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Have heaviness back of head, x-ray normal. What tests, acidity?

I am feeling constant heaviness at the back of my head since 2 weeks. I have undergone 2 neck x-rays, but nothing found. Also, I have gone a BP charting but it is not very high - 130/90. Is this cervical? If yes, what would be the equipment to diagnose it because x-ray showed normal. Also, can this be acidity because I am a gastric patient.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.
Heaviness at the back of the neck can be caused by increased BP or pressure on the nerves in the cervical region. As the x-rays are clear and BP charting is near normal you can opt for a CT scan. This gives a detailed study about any nerve compression which is causing the symptom-cervical spondylosis. If this is ruled out please check the BP regularly and if the same value continues try using a low dose antihypertensive. Because some patients are very sensitive to the minimal changes in the pressure. Acidity will give a referred pain in the low back and to the shoulder blades. So this can be ruled out
Hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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