Are Your Painful Headaches Being Caused By Neck Arthritis?

August 3, 2023Kolton Opdahl
ArthritisBack & Neck Pain

What is Neck Arthritis

Do you know if your painful headaches are being caused by neck Arthritis? Well, we are here to let you know all the correlations between your headaches, neck Arthritis, and the powerful treatment options available through Regenerative Medicine. Before we break down neck Arthritis, we first need to learn that Arthritis. Arthritis is the degeneration of a joint that can lead to inflammation and pain. While you may have heard the term neck Arthritis, did you know its scientific name is Cervical Spondylosis? This condition, Cervical Spondylosis, is extremely common, affecting over 85% of people over age 60. While some say this condition may be caused by aging, many other factors are at large. These factors include disc degeneration and bone spurs.

Are Your Painful Headaches Caused By Neck Arthritis

How Arthritis Causes Painful Headaches

While there can be many causes of a painful migraine or headache, arthritis may be your root cause. How does this happen you ask? Well, if you have experienced any damage at the top of your spine, in your first, second, or third vertebrae, headache pain can be a resulting symptom. These sensitive nerves connect your scalp to the top areas of your spine, so as your vertebrae deteriorate, you can feel referred pain in your neck, head, or jaw. This happens because the spinal canal may narrow, pressing on the spinal cord and nerves to the arms. This condition subsequently results in you feeling headache or migraine pain. Injuries can also cause pressure on the spinal cord. The resulting pain may range from mild discomfort to severe and crippling.

Symptoms of Arthritis in your Neck

Although headaches are a common cause of neck arthritis, there are a multitude of other symptoms you may experience. These additional symptoms may include:

  • Chronic pain and stiffness in the neck (that worsens with upright activity)
  • Feeling/hearing “popping” while moving your neck
  • Involuntary muscle spasms
  • Numbness and weakness in the arms, hands or fingers
  • Fatigued and disturbed sleep
  • Limited or reduced range of motion
Are Your Painful Headaches Caused By Neck Arthritis

While experiencing these symptoms may be painful, do not lose hope as headache relief may be possible for you through Regenerative Medicine.

How to treat Arthritis in the Neck

Are Your Painful Headaches Caused By Neck Arthritis

Meanwhile, if you know your headaches are in fact being caused by neck Arthritis, Regenerative Medicine may be the best solution to relieve your pain. Our Regenerative Medicine works by placing new, healthy cells into the body to replace diseased or damaged ones. With new technologies, innovative products, and limitless imagination, many different types of cells may be used as part of a therapy or treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Come into one of our offices today and learn more, we hope you enjoyed this week’s blog: Are your painful headaches being caused by neck Arthritis?

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