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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause eye and facial pain?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Cervicogenic facial

If the higher nerves in the neck (c2 and c3) are pinched, usually from a disc herniation, spondylosys, and also rheumatoid arthritis, radicular pain can manifest itself as eye, ear and/or facial pain.

In brief: Cervicogenic facial

If the higher nerves in the neck (c2 and c3) are pinched, usually from a disc herniation, spondylosys, and also rheumatoid arthritis, radicular pain can manifest itself as eye, ear and/or facial pain.
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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Pinched neck nerves can cause ear, posterior scalp, side of neck, shoulder, and arm pain.
Pain in the eye and face come from the trigeminal nerve which has three divisions. 1 goes to the eye, temple, and forehead/top of head, 2 from upper lip to lower eye lid and side of face (maxilla) and 3 from lower lip to chin and side of lower jaw. There are pain syndromes that affect this nerve.

In brief: Unlikely

Pinched neck nerves can cause ear, posterior scalp, side of neck, shoulder, and arm pain.
Pain in the eye and face come from the trigeminal nerve which has three divisions. 1 goes to the eye, temple, and forehead/top of head, 2 from upper lip to lower eye lid and side of face (maxilla) and 3 from lower lip to chin and side of lower jaw. There are pain syndromes that affect this nerve.
Dr. Mark Loury
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Unlikely

Possible but not likely.
See orofacial-TMJ expert for diagnosis/recommendation.s

In brief: Unlikely

Possible but not likely.
See orofacial-TMJ expert for diagnosis/recommendation.s
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