Hello, I have been having headaches at the base of my skull and in the temple areas.... feeling like my head is squeezed in a vice. I also have pretty constant dizziness... not room spinning dizziness but more of a wooziness and feeling like I am swaying. My symptoms seem to get worse toward the end of the day, and sometimes when my neck is turned a certain way it really intensifies and even make my vision slightly hazy. I do work at a computer all day. I did have an MRI which showed C1 and C2 disc degeneration... just wondering if this type of problem could cause the daily symptoms that I am experiencing. Can degeneration without a disc bulge put pressure on a nerve that would cause symptoms?
Degeneration may be associated with inflammation which could cause upper neck ache, though other possible causes would need to be considered as well. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician or a neurologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this helps.
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