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What can I do for cervical pain? Its in the region of atlanto-occipital joint. It is relieved by cervical extension & lateral flexion but its tempory

What can I do for cervical pain? Its in the region of atlanto-occipital joint. It is relieved by cervical extension & lateral flexion but its tempory

try physical therapy: At your age i would recommend you see your primary care dr. And get an rx for neck physical therapy. If all that fails than see a qualified pain specialist for possible cervical epidurals. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Tcan you have cervical facet joint syndrome and occipital neuralgia

Tcan you have cervical facet joint syndrome and occipital  neuralgia

Yes: and Yes. Sometimes the facet joint nerves can connect with the occipital nerve causing both. Sometimes they are separate issues altogether. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in my occipital region of head, neck and ears. sometimes pain radiates to shoulder joints and hands causing imobility?

What to do if I have severe pain in my occipital region of head, neck and ears. sometimes pain radiates to shoulder joints and hands causing imobility?

Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more

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I have a calcium deposite on my occipital bone. I have blurred vision confusion vertigo heart palpitations horrible joint pain constipation plz help?

I have a calcium deposite on my occipital bone. I have blurred vision confusion vertigo heart palpitations horrible joint pain constipation plz help?

Need workup: This can be caused by multiple issues but you should have this looked at by a physician to rule out more worrisome processes like multiple myeloma or to just let you know it is simply anxiety. These symptoms together can be a multitude of different things and you should be worked up and examined. ...Read more

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Does osteoarthritis affect other joints besides the knees like the neck or on the back of head cuz it hurts when I turn to the left?

Does osteoarthritis  affect other joints besides the knees like the neck or on the back of head cuz it hurts when I turn to the left?

Osteoarthrits: Osteoarthritis means wear of a joint ( connection between bones where motion occurs) irrespective of its location . Thus we can be affected in any joint by pain, stiffness. Muscle spasm, of varying amounts of severity and length of time it lasts. ...Read more

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My occipital nerves have damaged, what can I do?

My occipital nerves have damaged, what can I do?

Pain relief?: If pain is the main issue, then ant-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen) or warm/cold compresses may help. If these fail, an injection of medication next to the nerve can often provide relief. ...Read more

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Are there any health concerns with being double/loose jointed?

Yes possibly: Patients with very lax or stretchy tissue are at increased risk of joint injury and soft tissue tears/injury. Also, it is highly recommended to work on antigravity and postural strengthening to prevent spine related problems as well. ...Read more