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Have headache. Had surgery on neck. Could I have a pinched nerve?

i ve had a headache for the past 5 years. It moves from side to side but it s always in the base of my head. I also have to have surgery on my neck to have a bone removed and a plate inserted. but the neurosurgeon says he doesn t think the surgery will stop the headaches , he says he thinks I need to see a neuroralogist. He thinks I have a pinched nerve. I have been walking around with this headache for 5 yearsand my doctors have had me on serveral drugs, none of which work. If I do have a pinched nerve, will I have to have surgery on that too, and by it being messed up for so long, can it be corrected?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Ling standing continuous headache not getting treated and not having an obvious cause can be considered as somatoform disorder and you should see a psychiatrist who can start you on some tricyclic antidepressants like amitryptiline. Pinched nerve has to be first confirmed on an MRI but it is an unlikely and rare diagnosis. If it is present then a surgery will be required and then there will be a good cure. However the diagnosis has to be conformed.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
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Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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