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Replies to "@jenniferhunter-thank you for your detailed input. I appreciate the time you take to explain. It started..."
@nrd1 You are welcome. I would encourage you keep working with physical therapy because a muscle spasm that twists a spinal disc can be treated and the problem may be resolved. I know for myself, if either C1 or C2 is twisted a little forward, it causes the occipital headaches by stretching those muscles and tension, and that progresses to vertigo if I would look upward because that also stretches the vertebral artery in the vertebrae and looking upward then compresses it. Thanks for confirming that is your experience too. If I feel a headache at all, I will lay down to put the muscles on slack and check my alignment of C1 through C4. I'm fused at C5/C6. I can realign my neck very gently because I have worked with my therapist on correcting this. I had muscle spasms and thoracic outlet syndrome making my neck too tight on one side. I address all of that tightness with myofascial work, and it works. I have a lot fewer problems with this since I had spine surgery and my neck spasms have calmed down. Any neck therapy can be a risky business, so you have to work with a PT who is an expert, and not a chiroprator. I can still provoke a spasm if I have my head turned for too long, like watching TV if I don't have my body facing forward with my head, and then I stop and correct it, and massage out the kinks.
Here is our discussion about myofascial release.
This link has a lot of articles on head/neck/jaw issues and vestibular problems related to spine alignment.