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Child with tuberous sclerosis, brain tumours an epilepsy, stiffness on neck. What could be the cause?

My child has tuberous sclerosis . He has brain tumours an epilepsy , but since yesterday I have noticed that he s unable to look up an seems to have stiffness on the right side of his neck , he cannot tilt his head back to look at objects and gets upset when I try to get him to look up. He hasn t got a high temperature an is in good enough form
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

The current problem seems to be a local neck problem, and is most likely not related to tuberous sclerosis.

It could be spasm of neck muscles, leading to pain, stiffness and restricted neck movements.

As of now, you can apply local analgesic cream and take him for physical therapy.

It should improve in a few days, if not better, you may take him to the doctor.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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