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Suffering from severe neck pain. Have skull indentation at the back of the head. Is this serious?

Hello, I am a 51 yo male. I ve been suffering for a while with neck pain which is somewhat relieved with a massage and ice. About 1.5 year ago I noticed a skull indentation on the back of my head (base of my skull) its much more pronounced now. Its roughly the size of a half dollar. I am wondering what this could be. Can you offer any advice? Thank you, -Scott
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Hi Scott,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
One thing is for sure that the indentation at the back of the head are a chance finding because irregular surface of the occipital bone is the rule because it has rough surface to give attachment to the strong muscles of the head and neck. They are not important cause of headache even if they are prominent or have become prominent.
Your headache might be related to cluster headache or a variant of migraine or a tension headache.
You need a thorough evaluation by an experienced physician and manage the headache accordingly.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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