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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head?

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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

Nerves in the upper cervical area can extend into the back of the head (occipital area) which can result in neck pain with combined headaches.
Seek out a neurologist to evaluate for different types of headaches - if ruled out, consider imaging or other diagnostic testing to determine if headaches are spinal in origin.

In brief: Yes

Nerves in the upper cervical area can extend into the back of the head (occipital area) which can result in neck pain with combined headaches.
Seek out a neurologist to evaluate for different types of headaches - if ruled out, consider imaging or other diagnostic testing to determine if headaches are spinal in origin.
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