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What cervical levels were affected?
most severe at c5-c6
I see. There is likely crowding of the cervical nerve roots due to your injury. This may be worse with neck flexion.
I would suggest you get "flexion and extension" views of the cervical spine to see if there is slippage during head movement.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX cause the pain on my head? they do want to do disc surgery and put plate in to keep neck secure
Yes, the upper neck and head pain is from irritation of your occipital nerves that come off the upper spine.
They supply sensation all the way up to the top of the head in back, and can cause pretty severe headaches.
Again thank you, XXXXX XXXXX been getting headaches and told by doctor that they can't from my neck
you explained it well, thank you again
You're welcome. Ask your neurologist about an occipital nerve block if meds are not helping.
This is where your doctor numbs up the occipital nerves with an injection (not an epidural, which is a deeper injection into the spinal nerve roots.)