I ran this by a couple of you in the chat last night but I was wondering what those of you that weren't there thought so here goes.
I had the MRI of the brain, head and c-spine and the brain and had were normal but there was one non-specific lesion in the c-spine area. The doc is trying to tell me that it's from migraine headaches, I don't get migraine headaches, never have. The only headache I have ever gotten is one behind my right eye and its a sharp pain when I move my eye.
My question being has anyone heard of there being lesions on your spine due to a headache?
Thanks again for your answers, I appreciate it!
Migraine headaches (and other things) can cause lesions to appear in various areas of the brain. I'm not a doctor, but a headache that is specifically behind one eye and is a very sharp stabbing pain is a form of migraine, called a "cluster headache". If that is what you have (or had), it is a migraine, and could have caused a lesion.
MS lesions are in specific areas of the brain, usually. A "non-specific lesion in the c-spine area" means that there is a lesion there, but it is not in an area that generally one would look for, to diagnose MS..the "non-specific" phrase gives that away. I don't know that a lesion in the cervical spine would come from a headache, though.
Generally lesions in the c-spine cause specific damage to areas of the body below the lesion location. Like, if it is in the middle of the back, the legs and/or bowels and bladder might be affected.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....