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Pain at the base of the skull.

I'm wondering if anyone finds it painful and sensitive at the base of the skull. I use to put one of those doughnut pillows under my neck when I read. Now if I do it I get a painful, burning sensation from the pillow right at the base of my skull.
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Hi...it is possible to have changing symptoms/issues......it is possible that for some reason you are experiencing some inflamation in the area where the pillow is touching....

How long have you noticed this pain?
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The area in question is tender but does not look to be swollen. I have been experiencing this pain off and on for ove 3 years.
The inflammation could be internal.....maybe is not noticable. What has your Dr said about it? Have you had decompression surgery?
No compression surgery. I have had 2 cervical fusions 1 posterior 1 anterior , c3-c6. Neither seemed to help,both seemed to present new issues.
I can imagine, scar tissue from those surgeries alone could cause more issues due to  it causing more CSF flow obstructions. Hmmm....Wish I was able to offer more insight.
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