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nerve pressure at base of skull and neck

johnt89jjohnt89 Posts: 1
edited 02/14/2015 - 10:57 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have a sensitive nerve in the middle of the base of my skull. When I put my finger on it, it is sensitive. Also if I turn my head fast or look at objects far away I feel a slight dizziness or unfocused. Closing my eyes last night to sleep I felt a little dizzy but opening my eyes I felt ok. There isn't any pain, just worries me it could be something wrong. Could it be my posture or a vertabrae affecting it? It just started yesterday so I haven't been to the doctor yet.

Thank you for any advice.


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  • I wouldn't worry too much. There is a triangular area in the back of the neck, skull where many muscle attachments and nerves inervate. Sounds like you have some inflammation causing some decreased blow flow to that area. I would ice it, gently massage it to decrease the inflammation and get some blood flow back in the area. That's why you're getting dizzy when you push on it. Maybe some gentle stretching too.
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