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I have had a pain in my neck, behind my ear as of now. But, with similar symptoms as a migraine.


Posted by Dano

 So far it has lasted over a week.

At first it was painful to take a hot shower.I had to lay down my head hurt so bad.

Symptoms similar to a migraine. slightly feeling of nausea,

It seems like I am sleeping more than before. I'll fall asleep sitting watching TV.

Then go to bed and sleep the whole night. 

I now have a  slight numbness in my left arm ( bicep).

 
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Your neck may be causing your migraines.  Alot of times there may be significant tightness in the neck muscles creating irritation to the nerves in that region.  You may want to see a massage therapist and see if they can help.  In that behind the ear region it could be your SCM muscle, or your occipital muscles.

The occipital muscles attach from the back of the skull to the 1st two vertebrae.  The SCM (sternocleidomastoid) attaches in the back of the ear (mastoid) to the collar bone.  The combination of these muscles being tight nay throw off your neck posture creating additional nerve impingement giving symptoms into the arm also.

Try massaging with your hands the occipital muscles (press along the base of the skull) as well as the scm (run your fingers from the back of the ear down to the collar bone).  You can see a masseuse or a chiropractor for help with this.

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