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Could compression at c5-c6. c6-c7 causing radiculopathy also be the cause of headaches? i never had headaches until the radiculopathy started

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Occipital Neuralgia?: 58 year old lady with cervical spinal stenosis and headaches concerned whether headaches could be caused by cervical symptoms. Radiculopathy refers to referred pain along the course of compressed nerve root. While most headaches are not due to cervical spine problems, compression of branches of your occipital nerve C2/C3 can cause headaches in the posterior part of your head. Get new exam/imaging
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Read this: http://www.aans.org/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Occiptal%20Neuralgia.aspx This may or may not explain your symptoms and you need a full exam in person as soon as possible.
Apr 12, 2016
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes, absolutely. There is a condition known as "cervicogenic" headaches and this describes headaches that are caused by a neck problem.

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