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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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