Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

124 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What is the cause for pain at the back of the skull. ?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Pratap VGM

Diabetologist

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 869 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 13 Dec 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hello. I consisently am having pain in the back my skull at the base. The pain is either on left or rigjt side rarely both sides at once. Its near the bottom of skull where the bone is. Its get very sore even sore when i lay down on pillow it hurts. Massage somtimes helps as well as ibpro. I try heat and ice too. Nothimg seems to fix it permantly and i dont know what causes the pain. Sometimes Pain goes into my face and infeel dizzy and sometimes into my shoulder and upper back. Im scared its a tumor or something terrible. Ive been having this pain for six months daily. Ive had no injuries. When i went to doctor they said it was just tension. In picture my index finger indicates where Pain is.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Pratap VGM 4 days later
Brief Answer: Non specific radiating pain Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to healthcare magic. I just saw your picture and reviewed your case, it is suggesting signs of cervical spondylosthesis which is a degenerative condition charectorised by non specific symptoms as you have mentioned.. Any tumors or growth will put pressure on the nerves causing dizziness or pain in the nerve root, so rule out any growth or tumour in the neck by doing CT or MRI scan.. it will reveal lot of details Hope this information is helpful Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

Recent questions on  Back pain

doctor1 MD

I delivered my last child on August 31, 2010. Eight weeks after, I had my post-partum check up and had an IUD inserted. By the end November 2010, I started noticing a pain in my left flank area. It was a dull aching pain, but when massaged deeply, would go down my back, wrap around the front of my hip and make the front of my leg go numb. I went to the chiropractor for about two months, then with no results, visited my primary doctor. Blood and urine tests were fine. MRI showed slight bulging in the RIGHT L5, S1 discs. Went to 25 physical therapy visits with still no relief. I gave up for a while on finding out what was wrong. By February 2012 (guessing), I had my Mirena pulled out by my OBGYN. I had been having lots of stomach pain and my husband had a vasectomy, so I really didn t need the birth control anymore anyway. By October 2012, I believe, I had an ultrasound because I was having lots of pain and cramping in my stomach. Results were normal. By then end of 2012, I was experiencing extreme fatigue and visited my new primary doctor. We tried different antidepressants until I stayed on Effexor XR beginning April 2013. I started seeing a massage therapist once a week beginning in probably August of 2013 for my back, with no relief at all. Extreme fatigue continued and after blood work kept coming back fine, he sent me to a cardiologist. In November 2013 I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). I was put on 5mg of Midodrine 3 times a day. My fatigue disappeared almost immediately. The pain in my back has always been there since November of 2010, but I was ready to try again since I was seeing a new primary doctor. He sent me to a pain management doctor who has now done 3 nerve injections, all with no relief from the flank pain (Deep massage did not seem to bother and make the front of my leg go numb though). Another MRI was ordered, and this one had the same results as the first, except I had a mild dehydration on the left side at L4,L5. My primary doctor still did not believe it was the cause for my flank pain, so he ordered a CT. Those results came back this week showing I had a swollen uterus. Since I am up do date with my pap smears and I had an ultrasound that showed nothing about 18 months prior, he does not believe this is the reason for the left flank pain either. I am completely at a loss and don t know what to do next. The pain management doctor said that it could be from the POTS. It has been going on for so long now that want to go down every avenue and rule everything else out before I just accept it as a POTS symptom. Sometimes when lying on my stomach, it seems to relive a little bit of the flank pain. The massage has just been aggravating it lately, and also laying on my right side seems to aggravate it. Since I can pinpoint when the pain started, I ve wondered if it could have had something to do with my last delivery or even the epidural from the delivery. I could use any insight or ideas that could maybe trigger an idea for my primary doctor. It has been almost 4 years since I realized the pain starting (and I have a high pain tolerance, so it could have been there for longer). I know this is a lot of information, but thank you in advance!

doctor1 MD

I have had 2 spine surgeries (L4, L5) Discectomy 1st 15 years ago and the last June 2009. I was told at the last surgery I would have to have a fusion of L4, L5, sacrum. In the last few weeks, my back has been hurting alot along with my right testicle. I asked my Dr about this, and he said the 2 are not related. However, My testicle only hurts whne my back hurts and the Dr cannot give me another reaon for the pain. Is this because of the back pain? Also, if I do have the fusion, how much range of motion will I lose?

doctor1 MD

hello myself raju. since the last two years i have been musterbating 3 to 4 times a day in regular basis. from the initial stage i got a lower back pain on the lower side of my back bone. since the last 1 year i feel sexually week and had night falls in regular basis. my back pain was increasing and now i have stopped musterbating but i have a severe backpain on my back bone and every part of my body. the night fall is reduced and already comes to an end. pennis size is also getting small. please help me to overcome from this hell

doctor1 MD

Hello doctor, i am suffering from low back pain shoulder pain and have have numbness in the arms during nights.today i visited orthopaedic, he prescribed me a pain killer and libotryp tablets. i wanted to know whether tablet libotryp is usefull in releiving pain and numbness?

doctor1 MD

I get a lower back pain which is excrucitating right after my cycle ends.its remians for 4-5 days. And have to take painkillers.Its very debiliating.The feeling is like something in stuck inside which is unable to come out.My lower portion gets...

doctor1 MD

very small amount of brownish discharge after wiping, I finished my period just under 2 weeks ago, although I can't be precise. any reason for this?

doctor1 MD

I am 77 and take heart disease medications. I have lower back pain , am fatigued and joint pain. Suggestions?