Pain at the Base of the Skull

Persistent pain at the base of skull is suggesting slipped disc or arthritis of the neck. Inappropriate posture and damage to the occipital nerve passing through the neck area can also trigger pain at the skull base.
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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.

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