Six years ago I was diagnosed with cervical spinal damage caused by an accident and my surgeon recommened that C5/6 and C6/7 be fused after numerous tests including MRI. I have dodged the fusion and lived with mild headaches from time to time - mainly during the night when I wake up. Last week I had ear ache, sore throat and pain on top of my head - all pain was only on my right side. The skin on the top right side of my head is very sensitive to touch. After 2 days the pain subsided and my doctor suggested that it was a nerve that was playing up. The pain has now returned, but it is now on the left side of my head, throat and face. The pain is quite bad and even pain killing tablets do not help. I have been playing golf and I get the impression that the golf has probably not helped my situation. I am taking a break from golf to see if the pain subsides.
Has anyone had similar problems and are these problems/symptoms likely to be related to my cervical spinal injuries?