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pinched nerve in neck causing headache

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Headache: Headaches are not uncommon in patients with a cervical neck pain.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Pinched nerve: Possible, needs to be checked out.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
It can: The pinched nerve can cause a occipital headache if it is at the c34 level, otherwise indirect muscular headaches can occur from mechanical disc and m ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Insufficient data: Does "neuro" mean neurologist or neurosurgeon? Why did you meekly accept the answer but then post here? Ask doc to explain the neuroanatomy: EXACTLY w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience in Neurology
Possible: A specialized pillow for neck stability may ease the discomfort but you should have imaging of your head and neck as well as treatment such as physica ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rarely is it serious: & yes pinched nerve causing pain into arm is cervical radiculopathy. 90% are treated non op & get better-10% require surgery with > 90% su ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Drug effects: Prednisone & other steroids commonly cause headache, flushing, even acne-like rashes (as well as other not so nice reactions). Neither Prednisone nor ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Unusual: For your age, but it follows distribution of ulnar nerve. Any injuries to your neck? If not, still need imaging studies of your neck. Good luck.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Physical therapy: First line treatment for forward head posture is physical therapy, in which the muscles at the back part of your neck/spine can be strengthened to imp ... Read More

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