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. Anil Your Own Question
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 7974
Experience:  M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Anil is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

killer blinding headache..back of my head at the bottom by my neck

Resolved Question:

i am exhausted and every time i have woke up from sleeping have a killer blinding headache in the back of my head at the bottom by my neck. this has been going on for about a week
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
As such there may be following possibilities in your case.
Tension headache -most common
Sinus headache
Sleep Apnea
Cervical radiculopathy - pressure on an irritated nerve resulting in headache and neck pain.
You need to undergo X-ray of cervical spine and X-ray of Para nasal sinuses .
You should do meditation and deep breathing exercises to relieve stress and anxiety which can aggravate your symptoms.
If you are taking any birth control pills then you should check it out as estrogen seems to trigger or make your headaches worse.
You should wear a mask while you sleep (known as a CPAP mask) which will generally cure your morning headaches.
You should also undergo blood pressure monitoring as high blood pressure can result in headache.
You should avoid alcohol consumption.
You can place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp.
You can also do gentle massage with medicated oils on scalp before going to bed which can be helpful to you.
If you have sinus problem then steam inhalation can be very effective.
I suggest you to consult your doctor for further evaluation and management.
Dr. Anil and 3 other Health Specialists are ready to help you