This Neurology & Neurosurgery forum is for questions and information regarding Rheumatoid Arthritis Neurology & Neurosurgery conditions and symptoms. All questions will receive a personal answer from a medical expert.
Most mornings I wake with neck pain and severe throbbing headache. Usually, the headache slowly dissipates during the day but on some occasions I'll get several days of unbearable headaches. The neckpain is bearable but the headaches are often so severe I need strong pain medicine. I've tried many different pillows without it helping. This has been happening for about 4 years but there have been period of times when the headaches have not been severe which meant I could exist without pain medicine then. The pain extends into the eyes which feel somewhat out of focus. Pain is most severe around the eyes with a "woosy" sensation behind the forehead. I've been checked for sinus issues and spinal issues. A bone scan a while ago reported "Mild right C4/5 cervical facet arthropathy" and "mid thoracic spine scoliosis convex to the right" and "mild focal increased uptake anteriorly between the C3/4 and C5/6 vertebral bodies consistent with degenerative change. A lumbro-sacral spine MRI reported "multilevel disc and facet joint degeneration in the lumbar spine with no significant compressive lesion or abnormality of the conus". An earlier CT scan reported "minor disc bulge L4/5, L5/S1 with a small central disc protrusion at L4/5 with no significant nerual compression. No other lesion seen between L1 and S1" I've been using a CPAP machine for 12 months.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.