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i have had a stiff neck for some time on one side extending to shoulder. also increasingly annoyin tinnitus. nausea occasionally i work at a computer, and i also do gym, which involves crunches and this strains the neck. i had thought that this was the ca

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Dr. Lin Zhang
Dr. Lin Zhang answered
Neurology 37 years experience
There : There are many potential causes to your stated clinical symptoms. Stiff neck by it self can be caused by extraneous and/or sustained activities in or around the neck area. They can occur with no clear cause too. The tinnitus and eye floaters can be independent of the stiff neck however. Apparently one affects hearing and the other one vision. A visit to your primary care doctor should be in order. From neurological perspective, they could all be from the same etiology, especially if they are on the same side of the body. In the latter case, some form of brain imaging (mri or ct scan) should be considered.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Muscle tension: Most likely your stiffness and neck pain is due to improper biomechanics at the computer work station. Have someone evaluate your posture during your computer sessions, gym workout and other times of the day. I believe that most of our discomforts with work and sport can be attributed to improper technique. An athletic trainer can help improve muscle imbalances. Massage helps too.

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