I've been dealing for 10 months with what I just found out is a herniated disc at C5 shown on the MRI. On the C-spine Xray showed at C5/C6 bone spurs/osteoarthritis but mild to moderate. Aside from the burning, aching, numb pain I get in the neck, arm and hand, I've also been getting headaches.
These headaches first seemed connected to stress then turned into an everyday thing. The pain was usually on the top left side, felt like someone was pushing down on my head. I also had similar nerve pain like the rest of my body pain. I also had pain at the base of the skull and neck.
I've had an EEG, CAT scan, and MRI of my brain which is negative/normal.
Lately the headaches have been less and Tylenol with codiene helps a bit.
I was wondering if anyone else gets headaches? or know if headaches can be a symptom of a herniated disc ?