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Can neck problems. Stenosis, disc problems, give u headaches?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
18 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

One of the most common causes of headaches that is frequently misdiagnosed as "migraines" are headaches arising from the upper cervical facet joints.
These are very easy to treat. You should find a good interventional pain management physician trained in the evaluation of headaches including cervicogenic headaches. Disc problems and cervical spinal stenosis don't usually cause headaches.

In brief: Yes

One of the most common causes of headaches that is frequently misdiagnosed as "migraines" are headaches arising from the upper cervical facet joints.
These are very easy to treat. You should find a good interventional pain management physician trained in the evaluation of headaches including cervicogenic headaches. Disc problems and cervical spinal stenosis don't usually cause headaches.
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Dr. James Marx
You might also want to try to see if you have a Trigger Points in the muscles of the neck, shoulders and upper back. These can frequently trigger headaches and are much less expensively and simply treated.
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes indeed!

When your spinal cord or nerve roots become compressed and squeezed, you'll feel it.
Symptoms also depend on where your spinal canal has narrowed. Spinal stenosis in your neck (cervical spine) can cause pain in the neck and shoulders. It may radiate down your arm/hand. Cervical spinal stenosis can also cause headaches, numbness or muscle weakness.

In brief: Yes indeed!

When your spinal cord or nerve roots become compressed and squeezed, you'll feel it.
Symptoms also depend on where your spinal canal has narrowed. Spinal stenosis in your neck (cervical spine) can cause pain in the neck and shoulders. It may radiate down your arm/hand. Cervical spinal stenosis can also cause headaches, numbness or muscle weakness.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Justin Lo
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many forms of headaches that are precipitated by neck pathology including cervical stenosis, myofascial spasms, and cervicogenic headaches due to facet arthropathy.

In brief: Yes

There are many forms of headaches that are precipitated by neck pathology including cervical stenosis, myofascial spasms, and cervicogenic headaches due to facet arthropathy.
Dr. Justin Lo
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