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Popping sound behind head, below occipital lobe, tingling sensation. Medical attention required?

Hi, Im 20 years old and a female and very healthy. I had a pop in the back of my head just below my occipital lobe on the left side of my head and a severe sharp pain followed immediately. It lasted about 1 minute and then went away. My head felt hot and tingled. It is extremely sore now a day later and the same sharp intense pain is back and I dont know if I should go to the doctor.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your question.

It is likely that you had a ligament sprain or muscle strain. These can be very painful a few days afterwards. The way this is treated is

1 Local heat
2 A combination of analgesic and a muscle relaxant (e.g. Myospaz Forte or Tramadol and Flexeril).
3 Use of soft cervical collar for a week.

If pain persists despite this after a week see a doctor.

Wish you the best.

Answered: Thu, 5 Sep 2013
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