Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cervical Occipital

Share

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


2

2
Swollen occipital & cervical lymph nodes. Painless but there for months. Wbc is just below normal. Pcp says don't worry. Should i see a specialist?

Yes: If they are 1 cm or larger then that warrants investigation. CBC doesn't always mirror a lymphoma, hiv, or other causes of multiply enlarged nodes. I am concerned because you have enlarged nodes in diverse locations especially if they continue to increase in number or size. If they don't decline with antibiotics then get one remover for analysis. ...Read more

3

3
I have congenital fused cervical vertebrae and occipital neuralgia. Getting dizzy when I turn my head certain ways. (Resting or walking) Typical sx?

Neck pain: Congenial fusion of cervical vertebrae is common and can lead to stress on adjacent segments. One of the most common variants is the Klippel-Feil Syndrome where the second and third vertebral bodies are fused. Occipital neuralgia and dizziness are common symptoms related to this congenital variant. Physical therapy and cortisone injections can relieve the pain. ...Read more

4

4
How do you distinguish between occipital neuralgia and cervical facet syndrome?

How do  you distinguish between occipital neuralgia and cervical facet syndrome?

Similar Pains: Sometimes the facet joint nerves can connect with the occipital nerve causing both. Sometimes they are separate issues altogether. Generally speaking extending and rotating your neck with cause facet pain syndrome and pressing on the back of your head may cause occipital neuralgia. See a pain specialist to help you determine the difference between the two. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

6

6
Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Vertebral Artery: This can be a consequence of injury to the vertebral artery. This can be from direct manipulation, positioning or spontaneous. Further diagnostic workup can include angiography. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Docs, could a sprained neck cause swollen occipital and posterior cervical lymph nodes?

Docs, could a sprained neck cause swollen occipital and posterior cervical lymph nodes?

No!They are-: -associated with infective processes. They are a reaction to infection, part of the immune system. They are always there but enlarge with infection, & many times remain so for a long time. Many times they are there but withyyour neck strain you feel around your neck & head and feel them & think they are new, while the have always been there. ...Read more

9

9
Good evening I have cervical node swelling on the left side of my neck and swelling and tenderness on my occipital bone what can this be please?

Good evening I have cervical node swelling on the left side of my neck and swelling and tenderness on my occipital bone what can this be please?

Examination: At your age the safest thing to do would be to make an appointment soon with your doctor to take a history, examine you and if necessary, lab work or imaging. The diagostic list of these symptoms changes priority with age. May be something very benign and self limited, but this venue is limited. ...Read more