A 36-year-old member asked:
can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: If there are degenerative changes in the cervical or neck region of the spine, they can lead to inflammation creating muscular symptoms of tightness leading to a type of muscle contraction headache up the back of your head or occipital region.
Last updated Nov 16, 2018
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