Neurology Community
Pressure in back of head
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pressure in back of head

Fist time coming here.....

Not sure how to explain this.  I feel pressure for almost the past week in the back of my head.  Not headaches or anything, although at times as it gets later at night I do get a headache. It almost feel as if the muscles in the back of my head are contracting while every once and a while I feel the muscles go through a slight spasm, most of the times on the right side.  This isn't causing any type of pain, just an annoyance to be honest.

I don't know if this would relate to it or not but for years my neck cracks very easily, much like you crack your knuckles.  I know, this isn't the most healthy thing for my joints but don't know if this could be something related to arthritis or something similar.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
404138 tn?1308945256
I have the same problem sometimes....i hope someone here can answer your question!
Blank
1093617 tn?1279305602
Hi, Thank you for your question. Generally, shoulder and arm numbness originates from the neck problems due to irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because the nerves that supply the back of the head start in the upper cervical spine. Mostly, these symptoms aggravate after turning head and typically occur in patients with previous neck injuries and in patients with marked arthritis of the upper cervical spine. In addition, this pain exacerbate with prolonged sitting in a stooped posture and when working on a computers for long hours.  If you suffer continuous numbness, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the possibilities here and can provide you an appropriate treatment. Hope this information proves helpful to you. Take Care & Regards!!!

Blank
Avatar m tn
Thank you Dr. Srivastave for your response!

However I don't have pain and this doesn't have anything to do with my shoulders or arms.  Its just in the back of my head, feels as if it's where the spine meets the skull.

Should I not have posted this in the neurologist area?
Blank
Avatar m tn
I have the same pressure. It is almost where my head touches the ground/pillow when I lay down. It is worrisome. The only other thing that I have noticed since it started is that I get really cold at night. The coldness begins near bedtime and lasts until I fall asleep.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
aspen2
ON
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ