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Do muscle spasms in back and neck affect vision?

Jul 2013
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do muscle spasms in back/neck affect vision?
Posted Sat, 7 Sep 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No Muscle spasm in neck won't affect vision.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

There is no DIRECT correlation between muscle spasm in back or neck affecting vision.

However, muscle pain or spasm in the neck may be ASSOCIATED with vague pain in and around the orbit (eye ball) as in case of Occipital neuralgias where one can feel pain at the base of skull posteriorly along with pain in the eye.

Hope I have justified your query. I welcome any more clarifications.

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Follow-up: Do muscle spasms in back and neck affect vision? 7 minutes later
what about mentally? my primary care said i need to see a specialist for my spasms which were due to a accident few months ago which resulted in wearing a boot and cast . is my body just trying to recover & heal?
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You may need a thorough evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for getting back.

To define the cause of your symptoms and to know whether they are arising out of physical strain or mental strain, a thorough clinical evaluation followed by appropriate investigations are necessary.

Hope I have bought you some clarity in you.

Good day
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Follow-up: Do muscle spasms in back and neck affect vision? 2 minutes later
what kind of evaluation do i need to get?
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As suggested by the treating doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I suggest you to consult a Neuro-opthalmologist to know the cause for your visual problems and they will investigate you for all possible causes of your ailment.

Wish you a quick recovery. Good luck
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