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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
10 days ago I had neck pain which was at the top of the neck. 3 days later, I developed this wierd headache (like a spaced-out feeling) that has now spead across my whole head. My eye sockets are sore, as is my jaw but I have not vomitted. Any ideas?
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Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi,10 days ago I had neck pain which was at the top of the neck. 3 days later, I developed this wierd headache (like a spaced-out feeling) that has now spead across my whole head. My eye sockets are sore, as is my jaw but I have not vomitted. Any ideas?
Doctor :   Did you have any accident or any injury to your neck in recent past ?
User :   No, I think I just slept funny
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   What is your age ?
User :   36 I have had a laminectomy of my C4 and C5 vertebrae though, 10 years ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   36 I had my c4 and c5 vertebrae fused together 10 years ago if that helps?
Doctor :   Have you been anytime been diagnosed woth TMJ ?
User :   I dont know what TMJ is, so no
Doctor :   It is Tempero - Mandibular Joint inflammation
Doctor :   or jaw inflammatin which can present with the same symptoms.
User :   Nope, not been diagnosed with that... the headache I have is not really painful, like a normal headache... I just feel "out of it" plus it hurts when I move my eyes
Doctor :   Yours can be a case of Cervical Radiculpathy, Let me explain you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   In these cases there is a referred pain in the nerves supplying the area which have been compressed or have been affected, where it is reflected as headache, eye socket pain, jaw pain.
Doctor :   Please try with simple analgesic like Ibuprofen 600mg. thrice daily for 5 days.
Doctor :   Also Prilosec 20mg daily for 5 days.
Doctor :   Do you follow ?
Doctor :   Please do avoid chewing heavily, solid foods and give rest to your jaw, Please do sleep without a pillow on a flat bed.
Doctor :   Are you there ?
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Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
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