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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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can they cause pain when shaking head from side to side and

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can they cause pain when shaking head from side to side and such
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
How soon after you do that do you get the pain?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

straight away

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And the pain is just in the back of your head with no problem in your neck?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

just back of head

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK That makes the possibility of a disk problem in your neck more likely Callum. If it were just a neck muscle spams problem alone, then there ought to be neck pain with the shaking. A disk problem in the neck can cause headaches without any symptoms at all in the neck itself
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i should get that checked then

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes--you need the cervical MRI
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I sometimes get slight dizziness, could this all be related

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes--that even adds more to the thought that it's a cervical disk problem