Sharp pain neck base of skull

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5 days ago experienced sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on left side, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>, 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.
i have had a soreness at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the left side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>....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???
precipitation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> by neck movement or awkward neck positions, head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> 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.
I have a lump about the size <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a golf ball at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> 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.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
My husband is experiencing a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>, right at the top <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
I have a lump about the size <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a golf ball at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> 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.
During this time I have also noticed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> developing from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck up to the right side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>. The area <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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?
When the headache starts, it comes out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> nowhere with a sharp stabbing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> 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.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> 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.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>. 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.
For the past few days, I've had intermittent dull to sharp pains in the back-left side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>, near the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> where it meets the neck. Today I also feel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> 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.
I could not stand to move or cannot touch my neck all the way back to my head/ neck at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
These muscles when stressed can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. Common site is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> where the trapezius muscle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> 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.
hi hope you can help me suffering neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> across <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> with left sided eye <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> 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
I have had dull moderate pressure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> 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!
In addition, over the past few weeks, I've also developed a discomfort in the right hand side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck (basically at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> 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.
The burning sensation seems to be even behind my ears. I also get a sensation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> discomfort in my upper neck, right at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>, 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?
) and goes to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> and just radiates the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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..
The throbbing, stabbing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> near that notty part <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> behind the ear is similar to sharp shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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?
It feels like there is a spot of pain at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span> just to the right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my top cervical vertibrea and also a spot under my collarbone on front right side and then my sharp pains that come and go. Has anyone ever heard of these symptoms and have any ideas???
Ever since I was little I've gotten these episodes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> sharp, shooting, searing, debilitating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>. Usually it happens when I turn my head, then I double over in pain, while a searing hot pain shoots up my neck. During these 5-10 seconds it feels like a warm liquid going spreading. After that it is replaced by a dull, burning pain that is left for 5 minutes or so. This is seriously the worst pain I've ever felt every time it happens.
I do know on a fibro forum many people complain about the weird snaps, cracks, pops, glass shattering sharp sounds emanating from the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the neck at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the head. It's awfully scary. My llmd recently ordered an x-ray. But what would it show and what could be done. I've tried all the Lyme stuff she has in her arsenal -- I believe. Only time will tell. Keep on striving for answers and remedies. About all we can do isn't it? Yoga helps a lot. Be positive. Fight on.
I get a sharp shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> that starts at the left side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>skull</span>, travels up my head, paralyzing my tongue and left side of face, and causing numbness on my head. Each time I look like I have had a stroke, although some episodes are stronger than others. The paralysis goes away after a couple of minutes. A dull headache and very mild numbness lingers for a few hours after. Neck soreness (left side only) lasts sometimes for days.
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