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I've been having lightheadedness, trouble breathing, and neck stiffness. I had a head injury 4-1/2 years ago and have dealt with lightheadedness since?

I've been having lightheadedness, trouble breathing, and neck stiffness. I had a head injury 4-1/2 years ago and have dealt with lightheadedness since?

Without more: information and examining you it will be hard to explain your symptoms and recommend appropriate therapy. See your health care provider for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?

These are worrisome: symtoms and may represent an inflammation of the meninges. You should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible to exclude meningitis. Go soon and don't delay. ...Read more

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1/7 head injury after falling from a table, ER: 5 staples in my head. My neck is stiff, hurts at base of head. I cannot turn to the Right. Headaches ?

1/7 head injury after falling from a table, ER: 5 staples in my head. My neck is stiff, hurts at base of head. I cannot turn to the Right. Headaches ?

See doctor: You need a follow up visit with your doctor. Sounds like you had quite a bit of trauma to the head and neck. Best to see your doctor for further treatment plan. ...Read more

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Are headaches the result of neck and/or head injury ?

Are headaches the result of neck and/or head injury ?

Headaches: Headaches have a multitude of causes and certainly may be associated with head and neck muscle strains. Taking nsaids as Ibuprofen may be helpful and decrease the severity of ha, if these continue evaluation by a medical providers is important. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

NOT RELATED: Swollen glands are not related to head injury head injury can not cause swollen glands, if you have swollen glands you should see your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Neck started hurting close to heae in back left side while running today. I has gotten progressively worse and now i can barely turn my head. Injury?

Neck started hurting close to heae in back left side while running today. I has gotten progressively worse and now i can barely turn my head. Injury?

Muscle Spasm: The description of your symptoms sounds like a muscle spasm in your upper neck. The brain subconsciously contracts the para vertebral muscles to prevent perceived spinal injury. This is the reason, the pain become worse during the day. If the pain/spasm does not improve significantly, then discussing the symptoms with your doctor should be the next step. ...Read more

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Do I have a head injury and should I be concerned about it. Yesterday, i was at my highschool track practice i was highjumping then i jumped way to high and when i landed i just clipped the mat and landed on the ground on my neck and the back of my head

Do I have a head injury and should I be concerned about it. Yesterday, i was at  my highschool track practice i was highjumping then i jumped way to high and when i landed i just clipped the mat and landed on the ground on my neck and the back of my head

I : I agree with dr fowler. In particular, what you describe is typical for a concussion, but you should be checked to be sure that you don't have a more serious kind of injury such as a subdural hematoma or a contusion. Also, if you hit your neck, you should have an MRI scan of the neck to be sure you have not damaged your cervical spine and put your spinal cord at risk. Do not delay in seeking appropriate evaluations. ...Read more

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Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. http://www.webmd.com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more

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Stiff neck unable to turn head ! vertebrae problems?

Stiff neck unable to turn head ! vertebrae problems?

Head turning: It may be a vertebral problem but it may be a muscular problem. You may have torticollis or a wry neck. If you do it will respond to heat or ice treatment and analgesics or muscle relaxants. If no response see your doctor for further evaluation and xrays of your cervical vertebrae. ...Read more

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Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Muscle contraction : There are many things we need to know. Do you have a fever? If you do you need to see if physician. If it is a muscle contraction headache it may improve with heat. You could have a sinus infection too. You would best see your physician to clarify this ...Read more

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I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?

I have stiff neck for the past two weeks. Pain is now spreading to upper back and shoulder on the right side. Getting difficult to turn head. Help?

Neck pain: At your age, a stiff neck is most commonly due to degenerative changes, meaning aging changes. For now, your symptoms should be well treatable with simple conservative measures such as stretching, range of motion exercises, and anti-inflammatory meds (such as ibuprofen, naproxyn). See an md if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches .i still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck .pls help ?

I  experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches .i still  got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck .pls help ?

Likely migraines: Cluster headaches are headaches on one side of the head with eye tearing and/or nose running on that same side of the head that make you agitated and pace that last 15-180 minutes untreated. Migraines last 4+ hours untreated and are more often associated with nausea and blurred vision. The distinction matters since we treat them differently. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to further discuss ...Read more

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I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?

I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?

Torticolis: Cholesterol shouldn't have anything to do with a stiff neck. It sounds as though you have strained the neck muscles leaving them in spasm. Time and anti-inflammatory medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may be useful in relaxing the tissue to normal. Failing that, you may want to look into osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation. Daily exercise can help avoid this problem before it occurs. ...Read more

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I Have a pulsating in my head and a stiff neck, no other symptoms.

I Have a pulsating in my head and a stiff neck, no other symptoms.

Cannot diagnose: There is no way in which to even guess what is going on without more history and a physical exam. The medical care in UK is outstanding. Go and see a local doctor. Hope this works out OK and this advice is of value. ...Read more

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What causes a very stiff neck and my head to feel super heavy?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain, stiffness, and headaches you can also get neck pain/stiffness from a muscle strain. See your physician if these symptoms do not clear up. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more