Sharp pain neck base of skull

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Avatar n tn 5 days ago experienced sharp pain on left side, base of skull, followed by dull ache/pain in same spot that comes & goes. Pain eases w/OTC pain relievers, but then returns when medication wears off. Has been constant since initial pain. If press on area, feels like a bruise...bruise sensation continues on up to top of head on left side; however this sensation is only if pressed on...the area from base to top of skull on left side does not hurt on its own...just if pressed on.
Avatar n tn i have had a soreness at the base of the left side of skull....and when I touch that spot, it feelsl ike a bruise! Also, I can trace the pain down that side of my neck, too! HELP???
Avatar f tn precipitation of head pain by neck movement or awkward neck positions, head pain when external pressure is applied to the neck or occipital region, restricted range of motion of the neck, and neck, shoulder and arm pain. Treatment for cervicogenic headache includes physical therapy, medications (one being the one you are currently taking), behavioral therapy, and other modalities.
Avatar f tn I have a lump about the size of a golf ball at the base of my skull where my spine meets my head. It's been there for about 5-6 months. I never use to get headaches but get them daily now, about the same time of day (late afternoon till morning. It starts in my neck, then I get a very hot sensation shoot through my head into my eyes. After that (about 15 minutes) I get a shooting, throbbing, sharp pain through my head from neck to eyes.
Avatar n tn I have an under active thyroid recently my doctor perscribed taking 50,000 mg of vitamin D for 6 weeks. The fifth week I developed a sharp severe headache on the left side of the base of my skull within a few hours of taking the vitamin D. I've had the headache for a week. I've been taking a migraine medication from a previous perscription. I also have swellings on both sides of the base of my neck connecting to my shoulders. When I told my doctor about this he shrugged it off.
1278097 tn?1325615097 My husband is experiencing a sharp pain at the base of his skull, right at the top of his spine, when he coughs or sneezes. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this or if he should be going to the hospital. It only has been occuring today and about 7 or 8 times today.
Avatar f tn I have a lump about the size of a golf ball at the base of my skull where my spine meets my head. It's been there for about 5-6 months. I never use to get headaches but get them daily now, about the same time of day (late afternoon till morning. It starts in my neck, then I get a very hot sensation shoot through my head into my eyes. After that (about 15 minutes) I get a shooting, throbbing, sharp pain through my head from neck to eyes.
Avatar m tn During this time I have also noticed pain developing from the base of my neck up to the right side of my skull. The area of my skull that is in pain is slightly raised and hurt if I put pressure on it. There is also a small lump that provides a jolt of sharp pain if I touch it. The headaches keep getting worse and I am now even getting pain in my ears. Does anyone have a clue what is going on here?
Avatar n tn What causes sharp shooting pain at the base of skull about an inch behind the left ear? It hits intermittently and travels up.
Avatar m tn Starting at around 7 years old, I would get these sharp, hot bolts of pain at the base of my skull and neck if I turned my head suddenly. It does not happen every time I turn my head sharply, but these episodes happen maybe 1-2 times a month, sometimes less. These episodes typically last 5-30 seconds, and only very rarely is there any lingering pain afterwards. I have had them since I was a young child, as did my mother (she calls them "zingers").
Avatar n tn When the headache starts, it comes out of nowhere with a sharp stabbing pain right where my head meets my neck on the back lefthand side. The pain is intense but it fades fairly quickly (within a minute). However, for hours afterward, I'll get aftershocks, I guess that's the best way to describe it - it's in the same spot, same feeling, just less severe (still painful). Like I said, I don't think there's a linking factor.
Avatar f tn I am a 19 year old female, i have never had an accident that could effect anything like this. Okay so i have had these fluid sounds in what sounds like the base of my skull for about 8 months. its driving me crazy, over the 8 months they have become more frequent & I have been having headaches now basically everyday all day.
Avatar n tn I have a 7mm mca aneurysm and I am waiting for my second meeting with a neurosurgeon. Over the last six weeks I have had a fluid rushing sound in the back of my neck at the base of my skull. No vision changes, no headache at that time just a sound I hear that makes me nervous and lasts for between 1 and 3 seconds. I have also been getting headaches for about three weeks now and have never had headaches in my life but did recently start taking 10 mg of Lexapro.
Avatar n tn Sometimes when I sit quietly, I'd just hear that fizzling sound at the back of my neck, or at the base of my skull... I really hope this is nothing serious... I've tried research for this weird thing that's happening to me, but unfortunately, only a handful have reported to have been experience this. Please if you have any information, email me at ralamis(at)yahoo(dot)com Thank you so much!!!
Avatar n tn For the past few days, I've had intermittent dull to sharp pains in the back-left side of my skull, near the base of the skull where it meets the neck. Today I also feel pain on the top front of my head on the left side. In between pain attacks, I feel my head with a bit more "pressure" as in a normal headache. My left ear popped once as well. Before this happened, I spent a few days "headbanging" more than usual, but the continued pain scares me.
Avatar n tn Hey I have had a Very sharp horrible pain at the back base of skull/top of neck. it hurts to move my neck and sometimes moving my right shoulder hurts it. its not there in the morning but gets worse thru the day. by night time im in horrible pain. it just happened suddenly. i had been having 2 or 3 headaches a day before it started but they are gone now. it hurts to touch that area. any ideas?
Avatar n tn I could not stand to move or cannot touch my neck all the way back to my head/ neck at the base of my spine. Sharp pains from chest and down arm, totally excruciating. I will pray for all with this pain, would not wish this on my enemy. I was told it was subclavian steal syndrome at first, which the diagnosis ended up being Behcets syndrome,I hope just that. They are still diagnosing me, if I hear anything I'll let everyone know.
Avatar f tn hi hope you can help me suffering neck pain across base of skull with left sided eye pain and arushing fluid sound in left ear been doc said muscle or anxiety due to mra had 2yrs bk no significant abnormalties not that owt to do with wat suffering now think im being labbelled due to past history know this isnt normal in anyway i can move my neck freely with only prob being somtimes tilting it bk would be greatfull on anyfeedbk u could give thankyou
Avatar n tn These muscles when stressed can cause pain. Common site is base of the skull where the trapezius muscle of neck inserts. The common stressors are physical and emotional, physical stressors including prolonged manual labor or sitting at a desk or computer for long periods of time concentrating. The pain begins in the back of head and upper neck and is described as a band like tightness or pressure. This is not associated with any aura.
Avatar n tn I've since had RF procedures done at L2/3 for nerve pain near my hip autograft site, and RF's done at C4/5/6/7 on the left side of my neck, which was the first pain relief I've had in my in 1 1/2 years....but it only got rid of the neck pain. The base of my skull and up behind my ears is still painful (aches to different degrees), the right side of my neck, and both arms, shoulders, and hands still have their same pains.
Avatar n tn In addition, over the past few weeks, I've also developed a discomfort in the right hand side of the back of my neck (basically at the base of the skull). The pain isn't constant, it is quite sporadic in nature and not overpowering; it's quick and sharp and as quickly as it comes it goes away. It's almost like a regular neck cramp except its lasted longer than any neck cramp I've had.
1380526 tn?1292842985 I have had dull moderate pressure pain at the base of my skull ever since my surgery over a year ago. Today, I have had intermittent "sharp" pains at the back of my head...not just at the base of my skull. Anyone else experienced this? Thnaks as always!
Avatar n tn ) and goes to the base of my skull and just radiates the pain in the back of my head. It feels like I can feel my pulse in the back of my skull with the pain. Could this be from bad posture? Would one of those shoulder posture braces help? Or should I goto the Dr. and ask for them to MRI me up and check it out? I have a history of head aches and migraines also.. I hate being one of the few cursed with migraines. It ***** to hear ppl who say they never get them..
Avatar m tn The burning sensation seems to be even behind my ears. I also get a sensation of discomfort in my upper neck, right at the base of the skull, like my head is sinking in and compressing something. I have arthritis with bone spurs at C3-4-5-6-7 and thoracic spine. I don't know if this has something to do with my symptoms or not. I had a brain MRI last month and it was normal. My bloodwork is normal too. Has anyone had these symptoms?
Avatar n tn The throbbing, stabbing pain near that notty part of skull behind the ear is similar to sharp shooting pain of an ear infection, but isolated to one exact spot on my skull. And the skin feels inflamed and almost like a "burn" to the touch. Has anyone else here wear headbands?
748543 tn?1463449675 In simple terms incorrect posture is due to a twisted spine, which barring accidents or skeletal abnormalities- like a short leg, is due to an incorrect position of the skull. The position of the skull is influenced by the position of the lower jaw and ultimately the position of the jaw is mandated by the eruption pattern and final position of the teeth. Hence your bite is dictating your posture. Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long?