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Severe cough, head a loud pop at the back of head during coughing followed by severe headache. Aneurism or verterbrae damage?

Hello, my name is Steve and im 30 and around 200 lbs. not much of a medical history...... I coughed very hard 5 days ago and when I did I heard and felt a loud pop in the back of my head/ top of neck followed by an extreme headache... I've been numbing it with aspirin but its still very painful and doesn't seem to be getting any better... I've heard it could be a possible aneurism or maybe vertebrae damage.. Please help, I'm very worried.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.The loud snap you heard is likely to be secondary to snapping sound produced by ligaments and tendons/fascia of the musculoskeletal tissues,The numbing pain would be due to tearing of some muscle fibres at the point of attachment.If there is no symptom related to that currently,then there would be no cause of worry.If symptoms persist,investigations like echocardiography and MRI scan of the cervical spine and neck would be possibly required as guided by findings on a physical examination by your doctor.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vakul Aren's  Response
Such sounds are usually secondary to the ligaments or tendons/fascia of muscular tissues,this occurs due to sudden violent movement of the spine or soft tissues.There may be accompanying tears of the small fibres of the scalp muscles which may lead to the headache.If symptoms are persisting it may be worthwhile investigating them with a MRI Scan of the cervical spine and a echocardiography of the heart and aorta.
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