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Neck stiffness/pain began 4days after completing half ironman.. Pain turning head & base of skull. Under chirop care but not helping even after 3wks?
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Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Overuse syndrome
Several thoughts, all of which need you to see your regular physician.
The training and competition especially with swimming necessitates repetetive motion. Your muscles and fascia have nerves that can become irritated and could require an injection at the base of your head. Occipital neuralgia can easily be diagnosed by a neurologist or physiatrist (rehab specialist).

In brief: Overuse syndrome
Several thoughts, all of which need you to see your regular physician.
The training and competition especially with swimming necessitates repetetive motion. Your muscles and fascia have nerves that can become irritated and could require an injection at the base of your head. Occipital neuralgia can easily be diagnosed by a neurologist or physiatrist (rehab specialist).
Dr. Terri Graham
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
In brief: MUST c physician
Base of skull is protecting crucial part of your upper spinal cord and portion of your posterior brain, cerebellum, basal ganglia.
Stop any movement or manipulation of head and neck, and see physician immediately. Since you will need imaging of cervical spine, probably best to go orthopedist, spine specialist, or er. Get advise from ur primary physician first. This may be more than neck strain!

In brief: MUST c physician
Base of skull is protecting crucial part of your upper spinal cord and portion of your posterior brain, cerebellum, basal ganglia.
Stop any movement or manipulation of head and neck, and see physician immediately. Since you will need imaging of cervical spine, probably best to go orthopedist, spine specialist, or er. Get advise from ur primary physician first. This may be more than neck strain!
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