Did You Know?
Injury, frequent strain due to overuse of neck muscles and poor posture while sitting or lying down are some of the most common factors responsible for causing pain at the base of the skull.
Pain at the base of the skull is often associated with damage to the nerve that is passing through that area. The discomfort may even spread to the shoulder area and affect normal movement of the neck and shoulders. The pain causes headache and makes the scalp very sensitive. Even combing the area, especially in the rear part of the skull, can cause unbearable pain.