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one of my cervical spine bones hurts when i put pressure on it. not touching per se but just pressing my head back and down at teh same time. cause?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are a number of structures in the posterior neck that can potentially cause pain including the facet joints, ligaments, muscles, and bursa in the area. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause, don't hesitate to be seen.

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