I, too, get terrible, awful headaches. They start at the base of my neck
and move up the back of my head
. The only thing that touches it is 1000mg of Advil every 4 hours. I had an MRI and was told I have stenosis, Degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, blah, blah, blah. What the headache is from is the occipital nerve being pinched. Surgery is an option, but relief comes from anti-inflammatories like Advil.