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Sharp pain in back bottom head/ neck

Hey I have had a Very sharp horrible pain at the back base of skull/top of neck. it hurts to move my neck and sometimes moving my right shoulder hurts it. its not there in the morning but gets worse thru the day. by night time im in horrible pain. it just happened suddenly. i had been having 2 or 3 headaches a day before it started but they are gone now. it hurts to touch that area. any ideas?
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Well, it could be as simple as tension headache, or something more complex like occipital neuralgia, or even upper cervical disc disease.

If it does not go away on its own, have it worked up by a competent spine doctor.
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thanks. its been happening for about 4 days now. its never tense (i have really bad muscle tension in back from broken tail bone) Ive thought maybe tension headaches. meds dont help. Thank you so much
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