Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  158
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Spine Surgeon 's  Response
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
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor