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Have blepharospasms, difficulty eating and swallowing, difficulty holding head up. What is causing this?

I am 70 years old and have Blepharospasms. About three months ago, I began to have difficulty eating and swollowing. I now have to eat soft foods and even have trouble with that. I also have difficulty holding my head up. It feels like something is pushing against the back of my head and I have to force my head up. About a year ago I had surgery, four herniated disks in my neck with plates and pins put in. Can you tell me what could be causing the problems I have.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
It appears that you are developing craniofacial dystonia, typically called as Meige's syndrome. Its an extended form of blepharospasm, involving facial and neck muscles. You will need botulinum injections (Botox, Dysport...) for the same. Consult your neurophyscian
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Sunil Gautam's  Response
See difficulty in eating may be of many type like mouth is dry of saliva,difficulty in tongue movement and sensations,more difficulty with solid or liquid,sansation of something in neck,some sound heard during swallowing.Depending on this it can be myelomalasia at C2 TO C4 LEVEL,Extrution of pins or its breakage,connective tissue disorder.First of all do a x-ray cervical spine to see the plates and pins if OK then do MRI cervical spine IF THESE PLATES AND ARE OF TITANIUM ONLY.Show to a neurosurgeon.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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