Can your neck and spine play tricks on you?

///Can your neck and spine play tricks on you?
Can your neck and spine play tricks on you?
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  • Futurehors
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    My recent MRI showed at c5-6 there is moderate-severe left sided neural foraminal stenosis and no greater than mild at any other level. Also at C5-6 posterior disc osteophyte complex slightly flattens the central cord surface contributes to mild central canal stenosis. Everything else is normal. No cord signal abnormality.

    However all of my pain is on the right side of my neck and shoulder is this possible?

    I also have right sided headaches cervicogenic? Does that mean that neck problems cause that?

    They always talk about damage below the area but can muscles and jaw clenching lead to headaches?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Right sided neck pain can originate from the nerve root but many times, pain can originate from the disc or the facet. A thorough workup inciuding a meticulous examination can very very helpful to discern the origin of the pain.

    “They always talk about damage below the area but can muscles and jaw clenching lead to headaches?” Yes

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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