I've been dealing with a moderately degeneration of C5 and C6, but since August, I developed a herniated disc after doing strengthening exercises with a PT. I ended up in the ER with numbness down the arm and pain on the back of the neck that made me feeling like I was going to pass out.
Ever since then, I would get better and then sudden get worse for no apparent reason. When I get worse, it's usually the occipital headaches that debilitate me. I will get tingling in the back of the head up to the crown accompanied with dizziness. When I get dizzy, I have difficulties eating because of the nausea. Recently, I've been dizzy everyday for the last 2 months. Some days or better and some are worse.
The pain in shoulder, neck and upper back is nothing compared to the dizziness! Last week, I had a CT scan done that revealed "a severe biforminal narrowing due to uncovertable hypertrophy" and they found posterior and anterior osteophytes between C5 and C6. Does anyone have similar symptoms of occipital headaches that make you dizzy from C5 and C6 nerve impingement?
- Moderator note: See Occipital Neuralgia and Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Options