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Symptoms of neck pain and stiffness

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for about a month now me neck has hurt andi have limited movement. Almost like ive been sleeping on it wrong. I went to a massage therapist and it just made it worse a few days ago i started getting bad headaches. i get loss of hearing in my left ear my vision gets blurry and i have numbness in my 3rd 4th and 5th finger on my left hand. aloso the left side of the back of my head is tender and swollen

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replied August 3rd, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.

Individuals may experience pain and stiffness in their neck due to sleeping in a twisted position. They may also experience pain if the vertebrae press over nerves, due to spondylosis, injury or deviation of the spinal column.

According to the data that you described, it is likely that you experience the symptoms due to pressure on the nerves. You may consider having an RTG scan of the cervical column in two directions to exclude possible spondylosis or deviation of the spinal column. You may also need to take analgetics and have physical therapy.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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