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Occipital pain, c spine pain , more intense when head tilts back?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: This is a typical

Pattern for pain arising from a cervical spine problem that could be muscular, facet joint related or even of a disc source.
If no improvement with time, activity modification, local treatments like heat or massage and the use of otc medication if not contraindicated, see your doctor for an evaluation.

In brief: This is a typical

Pattern for pain arising from a cervical spine problem that could be muscular, facet joint related or even of a disc source.
If no improvement with time, activity modification, local treatments like heat or massage and the use of otc medication if not contraindicated, see your doctor for an evaluation.
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Dr. Chris Faubel
Pain Management

In brief: C2/3 facet pain

Pain from the c2/3 (or other upper cervical facet joint) is quite possible.
Look at the attached image. Bending the neck back puts pressure on the joints in the back of the cervical spine.

In brief: C2/3 facet pain

Pain from the c2/3 (or other upper cervical facet joint) is quite possible.
Look at the attached image. Bending the neck back puts pressure on the joints in the back of the cervical spine.
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