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Hello. The problem you may have is cervical muscular spasm, and with that an inflammation of the tendonous insertiions into your scalp, that can be pinching nerves in that area, causing pain
the most common nerve is called the greater occipital nerve.
and you can have greater occipital neuralgia. that may cause "hyperpathia"
meaning it hurts just to touch
are you there?
I used to get "swimmers ear" alot, which I found unusual because I don't swim or get water in my ear, but the bones back there seem "tight" or maybe its not the bones but the tendons over the bones? I am at the computer A LOT also which may be a factor
yes, it is not the bones, but the tendons from muscles like trapezium, levator scapulae, semispinatus capitus, etc
all of these muscles are on the back of your neck, and insert into the skull, to keep your head up
So if these 800 ibruprofen arent kicking it, I dont know what will?
but if you have weird sensations, then it can be the nerves being pinched as well
you might try some massage, and a muscle relaxant, like cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) or tizanidine (zanaflex)
warm moist compresses to the back of your neck
again its like a dull pain, until it was touched and rubbed, when I realized it was like my head was hit with a pipe. What should I do since its now 2pm here and I still cant get up to go to work
Ok doc, thank you very much. I wont worry
call youi doc
have him call in some medications better than ibuprofen
Dr Frank T
will do he lives across the street!