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Migraine since childhood, have intense headaches, hard lump at the back of neck that swells during headache. What could it possibly be?

Hi, I m 31 years old, female, and had migraine since I was a kid. It was normal for me to experience headaches but these past few days it became intense and I ve noticed a hard lump, sometimes swelling especially when I have headaches, at the back of my neck on the left side beside the spine . I used to do neck cracking to release the tension and sometimes massage it to ease the pain. What could it possibly be? Thank you so much for the help...
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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migraine headaches are not usually associated with any lump/ swelling over the head and neck region. You must show the swelling when it appears to the doctor or at the least keep a record of it in the form of photograph to show it to the doctor later. Any change in the usual pattern of headache also needs evaluation. Apart from that medications for migraine are sufficient. Neck cracking is a little risky thing and is not advisable.
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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