Thought I'd take a glance at this forum today. I am usually on the Fibromyalgia forum.
I have had headaches for 13 years. I have had CT scans, 2 head MRIs, 3 x-rays of my cervical spine, one MRI of my neck, a full body bone scan and other tests when needed.
For me the headaches are more of a cervicogenic headache. The pain begins at the base of my skull, moves up the back of my head and causes pain on both sides of the top and back of my head. Sometimes it moves into my forehead. They first started while I was at work. I was looking down reading and all of a sudden I felt pressure in my head. The pain became chronic in time.
Headaches began first and neck pain was second. My first neck x-ray caused a spiral downward within a week. I could tell that I could not drive, could not move my head with any ease. I ended up hitting nerves. That first x-ray showed my Doctors something that might be causing the headaches. I had Osteoarthritis in my neck.
I have not had any surgery. Have read accounts in chronic pain of people who have had surgery and also read what pain meds they take.
I am being seen by a Headache and Pain Relief Doctor. He is doing nerve blocks. I am in Canada.
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