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Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as i awake. What could this be? Please help.

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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry

In brief: Muscle tensioin

Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites.
The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis.

In brief: Muscle tensioin

Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites.
The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis.
Dr. Dave Burns
Dr. Dave Burns
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Musculoskeletal?

Pain in occipital region with upright posture suggests effect of a 10 lb head stressing fascia, muscles, & tendons that support head against force of gravity.
Chronic muscle spasm and soft tissue inflammation are of concern. Irregular head/neck posture might be explanatory. Osteopaths and physiatrists have skill to diagnose. A recent lumbar puncture can also arouse such symptoms.

In brief: Musculoskeletal?

Pain in occipital region with upright posture suggests effect of a 10 lb head stressing fascia, muscles, & tendons that support head against force of gravity.
Chronic muscle spasm and soft tissue inflammation are of concern. Irregular head/neck posture might be explanatory. Osteopaths and physiatrists have skill to diagnose. A recent lumbar puncture can also arouse such symptoms.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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