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Back pain near spine, radiating to base of skull, pulsing sensation. Taking lantis for diabetes. Cure?

Starting yesterday I ve had back pain in the mid section of my back close to spine . I haven t done anything to cause this pain. This morning that pain isn t as sharp, but it s now radiating to the base of my skull . The sharp pain I had yesterday throbbed with heart beat. Today when it come on it all throbs with heart and a strange sensation in chest. Not a chest pain or pressure, just a strange feeling. BP is 155/93. I am diabetic, male 54yr old. I take Lantis 70u at night before bed.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Your disease condition appears to be trapezius myalgia due to a sprain . As you may know trapezius is the muscle attached from the base of skull to the mid back . Usually precipitated by perculiar posturing for long time. Dont worry the treatment is simple ,local pain killers and hot fomentation will help a lot but main thing is to relax the muscle and this is by lying straight on back supine on a flat bed with out cushion . Then take adequate rest for few days,then once the pain settles down start physitherapy for this muscle. If this is not subsiding with these measures please consult a physician for further evaluation
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