How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Mark Your Own Question

Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 11946
Experience:  U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Mark is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have an area on the back of my head at the base of the skull

Customer Question

I have an area on the back of my head at the base of the skull that feels like something is crawling on it. It is only on my left side. I do have neck problems but have never had this sensation before. I do not have any pain with it. I very seldom have headaches. I have been having double vision, problems staying awake. I can actually feel my eyes crossing. It takes me a little bit to actually get my eyes back in focus.    Could all this have something to do with the crawly feeling on the base of my skull.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 5 years ago.
Is this painful?

Or an altered sensation?

Is it always on that single side?

Do you know what kind of neck problems you have?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No it is not painful. Not the sensation anyway. I do have pain in my neck when I turn it either direction. It is always on the left side. I have degenetive artitihis of the spine.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 5 years ago.
OK.

Well, the sensation to the back part of the head actually comes from nerves that are branches of the cervical nerves, or the neck.

So people that have degenerative changes and pressure on the nerves in their neck can have symptoms that involve the back of the head.

The fact that you have some pain in the neck could be a contributing factor to these weird sensations in the back of the head.

However, it really is impossible to say much more about this, without having your doctor examine you in person, since either way -- it should have nothing to do with your vision, or double vision (this would have to do with the eye muscles or the nerve to the eye muscles). You probably would benefit from seeing your doctor for a detailed neurologic exam and further testing (which may include imaging of the brain).
Dr. Mark, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 11946
Experience: U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
Dr. Mark and 6 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have been having problems with my vision. I see a Dr. for my eyes, but he couldn't answer why I have the double vision at times. I can be working on the computer or watching TV and all of a sudden I see two of everything. It is verticale. I have had this happen when I am driving and it scares the hell out of me. It seems to happen when driving in the sun when it is hot and I feel very tired. It feels like losing control of the muscles that control the eyes. When I was real young, I was crosseyed but out grew it. When I have a photo taken looking straight, you can see that the right eye still turns in just a little. The eye Dr. said that could have something to do with the problem that I am having now in my older years.

I also saw a Double vision Dr. and he said that my right eye was a little lower than the left and suggested putting a prism on the lense of my reading glasses. I have not done that yet. I didn't want to spend $100's of dollars for reading glasses when I can get readding glasses from the drug store that works fine. Is there anything else that you could suggest. I also had lens replacement in both eyes two year ago. The distance is great but still need reading glasses and my eyes seem to be getting worse.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
 
 
 

Related Health Questions