A member asked:
what are the most common symptoms of vertebral artery dissection?
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Dr. Colin Kerr answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Vertebral artery sx: The typical presentation of vertebral artery dissection is a young person with severe occipital headache and posterior neck pain following a recent, relatively minor, head or neck injury. Other symptoms: facial pain and numbness, speech difficulty, hoarseness, loss of pain and temperature sensation in the trunk and limbs, loss of taste, hiccups, vertigo, nausea, double vision, or problem swallowi.
Answered on Aug 23, 2018
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