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Symptoms of disease - pain when turning head

Pain when turn head in recent occurs with equal frequency, both in men and in women. Moreover, the number of patients with this complaint is growing from year to year.
This can be related to adverse conditions of an environment, an increase in sedentary lifestyles and the impact of heredity.

The main complaint of the patient is pain symptoms: when turning the head, or the constant nagging pain, crunch in the neck when turning the head, pain in the occipital region of the head. You eat in the car window open, you are hot and you sweat. But your back and neck when the wind gets a big dose of cooling. All this leads to spasms of the muscles. Gradually muscles to kill and how to woody (to put it simply). And you get a problem for the future, your neck bad turns.

Which diseases there is pain when turning head

The main causes of pain when turning the head:

1. Osteochondrosis of cervical and thoracic spine. In case of changes in the cervical and thoracic characterized by severe pain in the neck, the back of his head. Pain are constant, aching in nature and often exacerbated by a certain position, especially during prolonged physical exertion. Characterized by frequent dizziness, noise in the ears, numbness of the fingers, pain in the hands. Sometimes even can be pain in the heart area, provokes uncomfortable posture. May also be pain in the upper abdomen, disorders of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients often complain about the limitation of the mobility of the neck, in the crunch of the neck when turning the head. In the process of treatment of pain in the neck to use methods of both physical and psychological effects, as well as manual therapy and massage.

2. Pain when turning the head is observed in the first degree of fracture of the second cervical vertebra. The patient complains of light pain when turning the head and unpleasant sensations in the neck. This condition may be complicated by repeated injury to the neck, when offset increases.

3. In traumatic spondylolisthesis of the second cervical vertebra the patient complains of pains in the occipital region, at the turn of the head, the restriction of movements of the head and neck.
Espondilolistesis of - the offset of the vertebral forward, backward, or sideways relative to the underlying vertebra. This damage is called a fracture in the «executioner». It occurs when a drastic extension of the cervical spine, if it appears obstacle to movement. For example, in the event of heavy braking and hit his head on the windshield. This most often breaks down the arc of the second cervical vertebra, and his body moves forward.

4. When turning the head as a result of kinks vertebral artery around Atlanta any of the following symptoms of insufficiency of the basilar artery:
- ringing in the ears;
- speech disorder;
- double vision;
- difficulty in swallowing;
- feeling of numbness of the body (on one side), hands, legs, and sometimes on both sides.

5. The syndrome of the front staircase muscles manifests in pain, which are distributed to the internal surface of the shoulder, arm and hand to the ring finger and little finger. Sometimes the pain radiating (transferred) in the neck, especially when turning the head, sometimes in the chest, which raises the suspicion of angina pectoris. The pain intensifies during a deep breath, turning heads in a healthy way, at night. Significantly exacerbated pain in the movements of the hand, especially when it leads. Characterized by the sense of weight, weakness in your hand, the tension in the muscles of the neck. During the examination draws the attention of the swelling of the supraclavicular fossa, occasionally, «declivity» the shoulder girdle. The tone of the front staircase muscles is increased, and in the protracted syndrome muscle increases in volume. Gradually join vascular disorders: cooling of the extremities, cyanosis, numbness, swelling, brittle nails, decrease in body hair, the weakening of the pulse, and sometimes disappearance of the pulse when lifting his hands and tilt of the head in the same direction or at the maximum turning heads in the opposite direction. When you rotate the head in the side of the tense the muscle relaxes (in case of compression of the spine of the head turn causes pain and paresthesia). Symptoms stoped at introduction of the solution novokaina in front of the muscle.

6. Headache when the abscess of the brain is one of the earliest signs of the disease. Appears she gradually against the background of General deterioration in the health of the patient: there is the bad mood, depression; lack of appetite, weakness. Headache often extends to the whole of his head, and in some cases there may be a strengthening of headaches in some areas of the head. Sometimes the pain is throbbing in nature. It increases when driving, especially if you were turning your head. Effleurage fingers on the head, the pain can be strengthened in the area of location of the abscess. The peculiarity of the pain of abscesses of the brain is that it usually has been steadily growing. Taking the pill "headache" of relief does not.

7. In a neck-shoulder-radiculitis pain it is noted in the nape of the neck, shoulder, shoulder blade, increases while turning his head, moving his hand, coughing. In severe cases, there is a numbness, burning and tingling sensations in the skin of the hands; violation of the sensitivity. Chest pain is quite rare and is manifested pain in the intercostal intervals, growing in motion.

8. The main symptom of the occipital neuralgia nerve are colicky pain in the neck. Pain give in the neck and back, the ear and lower jaw. When turning your head, coughing and sneezing pain sharply intensified. Frequently the patient tries not to turn his head, so as not to cause an attack of intense pain. If the occipital neuralgia nerve runs for a long time, it often in patients with the increased sensitivity (hyperesthesia) in the field of the occipital part of a head.
The cause of the occipital neuralgia nerve often serve diseases of the cervical vertebrae, osteochondrosis, spondylarthritis. The significant role played by hypothermia and catarrhal diseases.
Headache in the occipital neuralgia nerve different paroxysmal character. She is sharp and tearing, gives in his ear and neck. When turning the head, neck, torso, when coughing pain becomes shooting. In the intervals between the bouts of patients experience a constant squeezing pain in the back of his head. During the examination there are tightening of the muscles of the neck and the increased sensitivity of the skin of the head.

Which doctor should I contact if there is a pain when turning head

  • Neurologist
  • Traumatologist

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