Re: DULL PAIN in lower, back left, part of head, near base of skull. Whats Wrong???
Is there some particular reason that you so strongly feel that this is actually stemming from a brain tumor??Is there some type of family Hx of this somewhere?If there are no predisposing factors like that,i would really seriouly doubt that what you are felling is actually stemming from any type of a brain tumor.This sounds much more muscular than anything else,really.is there any specific area along the base on down thru the c spine area that really feels kind of tight or can you actually feel some sort of a lump or an area up there that feels like it is,like in one spot,much more of a mass of thicker skin or like a wad of tissue there?this could all be stemming from just a trigger point,which is basically a wad of muscle that forms as a reslut of inflamation or injury to a muscle.this can be worked out with massage or a combo of something like advil/aleeve and a good muscle relaxer.also,I get these like daily because of the current mess my c spine is in but i can usually get rid of them or attempt to on some days,by using a tennis ball placed behind me and a wall?just find a good wall with a good space there and place a tennis ball(preferably inside of a tube sock,this helps)behind you and over that tight area and just work it around the neck area(the neck is kind of a trickier area than the upper back but it can be done)ansd over the tightened spot in your neck and once you have found thattrigger point there,push your neck into the ball and the wall and kind of wiggle it a bit and then hold that tension over it for about at least 30-45 seconds til you just feel the area kind of 'let go"? it jut feels like that a5ea has 'released' something?this could just be all it is and all you will need as far as any real treatment.but if this does not appear to be what is causing the feeling you are having in the base of your skull and it is continuing to really bother you,please see your doc again and this time,ask about rying some sort of a muscle relaxer and also ask to be referred to a neurologist for further eval.there are many possible issues that could cause the type of symptoms you have described but they have to be ruled in or out by a good neuologist.hopefully this will all just be resolved with a good solid tennis ball.good luck,FB
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