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I have stiffness and pain at the base of my skull that's causing me headaches. What could this be?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine

In brief: Tension

If you are stressed, anxious, and tight you may have tension headaches.
See your neurologist if stretching and over the counter headache products do not fix the situation. We use botox, Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) for muscle relaxing when it is severe and you have a migraine. If you have a low grade fever, virus or infection this can be part of the myalgias and arthralgias involved (aches and pains).

In brief: Tension

If you are stressed, anxious, and tight you may have tension headaches.
See your neurologist if stretching and over the counter headache products do not fix the situation. We use botox, Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) for muscle relaxing when it is severe and you have a migraine. If you have a low grade fever, virus or infection this can be part of the myalgias and arthralgias involved (aches and pains).
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