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Nagging pain in neck and right temple

Question by Natalya:

Hello, I have a problem: for quite some time sore neck. Not a sharp pain, and a feeling that I want to pull-pull, but more recently began to have a headache almost every day – the right of plumb.

The Problem is even with the back-coccyx – after childbirth, and hit hard... did x-rays, said small changes in the vertebrae and low back pain, and then done a course of manual therapy.

It Became easier, but not for long. Went to the doctors, but free anything sensible don't say, and paid for cheating. Now I want to do an MRI, but don't know how this will help me. I'm tired already from these pains.

Thank you for any information and advice.

To physician:

Hello Natalia! According to the description it is obvious that you, most likely, on the background of cervical osteochondrosis observed impairment of the vertebral artery. The vessel takes place in the transverse processes of the vertebrae and nourishes the blood about 25% of brain structures. If it hurts right temple, it is rational to assume that the compression is localized on the right side of the neck. In medicine, this pathology is called "vertebroplasty of the basilar syndrome".

vertebral artery, passing in the cervical spine

When it amplified the pain by careless movement of the head or prolonged stay in an upright position. Proof of conclusion are evidence that his neck was sore for a long time and not by type cervicalgia.

To further investigate the status of blood supply in the brain, it is recommended to perform ultrasonography of the cerebral vessels by the Doppler effect, which will help to identify areas of reduced blood supply. The study also carried out in order to determine the abnormal development of blood vessels. In any case, it is harmless to health and has in this case is of great diagnostic value.

To ease into this case, your condition, I advise you to consult a neurologist about the possibility of using drugs to improve cerebral blood flow (Cavinton, trental and others).

It is advisable to see images of the cervical spine with functional x-rays (in position of flexion and extension). They would eliminate displacement of the vertebrae.

For the water problems in the back and coccyx, Natalie, is not enough information. Totally mystified, let's assume that you have periodic back pain radiating to the gluteal region and lower limbs (these symptoms appear most often in the pathology of sacrococcygeal spine).

Really, it is necessary to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as it is a quite effective method for the diagnosis of diseases of the spinal column. It allows you to identify herniated discs and place of infringement of the nerve roots. In practice very often without it doctors can treat non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs pain in the lower back for a long time, and after the MRI it becomes clear that man has a hernia and needs surgery.