Chronic Pain Expert Forum
Severe pain in base of skull
About This Forum:

Questions in the Chronic Pain forum are answered by medical professionals and experts.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Severe pain in base of skull

I have had severe pain / soreness on the right side of the base of my skull for over 2 weeks now.  What could this be?  I am 46 year old female, no other symptoms as I am aware.  
Related Discussions
666151_tn?1311117976
LIke the last question, this is a bit outside of the realm of 'chronic pain'.  There are many things that could cause this type of pain, ranging from minor to more serious conditions.  I would think that a strained muscle in that area is the most likely cause;  there  are several muscles that attach to the base of the skull, and inflammation at any of the attachment sites at the skull could cause pain in that location.  The pain, in such a case, would be strongly effected by any movements of the head in any direction.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank