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Mri of my neck shows straightening of the curvature after having muscle spasms and nerve injury. i have headaches everyday. does this cause it?

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Potentially: There is a condition known as cervicogenic headaches, which basically means headaches that come from the neck. One cause of. Cervicogenic headaches are muscle spasms, which usually cause headaches that run from the neck up to the back of the head. Thank you for your question.

Answered 3/7/2013

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Dr. PANKAJ SATIJA answered

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YES: You could be suffering from cervicogenic headaches, a common form of headaches due to cervical spine disease or muscle spasms.

Answered 10/23/2017

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Dr. David Dang answered

Specializes in Radiology

Depends: Neck muscle spasms can be a cause of headache but headaches can be due to many causes, including migraines, tension headache, cranial nerve neuralgia or abnormal brain pathologies, including hemorrhage, infection or tumor.

Answered 3/13/2013

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Could be trigger: Sounds like a chronic cervical strain which might contribute to headaches, but the neck MRI might reflect nearby pathology at the thoracic outlet which could also trigger headaches. Best to get this fully assessed and perhaps get physical therapy or see an osteopathic specialist.

Answered 6/10/2014

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