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Cronic stiff neck, dizzyness, back of head pain

      Re: Re: Re: Cronic stiff neck, dizzyness, back of head pain

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Posted by CCF Neurology MD:NT on November 19, 1998 at 00:45:27:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Cronic stiff neck, dizzyness, back of head pain posted by Josie on November 17, 1998 at 00:49:48:

: I also have had similar symptoms since about May.  Blood work, MRI of both my head and neck have been normal.  I still do everything that I used to do without any problems (work, running).  I did have over one month of feeling fine which was reassuring.  Also had a similar thing going on about 6 yrs. ago and it just went away on its own.  
  I'm going to see a new physician tomorrow ( I just moved) so maybe she'll ahve some ideas.  I would like to hear how you are doing and if anything helps.
Dear Dirk, Tom, Josie:
Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, sometimes going to the back of the head, is a very common and benign problem. It resolves in several weeks to a few months, or remains quite mild in most people. In the absence of other neurological symptoms or signs it does not even warrant a diagnostic work-up (such as MRI, blood tests or EMG). Treatment essentially consists of mild analgesics (NSAIDS), good posture, exercises, and taking the problem in ones stride.
I am glad to hear that each of you is doing quite well in keeping up with dialy activities and work, and not getting unduly stressed about the symptom.
Good luck!

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