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Can arthritis in the cervical spine cause ear pain,neck pain and headache?

Can arthritis in the cervical spine (C2-3) cause ear pain, tooth pain, headaches, neck pain, and other symptoms. I also have TMD and arthritis in my jaw, which is a possible cause of the symptoms but what is confusing is whether the jaw is the problem or the neck. I m seeing a specialist for TMD and am getting treatment but do not know if I should see a neurologist regarding my neck.
Mon, 1 Jul 2019
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Hello,

The answer to your question is yes, upper cervical arthritis may cause symptoms like yours, by pinching the nerves that supply the back of the head.

The condition is known as occipital neuralgia. Evaluation by a Neurologist is necessary in such cases.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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