read more
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