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I am having heavy head and painful neck

Hi My neck feels really strange one side, And my head feels as though I have to shake it, I have constant pins and needles in my hands and legs are like jelly, been like this for few weeks now, But neck is really bothering me???
Thu, 29 Dec 2011
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Welcome to HelathcareMagic Forum,
These are the features of peripheral neuritis (inflammation of the peripheral nerves of the body, usually seen in vitamin deficiency. Try taking multivitamins, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Take care

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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